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.

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CrossFit Open 2019: what is Workout 19.4? Snatches, burpees and muscle-ups

Organisers announce penultimate week’s WOD with a 12-minute workout as competition heats up in the battle to reach the CrossFit Games

15 Mar 2019 - 1:02PM
CrossFit Open 2019: what is Workout 19.4? Snatches, burpees and muscle-ups

Organisers announce penultimate week’s WOD with a 12-minute workout as competition heats up in the battle to reach the CrossFit Games

Road runner switches to trails after finding community that transcends race, gender and socioeconomic status

Jason Ng starts trail running out of ‘sheer curiosity’ and is surprised to find such a supportive community

7 Mar 2019 - 10:25AM
Road runner switches to trails after finding community that transcends race, gender and socioeconomic status

Jason Ng starts trail running out of ‘sheer curiosity’ and is surprised to find such a supportive community

Hong Kong’s top trail runner Wong Ho-chung getting troubled teens back on track

Wong Ho-chung finds time between winning races to help youths with behavioural issues find a new path by coaching the to trail race

7 Mar 2019 - 10:15AM
Hong Kong’s top trail runner Wong Ho-chung getting troubled teens back on track

Wong Ho-chung finds time between winning races to help youths with behavioural issues find a new path by coaching the to trail race

The Adventure Trail podcast, episode 15: Nikki Han, the first woman to finish the HK4TUC, relives epic challenge

Nikki Han needs no sleep and only four tunes on her iPod to keep her going for over 58 hours

1 Mar 2019 - 1:02PM
The Adventure Trail podcast, episode 15: Nikki Han, the first woman to finish the HK4TUC, relives epic challenge

Nikki Han needs no sleep and only four tunes on her iPod to keep her going for over 58 hours

TransLantau 100km: ‘I always feel pressure’ – TDS winner Audrey Tanguy sets high standards but wants to enjoy beautiful race

Audrey Tanguy is only one year into her running career, but she expects a great deal from herself

1 Mar 2019 - 9:02AM
TransLantau 100km: ‘I always feel pressure’ – TDS winner Audrey Tanguy sets high standards but wants to enjoy beautiful race

Audrey Tanguy is only one year into her running career, but she expects a great deal from herself

The Adventure Trail: Nikki Han on her history-making, record-breaking ultra marathon win

Nikki Han talks about her preparation and dedication to becoming the first woman to finish the Hong Kong Four Trail Challenge, how her career as a trail runner has developed and how life has changed since her history-making effort.

28 Feb 2019 - 3:33PM
The Adventure Trail: Nikki Han on her history-making, record-breaking ultra marathon win

Nikki Han talks about her preparation and dedication to becoming the first woman to finish the Hong Kong Four Trail Challenge, how her career as a trail runner has developed and how life has changed since her history-making effort.

View From The Edge | If your weekend plans revolve around sabotaging a trail race, it’s a little bit sad

Pulling down a marker or two is one thing, but planning your weekend around disrupting a niche sport is just sad

28 Feb 2019 - 12:09PM
If your weekend plans revolve around sabotaging a trail race, it’s a little bit sad

Pulling down a marker or two is one thing, but planning your weekend around disrupting a niche sport is just sad

Hong Kong Marathon: time for HKAAA to let masters runners compete on level field, veterans say

London and New York Marathons recognise masters groups for runners in their 80s, yet Hong Kong lumps together everyone over the age of 45

27 Feb 2019 - 10:13PM
Hong Kong Marathon: time for HKAAA to let masters runners compete on level field, veterans say

London and New York Marathons recognise masters groups for runners in their 80s, yet Hong Kong lumps together everyone over the age of 45

Sai Kung 50: ‘Saboteur who hates this race’ deliberately throws runners off course

Three runners cross the finish line together in second place after ‘deliberate sabotage’ leads them astray

26 Feb 2019 - 10:12AM
Sai Kung 50: ‘Saboteur who hates this race’ deliberately throws runners off course

Three runners cross the finish line together in second place after ‘deliberate sabotage’ leads them astray

CrossFit Open 2019: Workout 19.1 – what is the week one workout and how do you win a place at the CrossFit Games?

CrossFit has announced the exercises for the start of one of the world’s largest participation sporting events

22 Feb 2019 - 11:03AM
CrossFit Open 2019: Workout 19.1 – what is the week one workout and how do you win a place at the CrossFit Games?

