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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Fredelyn Alberto inspires domestic helpers globally by running the Asia Trail Master, showing ‘you have to make time’

The Hong Kong-based domestic helper has touched ‘so many souls’ with her incredible performances on the Asia Trail Master.

13 Dec 2019 - 4:06PM

The Hong Kong-based domestic helper has touched ‘so many souls’ with her incredible performances on the Asia Trail Master.

Fredelyn Alberto inspires domestic helpers globally by running the Asia Trail Master, showing ‘you have to make time’
John Ellis reflects on Asia Trail Master win where he is forced to ‘dig deep, take a shovel and dig deeper’

The Asia Trail Master champion searches for a second wind and is forced to run two ultramarathons on consecutive weekends to win the series.

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The Asia Trail Master champion searches for a second wind and is forced to run two ultramarathons on consecutive weekends to win the series.

John Ellis reflects on Asia Trail Master win where he is forced to ‘dig deep, take a shovel and dig deeper’
What are the best options Bluetooth earphones for runners?

Make sure your trail tunes are on point with the latest headsets.

13 Dec 2019 - 8:00AM

Make sure your trail tunes are on point with the latest headsets.

What are the best options Bluetooth earphones for runners?
Hong Kong Sevens week setback as rugby Tens cancelled amid ongoing protests

The famous rugby tournament serves as a curtain-raiser for the Sevens and attracts future and former stars from around the world.

11 Dec 2019 - 10:31PM

The famous rugby tournament serves as a curtain-raiser for the Sevens and attracts future and former stars from around the world.

Hong Kong Sevens week setback as rugby Tens cancelled amid ongoing protests
Dubai CrossFit Championship 2019: what are the workouts?

What events are facing the likes of Sara Sigmundsdottir and Patrick Vellner?

12 Dec 2019 - 4:04PM

What events are facing the likes of Sara Sigmundsdottir and Patrick Vellner?

Dubai CrossFit Championship 2019: what are the workouts?
Watch Dubai CrossFit Championship live: Day three sees Sigmundsdottir vs Briggs battle continue

Sara Sigmundsdottir regains the leader on day two but can she keep it during the muscle ups and rowing with Briggs’ worst event behind her

13 Dec 2019 - 5:04PM

Sara Sigmundsdottir regains the leader on day two but can she keep it during the muscle ups and rowing with Briggs’ worst event behind her

Watch Dubai CrossFit Championship live: Day three sees Sigmundsdottir vs Briggs battle continue
Harriet Roberts wins the Pandaland CrossFit Challenge Sanctional, Khan Porter takes men’s title

The second of the season’s Sanctionals takes place in Chengdu, China

8 Dec 2019 - 3:41PM

The second of the season’s Sanctionals takes place in Chengdu, China

Harriet Roberts wins the Pandaland CrossFit Challenge Sanctional, Khan Porter takes men’s title
Watch Pandaland CrossFit Sanctional day two live

The second day of Pandaland is underway in Chengdu, China

8 Dec 2019 - 10:50AM

The second day of Pandaland is underway in Chengdu, China

Watch Pandaland CrossFit Sanctional day two live
Follow Pandaland CrossFit Challenge day two as it happened

Day two of Pandaland in Chengdu saw two antipodean champions emerge 

8 Dec 2019 - 3:35PM

Day two of Pandaland in Chengdu saw two antipodean champions emerge 

Follow Pandaland CrossFit Challenge day two as it happened
John Ellis crowned Asia Trail Master champion with win at Thailand’s 160km Panoramic ultramarathon

The Hong Kong-based Australian entered the Ultra Trail Panoramic knowing he could wrap up the title with a win

8 Dec 2019 - 10:35AM

The Hong Kong-based Australian entered the Ultra Trail Panoramic knowing he could wrap up the title with a win

John Ellis crowned Asia Trail Master champion with win at Thailand’s 160km Panoramic ultramarathon
Pandaland CrossFit Challenge day one recap

The second of the season's CrossFit Sanctionals kicks off in Chengdu, China and you can follow the day's developments as top athletes like Jacob Heppner and Lucas Harper descend on the east

