Local leisure centre to support community biathlon event

Local leisure centre to support community biathlon event

Local leisure centre to support community biathlon event

First published in Devon

PARKLANDS Okehampton Leisure Centre is joining forces with Okehampton Community Recreation Association (OCRA) and the South West Pentathlon to support this year’s Okehampton Biathlon on Friday August 22.

  • To support the event, which is aimed at adult and youth competitors alike, Parklands Okehampton is providing pool marshals, lifeguards and use of its swimming pool
  • Alongside a swim, the biathlon will feature a run, the length of which is determined by age and will take place in the spectacular surroundings of Simmons Park and the Ockment Valley
  • Under 14s will be required to swim 50m and run 800m whilst those older than 14 will swim 100m and run 1600m
  • OCRA is a charity that aims to develop sporting and recreational opportunities for Okehampton and the surrounding area

Jon Smith, Contract Manager at Parklands Okehampton, commented: "We are very happy to be supporting this brilliant community event.

"Biathlons may be difficult events but they can be great fun at the same time. I am really looking forward to seeing participants battle it out in our amazing swimming pool and I wish everyone taking part the best of luck!"

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