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Training Opportunities

The Club has 2 training/coaching activities coming up soon, one online and one in the real world, specifically on Oker Hill.

Oker Hill 11 May 5–7pm
A Medium course and a Contours-only course on Oker Hill. Numbers aren’t likely to be limited, but we need to know how many of you are coming (for map printing/distancing/parking etc).
Followed by a drink and chat afterwards at the Square & Compass.
Names to stuart.swalwell2412@me.com by 8 May. Cost £3, payable on the day.
Open Meeting 25 May at 7pm on Zoom
Usual DVO business followed at 7:30pm by an interactive coaching workshop presented by Judith, Stuart and Sal, based on High Dam & Summerhouse Knott (areas to be used in the LOC June 5/6 events).

Do join us for one or both of these, as well as our local events, which are re-starting 8 May.

Thanks & all best wishes

Sal Chaffey
DVO Chair

Midland Championships 2021

The 2021 Midland Long Distance Championships are to be incorporated within with the 3 day SpringTime in Shropshire event, to be held over the late May Bank Holiday weekend.

More details and how to enter

Finding Our Way back to Orienteering

At last, there is hope that we can return to the forests, moors and urban areas!

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of the relaxation of restrictions on Monday 22nd February we held a DVO Fixtures Committee to consider the pattern of events we would look to put on over the rest of the year. We are obviously waiting for further guidance from the Government and British Orienteering as whatever events and activities we put on will necessarily operate within these guidelines.
Continue reading Finding Our Way back to Orienteering

Free online coaching conference

For anyone interested in coaching, British Orienteering have several live e-learning presentations from the 9–19th January.

Some sessions cover safety in remote terrain and how coaching might be delivered in a Covid-safe manner, and even virtually. Sessions are free, and can be booked here.

DVO events and MapRuns over the winter

We hope you’re all managing to keep fit and motivated over the winter. DVO respects British Orienteering’s suspension of all orienteering activities in Tier 4 areas, and their recommendation not to travel to other areas to train. As a result, we have postponed our events and same-day MapRuns, at least until Derbyshire moves into a lower tier.

In the meantime, we are offering MapRuns and Permanent Orienteering Courses for individual/household completion, or distanced with one other person. These should be undertaken using quieter areas close to where you live, and must follow Government guidelines on exercise.

We look forward to seeing you in the forest later in 2021!

Sal Chaffey, DVO Chair

A Date For Your Diary




Covid-19 and Forestry England allowing, CLOK is planning to put on a “definitely not the JK” Acorn Weekend of events in the Whitby area over Easter 2021. The idea is to use some of the areas, maps and planning that would have been used for the 2020 JK.

More Maprun Courses

Mackworth,Derby now available. Long and medium linear courses on an OOM map.
Bakewell map now available. Long, medium and short linear courses on an ISSOM map. (note short course still to be validated).
Long and Medium courses now available in Chellaston. See the Maprun courses page.
Also good opportunity to run the Allestree 40 control score course whilst there is no golf during lockdown.
Note that Burton Swans has been removed as the Arts Festival has finished
Melbourne Courses will be reinstated after the Urban Event there.

CompassSport Cup Update

The Event Scheduling Group has carried out an audit of the viability of the Compass Sport Cup Rounds in 2021.Following feedback from Associations and the organising clubs ,it has been agreed that the events should not take place. The 2020 finalists will hopefully take part in a 2021 Final in October.

Derby North Maprun event 29/10/20

Results here
Apologies for the quality of the prints on waterproof paper.
These courses can now be run at any time, so see if you can better your time or introduce some friends. Go to Maprun Courses page and download the map. Any queries mike.godfree at btinternet.com
Kirk Hallam postponed to 14th January due to lockdown, details from link on right

Grangewood Regional event 25/10/20

Results and splits here

Routegadget here White to Green courses
Routegadget here Blue and Brown courses
WinSplits here