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Sydney Wilson - stoked on spokes

"Jamais s'arrêter de pédaler" - meaning "Never Stop Pedalling" - is the personal philosophy of an 82-year-old French cyclist and skier whom we met in the early days of Silver Grey Sports Club. Coming across this film about 80-year-old cycle racer Sydney Wilson the words have a literal as well as metaphorical meaning. The need for PR must be one of the least appealing aspects of modern corporate life so it was a pleasant surprise when it produced something really quite exciting - this video about Sidney Wilson, who was filmed as part of a PR campaign for a milk brand. The campaign was a competition to find the brand's local area's fittest grandparent.


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Exercise, no sweat. Yes, SWEAT!

sweaty-training-smallsgsc-runner-puffing-small-2Several weeks ago - and with no great enthusiasm - we reported on some research that appeared to show that the best way of exercising in order to have the best chance of avoiding early death from various diseases such as heart disease, diabetes etc was to exercise only a moderate amount, and at not too demanding a level. Various elements within the media took the opportunity to thumb their noses at people they described as smug, exercise junkies and took delight in reporting that this piece of research showed that these "exercise junkies" were not doing themselves any good at all with their ultra running, their triathlons etc.

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Legendary Waterman and Surf Pioneer Laird Hamilton has passed 50 - and he's still got the passion

Legendary waterman and tow-in-surf pioneer Laird Hamilton passed his fiftieth birthday last year making him eligible for inclusion on the Silver Grey Sports Club website. Not your average 51-year-old, but then he hasn't been average at any time in his life.


Here's a video from TMZ Sports showing him "shooting the pier" at Malibu on his stand-up paddleboard.


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A Wild Bunch

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 If this bunch look excited, it's because they are - and why wouldn't they be?


Watch the video to see why.


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Charles Eugster - The World's Fastest Nonagenarian?

drcheugsterA few weeks ago, we wrote about Dr Charles Eugster, the self-styled "World's Fittest Nonagenarian". We were subsequently contacted by his team and offered the chance to interview him, which we gladly accepted and which will be happening in December. Meanwhile, here is some news about what he has been doing and what he intends to be doing.

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Why Exercise 2?


sgscrunner1.2The title of this article is "Why Exercise 2". Its full name is in fact "Why Exercise 2 : the second in a never-ending series".


The latest chapter of this story comes from University of Colorado Boulder and Humboldt State University in a joint study of the effects of running on walking in a group of men and women with an average age of 69 years old. According to the study's findings, running slows the ageing process.

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