John Buckley

John BuckleyWhy I took the pledge:
Running is a fundamental part of human existence, for me it’s an essential part of my being. Our sport is based on moving naturally over our land and pushing our bodies to where they haven’t gone. What makes our sport is human effort pitched against mountains, trails and distance, using only the resources we have been gifted. PEDs aren’t a gift, they turn our sport into a cesspit focused on manufactured ‘glory’, not the boundaries of human existence. Those who use PEDs face fundamental psycho-social challenges that trail running is not about. Please stay away from our sport and those considering, think back to the Rift Valley when we first evolved and started to move, running is naturally what we’re supposed to do.