Quarterly Acheivement Award

Despite not being able to run as a club for some time, some of Okehampton Running Club’s business is carrying on as usual. Included in this was the presentation of the ORC Cup, a quarterly trophy awarded to a member for outstanding effort and achievement in the previous three months. On Thursday Mags Jarvis presented Joseph Lynch with the cup in recognition of his enthusiastic participation in the ORC challenges that have taken place fortnightly since lockdown. Joseph, who has Downes Syndrome, together with his mum Charlotte and Mags made up the Step By Step team for the Half Marathon Challenge, with Joseph coming up with the team name and organising the distances each would run. He also took it upon himself to start up an online fundraising page to raise £100 for Parkinsons UK aware that Mags, who has Parkinson’s, wasn’t going to be able to raise money for them with the London Marathon being cancelled. In a very short time he exceeded his target, eventually raising £655. Joseph was very proud and pleased to win the cup, already engraved with his name.