Mark Agnew

Hong Kong

Mark Agnew

Outdoor and Extreme Sports Editor

Mark Agnew joined the Post in 2017 to capture the booming extreme sports scene in Hong Kong. He has been involved in outdoor and extreme sports his whole life. Since living in Hong Kong, his interest has expanded to endurance sports, including ultra-running and long distances ocean rowing.

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Usain Bolt, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Hongkonger Nicky Inge inspire compatriots to join Running World Cup

The online competition pits countries against each other, trying to accumulate the most kilometres per person.

18 Feb 2020 - 1:18PM

The online competition pits countries against each other, trying to accumulate the most kilometres per person.

Usain Bolt, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Hongkonger Nicky Inge inspire compatriots to join Running World Cup
What are the best loose base layers for running and hiking?

Base layers come in many forms, but some outdoors enthusiasts do not want tight compression tops.

17 Feb 2020 - 12:16PM

Base layers come in many forms, but some outdoors enthusiasts do not want tight compression tops.

What are the best loose base layers for running and hiking?
Hong Kong CrossFit competition gives athletes rare chance to bring intensity and nerves to workout

Coastal Fitness hosts one of the few high level CrossFit competitions in Hong Kong, as beginners and seasoned athletes go toe-to-toe

17 Feb 2020 - 3:41PM

Coastal Fitness hosts one of the few high level CrossFit competitions in Hong Kong, as beginners and seasoned athletes go toe-to-toe

Hong Kong CrossFit competition gives athletes rare chance to bring intensity and nerves to workout
Hong Kong tennis coach aims to run the height of Everest in Discovery Bay for Australian bush fires

Brett Hillier will run up the hill towards Discovery Bay golf course 51 times ‘Everesting’ to raise money for the State Emergency Fund of South Australia.

14 Feb 2020 - 3:17PM

Brett Hillier will run up the hill towards Discovery Bay golf course 51 times ‘Everesting’ to raise money for the State Emergency Fund of South Australia.

Hong Kong tennis coach aims to run the height of Everest in Discovery Bay for Australian bush fires
Nia Cooper learns life lessons and letting go of expectations while running Hong Kong 100km Grand Slam as her partner battles tumour

The Hong Kong runner is forced to reflect on why she runs as she takes on four 100km races for The Brain Tumour Charity

13 Feb 2020 - 4:00PM

The Hong Kong runner is forced to reflect on why she runs as she takes on four 100km races for The Brain Tumour Charity

Nia Cooper learns life lessons and letting go of expectations while running Hong Kong 100km Grand Slam as her partner battles tumour
Everest climbers will need a medical evaluation before scaling peak, says extreme sports rescue specialist

A leading operations specialist for an evacuation company is talking to Nepalese government officials and says they will ‘rapidly’ enact medical examinations

12 Feb 2020 - 10:04PM

A leading operations specialist for an evacuation company is talking to Nepalese government officials and says they will ‘rapidly’ enact medical examinations

Everest climbers will need a medical evaluation before scaling peak, says extreme sports rescue specialist
New Hong Kong mountain bike projects frustrated as red tape slows process and curbs community input

Mountain bikers love the new trails being built across Hong Kong but wish the government was more efficient.

11 Feb 2020 - 1:51PM

Mountain bikers love the new trails being built across Hong Kong but wish the government was more efficient.

New Hong Kong mountain bike projects frustrated as red tape slows process and curbs community input
Hong Kong Four Trails: persevering Sarah Pemberton puts ‘deficiencies’ behind her, to grow into stronger 298km survivor

Sarah Pemberton survives the notorious HK4TUC on her third attempt by making her mind a pleasant place to be for three days

8 Feb 2020 - 9:04PM

Sarah Pemberton survives the notorious HK4TUC on her third attempt by making her mind a pleasant place to be for three days

Hong Kong Four Trails: persevering Sarah Pemberton puts ‘deficiencies’ behind her, to grow into stronger 298km survivor
Hong Kong Four Trails: Yang Feifei wrote list of excuses to not start the 298km ultramarathon, but knew in her heart she wanted to survive

Yang Feifei is one four women to survive the infamous HK4TUC, but just a week before the run she did not finish the Hong Kong 100.

9 Feb 2020 - 8:48PM

Yang Feifei is one four women to survive the infamous HK4TUC, but just a week before the run she did not finish the Hong Kong 100.

Hong Kong Four Trails: Yang Feifei wrote list of excuses to not start the 298km ultramarathon, but knew in her heart she wanted to survive
Coronavirus outbreak: Hong Kong open-water team elect not to go to Marathon Swim World Series in Doha for fear of quarantine

The four person swim team worry they will be quarantined on arrival and have opted out of travelling to the Middle East.

6 Feb 2020 - 12:35PM

The four person swim team worry they will be quarantined on arrival and have opted out of travelling to the Middle East.

