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!

Whether you think you can, whether you think you can't

 

Denise and I were watching the US Open Tennis men's final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic when we heard commentator Leif Shiras quote Henry Ford.

Diana Nyad completes Cuba to Florida swim

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Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad has, at the age of 64, become the first person to swim the 112 miles from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage.  Setting off from Hemmingway Marina in Cuba on Saturday 31st of August she reached Key West, Florida after a swim of 53 hours.

100 years, 100 kilometres

At the age of 100, French cyclist Robert Marchand has set a new age-group world record for the fastest 100 kilometres on the track. The new time stands at 4 hours 17 minutes 27 seconds and was set at the Tete-d'Or Velodrome in Lyons, France. The time has been ratified by the French National Cycling Federation.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

At 68 years old, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, dubbed the World's Greatest Living Explorer, is about to embark on his latest venture. He will lead a 14-month expedition

Sister Madonna Buder


On 26th August 2012 at Penticton, British Columbia, Canada Sister Madonna Buder became the oldest person ever to complete an Ironman triathlon, at the age of 82,

The pictures tell the story

This 72-year-old Swedish woman shows once again that age is no barrier. Even if you don't speak Swedish...

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Better Running, Less Impact

As reported on BBC 1's The One Show on 15th Sept (the item is at 17' 55") new research from Professor Rami Abboud at Dundee University has shown that a change in running style will help reduce stress injuries and wear on your joints.

98 years old - still teaching, still learning

At 98, Sapporo Cho-ochi lives his life like a man with plenty of time ahead of him.