Running after fifty articles

Vanessa Walker – running for a cause

Vanessa Walker – running for a cause

Vanessa Walker chose to celebrate her 60th birthday in 2019 by competing in the Dukeries 30 ultra race with her two sons and six friends from her running club. Despite a very early start and 30 miles of running, she had enough energy left to attend her own birthday...

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Christine Oldfield –  a runner with staying power

Christine Oldfield – a runner with staying power

**Guest post** I'm delighted to feature this article from my friend and fellow club member Christine Oldfield. Her running story started more than 30 years ago and, now in her seventies, Christine is definitely a runner with staying power....

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Female Ultrarunners over 50

Female Ultrarunners over 50

In January I added three women to my list of running bloggers over 50. I noticed that all three of them run ultra distance races. Alene Nitzky, from Colorado USA, has been running ultras since 1991 and has run the Badwater 135 race twice. Carolin Botterill, from...

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Older runners and walkers at the Equinox 24 hour run

Older runners and walkers at the Equinox 24 hour run

"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...

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A runner’s thoughts on Iyengar yoga

A runner’s thoughts on Iyengar yoga

Spending a whole day at an Iyengar yoga workshop gave me an opportunity to reflect on what I was learning. Iyengar yoga Iyengar yoga focuses on precision and alignment in poses, and uses props, such as blocks, blankets and belts, to improve the understanding of the...

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Reading list 2016

Reading list 2016

What motivates women runners over 50 to continue running? What impact has running had on their lives? What was it like to be a female endurance runner in the UK in the 1960s, 70s and 80s? How can we keep fit into old age? These are some of the questions that I hope to...

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Rise of the running woman

Rise of the running woman

More and more women in England are running and it's not just young women who've caught the running bug.  A year ago I looked at the Sport England Active People Survey for 2012/13 and concluded that there were nearly one million women running in the UK. The latest full...

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Running past 50 – the ageless athlete

Running past 50 – the ageless athlete

Over the Christmas period I've acquired four books related to running - the first of them is "Running Past 50". Can we keep running and become "ageless athletes"? "Running Past 50" is by American Richard Benyo, editor of "Marathon & Beyond" magazine. It was...

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