Mark Agnew

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.
Mark Agnew
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.

Latest from Mark Agnew

Everest deaths: summiteer ‘surprised more people haven’t died’ after two climbers killed in traffic jam

Benjamin Chan believes ‘there are a lot of climbers up there who have no idea’, while Michael Tomordy says patience key to avoid traffic jams that contributed to two deaths this week.

24 May 2019 - 3:05PM

Benjamin Chan believes ‘there are a lot of climbers up there who have no idea’, while Michael Tomordy says patience key to avoid traffic jams that contributed to two deaths this week.

Everest deaths: summiteer ‘surprised more people haven’t died’ after two climbers killed in traffic jam
Simon McCartney, author of The Bond, returns to Alaskan climbing seeking catharsis, 40 years after nearly dying

Writing instant classic helps Hong Kong harbour light show creator Simon McCartney deal with loss of former climbing partner, who saved his life on Denali attempt.

23 May 2019 - 3:09PM

Writing instant classic helps Hong Kong harbour light show creator Simon McCartney deal with loss of former climbing partner, who saved his life on Denali attempt.

Simon McCartney, author of The Bond, returns to Alaskan climbing seeking catharsis, 40 years after nearly dying
Great Wall Marathon: Hongkonger pushes through bleeding nipples and burning legs using rugby ‘grit’

Duncan Swanson climbs over 5,000 steps in first ever race on ‘stumpy legs’ as background in rugby – and ‘a lot of paracetamol’ – helps get him through.

21 May 2019 - 5:02PM

Duncan Swanson climbs over 5,000 steps in first ever race on ‘stumpy legs’ as background in rugby – and ‘a lot of paracetamol’ – helps get him through.

Great Wall Marathon: Hongkonger pushes through bleeding nipples and burning legs using rugby ‘grit’
The Great Wall Marathon: adaptive athletes inspire other runners by finishing ‘toughest one yet’

Two Dutch runners climb over 5,000 steps, one with a prosthetic leg, the other on crutches

20 May 2019 - 4:18PM

Two Dutch runners climb over 5,000 steps, one with a prosthetic leg, the other on crutches

The Great Wall Marathon: adaptive athletes inspire other runners by finishing ‘toughest one yet’
Taking on the Great Wall Marathon

Runners clamber over thousands of steps, sometimes on their hands and knees, as they battle across one of the wonders of the world

20 May 2019 - 3:20PM

Runners clamber over thousands of steps, sometimes on their hands and knees, as they battle across one of the wonders of the world

Taking on the Great Wall Marathon
Great Wall Marathon: leaders finish on hands and knees as brain cancer survivor wins to complete long rehabilitation

Australian runner Douglas Wilson takes on famous race 10 years after his first attempt to complete incredible rehabilitation from cancer

20 May 2019 - 3:21PM

Australian runner Douglas Wilson takes on famous race 10 years after his first attempt to complete incredible rehabilitation from cancer

Great Wall Marathon: leaders finish on hands and knees as brain cancer survivor wins to complete long rehabilitation
The Adventure Trail: Simon McCartney discusses ‘The Bond’ and his return to mountain climbing

Once a rockstar of mountain climbing in the 1970s, Simon McCartney discusses the emotional journey that lead him to write the cult classic book ‘The Bond’, and his decision to return to Alaska for a climbing expedition

17 May 2019 - 3:39PM

Once a rockstar of mountain climbing in the 1970s, Simon McCartney discusses the emotional journey that lead him to write the cult classic book ‘The Bond’, and his decision to return to Alaska for a climbing expedition

The Adventure Trail: Simon McCartney discusses ‘The Bond’ and his return to mountain climbing
Autistic Special Olympian calls for fair insurance cover for disabled athletes

Kurtis Jon Siu competes in the Special Olympics in a range of sports, but has always struggled to find the same coverage his fully abled counterparts receive

17 May 2019 - 7:15PM

Kurtis Jon Siu competes in the Special Olympics in a range of sports, but has always struggled to find the same coverage his fully abled counterparts receive

Autistic Special Olympian calls for fair insurance cover for disabled athletes
CrossFit Games 2019: surprised Malaysian winner heads to US to compete ‘even if I pass out’

Edmund Tan takes a ‘honeymoon’ year from CrossFit, but qualifies for games to his shock and surprise

15 May 2019 - 12:34PM

Edmund Tan takes a ‘honeymoon’ year from CrossFit, but qualifies for games to his shock and surprise

CrossFit Games 2019: surprised Malaysian winner heads to US to compete ‘even if I pass out’
Russian adventurer rows across Southern Ocean, reaching Chile after 154 days alone at sea, breaking five world records

