Healthcare workers on track for a healthy lifestyle

Healthcare workers from around Trafford borough have been leading by example in a bid to encourage residents to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

A team took part in the Manchester 100 bike ride, which started and finished in Wythenshawe Park taking in a 100 mile route through Cheshire on 2 September.

Participants in the sponsored charity bike ride including Dr Yvonne Burke, GP and Steven Keane, It Lead, at Boundary House Medical Centre, on Northenden Road, Sale, Dr James Hilder of Partington family Practice, on Central Road, and Terry Greenwood, Head of Customer Engagement at British Cycling, who completed the challenge in five hours.

They raised £487.50 for The Christie and Trafford Carers.

On 15 September, volunteers from Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group and GP Member practices carried out an NHS takeover of Sale Water Parkrun. They helped with various tasks to facilitate the event for participants.

Dr Burke said: “We had a very successful Saturday morning supporting the fantastic team of volunteers who organise the weekly Sale Water Parkrun and the sun shone beautifully for us. Seven volunteers, a mixture of CCG, GPs and practice staff, marshalled, collected tokens, scanned and timed  for over 200 runners and walkers at the free event which happens every Saturday morning at 9 am.

“We would like to support Stretford Parkrun and the new Junior Parkrun (winner of volunteer of the year award at the recent Trafford Sports awards) at Seymour Park over the coming months and, hopefully, we will soon have our first Parkrun GP Practice in Trafford.”

For further information about Sale Water Parkrun visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/salewater/ or visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/ to find other locations in Trafford.

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