CrossFit has announced the exercises for the start of one of the world’s largest participation sporting events

Hongkonger chases 100-mile race grand slam at Victoria 162, using five-minute power naps as his secret weapon

William Wong will run all three of Hong Kong’s longest races in one season using the cold – instead of an alarm – to time his power naps

21 Feb 2019 - 5:40PM
Hongkonger chases 100-mile race grand slam at Victoria 162, using five-minute power naps as his secret weapon

William Wong will run all three of Hong Kong’s longest races in one season using the cold – instead of an alarm – to time his power naps

Jim Walmsley wins Hong Kong’s Fast ultra, while Denise Ying becomes the ‘hunter, not the hunted’

Inaugural Fast 50 sees America’s top trail runner grind down Chinese athlete, while Hongkongers take honours in shorter distances

19 Feb 2019 - 3:49PM
Jim Walmsley wins Hong Kong’s Fast ultra, while Denise Ying becomes the ‘hunter, not the hunted’

Inaugural Fast 50 sees America’s top trail runner grind down Chinese athlete, while Hongkongers take honours in shorter distances

Chinese trail runner has plenty to learn from Jim Walmsley at Fast 50 ultra – despite winning Hong Kong 100

Yun Yanqiao is running the Fast 50 mile ultra to pick up precious tips from the Western States 100 record holder

14 Feb 2019 - 4:08PM
Chinese trail runner has plenty to learn from Jim Walmsley at Fast 50 ultra – despite winning Hong Kong 100

Yun Yanqiao is running the Fast 50 mile ultra to pick up precious tips from the Western States 100 record holder

Hong Kong Marathon payment mix-up forces road runner onto the trails for Fast 50 Ultra

Aaron Tennant’s Hong Kong Marathon registration slip-up has led him to the Fast 50 Ultra in what he calls ‘a bad good idea’

15 Feb 2019 - 10:47AM
Hong Kong Marathon payment mix-up forces road runner onto the trails for Fast 50 Ultra

Aaron Tennant’s Hong Kong Marathon registration slip-up has led him to the Fast 50 Ultra in what he calls ‘a bad good idea’

The Adventure Trail podcast, episode 14: Jim Walmsley talks motivation after Western States; sets sights on Olympics marathon

Western States 100 record holder talks about how he sets goals to stay motivated, but would drop it all for a shot at the Olympics

13 Feb 2019 - 5:42PM
The Adventure Trail podcast, episode 14: Jim Walmsley talks motivation after Western States; sets sights on Olympics marathon

Western States 100 record holder talks about how he sets goals to stay motivated, but would drop it all for a shot at the Olympics

Hongkonger runs 1,400km around Taiwan to show humans are amazing – even compared to machines

Wong Ho-fai prepares himself for a run across the United States after 19 days and 1,400km on a spiritual slog around Taiwan

13 Feb 2019 - 9:57AM
Hongkonger runs 1,400km around Taiwan to show humans are amazing – even compared to machines

Wong Ho-fai prepares himself for a run across the United States after 19 days and 1,400km on a spiritual slog around Taiwan

Opinion | Does the HKAAA even care about trail running? It’s living up to its name of ‘Amateur’ over world championship farce

Our top runners are desperate to represent Hong Kong at the Trail World Championships but are being stymied for no good reason, while the decision to only send two instead of a full team has no logical basis either

13 Feb 2019 - 12:16PM
Does the HKAAA even care about trail running? It’s living up to its name of ‘Amateur’ over world championship farce

Our top runners are desperate to represent Hong Kong at the Trail World Championships but are being stymied for no good reason, while the decision to only send two instead of a full team has no logical basis either

The Adventure Trail: Western States champion ultra marathon runner Jim Walmsley makes Hong Kong debut

Cool yet controversial ultrarunning star Jim Walmsley makes his first visit to Hong Kong, and discusses his victories, greatest failures and how he sets goals.

13 Feb 2019 - 10:47AM
The Adventure Trail: Western States champion ultra marathon runner Jim Walmsley makes Hong Kong debut

Cool yet controversial ultrarunning star Jim Walmsley makes his first visit to Hong Kong, and discusses his victories, greatest failures and how he sets goals.

‘No one needs to know it was fun’: Hongkongers beaming after beating Western States winner Jim Walmsley

It may have been a relaxed Valentines Day race, but bragging rights for Jeff Campbell and Ryan Whelan were on the line

13 Feb 2019 - 11:04AM
‘No one needs to know it was fun’: Hongkongers beaming after beating Western States winner Jim Walmsley

It may have been a relaxed Valentines Day race, but bragging rights for Jeff Campbell and Ryan Whelan were on the line

HK4TUC: first woman to finish 298km ultramarathon never thought about stopping

Nikki Han is the first woman to ‘break 60’ at brutal Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge, while Kristian Joergensen finishes despite close shave

12 Feb 2019 - 4:36PM
HK4TUC: first woman to finish 298km ultramarathon never thought about stopping

Nikki Han is the first woman to ‘break 60’ at brutal Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge, while Kristian Joergensen finishes despite close shave

