TOUGH GIRL PODCAST 2020

Every episode  is full of inspiring stories of women overcoming great challenges.

The Tough Girl Podcast won the  Shextreme Best Adventure Podcast Award in 2019 & the Women's Sports Trust #BeAGameChanger National Award for Media Initiative of the Year 2018.

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Chemmy Alcott

Chemmy Alcott

4X Winter Olympian and one of Great Britain’s greatest ever skiers! *** 10th December ***

Namira Salim

Namira Salim

Space Diplomat, Future Astronaut, & Pioneering Polar Explorer! *** 8th December ***

Jean Muenchrath

Jean Muenchrath

Hiking, skiing and exploring wild places. Author of, “If I Live Until Morning, A True Story of Adventure, Tragedy and Transformation” *** 3rd December ***

Tazneem Anwar

Tazneem Anwar

aka Taz @ThisHijabiRuns. Championing diversity in running. Founder and Run Leader at Wycombe Women's Run Club. *** 1st December ***

Katie Visco

Katie Visco

Adventurer and ultra endurance runner - Ran across America 2009 and ran across Australia in 2019! *** 26th November ***

Amazin LeThi

Amazin LeThi

Athlete and Global Advocate for LGBTQ equality in sports *** 24th November ***

Amy Palmiero-Winters

Amy Palmiero-Winters

Extreme Ultra Endurance Athlete and first female amputee to finish Western States and the Badwater Ultramarathon! *** 19th November ***

Loretta Claiborne

Loretta Claiborne

Special Olympics Athlete, World-class runner and motivational speaker. *** 17th November ***

Tracy Edwards MBE

Tracy Edwards MBE

Round the World Sailor and Social Activist currently running The Maiden Factor Foundation fighting for the rights of all girls to an education *** 12th November ***

Susan Doram

Susan Doram

Covert Adventurer, Pfaffing & spending 2.5 years cycling around the world! *** 10th November ***

Dr Kerri Andrews

Dr Kerri Andrews

Author of Wanderers: A History of Women Walking *** 5th November ***

Khadijah Diggs

Khadijah Diggs

Team USA and Silver IronMan All-World Triathlete. Her mission is to Promote a Positive Image of Muslim Women and Islam in General through Sport. *** 3rd November ***

Claire Hughes

Claire Hughes

Doing the Rickshaw Run in India, as well as being part of a mixed crew to row across the Atlantic Ocean, earning her a World Record! *** 29th October ***

Dr Betty Holston Smith

Dr Betty Holston Smith

Dr. Betty Holston Smith - 79 years young, running 60 to 100 miles per week, sharing her knowledge about running, health and fitness. *** 27th October ***

Hetty Key

Hetty Key

Adventurer and Lead Researcher into Women in Adventure - Investigating the association between the outdoors and mental wellbeing in women. *** 22nd October ***

Jools Walker

Jools Walker

AKA Lady Velo, is a cycling advocate, activist, blogger, presenter and award winning author. *** 20th October ***

Deana Ortega

Deana Ortega

a badass single mom who has jammed her way around the roller derby circuit for the past 12 years. Author of My Derby Romance. *** 15th October ***

Sara Safari

Sara Safari

Aiming to be the first Iranian to climb the Seven Summits (only Mt. Everest to go!) and trekking 335 miles across the largest ice cap in the world, Greenland. *** 13th October ***

Catherine Dixon (Cat) & Rachael Marsden (Raz)

Catherine Dixon (Cat) & Rachael Marsden (Raz)

Cycling around the world to set a new WR for being the fastest women to circumnavigate on a tandem! *** 8th October ***

Ruqsana Begum

Ruqsana Begum

Muay Thai world champion in 2016, and the world's first female Muslim boxing champion *** 6th October ***

Cath Pendleton

Cath Pendleton

First Person to swim one mile inside the Antarctic Polar Circle! *** 1st October ***

Cara Yar Khan

Cara Yar Khan

Humanitarian and Disability Advocate sharing more about her life and doing a 12-day Grand Canyon descent and expedition on horseback *** 29th September ***

Ashly Winchester

Ashly Winchester

Ultra runner focused on FKT’s (Fastest Known Times) & Host of Womxn Of The Wild Podcast *** 24th September ***

