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!

Five Go Live in The Guardian

Wonderful article along Silver Grey Sports Club lines in The Guardian this weekend "Age is no barrier, meet the oldest top athletes" about five athletes aged between 73 and 108. They are a triathlete, a personal trainer, a surfer - Gwyn Haslock, who we profiled ourselves in our article "A Tale of Two Surfies a couple of years ago - a sprinter and a marathon runner.

 

Most of the athletes didn’t take up their sports until they were in their fifties, and in the case of Fauja Singh it was in his eighties that he ran his first marathon. They all talk about how much better they feel, physically and emotionally, through doing their sport, whether they started just from a love of it or whether starting as a way of getting over some hard times in their life.

 

It’s a great read, and great to see our message getting some air-time in the more mainstream media.