Uncharted Waters.

Wow! The world has just turned upside down! Almost no-one who will be reading this will ever have experienced anything remotely like this. Our website promotes health in later life through strength and fitness. The people we have met and interviewed over the years are already living a life that goes against conventional wisdom about being older - so they are thinking outside the box in the first place. We know therefore that all SGSC athletes will take on this challenge as imaginatively as they approach life in general.

We ourselves are sticking to a daily routine which involves running outside and doing strength work in the house. We are also making sure we do plenty of stretching to keep ourselves as supple as possible. It seems to us that regularity is the key.  

We realise more than ever how lucky we usually are to have so much freedom to live, train and do the sports that we love. In the future when all this is over, on days when we don’t want to push ourselves so hard we will be aware of how fortunate we are to have that choice.

Maybe the lock-down will even bring new people to experience the benefits of exercise and hopefully they will continue the habit once this crisis is passed.
 
Stay strong, stay healthy. Life’s a Game - Keep Playing!

Silver Grey Sports Club Videos

All about Silver Grey Sports Club Paulus and Viviane talk and ski Marty Heckleman talks skiing and keeping fit Ewan Briscoe - TaiKwondo Master Mary Goodacre - triathlete Robin Delve double world champion Wayne Watson - Ski Guide, Teacher 76-year-old Wolfi surfs Watergate Bay Harold Greenberg - Curious to the Last Charles Eugster's 200m World Record Francoise Kassenberg - Climber Betty Warner - Yoga Student John Kirkham - Surfer Chris May - working Out to the Max Hilary Walker - Ultra Runner Sydney Isaacs - Tennis Player

Dr Charles Eugster gets the Record!

Dr Charles Eugster has set a new indoor World Record in the 200m for his age-group, 95 years and older. He knocked 2.4' off the previous mark set by American runner Orville Rogers in March 2013 and set a time of 55.48". The previous day he also set a new GB record for the 60m indoors, having set new GB age-group records for 100m and 200m outdoors last year.

All the Experts agree....

...that doing significant amounts of exercise is the best way of ageing well. Many articles about exercise and ageing come from a standpoint of addressing people who perhaps do no exercise, and maybe aren't aware of the many benefits of exercise, especially the life-benefits that follow from exercise. People who have perhaps fallen prey to the widely-held attitude that success and achievement in the physical realm belongs in your past when you get to 50. Any visitor to this site presumably doesn't share that point of view....

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Oldest Professional Athletes 3 - who?


Sometimes you have to make an exception. This is one of those times - and not just one exception but two. Two exceptions in one, actually, since not only was the person not past the age of 50 at the time but also the sport in question is not an extreme or adventure sport. However,.....

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A Man and a Woman

 

Something bothers us - we worry that there is an inequality in the balance of the sexes when it comes to keeping fit and strong, that it might be more of a "Guy Thing".

Silver Grey goes to college

 

You know you've arrived when your web-site gets hacked! Who'd bother, otherwise?

A couple of weeks ago we went to visit some students at London College of Communication who had been given a brief to create an advertising campaign to promote our web-site. Eight groups of students presented their work, which ranged from witty poster campaigns and videos to guerilla marketing events.

First is something, second is somewhere

 

{jcomments on}"First is everything, second is nowhere" is the rallying cry used by athletes at the top of their game, competing and training as hard as possible, and for encouraging those trying to get to the top. If you are attempting to win an Olympic gold medal or set a world record you'd kick yourself if you aimed for anything other than first.

But is it necessarily the right thing for the Silver Greys. Do we really want to take the attitude that

Skateboarding is for kids, volume 2

A little while ago we put up a film about Lloyd Kahn, a skateboarder in his mid-70's. Victor E doesn't quite match up on the age front, but on the other hand he has been skateboarding a bit longer - since 1954, in fact, when he started skateboarding as a 7-year-old. He seems quite committed to the skateboarding life by the look of things, and if anyone wants proof that older sportspeople are prepared to put their bodies on the line, here it is.

Have a look at this:-

 

You wait ages, and then 2 come along...

... in fact the more we look, the more we find.

You can see more of the videos we've made with the Silver Grey athletes we've met and read more about them HERE, and read more interesting stories and articles from around the web in The Pinboard