DVO Members

Register here to view the members only area of the website.


You can subscribe to receive information about future events suitable for novices here: Subscribe

link to facebook


Mapping Data

This website contains mapping data licensed from the Ordnance Survey with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office © Crown Copyright 2011. All rights reserved. Licence Number 100005988

EM League Event Stanton Moor, Sunday 17th June

Results here.
Routegadget to upload your route and compare with others
Winsplits to see where you lost time here.
Results on British Orienteering (ranking points will show again on Tuesday) here.

World Orienteering Day – 23rd May 2018

World Orienteering Day – an excellent success!

With over 350 children during the two school sessions and a handful of adults at the evening event, we hosted DVO’s third World Orienteering Day on Wednesday 23rd May 2018.

The score course, planned by Rachel Duckworth (DVO and Anthony Gell School pupil) took participants all over the beautiful Victorian Whitworth Park, north of Matlock.

With the near perfect dry and warm weather some very good times were recorded for collecting all 20 controls: two pairs recorded under 10 mins – Bonsal and Youlgrave schools. Well done because Rachel (the course Planner) took 7.30 mins.

But by far the most popular activity was the maze – everyone had a go!

That included children coming back in the evening to have another go with the parents and a retired resident of Matlock who had only come to the Park for a walk and an ice cream.

See you at one of the DVO Matlock local events this summer.

Club Championships 2018

Most of you will be aware that the club championships is based on a handicapped start time so that every club member has a chance to win by being first across the finish line if they perform better on the day than their handicap suggests. Ideally, if handicapping and performance matched exactly then everyone would finish together. Over the years there has been some good head to head racing in the final stages.
Continue reading Club Championships 2018

Oker Hill – 6 June 2018

Results now available.

British Long Distance and Relay Championships

DVO managed 5 teams at the British Relays on Royal Deeside. Congratulations to the Duckworth family team, Rachel, Sarah and John, winning the mixed ad-hoc relay by a mere 13 minutes. The only medal at the individual Long Distance Championships the day before at Balmoral was Jake O’Donnell, 3rd on M12, behind two Scots by

Continue reading British Long Distance and Relay Championships

Colin John

Club members who knew Colin will be saddened to hear that he died this morning, following a serious heart attack. I worked with Colin as a Planner and Controller on a number of events and, as Rex Bleakman commented, he was a “A thoughtful, helpful and reliable DVO member.” Our thoughts are with Jacqui, his

Continue reading Colin John

Nestle’s Two-for-One Promotion

Two children taking part: one goes free, and a full price adult with a child: child goes free. Look out for the promotional packs, which have full details on how to register to take part in this offer, and a link to find out when and where orienteering events are taking place. If you are

Continue reading Nestle’s Two-for-One Promotion

EM League Event, Hardwick Sunday 15th April

Results here. Winsplits to see where you lost time compared to your average speed, you should be aiming for no pink squares at the default 20% margin and then no pink squares when you alter the margin to 10% Continue reading EM League Event, Hardwick Sunday 15th April

JK2018 – DVO successes including double JK Champion

Congratulations to all DVO competitors for taking part but especially those who managed a top three placing. Pride of place must go to Jake O’Donnell who took 1st place in both the M12 Day 1 Sprint and the M12A overall (Days 2 & 3 combined) competition (see photo). Well done Jake! Other top

Continue reading JK2018 – DVO successes including double JK Champion

DVO Shed

DVO is looking for at the feasibility of relocating the shed, somewhere smaller, cheaper and, most importantly, more user friendly. If you know of someone who has a shed, container or garage they don’t use or has land that would accommodate a shed, please let me know. Specifications are: waterproof, 8’x10′ approximately, with hard standing,

Continue reading DVO Shed