CLUB RUNNER IS HANDED A FOUR-YEAR BAN
A CLUB athlete with a modest 800m PB of 2:07.17 and who has barely competed for two years was last week given a four-year ban from all sports by UK Anti-Doping after a package containing the steroid Stanozolol was intercepted by the Border Force.
UKAD ruled that Guildford & Godalming athlete
Robert Myring-Thomson had committed two antidoping rule violations
– the “attempted use of a prohibited substance” and “possession of a prohibited substance”. Pat Myhill, UKAD director of operations said: “This case shows the importance of the work of our Intelligence and Investigations Team and their collaborative efforts with partners such as Border Force. By intercepting this package, we were able to stop an athlete taking prohibited substances that could also have had negative side effects to his health.”