Vedangi Kulkarni

Vedangi Kulkarni

The youngest woman to have circumnavigated the world on bicycle. 160 days to pedal 29,000km, across 14 countries! *** 22nd September ***

Rosaria Barreto

Rosaria Barreto

Movement is Medicine - using exercise to help women and seniors with clinical health conditions *** 17th September ***

Darcy Gaechter

Darcy Gaechter

First woman to kayak the Amazon River, 4,300 miles from the source to the sea! *** 15th September ***

Rhiane Fatinikun

Rhiane Fatinikun

Founder of Black Girls Hike UK and Tales of a Hiker. *** 10th September ***

Kristin Knight Pace

Kristin Knight Pace

Finishing the 2015 Yukon Quest a 1,000 Mile Sled Dog Race and the 2016 Iditarod. *** 8th September ***

Dr. Tekemia Dorsey

Dr. Tekemia Dorsey

Ironman & CEO of the International Association of Black Triathletes (IABT) *** 3rd September ***

Carla Molinaro

Carla Molinaro

Breaking the women's record for Land's End to John O'Groats, running the length of Britain in just 12 days, 30 minutes and 14 seconds! *** 1st September ***

Lauren Gay

Lauren Gay

Travel Blogger & Podcaster - Inspiring black women to embrace nature and outdoor recreation through adventure. *** 27th August ***

Alexandra Nemeth

Alexandra Nemeth

The first Hungarian to climb the 7 summits! *** 25th August ***

Alicia Doyle

Alicia Doyle

Journalist & Author of ‘Fighting Chance’, winner of 2 Golden Gloves championship titles and named, The California Female Fight of the Year in 2000 *** 20th August ***

Lipa Nessa

Lipa Nessa

Sports Activist, Coach & Co-founder of the 'I Think She's Offside' Podcast *** 18th August ***

Ailsa MacDonald

Ailsa MacDonald

Ultra Runner and Distance Triathlete, Canadian National Champion for 100 miles & Ironman Canada 2018 winner. *** 13th August ***

Nicole Snell

Nicole Snell

CEO Girls Fight Back, Solo Adventurer, Hike Lead @blackgirlstrekkin *** 11th August ***

Sarah Williams Relections 2020

Sarah Williams Relections 2020

Reflections on 2019 & and the start of 2020. Plus answering questions from the Tough Girl Tribe. *** 7th August ***

Mya-Rose Craig

Mya-Rose Craig

“Bird Girl” - 18-year-old British Bangladeshi top world teen birder, conservationist and environmentalist *** 6th August ***

Saray Khumalo

Saray Khumalo

Zambia-born South African explorer and mountaineer. In May 2019, she became the first Black African woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest. *** 4th August ***

Zahrah Mahmood

Zahrah Mahmood

aka 'The Hillwalking Hijabi’ sharing more about her passion for hill walking and climbing Ben Nevis, Scotland. *** 4th August ***

Karen Darke

Karen Darke

Modern-day ‘Alchemist’, passionate about turning challenge into opportunity and transforming the difficult stuff into ‘gold’ *** 4th August ***

Lungi Mchunu

Lungi Mchunu

Intrepid Sailor, Adventurist, Explorer, Speaker and Climate Change Activist. *** 4th August ***

Nikki Love

Nikki Love

Adventure Runner, Ran 63 marathons in 63 days in 2017. Training to run 2,500 miles on a treadmill in 63 days *** 30th July ***

Jana Paremoud

Jana Paremoud

Climbing the Matterhorn and starting an Adventure Travel company during the pandemic! *** 28th July ***

Michelle Griffith Robinson OLY

Michelle Griffith Robinson OLY

Former GB Olympian, wife, mother of 3, lifestyle coach, personal trainer and Ambassador for Diabetes UK *** 21st July ***

Selene Yeager

Selene Yeager

‘The Fit Chick’, Pro Mountain Bike Racer, Author & All-American Ironman triathlete *** 14th July ***

Sabrina Pace-Humphreys

Sabrina Pace-Humphreys

Ultra runner, going from Anxiety to Accomplishment - Running the Marathon des Sables and challenging Rural Racism *** 7th July ***

Sally Gunnell

Sally Gunnell

The only woman to hold the World, Olympic, European, and Commonwealth Gold Medals at the same time! *** 30th June ***

