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Welcome to the Inverness Orienteering Club (INVOC) website.

We are the local orienteering club for the Inverness area and much of the rest of highland Scotland.

Please see our About INVOC page for more information about the club. If you are new to the sport our Orienteering? page offers a starting point for finding out what it is all about.

Our Next Event(s):

We have the first of two autumn coaching mornings on Sunday 21st September at Reelig Glen, Moniack, near Beauly. Check out the Details and register your interest by Friday 19th September.

We are hoping to hold a Level D (small scale) event at Clash Wood, Muir of Ord on Sunday 5th October - watch out for further details.

Our second autumn INVOC training/coaching activity is planned for Evanton on Sunday 26th October.

Combined with BASOC, MOR and other nearby events these should mean you can get your regular orienteering fix through the season.

Our plan for the year included a final Level C event for 2014 at Carse, Ardersier, on Sunday 9th November. At present the date may change (to later in November) and the event level is to be confirmed, but we hope to have something going ahead, more information expected soon.


INVOC Update

15/09/14: INVOC Club League - due to the lack of Level C events in our area this year, it has been decided to include the BASOC middle distance event at Dunachtonmore on Saturday 27th September in our leagues. For this event only the magic numbers for scoring will be Blue 4000, Green 3000, Short Green 2200, Light Green 1600, Orange 1200 and Yellow 800. The event forms part of the Highland Wolf weekend and is on the Saturday morning before the SOUL race in the afternoon, lots more info on the BASOC web site. Courses may be short but it is an excellent area - used for the Scottish Champs and 6 Day event. Pre-entries open at oentries, closing date 21st September; entry on the day available.

15/09/14: About a dozen of our Team INVOC juniors helped the North team win the Scottish Junior Inter Area competition on the 13th/14th September. This is the annual event where the North take on the East and the West, with a relay race on the Saturday (at the Falkirk Wheel this year) and an individual race, usually based a SOL, on the Sunday. Any juniors from the clubs in each area can take part, and someone does a big calculation to see who comes out on top. Well done to all our juniors in the team!

10/09/14: INVOC are now the proud owners of a fancy new first aid kit for use at our events and activities. Our old kit was a bit past it so we now have a range and quality of first aid equipment better suited to our needs. You may have seen the new kit if you were at the Rogie/Achilty club day, if not check it out at our forthcoming events and activities. Thanks to Iain Hope for getting it all together, and Iain has also volunteered to take on maintaining the kit to ensure it is kept stocked and in good condition.

Some good INVOC performances in the Lowe Alpine 2 Mountain Marathon at Strathcarron on 7th/8th June - Alec Keith and Mark Harris were 2nd in the Elite class, and Susan and Ian Blackwood were 6th in the Score. Also good results at the Lakes 5 Days in the first week of August: Marsela McLeod 1st in W50L and Joyce Brunton 2nd in W60S.

Alec Keith still has a few of the old INVOC emit brikkes available 'as is' to club members for £1 - drop him a mail at kit"at"invoc.org.uk if you would like one.

As well as planning/organising Littlemill, Joan Noble was one of a small group of INVOC members competing at the British Champs (Long Distance) in Northumberland at the end of May. Joan placed 2nd in W65L and reports: "It was a very rough wood and times were very long. I fell near the end and cracked a couple of ribs but wasn't going to let that stop me! Looked as if I was going to win until the end of the day when a 'dark horse' had a blinder and beat me by 2 minutes!"

A depleted Team INVOC managed 7th place at the Jamie Stevenson Trophy on Sunday 15th June. More details on the JST page.

We are working on moving content across from the old INVOC website and adding some new stuff. We hope to extend and enhance the site in future, but we really need more help - could you look after part of the site?

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