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Lockdown Orienteering

A new course at North Wingfield.
Look at the Maprun courses page for a number of “events” where you can run individually without meeting others. You don’t even need a smartphone as you can run using the printed map from the links on that page, then load your result from your Garmin. Or just enjoy a run with more purpose.
There are linear courses on full scale urban maps at Ashbourne, Melbourne and Allestree.
Or one hour score courses at Ripley, Openwoodgate, North Wingfield, Hilton and the original at Duffield.
Run Allestree Park in the evening, one of the Maprun courses is a 40 control score course only available after 7p.m when golf has finished for the day.
If there isn’t one close enough for you to get to within the guidelines why not volunteer (mapping@derwentvalleyorienteers.org.uk) to set one up.
Of course many of the permanent courses also have a Maprun but check that the area concerned is open to the public.

Updated Guidance from British Orienteering

British Orienteering has now issued updated guidance that certain orienteering activities, including use of Permanent Orienteering Courses and MapRun courses, may resume in England as from May 14th.

Full details can be found on the British Orienteering web site. https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/news/5207

All members taking part in these activities must comply with the Participant Code of Conduct which is available from the following link Participant Code of Conduct

PM’s Announcement 10 May 2020

Following Sunday’s statement from the Prime Minister, British Orienteering is working as quickly as possible to understand what the changes to the COVID-19 restrictions and the associated government guidance will mean for orienteering. In doing this, we will be speaking to a number of our partners, including to understand any differences between the government guidance that applies in different parts of the UK. If appropriate, we will update and recirculate the draft “Back to Orienteering” action plan, which we consulted on last week. In the meantime, all orienteering events and activities continue to be suspended.

Virtual Orienteering

A link to a page on the EMJOS website which has a mapwork challenge.
With thanks to Team O’Donnell.

Instructions here
Map here
Answers here
Instructions here
Map here
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With thanks to Doug Dickinson

Coronavirus situation ( as of 18.3.20 )

Following instructions from BOF yesterday, DVO is cancelling all events and meetings for the next 12 weeks. It may turn out to be longer. This includes Event Officials Meeting next Tuesday, and the Open meeting in April. If nothing changes, our next event will be the Belper Urban event on 28th June.

The restrictions, as far as we are concerned, are aimed at preventing you meeting with groups of people on public transport or at sporting events. You are still allowed out, on your own, to walk and run, and keep as fit as possible. For navigation practice you can use any of the permanent courses ( see Permanent Courses button above ) and any of the MapRun courses ( see event list on the App ).

The club would like to thank Organisers, Planners and Controllers of the events cancelled, and of any others which may have to be cancelled in the future, for the work already done. It is hoped that most if not all can be rescheduled when the emergency is over. Stay safe, and keep an eye on older orienteer neighbours!

Andy Hawkins,Club Chair

Compass Sport Cup Final Results

Thank you to everyone who ran at the weekend and helped DVO reach the final of the Compass Sport Cup .The final results are now on the EPOC web site . I am attaching a list of the scoring runners but everyone who took part helped achieve the result. From our first placed runners like Liz, Jake and Rachel to other runners who might not have expected to score, well done.There were several people who were unable to go but I know although they weren’t there in person they were there in spirit. I hope that we will have a really good turnout for the final on Sunday October 18th at Sutton Park. We are living through a very challenging time and I hope that by October we will all be able to enjoy running through the forests again. Take care of yourselves in the coming months.

Christine Middleton Club Captain

DVO Through to CompassSport Cup Final

A great result . Congratulations to all the team The final is on Sunday October 18th at Sutton Park .Please keep the date in your diary. More details about Sunday’s results will follow shortly.

Christine Middleton – Club Captain

Alfreton Park Local Event – 5th April (CANCELLED)

The Alfreton Park event which unfortunately had to be cancelled on the 15th February has now been rescheduled for the 5th April.

Re Compass Sport Cup – A Message from Andy Hawkins Club Chair

The Coronavirus is a rapidly changing situation as the number of infections rise. The Public Health advice is that older people and/ or those with underlying health problems are most at risk. Remember that Orienteering must be one of the lowest risk sports. As Chair, I want to stress that everyone should put their own health needs first and assess what the risks are for them to attend the Compass Sport Cup on Sunday . No one should feel uncomfortable if they decide to withdraw and there is no pressure from the club to attend the event. Staying healthy is more important than anything. In terms of assessing potential risk areas the EPOC web site gives details of toilet facilities etc. The latest advice from BOF is not to put up club tents but the club banner will be there. If you decide not to come it would be helpful if you could inform Christine Middleton (Club Captain )

The latest advice from BOF should be available on their website, and follows the change in Government advice yesterday. It doesn’t appear to be working at present ( 5pm ) but I have a copy if you want to contact me ( ) (working now 7:30 pm – Ed)

A Message From Your Club Captain

The final start lists are now available from EPOC (Start List by Club (DVO only) – Start List by Course). Everyone who has entered should have received a copy from me . So if you haven’t could you let me know. The final details will be available on the EPOC web site on Friday evening and this will have information about the club tents. We are in a changing situation with regard to the Coronavirus so please check the web site before travelling. However on a positive note looking forward to seeing you on Sunday and I hope everyone has a good run.
Christine Middleton Club Captain