7 Dec 2019 - 9:35PM

The second of the season's CrossFit Sanctionals kicks off in Chengdu, China and you can follow the day's developments as top athletes like Jacob Heppner and Lucas Harper descend on the east

Pandaland CrossFit Challenge day one recap
Watch CrossFit Sanctionals, Pandaland in China, live

The second round of Sanctionals kicks off in Sichuan, China, famed for its Pandas as Jacob Heppner and Lucas Harper take to the East

7 Dec 2019 - 11:20AM

The second round of Sanctionals kicks off in Sichuan, China, famed for its Pandas as Jacob Heppner and Lucas Harper take to the East

Watch CrossFit Sanctionals, Pandaland in China, live
View From The Edge | Will Sara Sigmundsdottir be crowned Fittest on Earth at the 2020 CrossFit Games, as she develops her mental toughness?

The Icelander’s performance in Ireland is a sign that her improved self-belief is having an effect on her physical performance.

6 Dec 2019 - 5:06PM

The Icelander’s performance in Ireland is a sign that her improved self-belief is having an effect on her physical performance.

Will Sara Sigmundsdottir be crowned Fittest on Earth at the 2020 CrossFit Games, as she develops her mental toughness?
Hongkonger runs the length of Japan, battling loneliness and becoming ‘the runner of past, present and future’

Wong Ho-fai runs 500km in one week, as part of his trans-Japan run from Wakkanai to Okinawa.

5 Dec 2019 - 2:22PM

Wong Ho-fai runs 500km in one week, as part of his trans-Japan run from Wakkanai to Okinawa.

Hongkonger runs the length of Japan, battling loneliness and becoming ‘the runner of past, present and future’
Young Hong Kong explorer learns gratitude and leadership as he takes groups into the wild

Christopher Schrader returns from his exploration with a renewed sense of appreciation of the modern world, friends and family.

3 Dec 2019 - 5:45PM

Christopher Schrader returns from his exploration with a renewed sense of appreciation of the modern world, friends and family.

Young Hong Kong explorer learns gratitude and leadership as he takes groups into the wild
What are the best running tights for men? A Christmas present idea to keep runners warm in winter

When the mercury plummets you can still head out on your runs in a comfortable pair of running leggings.

2 Dec 2019 - 5:50PM

When the mercury plummets you can still head out on your runs in a comfortable pair of running leggings.

What are the best running tights for men? A Christmas present idea to keep runners warm in winter
Tokyo 2020: Adam Ondra earns Olympic spot at climbing qualifier in Toulouse

Another 12 athletes join the 16 who have already earned their spots for the sport’s Olympic debut.

2 Dec 2019 - 4:40PM

Another 12 athletes join the 16 who have already earned their spots for the sport’s Olympic debut.

Tokyo 2020: Adam Ondra earns Olympic spot at climbing qualifier in Toulouse
What are the best knee supports for runners?

Keep on training as you recover from injury by supporting your knee with one of several kinds of braces.

1 Dec 2019 - 8:00AM

Keep on training as you recover from injury by supporting your knee with one of several kinds of braces.

What are the best knee supports for runners?
Hongkonger takes on 220km Cambodian ultra for mental health as she turns her sister’s suicide into a powerful cause

Amanda Noubel wants to break the taboo of mental health, so more people talk about their issues, to prevent people taking their own lives.

29 Nov 2019 - 3:21PM

Amanda Noubel wants to break the taboo of mental health, so more people talk about their issues, to prevent people taking their own lives.

Hongkonger takes on 220km Cambodian ultra for mental health as she turns her sister’s suicide into a powerful cause
View From The Edge | HK100: how injury forces runners to learn patience and stands them in better stead to compete

Weeks away from a first 100km race, a runner learns patience is a good lesson for race day and the boredom is training in itself.

29 Nov 2019 - 11:48AM

Weeks away from a first 100km race, a runner learns patience is a good lesson for race day and the boredom is training in itself.

HK100: how injury forces runners to learn patience and stands them in better stead to compete
James Bowen hopes to complete first 100-mile race by creating ‘the illusion of control over suffering’ in the HK168

A Hong Kong lawyer is taking on the 100-mile contest for the first time and is taking practical steps to reduce the pain on the trails.