Suzanne ‘Sunny’ Stroeer

Suzanne ‘Sunny’ Stroeer

First woman to circumnavigate and summit Aconcagua in a single push - the Full 360! *** 23rd June ***

Danielle Brown

Danielle Brown

MBE - 2x Paralympic Gold Medallist,1st disabled athlete to represent England in the able-bodied team, Speaker & Inclusion Champion *** 16th June ***

Sensi Graves

Sensi Graves

professional kiteboarder & entrepreneur, empowering women to get out there and do what they love. *** 9th June ***

Elle Linton

Elle Linton

Fitness Professional & Blogger at Keep it SimpELLE *** 2nd June ***

Ursula Martin

Ursula Martin

Survived Ovarian Cancer - Walked 3,700 miles in Wales. Wrote a book. Now walking 5,000 miles across Europe! *** 26th May ***

Jo Moseley

Jo Moseley

Joy Encourager, Midlife Adventurer & Beach Cleaner who SUP 162 miles, Coast to Coast across Great Britain! *** 19th May ***

Louise Johnstone

Louise Johnstone

Endurance Athlete & PT, discussing mental health, Marathon des Sables & her next challenge #2020RunNorthSea *** 12th May ***

Rosie Watson

Rosie Watson

Running from the UK to Mongolia, finding stories of better ways of living in the climate crisis. *** 5th May ***

Gina Johansen

Gina Johansen

Walking 3,000km the length of Norway, plus a solo crossing of Lake Baikal in Siberia! *** 28th April ***

Dr. Kate Edwards & Dr. Blair Green

Dr. Kate Edwards & Dr. Blair Green

Go Ahead, Stop and Pee: Running During Pregnancy and Postpartum *** 21st April ***

Miriam Lancewood

Miriam Lancewood

Woman in the Wilderness: A Story of Survival, Love and Self-Discovery in New Zealand *** 14th April ***

Alyssa Azar

Alyssa Azar

Mountaineer - Youngest woman to Summit Mt Everest from both the North and South sides at 21 years old. *** 7th April ***

Catherine Wallis

Catherine Wallis

Plus-size adventurer, working mum, doing ultra challenges around the world! *** 31st March ***

Mel Vogel

Mel Vogel

Explorer, thru-hiking Canada’s Great Trail, 24,000km from the Atlantic Ocean, to the Arctic Ocean and then on to the Pacific Ocean. *** 24th March ***

Tiffany Coates

Tiffany Coates

The World's Foremost Female Motorcycle Adventurer! *** 17th March ***

Sophie Rooney

Sophie Rooney

1st woman to run the length of Scandinavia, 103 days, 3000km! *** 10th March ***

Sonya Richmond

Sonya Richmond

42 year old Canadian who is currently hiking across Canada on The Great Trail - 24,000km! *** 3rd March ***

Nahla Summers

Nahla Summers

Accidental Adventurer, Founder of Sunshine People, spreading kindness around the world *** 25th February ***

Bruna Moscol

Bruna Moscol

Solo climbing Mount Aconcagua & whitewater rafting the Grand Canyon! *** 18th February ***

Beth Whitman

Beth Whitman

Running her 1st Marathon at 50, completing the Snowman Trek in Bhutan and training for the 4 Deserts Challenge in 2020! *** 11th February ***

Helen Langridge

Helen Langridge

cycled LEJOG solo and unsupported in 2015, then in 2017 cycled 30,000km around the world. *** 4th February ***

Chris Fagan

Chris Fagan

Her Extraordinary Quest to the South Pole (with her husband)! 570 miles. 48 days at 9 hours a day. 40-below temps. Pulling 220-pound sleds. On skis. ***28th January***

Nienke Oostra

Nienke Oostra

Mountain biking the Great Himalaya trail in Nepal from Hilsa in the West to Phaplu in the east. 1700kms, 85000m ascend! *** 23rd January ***

Fenella Langridge

Fenella Langridge

Professional Triathlete over 70.3 distance *** 21st January ***

Carmen Rendell

Carmen Rendell

Walking the entire coast of the British Isles in 2020 to raise profile for walking therapy ***7th January***

Kristina Paltén

Kristina Paltén

Swedish ultra-runner who ran alone through Iran to overcome fears and prejudice. A 1,144 mile journey of Trust. *** 14th January ***

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