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:

22nd Jan: Littlemill Routegadget added - sorry about the delay

21st Jan: Littlemill event report, homepage tidy up

16th Jan: Anagach online entries added


2019 Membership renewals due

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Our wonderful Membership Secretary Zoe Mackenzie would like to remind you all to renew your INVOC membership by Friday 14th December 2018, to be ready to enter events from 1 January 2019. Please read the full information on the INVOC website first because there are 2 membership options (BOF, SOA & INVOC, or, SOA & INVOC) and you'll need to carefully consider which one to go for http://www.invoc.org.uk/index.php/club-info/join-invoc

Any queries to Zoe at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Our next event(s):  

Sunday Feb 10th - Anagach, Grantown-on-Spey. The forested, complex moraine terrain of Anagach is an orienteer's dream, and the extensive path network means juniors are well catered for.  INVOC league trophy prize giving afterwards. 

Event details      online entries

Help the organisers and save yourself some money by entering online.


 Training and Coaching:

Technique training: Sign up for the 2019 INVOC training squads (juniors and seniors), have your say about what technique training we should be doing and when we should be doing it.  Fill in the 2019 Coaching and Training Needs survey here by Monday 28th January.

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

Coach CPD Day: Jan 19th at Logie Steading.  Details further below.


Our next Team INVOC races:

17th March 2019.   Compass Sport Cup, Central belt, being hosted by CLYDE.  Venue to be confirmed.  Looking to get as large a team as possible.  We need 25 runners at orange standard or above.  The more that come the merrier it is, and the better our chance of beating our recent best performance of 3rd.  Contact Dave Summers Club Captain if unsure about which course to run.   More info to follow when we know the venue. 


The next few 'local' events 

DATE

CLUB

TYPE

AREA

Weds Jan 23rd MOR Local night event - NNC6  Findhorn
Sun Feb 10th INVOC Regional Event Anagach -online entries
Sat Feb 16th MOR Local Event Gordonstoun
Sun Mar 3rd MOR Regional Event Darnaway, Nr Brodie
Sun Mar 10th INVOC Local Event Abriachan, Nr Inverness
Sun Mar 17th CLYDE Compass Sport Cup - run for INVOC Venue to be announced.


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


Littlemill - Northern Night Cup Round 5 - Jan 16th 2019

[posted 21st January 2019]

Thanks a lot to Alec and Megan Keith who put together some special courses for us to test ourselves on.  The weather conditions were somewhat testing too!  You know the dilemma when driving through a blizzard at night: is it better with my lights on full beam or on dipped?  Well with both options you can't see anything - then you know what we mean by testing conditions.  Tea/coffee and cakes were very much appreciated, and there was great chat afterwards.    

Littlemill NNC results

Organiser and Planner's Comments

Many thanks all who came along to Littlemill on Wednesday. The start window coincided with a particularly unpleasant slush storm which was really tough for all. What was really impressive however was to see how positive everyone was on returning to the Hall, and how competently everyone dealt with the challenging conditions. And particularly big respect for all the hardy juniors who took part!

We have some lost property. SI air dibber 8150902. Thin black fleece top (medium). And a shoe bag with JOK Chasing Sprint. Claims please.

We are leaving the red and white stripy tapes out at all the control sites till mid-March, so anyone can go back (night or day) and use the courses as a training exercise. We can send you a pdf of a map if you want.

Alec + Megan  


Craig Leach - Northern Night Cup 1 - Weds Dec 6th

[posted Dec 7th]

Thanks to everyone who came along to Craig Leach last night to open Season 4 of the Northern Night Cup.  Thanks in particular to Johannes Petersen who after offering to run a NNC event for INVOC iabout a year ago, had it cancelled due to bad weather and ran it this month instead.  

Craig Leach - amended final results correcting an error - apologies for the confusion

Johannes report: Can I first of all give my special thanks to the following people: Alexander Baillie (Dochfour Estates) for giving us permission. Alison Smith who gave up her evening to ensure the parking did eventually run smoothly. Alec & Megan Keith who sorted all the SI timing – I don’t think anyone could tell that was their debut SI performance! James Laird who advised on event safety. Wullie Nicolson, Iain Shepherd and especially visiting BAOC runner Dougal MacEwan for collecting controls.

Control 157:  Having reviewed GPS tracks from a couple of runners who were kind enough to share them with me, it is evident that control 157 was not in the right place. It looks like I put it approximately 50m to the west of the mapped site.  My apologies to everyone whose run was affected by this. By the looks of it most people actually hit 157 pretty easily, but then struggled more with 166 or 162, which isn’t surprising given that you would have been starting from wrong place! Again, my apologies. The best solution is to void all legs involving that control, and the amended results have now been added to the website.