HK4TUC day one: Strongest pack still moving through 298km ultramarathon while others succumb to humidity

The Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge has claimed its first 12 victims, but the organiser said he is impressed by those still on the 298km course

7 Feb 2019 - 11:43AM
HK4TUC day one: Strongest pack still moving through 298km ultramarathon while others succumb to humidity

The Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge has claimed its first 12 victims, but the organiser said he is impressed by those still on the 298km course

HK4TUC: 298km ultramarathon survivors return for more pain, torture and fun

Meredith Quinlan and Abimanyu Shunmugam reached the end of the Four Trails Ultra Challenge last year – and they are back for more

6 Feb 2019 - 3:13PM
HK4TUC: 298km ultramarathon survivors return for more pain, torture and fun

Meredith Quinlan and Abimanyu Shunmugam reached the end of the Four Trails Ultra Challenge last year – and they are back for more

HK4TUC: 298km ultra finishers look back on their experience as monumental, life changing and emotional

Only six runners have ever finished the mammoth Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge and it has had a profound effect on each of them

6 Feb 2019 - 12:25PM
HK4TUC: 298km ultra finishers look back on their experience as monumental, life changing and emotional

Only six runners have ever finished the mammoth Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge and it has had a profound effect on each of them

Nine Dragons Ultra: dream comes true for Japan’s Kazufumi Ose as two-day race comes down to a mere three minutes

Two days of racing, 130km of running and more than 8,000m of elevation and it was only a few minutes that separated the top two men

20 Feb 2019 - 10:57AM
Nine Dragons Ultra: dream comes true for Japan’s Kazufumi Ose as two-day race comes down to a mere three minutes

Two days of racing, 130km of running and more than 8,000m of elevation and it was only a few minutes that separated the top two men

HK4TUC: with the monkey off her back – literally – Han ‘can’t not be part’ of 298km ultra after building mental strength in 100-milers

Nikki Han is ‘running home’ to Lantau in the 298km Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge, but will have to deal with nosy primates and hallucinations

3 Feb 2019 - 7:44PM
HK4TUC: with the monkey off her back – literally – Han ‘can’t not be part’ of 298km ultra after building mental strength in 100-milers

Nikki Han is ‘running home’ to Lantau in the 298km Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge, but will have to deal with nosy primates and hallucinations

The Adventure Trail podcast, episode 13: Magdalena Boulet on staying motivated from the Olympics to ultra running

Magdalena Boulet has had a long and varied career but she keeps finding a way to push for the next goal

1 Feb 2019 - 4:20PM
The Adventure Trail podcast, episode 13: Magdalena Boulet on staying motivated from the Olympics to ultra running

Magdalena Boulet has had a long and varied career but she keeps finding a way to push for the next goal

Nine Dragons Ultra: Mat Leng seeks revenge at 50/50 after injury sparked ‘rough patch’

The Hong Kong runner sprained an ankle last year in one of the hardest ultras on the calendar

1 Feb 2019 - 1:07PM
Nine Dragons Ultra: Mat Leng seeks revenge at 50/50 after injury sparked ‘rough patch’

The Hong Kong runner sprained an ankle last year in one of the hardest ultras on the calendar

The Adventure Trail: Olympian, road runner and trail runner Magdalena Boulet

From Olympics to road marathons to trail running: Magdalena Boulet speaks about her career and her visit to Hong Kong to run the 9 Dragons Ultra trail run

18 Feb 2019 - 5:00PM
The Adventure Trail: Olympian, road runner and trail runner Magdalena Boulet

From Olympics to road marathons to trail running: Magdalena Boulet speaks about her career and her visit to Hong Kong to run the 9 Dragons Ultra trail run

Nine Dragons Ultra: Julien Chorier comes to ‘crazy’ Hong Kong for off-season training, but a race is a race

The famous French runner likes Hong Kong because the atmosphere at races is more relaxed, but he always comes to compete

31 Jan 2019 - 3:43PM
Nine Dragons Ultra: Julien Chorier comes to ‘crazy’ Hong Kong for off-season training, but a race is a race

The famous French runner likes Hong Kong because the atmosphere at races is more relaxed, but he always comes to compete

Nine Dragons Ultra: UTMB champion Francesca Canepa ‘impatient to enjoy’ Hong Kong’s 50/50 challenge

Italian star tempers expectations by saying performance is not everything, sometimes it is just about enjoying nature

29 Jan 2019 - 4:54PM
Nine Dragons Ultra: UTMB champion Francesca Canepa  ‘impatient to enjoy’ Hong Kong’s 50/50 challenge

Italian star tempers expectations by saying performance is not everything, sometimes it is just about enjoying nature

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