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DVO Event Foremark Reservoir 20th November 2021

We have been given late go ahead for the Foremark Reservoir local event and now need officials. If you would like to plan or organise, please contact me, . If you have not planned or organised before, we will find you a mentor. It’s a great little area to cut your teeth on. Any questions, just ask

Jane KB



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 https://www.orienteeringfoundation.org.uk/coaching-day-nov-2021

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.

Hardwick Try-O event

Results available via link on the right.  Routegadget also available to draw and compare your routes.

British Sprint Relays Skelmersdale Saturday August 21st

If anyone would like to take part in a team at the Sprint relays can you please contact Mike Godfree: before July 29th. Please click on the link below for information

Preliminary Details – British Sprint Relay Championships 2021

Previous map at NW Sprint Champs Prologue 2017-06-17


Enjoyable Score runs, excellent weather, superb Repton School site and good company made this, DVO Members Only, a worthwhile occasion. Thanks to Paul Goodhead and Leanne Chandler for getting us permission to use the site.
I somewhat disappointed that more Cub Members weren’t able to join us, but the evening was enjoyed by the 25 who came. Several ran the Long Score and the Medium Score, warm work!
Winners were:
Long Plus (i.e. Long plus Medium times) Simon Brister.
Long – Sal Chaffey
Medium – Simon Brister
Short – Roger Keeling

Shall we make this an annual – must do?

Rex Bleakman

P.S. The post-activity trip to the pub was another bonus!

Sprint training session at the NOC University of Nottingham event

The weather is getting better, more orienteering events available but the undergrowth is getting higher with every sunny day!

What can you do?

EMJOS (East Midlands Junior O Squad) has the answer …

Combine the NOC event at Highfields Park & University of Nottingham (East) with a bit of sprint training afterwards on this fantastic intricate area. It’s open to all.

Sunday 11th July start:10:30am

Sign up to run early at the NOC (Entry is online in advance – no entry on the day), then join the training session until 1pm.

The exercises will be short intricate loops to practice map setting, route planning and control description reading – all at speed.

Names to me (Ann-Marie ) ASAP so we can print enough maps. Contact me if you want more information.