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Consultants taking on 100km challenge to promote British Transplant Games

Two energetic hospital consultants are taking to the streets on Sunday 11th June for a 100km challenge to promote the British Transplant Games.

Starting from Churchill Hospital, Oxford, participants will either cycle or run the route through Oxfordshire and Warwickshire to University Hospital in Coventry.

Consultant Transplant Surgeon James Hunter and Consultant Nephrologist Simon Fletcher, who both work at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust and have organised the event, will be running and cycling respectively.

Simon hopes it will promote the Transplant Games and highlight the award-winning transplant relationship between UHCW and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as well as a wider discussion about transplant donation.

“It will be challenging but we hope it will be an enjoyable day,” said Simon. “We have athletes who are taking part in the Games who will be joining us and are an inspiration, but everyone is welcome to take part.”

If the whole distance is a little too daunting, people are invited to join in and complete a 10km leg.

Runners will start at 9am with cyclists beginning later in the hope all will finish at roughly the same time for a well-earned drink.

Anyone wanting to take part can email James or Simon for more details.

The British Transplant Games take place in Coventry between 27th and 30th July with more than 2,500 athletes competing in 26 sports.

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