September 27, 2019

When most of us think about traveling the world, we picture ourselves racking up airline miles and bouncing from city to city. Few, if any of us, however, would ever imagine walking across the entire length of the Earth. After reading a book about a man who had walked the length of the Earth, Lucy Barnard decided to do just that: walk from Ushuaia in the southern tip of Argentina all the way to Barro...

September 24, 2019

while she was in her final year of university, when she took on the Marathon des Sables desert ultra-marathon in 2012. Since then she has cycled down the US West Coast from Seattle to Santa Barbara, ran and hiked, 3,000km across New Zealand, followed by cycling across Sardinia and Taiwan!

September 19, 2019

We first spoke with Kiko on the 1st May 2018, where she shared more about her solo and unsupported row, 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean. Kiko tells more about her life, the challenges she faced and overcame, from being diagnosed with Cushing’s Disease and having brain surgery only months before the Atlantic row. Kiko achieved the impossible, she broke the women's record by 5 days and crossed...

September 17, 2019

Women Overlanding the World began as a Facebook group where traveling women could congregate for information and community related to all things overlanding. After the first year, they had grown to an active group of over 1,600 members around the world. They started to realised that they had created something amazing and that something exciting was happening in the space. “Women were no longer li...

September 13, 2019

At 27 years old, Hollie Woodhouse knew something needed to change. Although she had a comfortable life with a good job and a stable living situation, she could feel that something was missing. Somewhat serendipitously, Hollie came across an advertisement for an Outward Bound scholarship and quickly lept at the opportunity. One thing led to another and, soon enough, Hollie was ready to leave behind h...

September 12, 2019

We first spoke with Fiona back in February 2018, where Fiona shared more about walking Great Britain; 993 miles, solo and unsupported over 57 days in 2017. This was followed in September by cycling almost 1200 miles, solo and unsupported, from Lands End to John O’Groats. Fiona has come back on the Tough Girl Podcast EXTRA episode to share more about her most recent challenge, which involved setting 3...

September 10, 2019

In 2012, Kate was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and for the most part, doctors weren’t particularly optimistic about how she could improve her quality of life. Kate was living in the no-man’s land of having received a diagnosis, but nothing was relieving her symptoms. It took her a few years to find out what the combination of things would be that that would get her system working again. In 2...

September 6, 2019

Have you ever thought about going on a long-distance hiking adventure? Liz Thomas is one of the most experienced hikers in the U.S. and she’s here to share her experiences with you. Known for backpacking light, fast and solo, Liz has tons of tips on experiencing the best of thru-hiking. In fact, Liz broke the women's unsupported speed record on the Appalachian Trail by almost a week. With over 20...

September 5, 2019

Iceland Traverse - Hiking/FastPacking - 600km journey on foot traversing the land of fire and ice, from its most Southerly point to its most Northerly.

September 3, 2019

During the podcast Mara shares more about her triathlon training, how she bought all the gear she needed with a budget of £1000! Mara then goes into more detail about her biggest challenge to date - The Speed Project which she did in March 2019, involving a 340 mile (550K) relay race from the Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles all the way out to Las Vegas. There are no rules and the only aim is to run f...

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