TOUGH GIRL PODCAST 2019

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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Yolanda Holder

Yolanda Holder

61 years young, professional Ultra Marathon Walker, 2X Guinness World Record Holder ***31st December***

Jasmijn Muller

Jasmijn Muller

Ultra Cycling, breaking records, dealing with failure and saddle sores! *** 24th December ***

Emily Pennington

Emily Pennington

Hiking the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal, backpacking the High Sierra Trail in California and trekking the Laugavegur Trail in Iceland! *** 17th December ***

Rachel Yaseen

Rachel Yaseen

49 year old mother and full time adventurer, cycling the world and living a nomadic lifestyle on her terms. *** 10th December ***

Véronique Bourbeau

Véronique Bourbeau

Running 3,010km in 72 days, across Japan!! Her next big goal is to run the Africa continent from North to South. Approximately 14,000km in 1 year 3 months. *** 3rd December ***

Jenny Graham

Jenny Graham

Fastest woman to cycle around the world. 18,000 miles, over 4 continents, through 16 countries, completing the trip solo and unsupported in just 124 days! *** 26th November ***

Sian Lewis

Sian Lewis

The Girl Outdoors: The Wild Girl's Guide to Adventure, Travel and Wellbeing! *** 19th November ***

Laura Marshall

Laura Marshall

First solo Australian woman to complete one of the world’s toughest ultra-triathlons – The Enduroman Arch to Arc. *** 12th November ***

Rosie Swale Pope

Rosie Swale Pope

73 years young and running 6,000 miles from Brighton to Kathmandu in Nepal! *** 5th November ***

Dr Stacy Sims

Dr Stacy Sims

Leading Global Expert on Female Physiology and Endurance Training. Author of ROAR. “Women are not small men. Stop eating and training like one” *** 29th October ***

Alice Morrison

Alice Morrison

Racing in the Tour D’Afrique from Cairo to Cape Town on a bike; world first trek from the highest point of North Africa to the Atlantic Ocean *** 22nd October ***

Caroline Bramwell

Caroline Bramwell

Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis - A self-confessed couch potato - Her journey to becoming a triathlete! *** 15th October ***

Jasmin Paris

Jasmin Paris

British ultrarunner who won the 268-mile Spine Race and first woman to win the race outright! *** 8th October ***

Sharon Gayter

Sharon Gayter

Fastest woman to travel by foot between John O'Groats and Land's End. 822 miles in 12 days, 11 hrs, 6 mins, and 7 sec *** 1st October ***

Josephine Anselin

Josephine Anselin

Running the length of New Zealand in 99 days, cycling across Sardinia, Taiwan and down the West coast of America! *** 24th Sept ***

Women Overlanding the World

Women Overlanding the World

4 Women Overlanding the World! Expert tips and advice: Money, Menstruation and Magical Moments of the road. With a focus on Mexico, Central America and South America *** 17th Sept ***

Kate Swoboda

Kate Swoboda

Author of The Courage Habit: Sharing more about how to accept your fears, release the past, and Live Your Courageous Life *** 10th Sept ***

Mara Hafezi

Mara Hafezi

The Fit Londoner: Ironman UK, Wadi Rum Ultra marathon 2018 & The Speed Project running from LA to Las Vegas as fast as possible in 2019! *** 3rd Sept ***

Wendy Searle

Wendy Searle

Attempting to break the women's speed record for solo expedition to the South Pole, November 2019. *** 27th Aug ***

Monika Sattler

Monika Sattler

Management Consultant turned World Record Holder - 1st Women to cycle the Vuelta a España - 3,058km with 49,337m of climbing! *** 20th Aug ***

Dr. Joyce Azzam

Dr. Joyce Azzam

First Lebanese women to climb the 7 Summits & going after the Explorers Grand Slam! *** 13th Aug ***

Dr. Tamie Jovanelly

Dr. Tamie Jovanelly

World Explorer, focusing on major river systems including the Nile, Amazon, Mississippi, & Ganges. *** 6th Aug ***

Shamila Kohestani

Shamila Kohestani

Former captain of the Afghan Women's soccer team - Gender Equality & how sports empower women. ***4th Aug ***

Mel Nicholls

Mel Nicholls

Paralympian, Endurance and Adventure Athlete, Handcycle LEJOG World Record Holder. ***4th Aug ***

Paula Radcliffe

Paula Radcliffe

Fastest female marathoner of all time, and has held the Women’s World Marathon Record in a time of 2:15:25 since 2003! *** 4th Aug***

Christine Dennison

Christine Dennison

Diving and exploring in remote regions from the Arctic Sea to Amazon's Rio Negro. Plus Skiing to the North Pole as part of an all women team! *** 30th July ***

Jen Benson

Jen Benson

Adventuring with her partner and two young children, living in a tent for 18 months while exploring Britain’s National Parks. *** 23rd July ***

Krystle Wright

Krystle Wright

Semi-nomadic, adventure sports photographer with a passion for extreme expeditions! *** 16th July ***

