INSPIRATION

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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Swimmers

Sophie Etheridge

Disabled long distance open water swimmer and the founder of the Facebook group Adaptive/Disabled Open Water Swimmers (ADOWS).

Abhejali Bernardová

Completing an extreme ultra-triathlon from Dover to Prague (1,111 km) in 7 days 12hrs and 5 mins.

Jessica Hepburn

Adventure Activist - Her journey to climbing Mt. Everest and completing her “Pond to Peak” Challenge.

Katie Spotz

Endurance Athlete & WR Holder. 5X Ironman, cycled across the USA, run 100 miles nonstop in under 20 hours, and rowed solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Angela White

aka The Running Granny, Completing JOGLE (875 miles) at 60 years old in 18 days, 10 hours and 3 minutes!

Winnie Poaty

Congolese open water swimmer. Mental Wellness Advocate.

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.

Rosie Watson

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

Melissa Urie

First women to complete UberMan. Ultra-Triathlon - A 21-mile swim, 400-mile bike ride followed by a 135 mile run through Death Valley!

Laura Marshall

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

Helen Croydon

This Girl Ran: Tales of a Party Girl Turned Triathlete  - ditching a glamorous city girl lifestyle, and two years later qualifying to be a GB age-group triathlete!

Alice Gartland

Pursuing her passions of swimming, getting outdoors & eating cake!

Susie Cheetham

Professional Triathlete. 6th place at Kona 2015.

Susanne Masters

Ethnobotanist looking at the interactions we have with wildlife. Author of Wild Waters.

Sophie Ruffles

Mum, runner, & wild swimmer. Host of @whatnextmumpodcast 1x100km ultra, 7x marathons. Fast-packed The Jurassic Coast!

Samantha Turner

Serial challenge adventurer, executive coach, mum of two boys, and unfortunately, recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.

Prof. Angie Abdou

Author - This One Wild Life: A Mother-Daughter Wilderness Memoir.

Jessie Leong

Award winning filmmaker, brand ambassador for Montane and current Ordnance Survey #GetOutside Champion

Alice Dearing

British Marathon swimmer. World and European Junior Champion. Co-founder of Black Swimming Association.

Cath Pendleton

First Person to swim one mile inside the Antarctic Polar Circle!

Sophie Rooney

1st woman to run the length of Scandinavia, 103 days, 3000km!

Lindsey Cole

Adventuring with ADHD, Swimming the length of the River Thames as a Mermaid & Swimming with Strangers!

Paula McGuire

“Must Try Harder” an unlikely adventurer who is an anxiety survivor.

Beth French

The Quick Fire Round!! #swimming #training #cake

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!

Lisa Williams

Swam across the English Channel!

Omie Dale

Keen outdoor swimmer and coach, who loves getting people swimming outdoors for the first time.

Kelly Smith

On the Go - Being passionate about the outdoors and showing people there is a place for physical activity outside of elite sport.

Clare Rutter

Paddlesports & outdoors enthusiast. A traumatic brain injury survivor and was the 2020/21 British Canoeing #ShePaddles Ambassador for Canoe Wales.

Dr. Mina Endeley

Senior Military Doctor, Mother, Lupus Warrior and Marathon Runner.

Cadi Lambert

An Adventurous Girl - Blog on adventure, travel, fitness & mental health!

Charlotte Fowles

The Executive Adventurer, solo hiking whilst on chemotherapy & crossing the Australian outback in a 4x4 truck!

Ailsa MacDonald

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

Mimi Anderson

Endurance Athlete/Multiple World Record Holder - Running across America, Dealing with Failure, Overcoming Fears, and getting into swimming and biking!

Sian Lewis

The Girl Outdoors: The Wild Girl's Guide to Adventure, Travel and Wellbeing!

Dr. Ghazala Ahmad-Mear

Surgeon for the NHS, Adventurer and only woman who walked with Robert Swan on the South Pole Energy Challenge in January 2018.

Beth French

Ocean Swimmer, Inspirational Speaker. Recovering from ME- and bringing up her son.

LilyElla Craw-Seaman

Seaman - became the youngest person ever to finish an infamous mountain race invented by the SAS, the Pen Y Fan in Wales.