INVOC

Club Information
INVOC Club News
INVOC Events & Fixtures
INVOC Event Results
Club League
    standings after Anagach
INVOC RouteGadget
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Resources
    SEF, library and other useful stuff
Contact/Membership/Enquiries
Child Protection

Useful Links
BASOC
Moravian OC
MAROC
GRAMP
Scottish Orienteering Association
Scottish 6 Days
National Orienteering Centre (Glenmore Lodge)
British Orienteering
International Orienteering Federation
Nopesport (online orienteering community)

Highland Hill Runners

Local Press:
The Inverness Courier
Highland News



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 Moray Coast. 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 Contact page.


Club Committee 2014/2015

President: vacant
Secretary: vacant
Treasurer: Elaine Jones
Fixtures: Douglas Mckeith
Membership, Junior Coaching: Sue Nicolson
Mapping: Trevor White
Website: Charlie Walton
Equipment: Alec Keith
Committee: a further 5 members

Details of roles etc. to be sorted out at the first meeting of the new committee on 28th April.

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.


Child Protection

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.




INVERNESS ORIENTEERING CLUB
www.invoc.org.uk

Welcome to the Inverness Orienteering Club (INVOC) web site.

New stuff:
17/04/14: Gallowhill info
17/04/14: junior coaching/JST


Our next event(s):
Local Schools/Evening Event, Wednesday 30th April

Gallowhill Wood, North Kessock

Our first Schools/Evening event of the spring - relaxed, informal events with courses to suit all abilities, great for a bit of training or just to get out in the forest and meet up with folk. Why not bring a friend along?

Directions: Just off the A9, 5km north west of the Kessock Bridge. Turn west off the A9 at Arpafeelie junction (NH 615 503) and follow O signs to park at NH 605 495. Drive carefully on the access track. Sorry but it is unsuitable for coaches. There are restrictions on the Kessock Bridge so allow a bit of extra time if you are coming that way, you can expect some delays during rush hour.

Terrain: lovely mixed forest with varied runnability. White and Yellow courses use paths and rides with two short sections assisted by marker tapes.

Courses: White (1.7km/30m), Yellow (2.3km/40m), Orange (2.9km/60m), Light Green (3.1km/70m) and Green (4.7km/90m)

Entries: on the day - Seniors £4, Juniors £2

Registration opens 4:00pm, closes 6.45pm

Courses close 8.00pm

Planner/Organiser: Iain Shepherd (gallowhill"at"invoc.org.uk)


Moray & Highland Junior Champs:

The annual Moray & Highland Junior Orienteering Champs will be held at Culbin (on the coast between Nairn and Forres) on Sunday May 11th. This event is open to all Moray and Highland school children, up to age 17. Cost is just £4, and trophies and medals will be awarded in each category.

INVOC and Moravian take it in turns to organise this event, and it's Moravian this year. Lots more information on the Moravian website.

Entries are now open at oentries!

Please spread the word at school, this is a great event for all, it's not just for club members and regular orienteers. We hope to get over 100 juniors from the Highland area heading to Nairn on May 11th!

The champs will also be a counting event for the INVOC Junior A and Junior B Leagues.


SI and emit kit

INVOC have now migrated from using emit electronic timing kit to using SPORTident. Have a wee look at Alec's info on SI Dibbers and emit Brikkes (PDF file) for an update - and the chance to snap up a bargain 'nearly new' brikke....


INVOC Club League

The 2014 INVOC League continued with our Level C event at Anagach on Sunday 23rd March, check out the latest standings.

The League will include INVOC/BASOC/MOR Level C events and possibly some others, so our event at Craig Leach on 8th June will be next counting event for the senior leagues. Before then the junior leagues do have an extra event - the MOR Moray & Highland Junior Champs event at Culbin on 11th May will be 'juniors only' due to WOC embargo limitations, but as it is the champs we intend including it as a counting event for the Junior A and Junior B leagues.



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 Juniors:

Junior coaching: We hope to arrange one or two coaching sessions in May - Sunday 4th and/or Sunday 18th, watch out for more details soon. Our evening events start on 30th April - the first one is at Gallowhill, just north from the Kessock Bridge. School groups can come along a bit early - would your school be interested? And remember the Moray & Highland Junior Champs at Culbin on 11th May!

Jamie Stevenson Trophy
It was 5th place for Team INVOC at the JST in 2013 (details on the INVOC JST page), let's have another great day out this year! The 2014 event is Sunday 15th June, somewhere in the Perth area. Let Sue (coaching"at"invoc.org.uk) know now if you'd like to go, so we can book the bus. The more people, the bigger the bus! Parents are welcome to a seat as well. Cost for bus will probably be about £5 per seat, INVOC will pay entries for all 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).