Health professionals on the run

Pegasus Health entered a team of 145 people in this year’s City2Surf run on Sunday 18 March. The team was made up of Pegasus staff and general practice teams in our network. General practitioners, practice nurses, administrators, 24 Hour Surgery and Pegasus support services staff all donned sports gear to complete the 6km (Hansen’s Park to Ferrymead) or 14km (Centennial Park to Ferrymead) course.

The fun run is all about participation, team building, reaching personal goals, and having fun while improving your health and wellbeing. Participants were rewarded at the finish line with a place they and their families could gather, cool off and refuel with a drink and sausage sizzle. Free massages were also provided from our masseuse team, these were very popular.

Papanui Medical Centre had eight participants. Practice Manager Kevin Smith said it important for people who work in health care to support community events such as the City to Surf.

“The leadership provided by Pegasus in encouraging participation in this annual event is an opportunity for members of practice teams to reinforce the benefit of exercise in our busy daily lives. It was great to see so many of the Papanui Medical Centre team take part,” says Kevin.

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Papanui Medical Centre City2Surf entrants. From left: Holly Barratt, Natalie Powell, Emily Clelland, Kim Jones, Maria Kennedy, Lyndsay Baxter, Linda Newsome and Julie Kember. 
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