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.

North Clubs













Welcome to the INVOC website.

Recent website updates:

9 Nov: iJOS coaching update (homepage and coaching page)

3 Nov: Bught Park Maprun

21 Oct: Achtemarack iROMP info

Our current event(s):  Urban Series and iROMPs 

All of INVOC's 2020's fixtures including iROMPs and MAPRUNs can be found by clicking the link here

Athletes' COVID-19 Code of Conduct: here


INVOC invites you to our latest iROMP (INVOC Regular Orienteering Mapping Programme) at Carse of Ardersier. This isn’t an organised event as such – the controls have been laid out discreetly in the woodland, so just print a map and go run the courses in your own time. There are no timing devices - self time your run if desired, and input your time via a form on our website. As always please carefully read the safety information in the Event Details.

With thanks to Iain Shepherd for planning and organising.

Course and safety info hereMaps sent by email in eNews. 

Achtermack iROMP remains out until the end of the month.  Course and safety info here. Maps sent by email in eNews. 

Results: Submit your time here; Compare your time to others  here 


We are pleased to announce that the Permanent Orienteering Course at Bught Park has been updated with new physical markers and new courses. To celebrate we have put the next Maprun courses onto Bught Park using the new POC markers. A big thank you to Johannes Petersen for repositioning the markers and updating the POC, plus to Dave Hall for updating the map.

There are three virtual Maprun courses set up for Bught Park: 

1) Long Urban 5.0km

2) Short Urban 3.4km

3) Score Urban 2.2km

Details of these are available with the download for each course, which is available from the BOF website. The Short and Score courses just use the POC physical control markers, the Long includes some additional virtual controls. Distances by route choice. The courses have been set up to run using MaprunF or MaprunG. Lockcodes are required and these are given in the details - due to an error, the lockcodes of Long and Score courses have been swapped at present (03/Nov/2020)

Training and Coaching:

Technique training:  2020 Training Groups. Training has resumed for the iJOS training group.  This is a mixture of online, Weds evening dark and weekend iROMP sessions.  iJOS coach: James Laird.  Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


iJOS Lockdown Website

iROMP (forest) & MAPRUN (urban) :   iROMP distribution list.

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

Running training: The park run is a regular for many INVOCs including our best runners  ***** park run is on hold due to Covid-19 ****. 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:

  • To be announced once Covid restrictions ease

The next few 'local' events 





mid-Oct to end of Nov iROMP Achtemarack, Drumnadrochit
mid-Nov to end of Dec iROMP Carse of Ardesier
mid- Dec to end of Jan iROMP Darroch
Christmas holidays MAPRUN Festive Fun - to be confirmed
mid-Jan to end of Feb iROMP Craig Leach
mid-Feb to end of March iROMP Lochandinty

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

2021 SOLs and Scottish Champs dates will be published when we know them - subject to Covid.


Urban Series - RESULTS

Congratulations to Johannes Petersen winner of the long course INVOC urban league 2020. Rita Riberio was first lady and Angus Laird first junior. On the short course David Cerioli was the winner, with Rhona Fraser the first lady and Esme Sime the first junior. Well done to all participants, and many thanks to the planners: Laurence, Oscar, Colin and Alison, the safety sign offs and Will Nicolson the leagues guru. Any queries on the leagues please email Will : leagues@... etc.



Lochardil Urban.  25th Sept (for 2 weeks).  

The final event of the urban series was in the suburbs of Lochardil.  Thanks to Alison Matheson for planning and organising and Marsela McLeod for course reviewing. Fast running and fitting end to the series.  Hope you all enjoyed the series.  You can still run the course until Nov 1st.

Event details here.          Urban Leagues current standings 

Long Course:  download map (A4)    Current leaderboard    Routegadget

Short course:   download map (A4)  Current leaderboard    Routegadget



UHI & Raigmore Urban - Sept 11th to Sept 27th

[posted 24 Sept 2020]

3rd of four events making the urban series.  Thanks to Colin Salisbury for planning and organising and Johannes Petersen for course reviewing.  Once again just under 30 people taking part on the short and long courses.

Event details here.          

Long Course:  download map (A3)   download map (A4) double sided     Current leaderboard     Routegadget

Short course: download map (A3)   download map (A4) double sided   Current leaderboard    Routegadget


Kinmylies Urban - Aug 22nd to Sept 11th

[posted 17 Sept 2020]

Thanks to Oscar Shepherd for planning,  Jon Shepherd for organising and Guy Seaman for course reviewing our second urban event using MapRun.  Again more  than 30 people took part.  MapRun courses remain open until Nov 1st if you would like to have a go.  

Event details

Long Course:  Map  Leaderboard  Routegadget  Route choice analysis

Short course:  Map  Leaderboard  Routegadget


 Inshes Park Urban - Aug 7th to 21st

[posted 30th August 2020]

Thanks to Laurence Cload for planning and Steve Scott for course reviewing our first urban event using MapRun.  More than 30 people took part.  MapRUn courses remain open until Nov 1st if you would like to have a go.  ***** From Aug 24th maps available from website and courses open to MOR and BASOC *****

Event Details. 

Long course: Download map   Leaderboard  Routegadget     Route Choice Analysis

Short course: Download map   Leaderboard  Routegadget  Route Choice Analysis

Ord Hill iROMP - July 20th August 31st

[posted 30th August 2020]

Thanks to Oscar Shepherd and Jon Shepherd for our first forest orienteering for a long time.  With yellow, orange and green courses on Ord Hill.  Not everyone who did it posted their times, but for those who did you can see the results here.  For those that didn't you can still add your time for others to see and to add to their enjoyrment.

Results: Submit your time here; Compare your time to others  here