TOUGH GIRL PODCAST 2017

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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Megan Hine

Megan Hine

Survival Expert, Expedition leader, and Adventure Catalyst. *** 26th December ***

Laura Kennington

Laura Kennington

British adventure athlete with a passion for the endurance capability of the human body ***19th December ***

Della Parsons

Della Parsons

How she quit her job and changed her life by sailing around the world! *** 12th December ***

Jen Bricker

Jen Bricker

Accomplished acrobat and aerialist….. born without legs *** 5th Dec ***

Anna Blackwell

Anna Blackwell

The Going-on of an Adventurer! Walking 500 and 1000 miles across France and Spain along ancient pilgrimage routes *** 28th Nov ***

Melissa Urie

Melissa Urie

2nd Women to ever finish the EPIC 5 - 5 Ironman in 5 days across 5 different islands in Hawaii! ***21st Nov***

Alice Gartland

Alice Gartland

Sharing about outdoor swimming, life changing events, China, community and the A Lotus Rises mission. ***14th Nov***

Zoe Langley-Wathen

Zoe Langley-Wathen

Walking Adventures include the South West Coastal Path, Wales Coast Path & Offa’s Dykh. *** 7th Nov ***

Anoushé Husain

Anoushé Husain

para-climber, Ambassador for @limbpower and public speaker, #AWA2017 winner for Sport and #SWOTY2017 Helen Rollason Award winner *** 31st Oct ***

Adelaide Goodeve

Adelaide Goodeve

Recovering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and going on to become an Ironman! *** 24th Oct***

Mieke Stones

Mieke Stones

“Powered By Me” - A year-long human-powered lifestyle adventure *** 17th Oct ***

Christine Armstrong

Christine Armstrong

Christine & her husband decided to spend 2 years cycling the world! ***Oct 10th***

Alex Mason

Alex Mason

Quit her job in 2015 & thru hiked the PCT twice, before heading to NZ and Oz! ***3rd Oct***

Mollie Hughes

Mollie Hughes

The Youngest Woman in the World and the First English Woman to summit Mount Everest from both sides! *** 26th Sept***

Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams

Thru hiking the Appalachian Trail (2,190 miles) in 100 days! ***19th Sept***

Caroline Elliott

Caroline Elliott

French Search and Rescue - Mountain rescue with avalanche dog 'Fjord' *** 12th Sept ***

Sam Taylor

Sam Taylor

Trying 100 sports and fitness classes in a year and now helping women to find their Get Up and Go in their community! *** 5th Sept ***

Laura Maisey

Laura Maisey

In September 2016, she ran from Rome to London, a journey of 1,249 miles. *** 29th Aug ***

Catherine Edsell

Catherine Edsell

Adventurer, Expedition Leader, PADI Divemaster, Reef Check trainer, yoga teacher, FRGS & mother of two *** 22nd Aug ***

Pip Hare

Pip Hare

Professional ocean racing sailor who was part of the all female team who won the 3 Peaks Yacht Race in 2016 *** 15th Aug ***

Suzy Favor Hamilton

Suzy Favor Hamilton

Olympian x3, NYT Best Selling Author - “Fast Girl – A Life Spent Running From Madness”, & Mental Health Advocate *** 8th Aug ***

Nayla Tawa

Nayla Tawa

Producer. Director. Adventurer. Humanitarian. *** 1st August ***

Naomi Kutin

Naomi Kutin

The strongest girl in the world. Naomi “Supergirl” can lift 3x her body weight and holds multiple world records in powerlifting! *** 25th July ***

Tina Muir

Tina Muir

A 2:36 marathoner and GB runner who has not had a period for 9 years. *** 18th July ***

Shu Pillinger

Shu Pillinger

1st British woman to complete RAAM Solo in 2015 after broken clavicle in 2014. *** 11th July ***

Tashi & Nungshi Malik

Tashi & Nungshi Malik

1st siblings and twins to climb the 7 Summits and reach the North and South Poles and complete the Explorers Grand Slam. *** 4th July ***

Guin Batten

Guin Batten

A former professional rower who won an Olympic silver medal in Sydney in 2000 *** 27th June ***

Kim Constantinesco

Kim Constantinesco

Editor-in-Chief of @Purpose2Play, Big mountain snowboarder, Stunt Woman who is addicted to storytelling & living boldly *** 20th June ***

