Painkillers & Comrades - a potentially lethal combination

Brad Brown: Welcome to this edition of the Ask Coach Parry podcast, we spoke yesterday about making the call, if you’re ill or not, with regards to running Comrades. If you wake up on race day sick and what you should and shouldn’t do. Something else that happens fairly often at the Comrades Marathon is the use of painkillers and anti-inflammatories on the road. I wanted to touch on that today. Lindsey Parry, you’ve got quite strong opinions on the use of painkillers and anti-inflammatories. Tell us a little bit why you think the way you do about it, what are the dangers of taking painkillers and should you do it.