After a very busy few weeks for Okehampton Running Club last weekend was not a busy one for races. The club, along with OCRA, organised the Run in the Park on Sunday 1st July and runners enjoyed a cooler and rather damp 2.5K or 5K run (two laps) in Simmons Park. Many members of the club were also off training locally for various upcoming races and generally trying to stay cool!
Jo Page took on another new challenge to add to her achievements of different races in many different venues. She took part in a very unusual race on Thursday June 28th called “Steaming Down the Valley”, where she raced a steam train. This was held in Shropshire at the Severn Valley Country Park and ended at Arley Station racing against a full on Steam Train (called Bradley Manor) from the Severn Valley Railway. This was the first year this race has been run. Jo didn’t manage to beat the steam train but she really enjoyed a fantastic race and won the trophy for being the 2nd female finisher and was 24th overall. The race was on trails and was about 3.5 fairly challenging miles. Well done Jo.