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CompassSport Cup February 13th

Postensplain, Bewdley. DVO NEEDS YOU

Please support the club by running in this year’s heat of the CSC. Please click the following link to enter.

If you have any queries then please email Christine Middleton at

Details of the event are available from the following link to the HOC website – Postensplain CSC Flyer

New date for Club Open Meeting plus Postensplain preparation

Our Open Meeting will now take place on Zoom at 7:30pm on Tuesday 8 Feb. After the usual Club business, we’ll take a look at the Postensplain map and legs from previous courses, to prepare for our CompassSport Cup Heat on 13 Feb. We will do this in Groups to share ideas.

We will let members know the Zoom link via Email. It will be the same as previous quizzes.

Just to confirm, this replaces the 18 Jan meeting at the Family Tree which has been cancelled due to Covid.

BO Development Conference

Would you like to attend the British Orienteering 2022 Development Conference? The event takes place online and you may register for as many or as few sessions as match your interests.

See Details of the programme and how to register – The conference begins on January 10th and is free of charge.

Most of the sessions are about how to grow interest and engagement in orienteering, but there are also some sessions that may be of individual interest, for example, Women’s Sporting Journeys and Access and Permissions – An Ecologist and Landowner’s Perspective.

Sal Chaffey

CompassSport Cup 2022

Save the date: February 13th is the date for our qualifying heat of next year’s Compass Sport Cup. The most likely venues for DVO are Mildenhall North, Mildenhall and Postenplain, Bewdley. The draw will take place on December 31st and full details will be confirmed in early January. The final will take place in Devilla and Tulliallan, near Edinburgh.

Christine Middleton – Club Captain

DVO Ceilidh and Awards evening – change of date

This was originally arranged for Saturday 12 February but we have heard that it is likely the Compass Sport Cup heat will be on Sunday !3 February – at some distance away. We have therefore decided to change the date of the ceilidh to Saturday 5 February, still at the Town Hall, WIrksworth from 6pm to 9.30pm, with the Rum Ram Ruff ceilidh band. Please save the date and more details will follow in the New Year.

CompassSport Cup Results

Many thanks to everyone who represented the club at the Compass Sport Cup Final on October 17th. Full details of the Team scores and counting runners for DVO can be viewed from the following link:

Team Scores and Counting Runners for DVO

CompassSport Cup Final

The results compared to the target times are here. Any queries to Mike Godfree. Thanks to Dave Nevell for calculating the predicted times. In a conventional Club Champs Rachel Duckworth would have been first across the line on this basis.
So the club trophies go to:
First man – Andrew Middleton (7:20 ahead of prediction) – Chris Yardley trophy
First woman – Kim Buxton (6:23 ahead) – Judy Buckley trophy
First junior – Rachel Duckworth (13:26 ahead) – Lithuanian trophy
Fastest man – Richard Parkin (6:08/km – adjusted for declared climb) Peter Bourne trophy
Fastest woman – Sally Calland (7:46/km) Karen Jackson trophy
Hopefully awarded at the ceilidh in February

Want to become an event Planner or Controller ?

(or refresh your knowledge)?

Mike Gardner (Planners) and Ranald Macdonald (Controllers) are running courses through November and December. They will involve pre-course reading and preparation, a three hour face-to-face evening session and a practical session at a DVO or NOC event. Further details can be found here. Please let me know by Friday 15th October.

Ranald Macdonald EMOA Development Co-ordinator and BOF Grade A Controller ()

AGM and Talk Invitation

We would like to invite you to our AGM at the Family Tree in Whatstandwell DE4 5HG on Wed 13th October, starting at 7:30pm. Come along and catch up with your Clubmates; free tea and coffee, plus drinks from the bar.

After the business element of the meeting, GB Sprint International Charlotte Ward will speak about her race preparation and her PhD research on ‘effects of climate change on infectious diseases in Arctic wildlife populations’.

Please check the website in case we are forced to revert to Zoom.

DVO Juniors Selected for JHI

Congratulations to Rachel and Jake (W18 and M16 respectively) on their selection to represent England at the forthcoming Junior Home International event due to take place at the Devil’s Punchbowl in Hindhead on 9-10 October 2021. Rachel also represented England as a W20 in the Senior Home International event held in Scotland earlier in September.



The final of the Compass Sport Cup will be hosted by SYO at Hesley Wood and Tankersley Woods on Sunday October 17th.Details of the event and are on the SYO web site.

We need as many people as possible to enter to have the best chance of doing well. To enter please send your details:name, age class , SI and BOF numbers to .

The entry fee is £16.00 for adults and £8.00 for juniors. As usual the club will pay half the entry fee. Please send entries by Monday September 28th.

St Elphin’s Park Sprint Event 18/09/2021

Results and Routegadget now available by links on the right

An Opportunity for Coaching in Lake District Terrain

After a year off during lockdown, the Orienteering Foundation has announced support for another coaching day in the Lakes on Saturday 20th November 2021. DVO would like to gauge interest in organising a Club Group to attend. Maps and exercises would be provided by Derek Alison, coaching on the day using these resources would be provided by DVO Coaches. Further details are available at

There is a limit of 120 individual and group participants so if you are interested in being part of a DVO group please contact Judith Holt by Wednesday 8th September.

DVO Gazebo

To all club officials

DVO has acquired a smart new gazebo for use at club and public events. It measures 2.5m x 2.5m and is totally waterproof. It is very robust. It has four walls, two with windows, one with a door. It has guys and pegs to make it secure in bad weather. The frame comes in a canvas bag with carry handles and wheels and full instructions. The roof, sides, guys and pegs are in a blue plastic box. Both are stored in the shed near the club banners, on the shelf on the left.

Here it is in action on Saturday at the very wet Whitworth Party in the Park, with three of the four sides attached.
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East Midlands Sprint Championships – Sunday 12th September 2021

Closing date Sunday 5th September (may be extended if number of maps permits)

Nottingham Trent University Clifton Campus

The East Midlands sprint championships entries are now open, full details of the event are available at:

Congratulations to Rachel Duckworth for her international selection

Many congratulations to Rachel Duckworth, who has been selected to represent Great Britain at the European Youth Orienteering Championships in Lithuania, August 19–22 and the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Turkey, September 5–10. Rachel was selected for her performance in a series of races in the Lake District in September 2020.

Rachel recieving Orienteer of the year from Sal Chaffey at Chinley Churn

She was presented with the DVO Orienteer of the Year trophy at our Chinley Churn event, and we wish her all the best for both championships.

Read more about the British Teams and events.

Melbourne Urban Results

Results here
Routegadget here to load and compare your route
WinSplits here
Result on British Orienteering with ranking points
East Midlands Urban League Points updated Monday morning

Hardwick Hall Results

Results here
Winsplits here
Routegadget here
Results on British Orienteering with ranking points
EM League points

Foremark Results

Results and Routegadget via links on the right.

Holmebrook Valley

Results and Routegadget available via links to the right.