“Should you be doing that at your age?” If you’re an older endurance athlete you may well have been asked this question. As a recent article in the British Medical Journal pointed out, the prevailing attitude is that exercise is for young people while older people should be encouraged to relax. The Government is very keen to get mid-life adults (aged 40 to 60) to become more active, in order to reduce the incidence of chronic illness, and improve independence and quality of life over 60. Yet the mid-life and older people who take part in endurance events such as the Equinox 24 hour run, are still seen as exceptional, as not quite normal in their desire to push their bodies to their physical limits.Read More
Are you inspired by women runners in their fifties, sixties and seventies? I am! And through this blog I aim to find out more about them. How many women over 50 are running? How did they get into running? What motivates them to carry on?
Join me as I dig out the data about women’s running in the UK and also meet some of the inspiring women over 50 who are changing their lives through running.