28 Nov 2019 - 2:28PM

A Hong Kong lawyer is taking on the 100-mile contest for the first time and is taking practical steps to reduce the pain on the trails.

James Bowen hopes to complete first 100-mile race by creating ‘the illusion of control over suffering’ in the HK168
Rowers conquer unexpected exhausting currents to become the first four to row in relay around Lantau Island

Ng Kong-wan expected marathon row in Hong Kong waters to be a breeze, but was in for a nasty surprise as he faced turbulent waters and currents

27 Nov 2019 - 5:41PM

Ng Kong-wan expected marathon row in Hong Kong waters to be a breeze, but was in for a nasty surprise as he faced turbulent waters and currents

Rowers conquer unexpected exhausting currents to become the first four to row in relay around Lantau Island
The Impossible Row: who are the men Joe Rogan labelled ‘crazy’ for attempting to row across the Drake Passage?

Six men are embarking on a human-powered crossing of the hazardous Drake Passage, notorious for its bipolar conditions, from lake-like to high seas in moments.

26 Nov 2019 - 10:11PM

Six men are embarking on a human-powered crossing of the hazardous Drake Passage, notorious for its bipolar conditions, from lake-like to high seas in moments.

The Impossible Row: who are the men Joe Rogan labelled ‘crazy’ for attempting to row across the Drake Passage?
Filthy 150 CrossFit sanctional: Sara Sigmundsdottir wins in Ireland as Justin Medeiros tops the men’s side

The Icelandic superstar takes top spot in the first of 28 CrossFit sanctionals.

25 Nov 2019 - 12:15PM

The Icelandic superstar takes top spot in the first of 28 CrossFit sanctionals.

Filthy 150 CrossFit sanctional: Sara Sigmundsdottir wins in Ireland as Justin Medeiros tops the men’s side
Watch CrossFit Filthy 150 day three live as Sara Sigmundsdottir looks set to earn a Games spot

The final day of the competition and there’s much to play for in Ireland.

24 Nov 2019 - 6:27PM

The final day of the competition and there’s much to play for in Ireland.

Watch CrossFit Filthy 150 day three live as Sara Sigmundsdottir looks set to earn a Games spot
CrossFit sanctional Filthy 150: Sara Sigmundsdottir holds first place after day two

With only one day left of the tournament, the Icelander looks set to win the competition.

24 Nov 2019 - 11:37AM

With only one day left of the tournament, the Icelander looks set to win the competition.

CrossFit sanctional Filthy 150: Sara Sigmundsdottir holds first place after day two
Watch the CrossFit sanctional Filthy 150 live – can Sara Sigmundsdottir maintain her lead?

The second day of the competition in Ireland tests athletes on a range of their skills and strengths

23 Nov 2019 - 10:00PM

The second day of the competition in Ireland tests athletes on a range of their skills and strengths

Watch the CrossFit sanctional Filthy 150 live – can Sara Sigmundsdottir maintain her lead?
Sara Sigmundsdottir leads CrossFit sanctional Filthy 150 after day one, with all to play for on the men’s side

The first of the season’s sanctionals is taking place in Ireland and the first day sees a familiar face at the top of the leaderboard

23 Nov 2019 - 11:08AM

The first of the season’s sanctionals is taking place in Ireland and the first day sees a familiar face at the top of the leaderboard

Sara Sigmundsdottir leads CrossFit sanctional Filthy 150 after day one, with all to play for on the men’s side
Watch the CrossFit Sanctional Filthy 150 live as the 2020 season kicks off in Ireland

The CrossFit Sanctionals start with a bang in Punchestown, Ireland

22 Nov 2019 - 9:30PM

The CrossFit Sanctionals start with a bang in Punchestown, Ireland

Watch the CrossFit Sanctional Filthy 150 live as the 2020 season kicks off in Ireland
Pride Run: the Gay Games warm-up giving Hong Kong’s LGBTQ community a way to feel connected

Just three years ahead of the Gay Games, Pride Run will help develop a pool of volunteers and give the community a chance to bond.

22 Nov 2019 - 11:56AM

Just three years ahead of the Gay Games, Pride Run will help develop a pool of volunteers and give the community a chance to bond.

Pride Run: the Gay Games warm-up giving Hong Kong’s LGBTQ community a way to feel connected