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Chinley Churn East Mids Champs

Entries are still open  here for Chinley Churn on Sunday 27th June, and will remain open whilst there are still maps available. No entry on the day to meet Covid regulations.  Further details  here

Wirksworth results

Results and Routegadget for Wirksworth and The Stone Centre via links on the right.

Entries for  Rosliston Forestry Centre (20th June) are open via the Event Details on the right. Pre-entry only (no EOD) and entries will close at 6p.m. previous day or earlier if all maps are reserved.

Entries for the East Midlands Championships at Chinley Churn (27th June) are open on Fabian4.

Pre-order Amanda’s biscuits to support a good cause at upcoming Level D events

…a speciality of Sienna and DVO Club Championships past, I will be making ‘ricciarelli’ almond biscuits, to pre-order, and for collection at the following upcoming orienteering events – Markeaton Park, Elvaston Castle, the National Stone Centre & Wirksworth and Rosliston.

My aim is to raise as much money as I can for Alzheimer’s Society, and in the process secure my place with them in The Great North Run… when it happens!

Please read more to pre-order – needed because of current restrictions
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Sharpen your O’ skills

A short training exercise is offered at the DVO local events, to practice the orienteering techniques needed for Light Green or harder standard courses.

  • having a plan for the leg using aiming off, compass bearing setting and simplification techniques.

Enter the SHORT course and use the special training map sent to you by Ann-Marie Duckworth (EMJOS coach). Use the allocated start time but use the training map you will print at home or will be sent to you.
Full details of the coaching points and a pdf file to print off the special training map, will be sent out prior to the event.
Emails and names to Ann-Marie () – Friday before each of the events (check the DVO Fixtures list for dates)

Elvaston Castle 23/05/2021 – Parking Update

Derbyshire County Council will be operating an overflow car park on the Showground. Since we are running in the less busy morning period, we should be able to use the usual car park, but please follow the directions of the DCC stewards otherwise. Registration will be in the usual place at the western corner of the permanent car park.

Elvaston Castle – Sunday 23/05/2021

Permission to run this event has now been obtained and entries are open. The event is pre-entry only with payment on the day, preferably contactless. You can enter via the Elvaston Castle link in the Forthcoming Fixtures list in the right hand column.

Markeaton event date changed

In order to avoid a clash with a funfair the Markeaton event has been postponed a week till Saturday 15th May.  You must register using the button on the event details.  There is no entry on the day to meet Covid rules. Note that the car park requires coins, (£2.50 for two hours, £3.90 for 4 hours).  Nearest free parking on Prince Charles Ave, Mackworth, DE22 4BG around 750m away.

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 13 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 15 May.

Thanks & all best wishes

Sal Chaffey
DVO Chair

Midland Championships 2021 – Updated

The 2021 Midland Long Distance Championships are to be incorporated within the SpringTime in Shropshire event, which has now been reduced to a one day event on Sunday 30th May 2021.

Entries opened on Friday 30th April on Fabian4. Priority for orienteers eligible to take part in the Midland Champs will be allowed for 10 days before becoming available to all other orienteers.

Entries for the event are limited to 350.

See the SINs website for more details.

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.
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