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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First person to row solo around Lantau Island prefers ‘stealth mode’ to avoid the spotlight

Andrew Lawson rows 70km around Lantau in seven hours after being inspired by ‘incredible feats’, and if he must be recognised for his row, he hopes it might inspire others.

23 Feb 2021 - 10:00AM

Andrew Lawson rows 70km around Lantau in seven hours after being inspired by ‘incredible feats’, and if he must be recognised for his row, he hopes it might inspire others.

First person to row solo around Lantau Island prefers ‘stealth mode’ to avoid the spotlight
ColdXtreme triathlon: Mandy Tik Tolman sets example in inaugural event, proving sport is ‘non-breed, non-gender specific, for anyone who wants to persist’

Mandy Tik Tolman is the one and only woman to take on the extreme triathlon as ‘it gets me excited, I just love extreme sports’.

22 Feb 2021 - 10:05PM

Mandy Tik Tolman is the one and only woman to take on the extreme triathlon as ‘it gets me excited, I just love extreme sports’.

ColdXtreme triathlon: Mandy Tik Tolman sets example in inaugural event, proving sport is ‘non-breed, non-gender specific, for anyone who wants to persist’
Explainer | Who is Katrin Davidsdottir? Two-time CrossFit Games ‘Fittest on Earth’, Glassman boycott and ‘Sled Dog’ nickname

Katrin Davidsdottir wins the CrossFit Games in 2015 and 2016, but when did she start the sport?

21 Feb 2021 - 10:08AM

Katrin Davidsdottir wins the CrossFit Games in 2015 and 2016, but when did she start the sport?

Who is Katrin Davidsdottir? Two-time CrossFit Games ‘Fittest on Earth’, Glassman boycott and ‘Sled Dog’ nickname
How to train for trail running – what is a tempo session and why should you do it?

A tempo session is also known as an anaerobic threshold session, and will help improve your technique and deal with ‘heavy legs’.

19 Feb 2021 - 2:00PM

A tempo session is also known as an anaerobic threshold session, and will help improve your technique and deal with ‘heavy legs’.

How to train for trail running – what is a tempo session and why should you do it?
Rowing the Atlantic gives Hongkonger new perspective as ‘lessons change every time I think about it’

Josh Stone and his three teammates row 5,000km from La Gomera to Antigua and the Hongkonger gets off the boat with a new-found confidence that anything is possible.

17 Feb 2021 - 1:59PM

Josh Stone and his three teammates row 5,000km from La Gomera to Antigua and the Hongkonger gets off the boat with a new-found confidence that anything is possible.

Rowing the Atlantic gives Hongkonger new perspective as ‘lessons change every time I think about it’
Hong Kong 298km Four Trails first woman finisher Nikki Han rises to challenge again, giving ‘every drop of blood’

Nikki Han, 50, is still the only woman to finish the 298km Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge but this time is far tougher than 2019.

15 Feb 2021 - 11:40AM

Nikki Han, 50, is still the only woman to finish the 298km Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge but this time is far tougher than 2019.

Hong Kong 298km Four Trails first woman finisher Nikki Han rises to challenge again, giving ‘every drop of blood’
Hong Kong 298km Four Trails: Jacky Leung ‘breaks 50’ on history-making ultra run

Jacky Leung surpasses even his own expectations by being the first runner to go sub-50 hours on the Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge.

15 Feb 2021 - 12:36PM

Jacky Leung surpasses even his own expectations by being the first runner to go sub-50 hours on the Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge.

Hong Kong 298km Four Trails: Jacky Leung ‘breaks 50’ on history-making ultra run
Hong Kong 298km Four Trails ‘finisher’ Chung returns despite pain, lamenting ‘what did I expect?’

Hyun Chang Chung is returning for the Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge and is in for 60 hours of pain.

14 Feb 2021 - 7:46PM

Hyun Chang Chung is returning for the Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge and is in for 60 hours of pain.

Hong Kong 298km Four Trails ‘finisher’ Chung returns despite pain, lamenting ‘what did I expect?’
Hong Kong Four Trails Ultramarathon: no checkpoints, no support... no mercy
Hong Kong’s trail sweeper, cleaning race ribbons, rubbish and a siren call for the stragglers

Loic Le Jannou runs at the back of trail races, ‘poking’ the stragglers in last place to go faster while clearing up rubbish.

10 Feb 2021 - 12:20PM

Loic Le Jannou runs at the back of trail races, ‘poking’ the stragglers in last place to go faster while clearing up rubbish.

Hong Kong’s trail sweeper, cleaning race ribbons, rubbish and a siren call for the stragglers
How to trail run, a beginner’s guide to mountain racing

Trail running is exploding in popularity and is an easy sport to take part in or train for.

9 Feb 2021 - 12:00PM

Trail running is exploding in popularity and is an easy sport to take part in or train for.

