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Older runners and walkers at the Equinox 24 hour run

Older runners and walkers at the Equinox 24 hour run

Posted on Feb 19, 2018 in Blog, Running after fifty

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.

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