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TOUGH GIRL PODCAST 2024

The Tough Girl podcast is all about motivating and inspiring you, while increasing amount of female role models in the media especially in relation to adventure and physical challenges. 

The TGP  has won 3 awards! The Women's Sports Trust #BeAGameChanger National Award for Media Initiative of the Year (2018). The Shextreme Best Adventure Podcast Award (2019) and  the best Adventure Sports Podcast in the Sports Podcast Awards 2022.

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Alex Larson

Alex Larson

Dietitian and Triathlete, Fuelling Endurance Athletes for Peak Performance and Personal Success *** 23rd July ***

Sophie Pierce

Sophie Pierce

Healing Through Nature – A Journey of Grief, Love, and Wild Swimming *** 16th July ***

Susan Smillie

Susan Smillie

Former Guardian editor and writer, now author and sailor. She left her job to sail around Great Britain, turned left at Land's End, and ended up in Greece! *** 9th July ***

Pelumi Nubi

Pelumi Nubi

The first Black woman to drive solo by road from London to Lagos, covering over 10,000 km in 74 days. *** 2nd July ***

Kristin Thue

Kristin Thue

Thru-Hiker and Human Rights Activist from Norway, Sharing Adventures on Her Blog 'Let’s Trek It' to Inspire Others to Undertake Their Own Wilderness Journeys. *** 27th June 2024 ***

Sunny Stroeer

Sunny Stroeer

Completing the Iditarod Trail Invitational 1,000-Mile Race on Skis, Becoming the First Woman to Do So. *** 25th June ***

Sarah Perry

Sarah Perry

INOV8 Ambassador: Setting Records on the South West Coast Path (630 Miles) with a Fastest Self-Supported Completion *** 20th June ***

Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith

Founder of The Black Tri Tribe, UK's First Triathlon Club for Black People *** 18th June ***

Erin Leider-Pariser

Erin Leider-Pariser

From Celebrity Trainer to Global Adventure Leader - Insights and Principles from Her New Book, "Get Lost: Seven Principles for Trekking Life with Grace and Other Life Lessons from Kick-Ass Women’s Adventure Travel” *** 13th June ***

Rachel Durchslag

Rachel Durchslag

Finding Freedom on the Trails - From the Camino de Santiago to Hiking in Nepal. A Story of Healing, Hiking, and Personal Growth. Discover the Transformative Power of Solo Travel. *** 11th June ***

Audrey Payne

Audrey Payne

Long-distance backpacker, writer, and nature nerd. Overcame a debilitating back injury to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail and recently published a memoir about it! *** 6th June ***

Mireille Siné

Mireille Siné

Pushing Boundaries - From Lupus to Long-Distance Running, Tackling the Speed Project with Unlimited Women. *** 4th June ***

Carly Fillis

Carly Fillis

Living a Freestyle adventure lifestyle. Tour leader in the Middle East. Running horse riding trips in Mongolia and hiking in Jordan while creating her own fast packing adventures in-between. *** 28th May ***

Carol Devine

Carol Devine

Researcher, writer, artist, climate activist and humanitarian professional. From Antarctica's Ice to Scotland's Seas, A Journey of Activism and Adventure. *** 21st May ***

Gráinne Moss

Gráinne Moss

Navigating Open Waters - Expert Advice from arguably Irelands most accomplished female open water swimmer. First Irish woman to swim Cook Strait (2001) Foveaux (2022), Lake Taupō (2021) and the Channel of Bones in Hawaii (2023). *** 14th May ***

Fatima Haidari

Fatima Haidari

Shattering Stereotypes, Embracing Opportunities, and Pursuing Dreams as Afghanistan's First Female Tour Guide. *** 7th May ***

Dr. Kaz Williams

Dr. Kaz Williams

Performance Psychologist, Certified Running Coach and Ultra Runner. Striving to help people discover their mettle. *** 30th April ***

Emma Hull

Emma Hull

Unleashing Confidence, Embracing Change, and Fearlessly Pursuing Adventure and Dreams with Life Untethered *** 23rd April ***

Dr. Meera Velankar

Dr. Meera Velankar

Scientist turned tandem cyclist. Exploring India since 2015. First woman to complete India’s Golden Quadrilateral, which connects Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata, on a tandem bike (6,000km in 41 days). *** 16th April ***

Arlette Laan

Arlette Laan

aka “Apple Pie”. First woman to hike all 11 National Scenic Trails in USA. 35,000+ miles hiked! *** 9th April ***

Lauren Beihoffer

Lauren Beihoffer

Biochemist, Ultra-runner, Coach, and Mom of Three. Passionate About Helping Women Over 40 Feel and Perform Their Best. *** 2nd April ***

Shirin Gerami

Shirin Gerami

Trailblazing Triathlete & Advocate for Change who made history as Iran's first female triathlete to compete in a world championship. *** 26th March ***

Beth Whitman

Beth Whitman

Completed the Grand Slam Plus with Racing the Planet. This included running 5 separate events, each 250K, across Georgia (the country), the Namib Desert in Namibia, the Atacama in Chile, the Gobi in Mongolia and Antarctica. *** 19th Mar ***

Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams

Reflections & Learnings from the 3,000km Te Araroa Trail, New Zealand. *** 14th Mar ***

Sophie Power

Sophie Power

Great Britain 24 hour Ultra-runner and mum of 3. Founder of SheRACES - a campaign to make races better for women *** 12th March ***

Jessica Hepburn

Jessica Hepburn

Unlikely Everest Summiteer. Inspiring people to #livebigandbrave when life doesn’t go to plan. Author of Save me from the Waves. *** 7th Mar ***

Celeste Thompson

Celeste Thompson

Fat girl who loves hiking. Inspiring people of all sizes to adventure outside. On an adventure to hike in every state in the USA. *** 5th March ***

Jacky Hunt-Broersma

Jacky Hunt-Broersma

UltraRunner. Amputee. Cancer Survivor. Guinness World Record - Running 104 Marathons in a 104 Days! #icandohardthings *** 27th February ***

Melissa Harlow

Melissa Harlow

Embracing Life's Adventures at 62: From Sailing the Pacific Ocean to Hiking the John Muir Trail *** 20th February ***

Dr. Katie Myint

Dr. Katie Myint

Running for Enjoyment and Mental Well-Being *** 13th February ***

Nicky Chisholm

Nicky Chisholm

52, a self-confessed adventurer, loves a challenge, delights in cold shenanigans and is ready to embrace the next stage of her adventure life! *** 6th February ***

Christine Yu

Christine Yu

Journalist and Author of “UP TO SPEED: The Groundbreaking Science of Women Athletes”. *** 30th January ***

Nikki Love

Nikki Love

56, Running across Australia from Perth to Sydney 4,044kms in 76 days! Setting the women’s record! #RunAustralia *** 23rd January ***

Sue Stockdale

Sue Stockdale

First UK woman to reach the magnetic North Pole. Author of “EXPLORE: A Life of Adventure”. *** 16th January ***

Kimberly Wheatley

Kimberly Wheatley

Solo kayaker, SUP’er, and camper. Diversifying the outdoors one lake at a time, hoping to inspire some outdoor joy. *** 9th January ***

Meaghan Hackinen

Meaghan Hackinen

Bikepacker and writer sharing more about her new book - Shifting Gears: Coast to Coast on the Trans Am Bike Race *** 4th January ***

Sarah Thomas

Sarah Thomas

Ultra Marathon Swimmer - Breast cancer Survivor and the first person to complete a four-way crossing of the English Channel in 54 hours and 10 minutes. *** 4th January ***

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