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:

17th Feb: coaching report from Feb 15/16 (coaching page), sign up details for Craig Leach training on March 2nd.

11th Feb: Homepage updates, coaching dates

10th Feb: Anagach provisional results, Routegadget and Winsplits


Our next event(s):  

Sunday March 10th - Abriachan

Courses from white to blue.  More info soon.

 

 


Training and Coaching:

Technique training: Saturday March 2nd Craig Leach.  All training groups (Eagle-Eyes, Talons, iJOS and STS).  Club members not signed up to a training group are welcome too.  Queries to Jacquie: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Register using a Google Form here, by Thursday Feb 28th.

iROMP: controls are out in Loch Vaa (courtesy of SOA) email Jacquie  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a map, and tapes are out in Littlemill email Alec This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a map..  

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 


Our next Team INVOC races:

17th March 2019.   Compass Sport Cup, Dunrod Hill near Greenock hosted by CLYDE.  This year INVOC are counted as a smaller club ( compete in the Compass Sport Trophy. We need only 13 to make up a team, although they do need to be from a wide range of age classes (from Orange standard upwards) for us to be fully competitive. Extra runners are always welcome as it improves our chances and makes it more sociable! Dunrod Hill is quite an interesting open moorland and was used for a SOL some years ago. Contact Club Captain This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you are interested in taking part. Dave will advise on which course to enter.


The next few 'local' events 

DATE

CLUB

TYPE

AREA

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 Dunrod Hill,  Greenock.
Sun 7th April INVOC Local Event Belivat
Sat 27th April MOR Local Event To be confirmed


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


Sunday Feb 10th - Anagach, Grantown-on-Spey. 

 Provisional results, winsplits and routegadget

Thanks a lot to Jim Finlayson (organiser), Jon Shepherd (planner), Rhona Fraser (assistant organiser), David and Jenny Hall (SI) for hosting Anagach.  Icy paths were the thing for Sunday, and metalled dobbed shoes were the way to go.  Super courses in a challenging area - which all the GB squad guys and gals (including our Finlay Todd) flew round of course.  Great craic, biscuits, cakes and stoves after the event, and congratulations to all the 2018 club league prize winners who collected their trophies afterwards - and not to mention Jacquie Laird the lone whistle player.  It was supposed to be a duet, but Rona spent too long in the forest....  


2019 Coaching and Training Needs Survey

Many thanks for completing the survey. A copy of the results, and some analysis on availability for coaching dates is here.  There is some good feedback.  A copy of the initial training squads is included.  Any errors please get back to me.  

We will aim to get some coaching dates sorted ASAP too, and you will be the first to know.  Unfortunately there is no single date that everyone can do, let alone three dates!

We have limited coaching manpower and also we are not experts in all these things either.  So to take some things forward we will need some external help.  There is a committee meeting in February where we can discuss this with those who hold the purse strings.

Can I ask that all coaching related emails are directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. That way they won’t disappear into an overloaded inbox of my personal emails.

Thanks

Jacquie


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