Laura Bingham

Laura Bingham

An English adventurer best known for completing a cross-continent cycle of South America in July 2016. *** 13th June ***

Ness Knight

Ness Knight

Accidental adventurer & explorer, whose cycled solo + unsupported 2000 miles across the USA, & first female in history to swim the length of the Thames River! *** 6th June ***

Elspeth Beard

Elspeth Beard

In 1982 at age 22 Elspeth set off on a solo motorbike trip around the world! Taking 2.5 years, covering a distance of 48,000 miles! *** 30th May ***

Bex Band

Bex Band

The Ordinary Adventurer who has walked 1,000 km across Israel, as well as being the first person to Kick Scoot the 240km London Loop trail! *** 23rd May ***

Phoebe Smith

Phoebe Smith

Extreme sleeping outdoors adventurer who thrives on heading off to the wildest locations she can find to sleep in the strangest places she can seek out! *** 16th May ***

Gina Cleere

Gina Cleere

Female soloist winner of Revolve24 in 2016 ***9th May***

Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed

Writer - Author of New York Times Bestseller Wild - Mother of 2 - Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail ***2nd May***

Chloe Phillips-Harris

Chloe Phillips-Harris

Freelance Adventure Journalist Bonding with Wild Horses - Travelling the World - Competing in the World’s Toughest Horse Race ***25th April***

Niki Doeg & Janette Benaddi

Niki Doeg & Janette Benaddi

Yorkshire Rows (4 mums in a boat) - Rowing Across the Atlantic Ocean - Guinness World Record Holders ***18th April***

Paula Reid

Paula Reid

Adventurer Living Life to the Full - Crossed 150 Things Off Her Bucket List! ***11th April***

Anna-Marie Watson

Anna-Marie Watson

Ultra endurance athlete & performance coach, training for the UTMB in September! ***4th April***

Lilyella Craw-Seaman

Lilyella Craw-Seaman

The youngest person ever to finish an infamous mountain race invented by the SAS, the Pen Y Fan in Wales. ***28th March***

Rahma Barclay

Rahma Barclay

Cycled 3,500 km though 13 countries from London to Jerusalem raising money for Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) ***21st March***

Natalia Cohen

Natalia Cohen

Adventurer & Member of the Coxless Crew:- 1 Boat - 1 Ocean - Fo4r Women. Setting 2 world records rowing the Pacific Ocean in Jan 2016 ***14th March***

Margaret Schlachter

Margaret Schlachter

The first professional female obstacle course racer & founder of Dirt in Your Skirt! ***7th March***

Hannah Stodel

Hannah Stodel

4X Paralympian (Sailing), Triple World Champ, Aspiring to compete in the Vendee Globe 2020! *** 21st Feb ***

Ashley Hunt

Ashley Hunt

Wellness Coach & Meditation Teacher dealing with Chronic Pain from Rheumatoid Arthritis ***28th Feb***

Justine Curgenven

Justine Curgenven

Sea Kayaker & One of the Top Living Explorers in the UK! ***14th Feb***

Jenny Tough

Jenny Tough

Endurance Athlete who ran 900 km via the Tien Shan mountains in Kyrgyzstan! ***7th Feb***

Jen Brown

Jen Brown

Running and Triathlon Coach and founder of Sparta Chicks! *** 31st January***

Philippa Cox

Philippa Cox

Cycled from the most northern point in Norway to the most southern point in Spain. 5,000 miles! *** 24th January***

AnnMaria De Mars

AnnMaria De Mars

4 daughters, 4 degrees, 2 companies, 1 World Judo Championship! *** 17th January***

Stephanie Case

Stephanie Case

Ultra runner, human rights lawyer, and founder of Free to Run *** 10th January***

Ali Mahoney

Ali Mahoney

Sport Psychology Coach who rode a bike 767 miles from South Wales to Chamonix! *** 3rd January***

The Tough Girl Podcast is the winner of 3 Awards. In 2022 the TGP won the Best Urban & Adventure Podcast in the Sports Podcast Awards. 
In 2019 the TGP won the  Shextreme Best Adventure Podcast Award  & in 2018 it won The Women's Sports Trust #BeAGameChanger National Award for Media Initiative of the Year. Thank you to all the patrons and supporters who made this possible. New episodes of the Tough Girl Podcast go live every Tuesday at 7am UK Time. You can support the mission to increase the amount of female role models in the media by signing up as patron.