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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


DVO Event Officials’ Development Session (CANCELLED)

Tuesday 24th March, 19.00 – 21.30, Family Tree, Whatstandwell

In September 2015 we held a Development Session, primarily for Planners and Controllers. From this I developed a number of reminders for Event Officials, which were subsequently published in Newstrack (November 2015).

We now feel it’s time to hold another session and this time, as well as Planners and Controllers, to involve Organisers, Mappers and anyone else who has an interest in improving the quality of our events and experiences of the competitors.

Participants are encouraged to bring along a particularly good leg from recent events and issues they have encountered from their own planning, controlling, mapping and organising. This includes aspects related to completing the Risk Assessment and taking mitigating actions.

Mike Godfree will also do a short session on PurplePen as everyone needs to use it in one way or another.

If you would like to attend, please let me know by Tuesday 17th March. Similarly, if you have ideas for topics we should address, let me know by the same date.

Ranald Macdonald, Grade A Controller and DVO Event Safety Officer ()


Linacre EM League Event, Sunday 8th March

Results here, Routegadget here, Winsplits here, Results on British Orienteering with ranking points, Photos by the planner


Compass Sport Cup Update

EPOC confirmed yesterday that the event is still going ahead but will be under review during the week following any updates on the Government advice re:Coronavirus or from the BOF web site. So please check the EPOC and /or DVO web site before travelling.If there is anyone unable to come to the event because they are self isolating due to Coronavirus then let me know and EPOC will pay a full refund.

.I have sent an email to everyone who has entered with a list of start times and up to date information. If you have not received this information then let me know ASAP. Please try and share transport as there is limited car parking in the main car park. Due to wet weather EPOC are unable to allow club tents at the finish but hopefully they will be in the main car park!!. Please follow this link for the event details:

https://www.eastpennineoc.org.uk/2020events/200315FixbyWoods/200315fixbyflyer.php

Please note that there is no Entry on the Day for Light Green or Yellow courses

Christine Middleton Club Captain


LEI Martinshaw Event – New Date (CANCELLED)

The LEI event that had to be cancelled on 16th February due to the storms will now take place on 5th April 2020.


LINACRE Event going ahead.

The Corona virus is going to get worse, in terms of numbers infected, before it gets better. As a
competitor, your risk of infection at the event is extremely low, and almost certainly lower than
anything else you might do that day, lower than going to a supermarket, certainly less than flying off
on holiday, and on a par with, for most people, going to work. The risk of the disease itself for active
orienteers is then minimal – it is only dangerous for “older people” and those with existing
conditions, esp. the immune-compromised and those with lung conditions. Even then, the death
rate is low.
The club will try to provide alcohol hand sanitisers at Registration ( if there is anywhere left with
them for sale ) but they will need to be used before filling in the form or handing over money.
Alternatively competitors may do their 20second hand-wash in the Toilets ( Proper toilets at this
event.) But these precautions are to protect the very small risk to the club volunteers on
Registration. The risk to competitors, I repeat, is much lower.
If you are in the at-risk category, have regular close contact with someone in this category, or are
otherwise worried, you could try to bring the correct entry fee: thus avoiding coins and notes that
have been handled by many people.

Advice from our National body ( BOF ):

At present the advice is that any competitor/spectator/official who falls into one of the categories
below cannot enter or attend any of our competitions and training camps (unless, in some cases,
they have complied and completed the self-quarantine provisions):

  • Hubei province in China in the last 14 days, even if you do not have symptoms
  • Iran, lockdown areas in northern Italy or special care zones in South Korea since 19 February, even if you do not have symptoms
  • other parts of mainland China or South Korea, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Japan, Laos, Macau,Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam, in the last 14 days and have a cough,high temperature or shortness of breath (even if your symptoms are mild)
  • any parts of Italy , since 19 February and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if your symptoms are mild).

See the current Government list of countries with prohibitions at :
www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public
If the situation gets a lot worse, please look at this website again before you travel.


DVO Success at Interland

Interland 2020 took place on 1st March in Buckinghamshire, hosted by Happy Herts. DVO had three representatives in the winning England team, Rachel, who won the W20 class and Jake and Sal who both finished the top half of their respective classes. Congratulations to all three of them.

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Training at DVO Linacre event 8th March.

Do you want some ideas on improving your navigation skills whilst running your course?

Ann-Marie Duckworth is offering coaching ideas for the courses (Orange to Green) which will not invalidate your East Midland League run, but which may help you spike the control location with that feeling of confidence and success.

Email with name and course colour.