INVOC Club News
INVOC Events & Fixtures
INVOC Event Results
final standings for 2013
RouteGadget? Follow the link to find out more...
SEF, library and other useful stuff
Scottish Orienteering Association
Scottish 6 Days
National Orienteering Centre (Glenmore Lodge)
International Orienteering Federation
Nopesport (online orienteering community)
Highland Hill Runners
The Inverness Courier
Inverness Orienteering Club was founded in 1978 and was one of the original orienteering
clubs in the Highlands.
Our area covers terrain both north and south of the Great Glen and as far afield as
Sutherland and Speyside.
We have strong links with our neighbouring clubs in Badenoch & Strathspey and along the
We put on a whole range of events from small local evening events up to major national competitions
to suit all standards.
Why not come along and try orienteering?
INVOC has a strong coaching emphasis, particularly for juniors, and we encourage
people of all ages to participate in the sport.
Throughout the season the Club organises coaching events suitable for all.
If you are interested in coaching or joining the Club please get in touch - see the
Club Committee 2013/2014
President: Marsela McLeod
Treasurer: Elaine Jones
Fixtures: Douglas Mckeith
Membership/Junior Coaching: Sue Nicolson
Mapping: Trevor White
Website: Charlie Walton
Equipment: Alec Keith
Minutes Secretary: vacant
Committee: Iain Hope, David Summers, Tom Todd
Press Officer: Kevin Mackenzie is our "media contact person" - you can send him articles, pictures etc.
for possible publication in the local press and other media outlets, contact media"at"invoc.org.uk.
Please contact enquiries"at"invoc.org.uk for information about committee meetings
or if you would like a copy of the AGM minutes.
INVOC is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children in its care.
It has adopted the Child Protection policy of its parent body, the Scottish Orienteering Association.
Please see our Child Protection page for further information.
INVOC Hoodies and O-Tops
Hoodies, Junior O tops and Senior O tops - check with
Sue (membership"at"invoc.org.uk) for current availability and pricing.
Not the INVOC News facebook Group: Kevin Holliday has set up a facebook group to provide a forum
for lifts, discussion, etc. He says: "If any facebook members want to post messages there then join up and
request/inform/rant....lift requests/offers/notification of training or competition travelling etc.,
let people post what they wish."
Not the INVOC News
The facebook group is intended to be something helpful for interested folk, it is not an 'official' club
INVERNESS ORIENTEERING CLUB
Welcome to the Inverness Orienteering Club (INVOC) web site.
09/12/13: ScotJOS news
07/12/13: New Year event
01/12/13: INVOC Facebook page info
25/11/13: initial list of provisional 2014 INVOC events
Our next event(s):
It's on - the INVOC New Year Fun Event
The traditional New Year's Day INVOC event will be happening!
Mass start at 12 noon on Wednesday 1st January 2014. Venue Carse, Ardersier (tbc).
Some sort of fun handicap score event type thing - weather permitting.
Details coming soon!
It is with great sadness we report that Ann Walder passed away on Wednesday, November 13th.
For all of those who knew Ann, INVOC has lost someone very special. She was an INVOC member for many years,
a stalwart of the club, who did everything!
Our thoughts are with Ray, and the family at this sad time.
Ann will be truly missed, and thought of, and remembered.
Ann passed away peacefully on Wednesday 13th November. As her many friends in Scottish orienteering will know,
Ann had been severely ill for several years having been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2005.
Before her illness, she had won practically all there was to win in British orienteering, including the Six-Day,
JK and British Championships as well as many, many Scottish titles. She was a regular in the Scottish Senior Home
International team for a number of years, and was an ever-present in the VHI team until her illness took hold.
Ann edited Score for a number of years, and was a committee member, planner, organiser and mapper for INVOC.
However, her greatest influence was undoubtedly as a coach. Generations of juniors in the Highlands learned about
the sport under Ann's guidance. Some went on to achieve international success for Scotland or Great Britain,
and all had their lives greatly enriched by the experience. We have been comforted of late by the messages of
sympathy and support we have received from her former proteges, most of whom are still active orienteers.
Ann's impact on the sport will last for many years to come.
Ray, Jackie and Patrick Walder
INVOC Facebook page
We now have an 'official' club Facebook page,
Inverness Orienteering Club.
If you're a Facebooker and have not already visited the page and 'liked' us, please quickly head over and do this as
we are needing more INVOC members.
It is a great way to keep up to date with club news, and interesting stuff from other orienteering and related sources.
INVOC Club League
The 2013 INVOC League was completed with
our Coulmony Level C on Sunday 10th November, and the final league standings for the year
have now been calculated.
There are prizes for the top 3 in each league, presented at the club AGM next spring - and the INVOC Eagle trophy
for the Open A League winner.
2013 INVOC Club League: final standings after Coulmony
INVOC Level C Event - Coulmony, Sunday 10th November 2013
From the event officials: It was a beautiful day out at Coulmony & Belivat, with lots of crisp November sunshine,
and thanks very much to everyone for coming. It was great to see so many people (132) taking part, and to be able to welcome
so many orienteers from neighbouring clubs to our event. Our first level C event with the new SI kit appears to have passed
off peacefully (with the exception of a minor computing malfunction when we plugged the kettle in to the
generator - nuff said...). And a huge thankyou to our many volunteers (some of whom only came out to help and not to take
part) who willingly gave up their time to make sure everything ran smoothly for everyone else.
Also a BIG thankyou to everyone who supported Freda's fundraising initiative by buying cakes, teas, soup and dog quizzes.
She managed to raise £113 towards her Malawi expedition in 2015.
Results with split times, RouteGadget and WinSplits Online
(Note RouteGadget does not not take account of the timed out road
crossing on Green, Blue and Brown. WinSplits is using provisional results and does not take account of the timed out road
crossing on Green, Blue and Brown)
Orienteering board games for Christmas
For the fourth and final year NGOC is offering the orienteering board game Forest Challenge for sale.
All profits will be donated to the Woodland Trust. Also on offer for this Christmas only is the new game
Urban-O, which includes photo-O, maze-O and string-O games.
Details on the NGOC website.
Junior Inter-Area Competition - Deeside, 5th and 6th October
INVOC juniors joined up with other North Area club juniors to take on the East and West Areas,
with a relay race on the Saturday and SOL event on the Sunday counting for the competition. After missing out last year
North got back to winning ways, winning the relays and retaining the lead through the individual race.
Some folk took in the urban race on Saturday too and many enjoyed an overnight stay in Aberdeen Youth Hostel, or as
guests with other local orienteers.
Jamie Stevenson Trophy - Muirward Wood, Perth, 16th June
5th place for Team INVOC at the JST this year. Details on the INVOC JST page.
A good day out and well done to all the Team INVOC juniors!
2013 British Champs - Finlay wins M14A
Check out the INVOC News on our News Page
You can also visit our flickr photostream
for INVOC picture galleries.
INVOC members: send any O pics or news items that can go on the website/gallery to website"at"invoc.org.uk. Also remember
you can send Kevin Mackenzie, our "media contact person", articles, pictures etc. for possible publication in the local press
and other media outlets - contact media"at"invoc.org.uk.
NHS Highland Advice: Ticks and Lyme borreliosis: Straying off the beaten track in the countryside
is much of what orienteering is all about, but it does mean meeting up with the 'residents'. NHS Highland
have published a newsletter with
advice about dealing with ticks (PDF, 56kB).