Fedor Konyukhov lands in Chile with his boat covered in barnacles, setting five world records in his custom-built boat

14 May 2019 - 12:36PM

Fedor Konyukhov lands in Chile with his boat covered in barnacles, setting five world records in his custom-built boat

Russian adventurer rows across Southern Ocean, reaching Chile after 154 days alone at sea, breaking five world records
The runner’s high and the artist’s flow find common ground in Jean de Dieu as she paints 100 smiles and runs 100 miles

Elsa Jean de Dieu does not need to think about what colours to use, or what brush strokes to cast when she is in the zone, much like when she is running

13 May 2019 - 3:05PM

Elsa Jean de Dieu does not need to think about what colours to use, or what brush strokes to cast when she is in the zone, much like when she is running

The runner’s high and the artist’s flow find common ground in Jean de Dieu as she paints 100 smiles and runs 100 miles
Even on Mother’s Day, there’s no rest for parents if they’re raising a future sports star

Tracy Yip encourages her son in swimming and running, but makes sure he is focused and enjoying training.

12 May 2019 - 11:10AM

Tracy Yip encourages her son in swimming and running, but makes sure he is focused and enjoying training.

Even on Mother’s Day, there’s no rest for parents if they’re raising a future sports star
Sexism still exists in sailing but the ‘new, intelligent male’ gives us hope, says pioneering round-the-world captain Tracy Edwards

Captain of the first all-women sailing team to circumnavigate the world in 1989 says misogyny is still here but changing

11 May 2019 - 10:12PM

Captain of the first all-women sailing team to circumnavigate the world in 1989 says misogyny is still here but changing

Sexism still exists in sailing but the ‘new, intelligent male’ gives us hope, says pioneering round-the-world captain Tracy Edwards
4 Deserts, Namibia: Hongkonger takes second place at race of champions, riding highs before lows of ‘hating yourself’

Dan Parr brings home silverware for his youngest child, finally rounding off a victory for each of his offspring.

11 May 2019 - 10:12PM

Dan Parr brings home silverware for his youngest child, finally rounding off a victory for each of his offspring.

4 Deserts, Namibia: Hongkonger takes second place at race of champions, riding highs before lows of ‘hating yourself’
View From The Edge | Four reasons to take part in the 32km Yading Skyrun in western Sichuan

The trail race has it all – scenery, culture and the challenge that will earn you a beer on the finish line.

7 May 2019 - 5:30PM

The trail race has it all – scenery, culture and the challenge that will earn you a beer on the finish line.

Four reasons to take part in the 32km Yading Skyrun in western Sichuan
Four reasons to take part in the Yading Skyrun

The Yading Skyrun is an epic 32km journey through western Sichuan. It might be tough, but the scenery and experience is worth it. 

7 May 2019 - 5:48PM

The Yading Skyrun is an epic 32km journey through western Sichuan. It might be tough, but the scenery and experience is worth it. 

Four reasons to take part in the Yading Skyrun
Yading Skyrun: Hongkongers suffer at altitude as ‘muscles don’t work’, but complete epic mountainous race

Ethan Ko Man-ho and friends slog through 32km race in beautiful mountains, realising China has nothing to envy in the European Alps

6 May 2019 - 6:06PM

Ethan Ko Man-ho and friends slog through 32km race in beautiful mountains, realising China has nothing to envy in the European Alps

Yading Skyrun: Hongkongers suffer at altitude as ‘muscles don’t work’, but complete epic mountainous race
Yading Skyrun: Megan Kimmel dominates at altitude with ‘heads down and push’ tactic, while Jia Erenjia speeds ahead early to win at home

Megan Kimmel dominates the competition finishing 30 minutes ahead of the next woman, but has high expectations at altitude

7 May 2019 - 4:32PM

Megan Kimmel dominates the competition finishing 30 minutes ahead of the next woman, but has high expectations at altitude

Yading Skyrun: Megan Kimmel dominates at altitude with ‘heads down and push’ tactic, while Jia Erenjia speeds ahead early to win at home
India’s Kieren D’Souza combines love of mountains and running at Yading Skyrun, but had ‘no clue’ in first trail race in CCC at UTMB

Indian runner qualified for 100km CCC through road running, but couldn’t comprehend the climbs – now he’s hoping for technical terrain in Yading.

4 May 2019 - 11:17AM

Indian runner qualified for 100km CCC through road running, but couldn’t comprehend the climbs – now he’s hoping for technical terrain in Yading.

India’s Kieren D’Souza combines love of mountains and running at Yading Skyrun, but had ‘no clue’ in first trail race in CCC at UTMB
First Chinese runner to win a UTMB race says he will break from trails until he is older, but prepares for Yading Skyrun

Jia Erenjia will focus on marathon running as he is young and still fast, but he harbours hopes to win the UTMB after the age of 30.

