DON’T BE A DOPE

Trail Running (UK) - - Warm- Up -

A shocking pro­por­tion of am­a­teur ath­letes are go­ing to ex­tremes to beat the com­pe­ti­tion, a re­cent BBC in­ves­ti­ga­tion has found. Its sur­vey re­vealed that over one third – 35% – ad­mit­ted that they knew some­one who had doped – i.e. used per­for­mance-en­hanc­ing drugs – while half agreed that the use of such sub­stances was rife in com­pet­i­tive sport. We whole­heart­edly en­cour­age train­ing hard and en­joy­ing the thrill of com­pet­ing to reach the fin­ish line first, but dop­ing is proven as a dan­ger­ous and un­eth­i­cal prac­tise. Don’t do it.

Ditch the drugs for the nat­u­ral high of the trails

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