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The ‘hares’ – schools cross-country

Image: The Hares with Adam Holland
The Hares with Adam Holland

Well known marathon runner Adam Holland made a very welcome appearance at the Tavistock Area Schools first Cross Country event on 12th February. Pictured is Adam with Nicolas Maczugowzki and Joel Lake of Tavistock Athletic Club ‘haring’ the Year 5 and 6 boys race, which was win by Fynn Baker of Milton Abbot school. Continue reading The ‘hares’ – schools cross-country

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Vacancy: Volunteer Fundraiser (part time)

Image: South West Youth Games - PHOTO: Tom Sandberg/PPAUKTerms : 8-10 hours per weeK
Location : OCRA Pavilion with some work from home options
Closing date for applications : 22.03.2019
Anticipated start date : Immediate

OCRA is looking to appoint a Volunteer Fundraiser to work alongside the management team to explore fundraising opportunities, attract grants and awards, maintain relationships with existing supporters and raise awareness of the Charity’s work. Continue reading Vacancy: Volunteer Fundraiser (part time)

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Tavistock Area Schools Cross Country Series 2019

The first cross country event of the 2019 Tavistock Primary Schools series took place in the Meadows on a mild Tuesday afternoon in February.

Year 3/4 girls started the series with Lamorna Cox of St Andrew’s leading the others home. Nell Maguire of Whitchurch was 2nd followed by Hazel Stead of St Peter’s and Florence Riggott and Tamzin Jarman both of Whitchurch. JJ Lake of TAC was the ‘hare’ for these girls. Continue reading Tavistock Area Schools Cross Country Series 2019

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Movement & Dance day at Okehampton College

Okehampton Area Primary Schools Year 3 Movement & Dance day at Okehampton College

Tuesday 5th February saw 225 year 3 children from Okehampton, Lewtrenchard, Boasley Cross, South Tawton, Exbourne, Hatherleigh, North Tawton, Bridestowe, Highampton and Chagford taking part in the annual Movement & Dance day at Okehampton College.

OCRA Gymnastics coach, Vicki Pritchard, aided by Okehampton college young sports leaders, had the children learning new skills on the double mini trampoline, Ellodie Stott, dance instructor taught some rock n roll moves and Sue Yelland, OCRA stalwart, provided some agility and co-ordination stations, run by the young sports leaders.

A great day was had by all.

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Okehampton Running Club Tenth Anniversary

Image: Oke Running Club tenth aniversaryCongratulations to Okehampton Running Club on their tenth anniversary. Formed in February 2009, ORC now has over 100 members of all abilities and all ages who share one thing – a love of running!

Gathering after this Tuesday’s runs, club members enjoyed a celebratory get together at OCRA Pavilion; possibly the only party where the dress code for the majority of attendees included hi-vis vests and jackets. 😄

https://okehamptonrunningclub.com/

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Staffing changes

Image: SWYG 2017 - PHOTO: Sean Hernon/PPAUKWe are saddened to announce the departure of OCRA’s Sport and Recreation Manager, Stuart Lord.

After twenty one years dedicated service, which has seen OCRA grow from a small charitable enterprise to a mainstay within the community, Stuart is leaving OCRA to seek new challenges in sports development.

The staff, Trustees and all those who have participated in OCRA’s activities over the years would like to thank him for his long service and we wish him all the best for the future. Continue reading Staffing changes

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Open Day at Parklands – Saturday 2nd Feb. 9am-4pm

A great evImage: Parklands Open Day 2nd Feb 2019ent for all this Saturday, with pool activities- a whole range of fitness sessions- sports- health checks & p/t sessions – most of them free.

Lots of FREE activities for Adults of all ages and Families to enjoy, along with competitions throughout the day!!

Full Schedule: Continue reading Open Day at Parklands – Saturday 2nd Feb. 9am-4pm