Coronavirus outbreak: Hong Kong open-water team elect not to go to Marathon Swim World Series in Doha for fear of quarantine
Hong Kong Four Trails: Virginie Goethals’ refugee charity is all-consuming, so a 298km ultramarathon is ‘mental break and a holiday’

Virginie Goethals survives the epic HK4TUC and loves the experience so much it was a holiday from her work with refugees.

6 Feb 2020 - 8:37PM

Virginie Goethals survives the epic HK4TUC and loves the experience so much it was a holiday from her work with refugees.

Hong Kong Four Trails: Virginie Goethals’ refugee charity is all-consuming, so a 298km ultramarathon is ‘mental break and a holiday’
Hong Kong Four Trails: Cheung Man-yee refuses to let an agonising twisted ankle stop her ‘great and special’ 298km journey

Cheung Man-yee twisted her ankle just 50km into the 298km event, but battled on through pain and rain to complete the infamous HK4TUC

5 Feb 2020 - 9:27PM

Cheung Man-yee twisted her ankle just 50km into the 298km event, but battled on through pain and rain to complete the infamous HK4TUC

Hong Kong Four Trails: Cheung Man-yee refuses to let an agonising twisted ankle stop her ‘great and special’ 298km journey
Seven marathons, in seven days, on seven continents: Canham ran from the Lebanese civil war, now she is running for refugees in Hong Kong

Janine Canham was just 12 years old when she fled her home in Lebanon, and now she sees sliding doors as Hong Kong refugees are afforded no freedom

3 Feb 2020 - 3:31PM

Janine Canham was just 12 years old when she fled her home in Lebanon, and now she sees sliding doors as Hong Kong refugees are afforded no freedom

Seven marathons, in seven days, on seven continents: Canham ran from the Lebanese civil war, now she is running for refugees in Hong Kong
Nepalese Olympic runner takes on Gurkha Trailblazer to celebrate those who lost their lives fighting for freedom

Hari Kumar Rimal has his sights set on Tokyo 2020, but first he is running in Hong Kong to celebrate the sacrifice of Nepalese Gurkha soldiers

2 Feb 2020 - 9:46AM

Hari Kumar Rimal has his sights set on Tokyo 2020, but first he is running in Hong Kong to celebrate the sacrifice of Nepalese Gurkha soldiers

Nepalese Olympic runner takes on Gurkha Trailblazer to celebrate those who lost their lives fighting for freedom
Which marathons to run in Asia in February, March or April now the Hong Kong Marathon is cancelled

Maintain your fitness by entering a marathon or half marathon elsewhere in Asia

31 Jan 2020 - 11:02AM

Maintain your fitness by entering a marathon or half marathon elsewhere in Asia

Which marathons to run in Asia in February, March or April now the Hong Kong Marathon is cancelled
View From The Edge | Nike Vaporfly escape Tokyo 2020 ban but what can runners learn from cycling and swimming about ‘technological doping’?

Running is not the first sport to struggle to maintain a level playing field in the face of advancing technologies.

1 Feb 2020 - 7:45PM

Running is not the first sport to struggle to maintain a level playing field in the face of advancing technologies.

Nike Vaporfly escape Tokyo 2020 ban but what can runners learn from cycling and swimming about ‘technological doping’?
Coronavirus causes Hong Kong Race Week sailing regatta postponement as city alert raised to emergency status

The virus, which started in Wuhan, has caused a number of major events, including the Hong Kong Marathon, to be cancelled or postponed

29 Jan 2020 - 5:30PM

The virus, which started in Wuhan, has caused a number of major events, including the Hong Kong Marathon, to be cancelled or postponed

Coronavirus causes Hong Kong Race Week sailing regatta postponement as city alert raised to emergency status
Coronavirus forces 9 Dragons ultramarathon cancellation as LCSD facilities shut down

The multi-day ultramarathon is the latest event to be cancelled because of the Wuhan coronavirus spreading across China.

29 Jan 2020 - 4:15PM

The multi-day ultramarathon is the latest event to be cancelled because of the Wuhan coronavirus spreading across China.

Coronavirus forces 9 Dragons ultramarathon cancellation as LCSD facilities shut down
Hong Kong Four Trails: emotions run high as Limbu leads finishers to fabled postbox at the end of 298km ultramarthon

Nugo Yamanath Limbu kisses the green postbox after 54 hours and 26 minutes out on the four major trails in Hong Kong

28 Jan 2020 - 4:57PM

Nugo Yamanath Limbu kisses the green postbox after 54 hours and 26 minutes out on the four major trails in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Four Trails: emotions run high as Limbu leads finishers to fabled postbox at the end of 298km ultramarthon
Gaoligong by UTMB race postponed amid Wuhan’s coronavirus virus outbreak

The Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc branded race in China has been postponed as the number of infections and deaths grows

28 Jan 2020 - 6:11PM

The Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc branded race in China has been postponed as the number of infections and deaths grows

Gaoligong by UTMB race postponed amid Wuhan’s coronavirus virus outbreak
Hong Kong Four Trails: six to eight runners on track to finish 298km ultramarathon; seven drop out amid demoralising rain

Hong Kong’s ‘Breaking 60’ ultramarathon enters its second day as the weather takes its toll on the field’s morale.