How to trail run, a beginner’s guide to mountain racing
Hiking the 4,270km Pacific Crest Trail, Hongkonger helped by ‘angels’ battles frostbite

Joshua Leung is forced to split his dream of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail over two years when he gets frostbite on Mount Whitney.

8 Feb 2021 - 1:46PM

Joshua Leung is forced to split his dream of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail over two years when he gets frostbite on Mount Whitney.

Hiking the 4,270km Pacific Crest Trail, Hongkonger helped by ‘angels’ battles frostbite
Russell Crowe sends birthday message to Vendee sailor Pip Hare: ‘what a feeling when you can say you’ve conquered the globe’

The Australian actor sends a message to Vendee Globe competitor jokingly comparing her adventure to his kayaking trip.

4 Feb 2021 - 11:36AM

The Australian actor sends a message to Vendee Globe competitor jokingly comparing her adventure to his kayaking trip.

Russell Crowe sends birthday message to Vendee sailor Pip Hare: ‘what a feeling when you can say you’ve conquered the globe’
‘Breaking 50’ on Hong Kong Four Trails in Salomon Wettstein’s sights as he plans every inch of 298km challenge

Swiss runner approaches Hong Kong Four Trails with his head, not his heart, drawing enjoyment from hitting specific, well-planned targets.

3 Feb 2021 - 8:39PM

Swiss runner approaches Hong Kong Four Trails with his head, not his heart, drawing enjoyment from hitting specific, well-planned targets.

‘Breaking 50’ on Hong Kong Four Trails in Salomon Wettstein’s sights as he plans every inch of 298km challenge
Retiring CrossFit Games winner Mat Fraser praised by Tia-Clair Toomey: ‘We went through so much’

Four-time ‘Fittest on Earth’ winner Tia-Clair Toomey posts about training partner Mat Fraser and the intense training that ‘helped us achieve our goals of becoming the most dominant athletes CrossFit has ever seen’.

3 Feb 2021 - 1:14PM

Four-time ‘Fittest on Earth’ winner Tia-Clair Toomey posts about training partner Mat Fraser and the intense training that ‘helped us achieve our goals of becoming the most dominant athletes CrossFit has ever seen’.

Retiring CrossFit Games winner Mat Fraser praised by Tia-Clair Toomey: ‘We went through so much’
Reverse Hong Kong Trail unsupported record set by magician, showing the trick to success is simple

Ferdinand Clovis Airault wants others to discover Hong Kong step by step, as he went from party animal to trail running in just three years.

2 Feb 2021 - 2:55PM

Ferdinand Clovis Airault wants others to discover Hong Kong step by step, as he went from party animal to trail running in just three years.

Reverse Hong Kong Trail unsupported record set by magician, showing the trick to success is simple
Explainer | Who is CrossFit’s Sara Sigmundsdottir? Vegan diet, Games finishes and psychology

The Icelandic superstar made her CrossFit Games debut in 2015 and has been a crowd favourite since.

2 Feb 2021 - 2:00PM

The Icelandic superstar made her CrossFit Games debut in 2015 and has been a crowd favourite since.

Who is CrossFit’s Sara Sigmundsdottir? Vegan diet, Games finishes and psychology
Chance for Hongkongers to quiz government officials about Covid-19 and return of sport as community searches for solutions

The American Chamber of Commerce hosts two government officials to discuss sport events and solutions in Hong Kong.

2 Feb 2021 - 8:08AM

The American Chamber of Commerce hosts two government officials to discuss sport events and solutions in Hong Kong.

Chance for Hongkongers to quiz government officials about Covid-19 and return of sport as community searches for solutions
Atlantic rowers’ perfect secret mid-ocean engagement and keeping the beak after a terrifying blue marlin attack

Ed Raymont and Victoria Mico Egea keep the secret for two weeks, finishing the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in 45 days – and with a marlin’s snout embedded in their cabin.

2 Feb 2021 - 4:18PM

Ed Raymont and Victoria Mico Egea keep the secret for two weeks, finishing the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in 45 days – and with a marlin’s snout embedded in their cabin.

Atlantic rowers’ perfect secret mid-ocean engagement and keeping the beak after a terrifying blue marlin attack
Hong Kong Trail: ‘Stingray’ Onifa breaks 11-year-old fastest known time for 44km run from The Peak to Big Wave Bay

Filipino John ‘Stingray’ Ray Onifa runs the Hong Kong Trail in three hours and 26 minutes, just two weeks after his first attempt at the record.

5 Feb 2021 - 5:12PM

Filipino John ‘Stingray’ Ray Onifa runs the Hong Kong Trail in three hours and 26 minutes, just two weeks after his first attempt at the record.

Hong Kong Trail: ‘Stingray’ Onifa breaks 11-year-old fastest known time for 44km run from The Peak to Big Wave Bay
Hong Kong Four Trails first woman ‘finisher’ Nikki Han finds her rhythm after 220km – ‘I had no pain, I wasn’t tired, I just felt fantastic’

Nikki Han is the first and still only woman to finish the 298km Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge, and says she could have run another 100km.

