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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

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:


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.