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Hospital running challenge for IBD patient

Saturday 10th March 2018

IBD team and Peter LaflinGood luck to a group of our doctors, nurses and patients who are running between each of our hospitals in Leeds to raise money for Crohn's and Colitis UK.

The team is led by Peter Laflin, a patient who has had Crohn’s disease for 20 years, who is using the run to train for the 2018 London Marathon.

Peter will be joined on sections of the 21 mile route across Leeds by Consultant Gastroenterologist Dr Christian Selinger, specialist Inflammatory Bowel Disease nurse Nicola Croft, Consultant Anaesthetist Dr Matt Simpson and a number of other patients and medical staff from the IBD service at St. James’s Hospital.

The team started at Wharfedale Hospital in Otley and the route takes the runners through Pool, Golden Acre Park and Headingley before arriving at Chapel Allerton Hospital.

Leaving Chapel Allerton, the group will head for Seacroft Hospital before returning to Leeds City Centre, where they will visit the LGI site and St James’s Hospital.

Waiting for the runners at LGI and St James’s Hospital will be a team from the Crohn’s and Colitis Leeds District Network, who will have a number of stands raising awareness of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and the support available for patients in Yorkshire.

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