28 Jan 2021 - 2:38PM

Nikki Han is the first and still only woman to finish the 298km Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge, and says she could have run another 100km.

Hong Kong Four Trails first woman ‘finisher’ Nikki Han finds her rhythm after 220km – ‘I had no pain, I wasn’t tired, I just felt fantastic’
David Goggins’ challenge of four miles, every four hours, for 48 hours pushes Hart’s stoic mindset

Hong Kong-based Briton inspired by David Goggins and Ross Edgley to develop mental resilience through out-of-comfort zone challenges.

27 Jan 2021 - 8:00AM

Hong Kong-based Briton inspired by David Goggins and Ross Edgley to develop mental resilience through out-of-comfort zone challenges.

David Goggins’ challenge of four miles, every four hours, for 48 hours pushes Hart’s stoic mindset
Explainer | Who is Crossfit champion Mat Fraser? Prize money, diet and not talking to Rich Froning

Star athlete goes from Olympic weightlifting hopeful to five-times ‘Fittest on Earth’ with dominant displays at the CrossFit Games.

2 Feb 2021 - 11:48AM

Star athlete goes from Olympic weightlifting hopeful to five-times ‘Fittest on Earth’ with dominant displays at the CrossFit Games.

Who is Crossfit champion Mat Fraser? Prize money, diet and not talking to Rich Froning
Stone Tsang wants Hong Kong Four Trails record – ‘Breaking 50 hours’ for 298km course

Asian ultra running star Stone Tsang Siu-keung went days without food as a child and moved to Hong Kong for a better life aged 17.

26 Jan 2021 - 8:38AM

Asian ultra running star Stone Tsang Siu-keung went days without food as a child and moved to Hong Kong for a better life aged 17.

Stone Tsang wants Hong Kong Four Trails record – ‘Breaking 50 hours’ for 298km course
Jim Walmsley misses 100km world record by 12 seconds, sets American record

Second time American runner has attempted to beat Japanese runner Nao Kazami’s world record set in 2018.

24 Jan 2021 - 12:12PM

Second time American runner has attempted to beat Japanese runner Nao Kazami’s world record set in 2018.

Jim Walmsley misses 100km world record by 12 seconds, sets American record
Hong Kong 298km Four Trails is about mental strength, but no one is born that resilient, says ‘finisher’ Law Kai-pong

The Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge ‘finisher’ says that years of trail and ultra races have made him mentally strong for the epic 298km run.

23 Jan 2021 - 10:41PM

The Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge ‘finisher’ says that years of trail and ultra races have made him mentally strong for the epic 298km run.

Hong Kong 298km Four Trails is about mental strength, but no one is born that resilient, says ‘finisher’ Law Kai-pong
Hong Kong’s 298km Four Trail’s youngest survivor Pemberton savours ‘deeply personal, introspective journey’ ahead of 10-year anniversary

Three Hong Kong Four Trail Ultra Challenges have come during a formative period in Sara Pemberton’s life and acted as an anchor in times of change.

21 Jan 2021 - 11:25AM

Three Hong Kong Four Trail Ultra Challenges have come during a formative period in Sara Pemberton’s life and acted as an anchor in times of change.

Hong Kong’s 298km Four Trail’s youngest survivor Pemberton savours ‘deeply personal, introspective journey’ ahead of 10-year anniversary
Hong Kong wheelchair climber Lai Chi-wai still a believer despite an hour stuck on skyscraper

Paraclimber hopes he can still set an example to others to ‘chase their dreams’ despite high winds forcing him to stop his 350m Nina Tower ascent.

20 Jan 2021 - 4:17PM

Paraclimber hopes he can still set an example to others to ‘chase their dreams’ despite high winds forcing him to stop his 350m Nina Tower ascent.

Hong Kong wheelchair climber Lai Chi-wai still a believer despite an hour stuck on skyscraper
Mountain rescues up 181 per cent in 2020 compared with 2019; how to stay safe when hiking in Hong Kong

The fire department called out 605 times in 2020 as Hongkongers flock to the hills amid Covid-19 travel restrictions.

19 Jan 2021 - 3:11PM

The fire department called out 605 times in 2020 as Hongkongers flock to the hills amid Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Mountain rescues up 181 per cent in 2020 compared with 2019; how to stay safe when hiking in Hong Kong
Rudy Bottin sets supported Lantau Trail ‘fastest known time’ as Covid-19 trend for records in lieu of races continues

The Hong Kong-based Frenchman runs the 66km Lantau Trail in eight hours, 18 minutes and 23 seconds, and looks forward to seeing who will beat his record.

19 Jan 2021 - 5:34PM

The Hong Kong-based Frenchman runs the 66km Lantau Trail in eight hours, 18 minutes and 23 seconds, and looks forward to seeing who will beat his record.

Rudy Bottin sets supported Lantau Trail ‘fastest known time’ as Covid-19 trend for records in lieu of races continues