Shona Macpherson

Shona Macpherson

Taking on new challenges at 40 & her preparation for thru hiking the Pacific Crest Trail - SOBO in 2019! *** 9th July ***

Pippa Lyon

Pippa Lyon

Completed the Race Around Ireland in 2017, had a baby in 2018 and is riding in the Tour De France 2019! *** 2nd July ***

Lucy Barnard

Lucy Barnard

Attempting to be the first women to walk the length of the Earth from Ushuaia Argentina, to Barrow Alaska! (Year 2 of the journey). *** 25th June ***

Liz Thomas

Liz Thomas

“Queen of Urban Hiking”, triple crown hiker, whose completed over 20 long distance hikes in the USA. *** 18th June ***

Tracy Herbert

Tracy Herbert

Grandmother with Type 1 Diabetes, who completed a solo 3,527-mile bicycle ride from San Francisco to New York! *** 11th June ***

Hollie Woodhouse

Hollie Woodhouse

The Adventurous Kiwi - Completing NZ's iconic Coast to Coast race, running the Marathon des Sables & most recently crossing the Greenland Ice Cap! *** 4th June ***

Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis - First Female-Led Nile River Expedition - 6,853km from the source in Rwanda to the Mediterranean Sea! *** 28th May ***

Francesca Turauskis

Francesca Turauskis

Advocate for Adventure & Epilepsy, walked the Camino de Santiago solo, and host of Seize Your Adventure Podcast. *** 21st May ***

Dr. Memnia Theodorou

Dr. Memnia Theodorou

First and only Cypriot to have sailed from the UK to Australia as part of Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. *** 14th May ***

Anna Mitchell

Anna Mitchell

“Fat chick goes AWOL” - 30-something accountant who dreamed of cycling, hiking and paddling her way around the world & how it all went wrong! *** 7th May ***

Sara Al Awadhi

Sara Al Awadhi

Bouldering in the Middle East: Using climbing to discover your country and culture, and empowering other Arab and Muslim women to do the same. *** 30th April ***

Caroline Van Hemert

Caroline Van Hemert

PhD, is a biologist, writer, and adventurer - Completed a 4,000-mile wilderness journey from the Pacific rainforest to the Alaskan Arctic, traveling by rowboat, ski, foot, raft, and canoe! *** 23rd April ***

Sara Schulting Kranz

Sara Schulting Kranz

Overcoming trauma, getting back to nature and living by choice. Plus hiking and guiding in the Grand Canyon *** 16th April ***

Chrissie Wellington

Chrissie Wellington

British Triathlete and 4X World Ironman Champion (2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011), wife, mum and Global Head of Health and Wellbeing at Parkrun. *** 9th April ***

Alice Bond

Alice Bond

taking a sabbatical from work and hiking the 1300km across the South Island of New Zealand followed by travelling in China and Japan! *** 2nd April ***

Holly Budge

Holly Budge

Adventurer & Conservationist - Summited Mt. Everest & holds 2 World Records - 1st women to Skydive Mt. Everest & raced 1000kms across Mongolia on Horseback! *** 26th March ***

Kate Rawles

Kate Rawles

Outdoor philosopher, writer, activist and cyclist. Cycling South America for the Life Cycle biodiversity bamboo bike ride! *** 19th March ***

Di Westaway

Di Westaway

Chief Adventure Chick (CEO), Founder of Wild Women On Top and Coastrek. *** 12th March ***

Georgina Miranda

Georgina Miranda

Adventurer, entrepreneur and activist. Completed 6 of the 7 summits and going after the Explorers Grand-slam! *** 5th March ***

Jacqui Furneaux

Jacqui Furneaux

68 - Spending 7 years travelling the world on a motorbike! *** 26th February ***

Callie Morgigno

Callie Morgigno

Bike touring in Asia, climbing Denali and Aconcagua & finishing a 5,000 mile unsupported ski, kayak and bike from Arctic Russia to Istanbul!  *** 19th February ***

Dr. Favia Dubyk

Dr. Favia Dubyk

Climber. Animal Lover. Physician. American Ninja Warrior. Surviving Cancer One Day At A Time *** 12th February ***

Veronica Ribot-Canales

Veronica Ribot-Canales

Retired diver, 3x Olympian, becoming an SUP racer and Yogi in her late 50s! *** 5th February ***

Ayesha McGowan

Ayesha McGowan

On a mission to become the first ever African-American pro female road racer. ***29th January***

Brigitte Muir

Brigitte Muir

Brigitte Muir, professional mountaineer & first Australian woman to climb Mount Everest! *** 22nd January ***

Sarah Begum

Sarah Begum

Immersive Investigative Journalist. Anthropologist-Explorer. Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. ***15th January***

Sara Hastreiter

Sara Hastreiter

Adventurer, professional sailor and athlete. Next challenge - 7 Seas / 7 Summits ***8th January***

Abbi Naylor

Abbi Naylor

Expedition Leader. Outdoor Instructor. Adventurer & Endurance Athlete who completed 30 challenges to celebrate turning 30 in 2018! ***1st January***

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