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Community Program - Hunter Medicare Local Challenge

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 10:05 AM

This article was published in the Newcastle Herald on July 23, 2012. We supplied the boats and the sweeps for the challenge on Newcastle Harbour  between Hunter Medicare Local and Hunter Integrated Pain Services, who were promoting the commencement of National Pain Awareness Week. We paddled from the Carrington Boat Ramp down the harbour to The Brewery, turned around and did some races on the way back. These medicos recognise the importance of exercise in the management of pain, and chose to do dragonboat racing as an example of the wide variety of physical activities available. You can see more photos at

We also held our training session on Throsby Creek that morning and enjoyed an impromptu race with Newcastle Dragons Abreast team, which they won by about half a boat length, which we were were quite happy with since they had four more paddlers than we did. Thank you ladies. It was fun.

Read the article - some really important information about pain management.

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