TOUGH GIRL PODCAST 2018

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

The Tough Girl Podcast won the Women's Sports Trust #BeAGameChanger National Award for Media Initiative of the Year 2018.

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Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams

Cycling the Pacific Coast Highway & Baja Divide - Questions from the Tough Girl Tribe! *** 25th December ***

Allie Bailey

Allie Bailey

1st women to run across a 100 mile wide froze lake in Mongolia! *** 18th December ***

Kikkan Randall

Kikkan Randall

5X Olympian, Olympic champion cross-country skier 2018 & World Champion, “Get-Activist” and Mom Athlete *** 11th December ***

Aurora Wild Women

Aurora Wild Women

Bettina Guirkinger and Kat Scriven -Adventuring through Africa in search of the powerful & inspiring women to share and document their stories. ***4th December ***

Carolin Botterill

Carolin Botterill

52 year old mum of 3 who became an accidental ultra runner! *** 27th November ***

Janey McGill

Janey McGill

630-mile trek of the South West Coast Path, planting sunflower seeds to honour the 616 soldiers severely wounded as a result of the war in Afghanistan. *** 20th November ***

Loretta Henderson

Loretta Henderson

Quit her normal life at 36, and having never cycled before, set off to cycle around the world! *** 13th November ***

Sophie Hollingsworth

Sophie Hollingsworth

Former Ballerina turned award winning explorer - New Explorer of the Year 2017. *** 6th November ***

Jen Scotney

Jen Scotney

36, Vegan, Ultra-runner who works as a Human Rights Lawyer. *** 30th October ***

Lowri Davies

Lowri Davies

Kayaker, European Freestyle Champion & adventurer who has paddled in remote locations around the world, claiming first descents in Mongolia and Georgia. *** 23rd October ***

Susie Mitchell

Susie Mitchell

How she trained through pregnancy and won her 1st World Masters Track Championship 4 months after giving birth! *** 16th October ***

Nikki Barnard

Nikki Barnard

Ultra runner, recovered from stress fractures and looking at doing the Bob Graham Round this year, in training for Marathon des Sables in 2019! *** 9th October ***

Jessica Hepburn

Jessica Hepburn

Author of 21 Miles and The Pursuit of Motherhood. She’s swam the English Channel, run the London Marathon and is going after Mount Everest next! *** 2nd October ***

Katy Parrott

Katy Parrott

Finalist in the BBC Special Forces: #UltimateHellWeek. Adventure Seeker, Wildlife & Expedition Filmmaker. Army Reservist. *** 25th September ***

Jane Harries

Jane Harries

51, talks about her life, travel and completing the Marathon des Sables. Jane is also the founder of AdventureShe Magazine. *** 18th September ***

Tricia Downing

Tricia Downing

Wheelchair Athlete, Mental Toughness Speaker, Author, Helping you GET YOUR GRIT ON. *** 11th September ***

Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams

Planning and Preparation for the Pacific Coast Highway & the Baja Divide! *** 4th September ***

Janine Doggett

Janine Doggett

Freelance writer & blogger (www.triathlove.com), from Bristol who cycled LEJOG solo via the 3 peaks in 2018! *** 28th Aug ***

Terra Roam

Terra Roam

The first woman to walk 17,000km, solo and unsupported around Australia! *** 21st Aug ***

Katy Willings

Katy Willings

Chief of Adventures at The Adventurists - Completing the Rickshaw Rally and rode in the inaugural Mongol Derby, the world's longest horse race! *** 14th Aug ***

Nicky Spinks

Nicky Spinks

1st person ever to run a Double Ramsay Round in the Scottish mountains! 116 miles. 57,000ft of ascent. 48 peaks. Time: 55hrs 56mins. *** 7th Aug ***

Pip Stewart

Pip Stewart

Cycling 13,000 miles from Malaysia back home to London & most recently paddling the entire length of The Essequibo, S. America's 3rd largest river. ***31st July***

Paula McGuire

Paula McGuire

“Must Try Harder” an unlikely adventurer who is an anxiety survivor. ***24th July***

Hannah Cox

Hannah Cox

Minimalist & adventurer who travelled 18,000 miles overland from the UK to Bhutan on a journey to discover happiness! ***17th July***

Rachel Ann Cullen

Rachel Ann Cullen

Author of “Running for my Life” sharing about mental health and how she eventually overcomes her demons through running. ***10th July***

Dr Ghazala Ahmad-Mear

Dr Ghazala Ahmad-Mear

Adventurer and only woman who walked with Robert Swan on the South Pole Energy Challenge in January 2018. ***3rd July***

Olivia Round

Olivia Round

Olivia Round - Embarked on a 5,000 mile solo bicycle journey across the United States, in an effort to face her deep-seated phobia of men. *** 26th June ***