26 Jan 2020 - 2:46PM

Hong Kong’s ‘Breaking 60’ ultramarathon enters its second day as the weather takes its toll on the field’s morale.

Hong Kong Four Trails: six to eight runners on track to finish 298km ultramarathon; seven drop out amid demoralising rain
Could Phairat Varasin be Hong Kong Four Trails’ first double finisher on the 298km ultramarathon?

Phairat Varasin is one of a select few who have reached the Mui Wo postbox in under 60 hours and he is back for more

25 Jan 2020 - 1:06PM

Phairat Varasin is one of a select few who have reached the Mui Wo postbox in under 60 hours and he is back for more

Could Phairat Varasin be Hong Kong Four Trails’ first double finisher on the 298km ultramarathon?
Atlantic challenge: rowers arrive in Antigua after 39 days at sea, encountering their own ‘Armageddon’

Ewan Bell thinks ‘this is what we signed up for’ as lightning blinds him and waves come out of the darkness knocking them sideways

24 Jan 2020 - 10:41AM

Ewan Bell thinks ‘this is what we signed up for’ as lightning blinds him and waves come out of the darkness knocking them sideways

Atlantic challenge: rowers arrive in Antigua after 39 days at sea, encountering their own ‘Armageddon’
Hong Kong Four Trails: Nepalese runner seeks freedom on 298km HK4TUC as the longer the run, the less the pressure

Nugo Yamanath Limbu wants to inspire other Nepalese people to take up running as he embarks on the city’s toughest event across all the major trails.

23 Jan 2020 - 5:42PM

Nugo Yamanath Limbu wants to inspire other Nepalese people to take up running as he embarks on the city’s toughest event across all the major trails.

Hong Kong Four Trails: Nepalese runner seeks freedom on 298km HK4TUC as the longer the run, the less the pressure
The best website platforms to book an outdoor adventure or travel holiday, from scuba diving and paragliding, to kayaking and climbing

Book your next adventure holiday with hosting platforms that let you explore a range of travelling options

23 Jan 2020 - 4:22PM

Book your next adventure holiday with hosting platforms that let you explore a range of travelling options

The best website platforms to book an outdoor adventure or travel holiday, from scuba diving and paragliding, to kayaking and climbing
View From The Edge | HK100: why a locked knee is exactly what I needed on my first 100km race

After just 12km, I could not bend my leg and it forced me to take the advice everyone had been telling me.

21 Jan 2020 - 1:37PM

After just 12km, I could not bend my leg and it forced me to take the advice everyone had been telling me.

HK100: why a locked knee is exactly what I needed on my first 100km race
Hong Kong Four Trails: Milk Li eyes 298km ultramarathon as red blood cell boost takes her from frustrated quitter to winning it all

Milk Li Lai-ting DNF’d in all three of her 100-mile races in 2018, but in 2019 she won every one in Hong Kong – now she is on to even bigger things

21 Jan 2020 - 9:43PM

Milk Li Lai-ting DNF’d in all three of her 100-mile races in 2018, but in 2019 she won every one in Hong Kong – now she is on to even bigger things

Hong Kong Four Trails: Milk Li eyes 298km ultramarathon as red blood cell boost takes her from frustrated quitter to winning it all
What stretches should you do after an ultramarathon or trail race?

Start your recovery right with a stretching routine at the end of your latest race.

20 Jan 2020 - 8:00AM

Start your recovery right with a stretching routine at the end of your latest race.

What stretches should you do after an ultramarathon or trail race?
Sabrina Verjee wins Spine Race, claiming back-to-back winter and summer titles on 431km course

The British runner battles Storm Brendan to claim victory in the famous UK race.

17 Jan 2020 - 3:50PM

The British runner battles Storm Brendan to claim victory in the famous UK race.

Sabrina Verjee wins Spine Race, claiming back-to-back winter and summer titles on 431km course
The Impossible Row: Colin O’Brady part of elite team’s world first by rowing treacherous Drake Passage, where ‘10 days feels like a month’

The six men overcome some of the most dangerous stretches of ocean in the world in 12 days, suffering from near frostbitten hands and feet.

3 Feb 2020 - 3:30PM

The six men overcome some of the most dangerous stretches of ocean in the world in 12 days, suffering from near frostbitten hands and feet.

The Impossible Row: Colin O’Brady part of elite team’s world first by rowing treacherous Drake Passage, where ‘10 days feels like a month’