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

A team of doctors, nurses and consultants took part in the Manchester 100 bike ride.

The health care professionals started and finished their 100 mile bike ride in Wythenshawe Park on Sunday, September 2.

Participants in the sponsored charity bike ride included Dr Yvonne Burke, GP at Boundary House Medical Centre in Northenden Road, Sale and Dr James Hilder of Partington Family Practice in Central Road.

They completed the challenge in under five hours and helped raise nearly £500 for The Christie and Trafford Carers.

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On September 15, volunteers from Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group and GP member practices carried out an NHS takeover of Sale Water Parkrun.

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.

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“We would like to support Stretford parkrun and the new Junior Parkrun at Seymour Park over the coming months and, hopefully, we will soon have our first Parkrun GP Practice in Trafford.”

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