6 May 2019 - 10:45AM

Jia Erenjia will focus on marathon running as he is young and still fast, but he harbours hopes to win the UTMB after the age of 30.

First Chinese runner to win a UTMB race says he will break from trails until he is older, but prepares for Yading Skyrun
Yading Skyrun: food concerns on the menu as top runners go head-to-head in China, armed with experience and different meal plans

Two top trail runners face off, but while one is sticking to dehydrated foods, the other is diving into the local cuisine despite the risks.

3 May 2019 - 12:55PM

Two top trail runners face off, but while one is sticking to dehydrated foods, the other is diving into the local cuisine despite the risks.

Yading Skyrun: food concerns on the menu as top runners go head-to-head in China, armed with experience and different meal plans
The Adventure Trail: Art and athleticism with trail-running muralist Elsa Jean De Dieu

A French mural artist who discovered a passion and spiritual connection on Hong Kong trails talks about her comeback from injury, and her love of trail running.

3 May 2019 - 1:39PM

A French mural artist who discovered a passion and spiritual connection on Hong Kong trails talks about her comeback from injury, and her love of trail running.

The Adventure Trail: Art and athleticism with trail-running muralist Elsa Jean De Dieu
Yading Skyrun: what is it like organising a trail running event in mainland China? The government’s support is key
Trail World Championships: Hongkongers represent Cambodia, Ireland and Ukraine, as Leng finds sense of belonging

Mat Leng believed he did not belong growing up in France, but now feels at home after travelling to his father’s native Cambodia.

30 Apr 2019 - 9:05PM

Mat Leng believed he did not belong growing up in France, but now feels at home after travelling to his father’s native Cambodia.

Trail World Championships: Hongkongers represent Cambodia, Ireland and Ukraine, as Leng finds sense of belonging
Action Asia Sprint men’s 12km trail race comes down to final kilometre after leaders wait for each other’s final push

Vlad Ixel and Micheal Skobierski battle out for first place, when the latter’s push proves futile

29 Apr 2019 - 11:46AM

Vlad Ixel and Micheal Skobierski battle out for first place, when the latter’s push proves futile

Action Asia Sprint men’s 12km trail race comes down to final kilometre after leaders wait for each other’s final push
UTMF: Hong Kong runner relying on mental toughness to complete Japanese 100-mile ultramarathon

The two-time Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge runner is taking on Japan’s most famous ultramarathon

26 Apr 2019 - 1:21PM

The two-time Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge runner is taking on Japan’s most famous ultramarathon

UTMF: Hong Kong runner relying on mental toughness to complete Japanese 100-mile ultramarathon
Moroccan airline removes autistic Hong Kong ultra runner from flight, leaving him alone and frightened – and in a taxi to Marrakesh

Airline staff failed to take Hong Kong runner’s autism into account when he was stopped from boarding a flight because it was overbooked, sister alleges.

26 Apr 2019 - 1:15PM

Airline staff failed to take Hong Kong runner’s autism into account when he was stopped from boarding a flight because it was overbooked, sister alleges.

Moroccan airline removes autistic Hong Kong ultra runner from flight, leaving him alone and frightened – and in a taxi to Marrakesh
Domestic helper talks freedom from ‘status’ on trails, using running to deal with loss of husband and child

Fredelyn Alberto’s metronomic rise in running has not changed her experience as she ensures friends remind her she is doing well, even if she does not win

25 Apr 2019 - 1:34PM

Fredelyn Alberto’s metronomic rise in running has not changed her experience as she ensures friends remind her she is doing well, even if she does not win

Domestic helper talks freedom from ‘status’ on trails, using running to deal with loss of husband and child
Pushing for podiums keeps retired PE teacher, 64, motivated ahead of Action Asia 12km trail race

Shek Kong is finding longevity in his running career by mixing up his training with cycling and swimming, but he is still in it to win it

25 Apr 2019 - 10:08AM

Shek Kong is finding longevity in his running career by mixing up his training with cycling and swimming, but he is still in it to win it

Pushing for podiums keeps retired PE teacher, 64, motivated ahead of Action Asia 12km trail race
‘Stan the Man’ distributed Garmin watch microchips for years in China – now he organises their 100km race

Stan Sit spends 30 years creating microchips for GPS watches, then asks if he can help promote Garmin’s brand when he retires.

23 Apr 2019 - 11:43AM

Stan Sit spends 30 years creating microchips for GPS watches, then asks if he can help promote Garmin’s brand when he retires.

‘Stan the Man’ distributed Garmin watch microchips for years in China – now he organises their 100km race