Inverness Orienteering Club, or INVOC as we are better known, is the local orienteering club for the Inverness area and much of the rest of highland Scotland. If you are new to orienteering, our New to orienteering? page offers a starting point  to find out a bit more about the sport, and our About INVOC page tells you a little bit about the club.

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Welcome to the INVOC website.

Recent website updates:

4 May: Coulmony iROMP info on homepage

30 Apr: Back to Basics Adult Coaching Block

25 Apr: Abriachan event added Details Online Entry


Our Next Event

All of INVOC's 2020's fixtures including iROMPs and MAPRUNs can be found by clicking the link here

See Scottish Orienteering Events Calendar for other Scottish fixtures, or MOR's and BASOC's websites for their specific events.

Athletes' COVID-19 Code of Conduct: here

Abriachan Level D (Local) event Sun 16th May

Our first "normal" event since lockdown. NB: As our first event post lockdown, we are only taking entries from club members initially – this will be reviewed approximately 1 week before event. See event details for COVID precautions. Online entry.


Back to Basics Training

Orienteering events are re-starting.  Want to get back out into the forest but feeling rusty after a pandemic layoff?  Want to improve your skills?  Want to see some of your club mates again?  INVOC has arranged for a block of three professionally coached sessions, as part of the SOA initiative to get back to orienteering.  These are for adults only.  More details on coaching page.

 

Please sign up before Tuesday 11th May. 


Our current iROMP and MAPRUN

Coulmony iROMP - May 1st to mid-June

There are four courses courtesy of Angus and James Laird: orange, light green, green and blue. The blue and green make use of a unique untracked section of native woodland – making excellent TD5 orienteering. Coulmony is a mature forest on moraine with interesting contour detail, plus an escarpment and slope of untracked native birch and scots pine woodland. It is in optimum condition at this time of year with the bracken down. There is also some mature pine forest with heather – which makes harder running. It is a bit wet, but not that wet underfoot. Go and enjoy! Remember if you go out to drop the planner an email, record your results on the google form or a message on the WhatsApp group so we know whether it is being used.

Results: Submit your time here here; Compare your time to others here 


Nairn East Beach Maprun

The next Maprun is now live and ready to download from BOF Permanent Orienteering Courses. This Maprun is in the sand dunes of Nairn East Beach on a 1:4000 map, so should offer a challenge for those who are not so keen on Urban and wish to test their navigation skills. The brambles are down at the moment, so good time to be out there. As before you will get until the end of April to complete this Maprun. Any problems please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If the lockcode does not work try the code for the other course, but it should be fine. For those that have not undertaken a Maprun yet, it is great fun and uses the "MaprunF" app on your smartphone to log your position. When you get to the control you get a beep from your phone. Check your phone / watch to make sure you have collected the right control! 


Achnasoul iROMP

Controls our now out in Achnasoul until at least the end of April. There are suggested Orange (quite a bit more difficult than the BOF guidelines), Green and Blue courses or you can make your own course up. The kites are reflective – so good for night orienteering too! Personal training on iROMPs local to you is permitted under current Level 4 stay at home Covid restrictions, but we ask that you keep low key, eg do not over fill parking laybys, go out times when you expect others not to be there, etc. As ever please read the Event Details carefully before going. Maps distributed in the eNews. MOR & BASOC members who live in Highland should email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for copies of the maps. The iROMPs take quite a lot of work to put on, so for the committee to know if they are worthwhile, the planner to feel their efforts are justified and so we can gauge members' interest in the iROMPs generally, please can you either submit a time or alternatively email the planner on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know if you have been out

Results: Submit your time here here; Compare your time to others here 


Training and Coaching:

Technique training:  2020 Training Groups. Junior training has re-started following lockdown: 

  •  iJOS Weds evenings alternating in terrain and online.  
  •  Talons online (for the moment)

All subject to Scottish Govt guidelines on organised sport - maybe subject to cancellation at short notice.

Details and sign up via Spond. If you are not already in a training group (and using Spond) and wish to join one of them contact Jacquie Laird. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Due to covid restrictions additional spaces may be limited.

iROMP (forest) & MAPRUN (urban) :

See the Events page for all forthcoming INVOC fixtures and links to other clubs' and national fixture lists.  

Running training: The park run is a regular for many INVOCs including our best runners  ***** park run is on hold due to Covid-19 ****. For those using Strava as a training log join the INVOC Strava club. This week's Strava training league table is here 


Our next Team INVOC races:

  • To be announced once Covid restrictions ease

The next few 'local' events 

See this spreadsheet at this link   for all forthcoming INVOC events in 2021

See Scottish Orienteering Events Calendar for other Scottish fixtures, or MOR's and BASOC's websites for their specific events.