Hi once again from the side-lines of Brough Park Running Club.
The pic’ of the week for 23.06.18 isn’t of an entrant from last Saturday’s event; rather of a member who was proudly participating elsewhere on that day and claiming two silver medals for his efforts.
Joey Courchene recently gained a PB of just over 25 min in our 5K, and is a member of The Special Olympics, North Staffordshire team; taking part in an event in the West Midlands where he competed in the 800m and the long jump to claim his medals.
He’s not a week-in-week-out regular at the park but, turns out on Wednesday and Saturday when not competing elswehere in a variety of activities, which in addition to the above includes badmington. He is also a member of City of Stoke AC.
The Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to 5 million athletes and Unified States Sports partners in 172 countries.
Special Olympics competitions are held every day, all around the world—including local, national and regional competitions, adding up to more than 100,000 events a year.
We feel humbled that Joey chooses to participate the little event of BPRC, an event he feels at home and welcome in.
We invite the fit and not-so, the young and the older person to take part in any one of our five distances, from the 800m to the 5K and beyond, which all matter the same to someone; encouraging one and all to participate in all manner of activities.
We wish each and everyone the very best of fortune on their journey. B @ BPRC