Leanne Spencer

Leanne Spencer

Leanne Spencer - Citi exec until burnout, recovered, became a PT, & co-founded Bodyshot! She’s taken part in 3x Scotland Coast to Coast Races – as well as Man V Mountain! Currently training for the Arctic Circle Race next year! *** 19th June ***

Mirna Valerio

Mirna Valerio

Mirna Valerio - “The Mirnavator” - Ultra Marathon Runner & National Geographic 2018 Adventurer of the Year! *** 12th June ***

Moire O'sullivan

Moire O'sullivan

Moire O’Sullivan - Mountain Runner, Adventure Racer, & New Mum! Author of Bump, Bike and Baby! *** 5th June ***

Helen Croydon

Helen Croydon

This Girl Ran: Tales of a Party Girl Turned Triathlete  - ditching a glamorous city girl lifestyle, toughening through outdoor sport, and two years later qualifying to be a GB age-group triathlete! ***29th May***

Susan Conrad

Susan Conrad

Kayaking ‘the Inside Passage’, 1,200 miles down the western coast of North America from Anacortes, Washington to Juneau, Alaska. *** 22nd May ***

Hannah Engelkamp

Hannah Engelkamp

Walked the 1000-mile circumference of Wales with Chico the donkey! ***15th May***

Sacha Dench

Sacha Dench

‘The Human Swan’ travelling 7,000 km from Arctic Russia to the UK on a paramotor! *** 8th May ***

Kiko Matthews

Kiko Matthews

Overcame Cushing’s Disease, and the removal of 2 brain tumours to become a Guinness World Record holder as the fastest women to row the Atlantic Ocean! ***1st May ***

Fiona Oakes

Fiona Oakes

The vegan 'Queen of the Extreme’ - A British marathon runner, who holds three world records for marathon running! *** 24th April ***

Cazz Lander

Cazz Lander

Running ultras, doing 12 challenges in 12 months & training to row the pacific ocean! *** 17th April ***

Charlene Gibson

Charlene Gibson

Oldest British women to summit Cho Oyu in 2016 and now heading to climb Ama Dablam in 2018! ***10th April***

Katherine Knight

Katherine Knight

A qualified Yachtmaster Ocean, offshore racer and has won international speed sailing competitions as well as the women's European title in her Moth. ***3rd April***

Lindsey Cole

Lindsey Cole

Adventurer & Storyteller - Who walked the length of the Rabbit Proof Fence in Australia! *** 27th March ***

Cal Major

Cal Major

PaddleBoarder, Surfer, Environmentalist, Surfers Against Sewage Regional Rep, Vet, Adventurer, Lover of vans! *** 20th March ***

Katie-Jane L'Herpiniere

Katie-Jane L'Herpiniere

Model turned adventurer, walking unsupported the entire length of the Great Wall of China in 2007 & doing the longest crossing of the Southern Patagonian Ice Cap by a woman. ***13th March***

Hélène Rossiter

Hélène Rossiter

Triathlete, Runner, Explorer, Vangirl #wherewheelsgo ***6th March***

Hope Virgo

Hope Virgo

Runner, Author & Mental Health Campaigner *** 27th Feb ***

Dr. Suzie Imber

Dr. Suzie Imber

Associate Professor of planetary science at the University of Leicester, mountaineer, rower, rock climber, & runner ***20th Feb***

Faye Shepherd

Faye Shepherd

Climbing Kilimanjaro, cycling the length of New Zealand and spending 6 months cycling the Andes with Anna McNuff. *** 13th Feb ***

Fiona Quinn

Fiona Quinn

Walked Great Britain; 993 miles, solo and unsupported over 57 days.  (And then cycled it!) *** 6th Feb ***

Megan Hoskin

Megan Hoskin

Megan is an advocate of adventures in any shape or size, is partial to an overnight bivi wild camp under the stars as well as an epic self-powered voyage, and is an avid fan of all that’s deemed a challenge. *** 30th Jan***

Mina Holder

Mina Holder

36 year old Primary School teacher who has run the full length of New Zealand & Great Britain! ***23rd Jan***

Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent

Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent

a travel writer, TV producer and director of Edge Expeditions. She set an unlikely Guinness World Record for driving a tuk tuk 12,500 miles from Bangkok to Brighton! *** 16th January ***

Maria Leijerstam

Maria Leijerstam

A Welsh British polar adventurer who was the first person to cycle to the South Pole from the edge of the continent in 2013 *** 9th January ***

Beth French

Beth French

An ultra-marathon open-sea ocean swimmer who was once a Buddhist nun, a single mother who home schools her autistic son and an adventurer who suffered from a crippling illness (M.E. aka Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) in her youth.  *** 2nd Jan ***

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