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Holmebrook Event 9/9/2020

The results for the event are available from the link below:

Provisional Results (PDF format)

DVO Athlete Selected for GB Squad

Congratulations to Rachel Duckworth who has been selected to represent Great Britain at the European Junior Orienteering Championships in Hungary. This event is at the end of October and will be Rachel’s first appearance as a representative of GB at an international event.

CompassSport Cup Final Postponed

Sadly the final of the Compass Sport Cup due to take place on Sunday October 18th at Sutton Park has been postponed. Octavian Droobers were unable to get permission from the land owners for the event to take place. The Compass Sport Cup committee are looking for alternative dates and venues.

Christine Middleton – Club Captain

More Maprun League events

This Wednesday (2nd Sept.) we add Ashbourne Urban, Medium, Long and Longer courses on a 1:5000 map. Suggested for Sunday 6th September and Sinfin+Stenson Fields Medium and Long course on 1:10000 Open Street Map map. See the flyer here

DVO Back-to-Orienteering Series

The Club is putting on a series of low-key, informal events in September and early October.
These will be free to enter, but there may be a bucket for contributions (look at Final Details).
The Club has changed many of the arrangements that we used to have in order to minimise the Covid risk to competitors, helpers and the public. Please bear with this new situation.
The events will be pre-entry only, with no EOD. In the Final details there will be a registration form and instructions. Borrowed dibbers also must be ordered in advance.
The proposed dates ( not yet definite ) are:

There will be a numbers limit on these events, so first come, first served. Please look at the Final details before you travel, as things may have had to change. Please also read the Participants Code of Conduct, Covid version (Code of Conduct 14 October 2020 ) and follow the spirit as well as the words. Remember, we will be highly visible to the public, and the reputation of our sport is important in keeping the goodwill of the landowners we rely on.

Please note – These events are open to DVO, Club, BOF members and their children only

Andy Hawkins,
Chair DVO

More Maprun events

Another two events added for the Maprun League. Matlock Urban and Darley Park, Derby. Suggested Matlock on Sunday August 23rd and Darley Park on Sunday August 30th, in the morning would be quieter. See the Maprun courses page for details. See the flyer here
Also an intriguing course around the Swans of Burton on Trent, 25 artworks to visit.
See the Maprun Results page for the current league points.

JROS Calendar – Buy While Stocks Last

JROS Calendar: Sept 2020 – 2021

16-month Calendar to thrill and motivate through the end of 2020 and all of 2021.

A4 – opens to A3 – spiral bound

Large boxes for each day to write in. Major events noted in 2021

Printed by www.BMLprint.co.uk

Delivery to any postal address you supply;

UK – £8 (Europe £13, World £14)

All profits to JROS (www.jros.org.uk)

The Junior Regional Orienteering Squads oversee 4 Summer Junior Tours, Hawkshead Autumn Training Weekend and JIRCs Junior Inter-Regional O Competition.

Pay with payment cards via PayPal at the CompassSport Website:


Return to Orienteering Guidance for the UK from BOF, 13 July 2020

Dear Colleagues

You will all have received the Member e-Newsletter July 2020 from BOF which sets out the latest guidance on a return to orienteering for the four home nations. These may differ between countries, which you should be aware of if travelling to, for example, Wales or Scotland to take part in an activity or event.

It is important that we all abide by the Participant Code of Conduct and be aware that changes in government guidance take precedence.

The Committee is currently considering the operational guidance for the resumption of orienteering in England (attached) and when we might resume events given that we have been given the go-ahead to do so from 1 August. In the first instance these may well be small scale and need you to pre-enter and pay. To avoid frustration, we must continue to show patience and recognise that not all landowners will be willing to give access permissions at an early stage.

However, it should be remembered that you can now exercise alone, with members of your household or with 5 other people from outside your household, following social distancing guidelines of 2 metres between people from different households or 1 metre with mitigations such as face coverings.

For quite a number of people in the Club, MapRun has become their way back into some form of orienteering which also allows them to meet with others on a weekly basis. Further details about the opportunities available are on the DVO website:

To anyone organising, planning and controlling events in the near future it is important that you read the BOF Operational Guidance document to avoid making assumptions about what you can do. The guidelines may appear very restrictive but there are imaginative ways of working within them and we will share ideas from and with other clubs. Fixtures Committee will co-ordinate a programme of events and activities and publicise these widely. We are meeting virtually on Tuesday 4th August.

Hopefully we’ll be meeting again very soon in a forest, park or urban area.

Ranald Macdonald
DVO Event Safety Officer (on behalf of DVO Committee)
July 2020

Lockdown Orienteering

Run one of the Maprun courses for a place in the league table. More courses announced now. Bear in mind the comments on the Maprun course page. Print your map from that page, install the Maprunf app or use a Garmin and enjoy your run.
See the flyer here
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 Wirksworth, Melbourne and Allestree.
Or one hour score courses at Mickleover, Ripley, Openwoodgate, North Wingfield, Hilton, Long Eaton 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

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