Sunday December 15th saw more than 50 jolly joggers of all ages take part in Okehampton Community and Recreation Association’s (OCRA) Festive 5k Fun Run. The event, in aid of OCRA, saw runners and walkers decked out in festive dress take on the two lap course around Simmons Park and Okehampton College’s grounds. Continue reading OCRA Charity Fun Run and Festive Market
On a cold, wet Thursday morning, over 200 West Devon school children took part in the annual OCRA cross country competition at Castle Drogo. Continue reading West Devon Primary Schools Cross Country at Castle Drogo
Forty Five children from Princetown, Horrabridge, Lamerton, St Peter’s, Tavistock, Bere Alston and Whitchurch primary schools took part in an Ability Games event, hosted by Bere Alston school and run by OCRA coaches. Continue reading Tavistock Area Schools OCRA Ability Games
The Climbing Barn at Milton Abbot was busier than normal on the day of the annual West Devon Primary schools Bouldering competition, organised by OCRA. Continue reading West Devon Primary Schools OCRA Bouldering Competition
“….and they’re off!!!!” Sporting Memories has started in Okehampton. Thursdays 10.30am at the Pavilion. Aimed as a social group for those interested in sport, experiencing isolation, mild dementia and/or long term health conditions.
Simmons Park visitors were certainly in for a big surprise this Easter as the Pavilion Café hosted its first Teddy Bears’ Picnic.
Staged as park of Okehampton sports charity OCRA’s holiday activities, the picnic offered a full family afternoon starting with a teddy trail in the park, multi-sports on the cricket pitch and the picnic itself outdoors in the Spring sunshine, with some special guests. Continue reading Why the big PAWs? Teddy Bear’s Picnic, of course
OCRA currently fulfils the role of School Sports Co-ordinator for Dartmoor MAT (Okehampton and area schools) and Tavistock Area Schools. Please see our event reports on our schools page for news throughout the year.
Wednesday 23rd January was the West Devon Sportshall finals, held at Tavistock College Sportshall. Taking part were – Whitchurch, St Andrew’s A & B, St Peter’s, Okehampton, Hatherleigh, South and North Tawton. Keith & Jayne Reed, Martin Exley-Deane, Stuart Lord and Mhairi McCall plus 10 young sports leaders officiated over the event. Continue reading OCRA School Sports Report – Q1, 2019
A further item of excellent financial news in recent weeks as Okehampton United Charities reaffirmed its’ support for Okehampton Gym, Trampoline and DMT Club with a superb grant of £15,000 toward new equipment.
Pictured with OUC Clerk Karen Pervical, club head coach Vicki Pritchard gratefully received the cheque which is already earmarked for two competition-spec trampolines. Continue reading OUC support for Trampolinists
St Andrew’s year 3/4 & 5/6 boys, Whitchurch 3/4 girls & Tavistock 5/6 girls had won through to the County finals by winning the West Devon event on the 7th March.
There were 18 teams and approx. 90 runners from all over Devon in each race. A maximum of 6 runners raced for a team with the first 4 finishers counting for results. Continue reading West Devon Teams bring back medals from County Games