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

Rugby World Cup 2019: ‘shattered’ cyclists arrive in Japan, deliver match whistle to Nigel Owens, after journey from Twickenham, London

Ron Rutland and James Owens ride bikes from London to Japan for the Rugby World Cup, growing in character and shattered from physical exhaustion

18 Sep 2019 - 9:33AM

Ron Rutland and James Owens ride bikes from London to Japan for the Rugby World Cup, growing in character and shattered from physical exhaustion

Rugby World Cup 2019: ‘shattered’ cyclists arrive in Japan, deliver match whistle to Nigel Owens, after journey from Twickenham, London
How to recce a trail race – get the most out of your HK100 course exploration

Course reconnaissance is an important part of ultra running, but make sure you spend your time as efficiently as possibly by following these tips.

17 Sep 2019 - 9:51AM

Course reconnaissance is an important part of ultra running, but make sure you spend your time as efficiently as possibly by following these tips.

How to recce a trail race – get the most out of your HK100 course exploration
How to recce a trail race - advice on the HK100

It is important to get the most out of your race reconnaissance, and not just blindly head out on the course and hope for the best. 

16 Sep 2019 - 4:15PM

It is important to get the most out of your race reconnaissance, and not just blindly head out on the course and hope for the best. 

How to recce a trail race - advice on the HK100
Exercises for trail runners to improve their stability – from wobble boards to lunges

Stability is crucial for speed and to prevent injury, but it is often neglected from training programmes.

16 Sep 2019 - 3:10PM

Stability is crucial for speed and to prevent injury, but it is often neglected from training programmes.

Exercises for trail runners to improve their stability – from wobble boards to lunges
What hat should I buy for trail running? Stay shaded on the slopes in 2019

Choose from a range of headwear to keep you cool and shaded on the trails.

13 Sep 2019 - 8:00AM

Choose from a range of headwear to keep you cool and shaded on the trails.

What hat should I buy for trail running? Stay shaded on the slopes in 2019
Scott Jurek tells Hongkonger there is ‘magic in suffering’ on trans-Japan run, as destiny always finds a silver lining

Wong Ho-fai runs the length of Japan, but injury forces a detour, which leads him to world famous runner and author of ‘Eat & Run’.

12 Sep 2019 - 2:43PM

Wong Ho-fai runs the length of Japan, but injury forces a detour, which leads him to world famous runner and author of ‘Eat & Run’.

Scott Jurek tells Hongkonger there is ‘magic in suffering’ on trans-Japan run, as destiny always finds a silver lining
Rugby World Cup 2019: who will be top try scorer in Japan?

Will another New Zealander top the list, or could England’s Jonny May or Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale score most?

12 Sep 2019 - 10:36AM

Will another New Zealander top the list, or could England’s Jonny May or Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale score most?

Rugby World Cup 2019: who will be top try scorer in Japan?
Is Kilian Jornet returning to Everest for a speed record attempt or does he plan to ‘link-up’ Lhotse like Ueli Steck?

The famous runner set a record for reaching the world’s highest summit without oxygen – twice in a week – but the feat was disputed

12 Sep 2019 - 12:31PM

The famous runner set a record for reaching the world’s highest summit without oxygen – twice in a week – but the feat was disputed

Is Kilian Jornet returning to Everest for a speed record attempt or does he plan to ‘link-up’ Lhotse like Ueli Steck?
Race organisers pledge to support dead Hong Kong runner’s family in tribute hours after he was discovered in the New Territories

Kwok Yuen-hung was found in the early hours of Tuesday morning, and now the race organisers have released a heartfelt statement.

10 Sep 2019 - 5:13PM

Kwok Yuen-hung was found in the early hours of Tuesday morning, and now the race organisers have released a heartfelt statement.

Race organisers pledge to support dead Hong Kong runner’s family in tribute hours after he was discovered in the New Territories
Missing Hong Kong trail runner found dead after almost two days of searching; missing since Sunday afternoon

Kwok Yuen-hung started the 23.1km Cam2 Sport race near Shing Mun reservoir but did not arrive at the second checkpoint. His body was discovered at 1am on Tuesday morning.

10 Sep 2019 - 6:18PM

Kwok Yuen-hung started the 23.1km Cam2 Sport race near Shing Mun reservoir but did not arrive at the second checkpoint. His body was discovered at 1am on Tuesday morning.

Missing Hong Kong trail runner found dead after almost two days of searching; missing since Sunday afternoon
Search for missing Hong Kong trail runner paused; man failed to appear at second checkpoint of local race

Kwok Yuen-hung, missing since Sunday afternoon, started the 22km Cam2 Sport race near Shing Mun reservoir but did not arrive at the second checkpoint.

10 Sep 2019 - 12:42PM

Kwok Yuen-hung, missing since Sunday afternoon, started the 22km Cam2 Sport race near Shing Mun reservoir but did not arrive at the second checkpoint.

Search for missing Hong Kong trail runner paused; man failed to appear at second checkpoint of local race
What headlamps and light belts should I buy for road and trail running?

Make sure you try these great headlamps and light belts next time you are looking to upgrade for your night runs

7 Sep 2019 - 3:05PM

Make sure you try these great headlamps and light belts next time you are looking to upgrade for your night runs

What headlamps and light belts should I buy for road and trail running?
Drug ban for Ironman winner Lauren Goss found using cannabinoid cream containing more THC than she thought

Goss has won 11 Ironman 70.3 titles; she was treating an ankle with cream but says that the label showed incorrect ingredients

9 Sep 2019 - 5:03PM

Goss has won 11 Ironman 70.3 titles; she was treating an ankle with cream but says that the label showed incorrect ingredients

Drug ban for Ironman winner Lauren Goss found using cannabinoid cream containing more THC than she thought
Outriggers paddling 62km around Lantau to celebrate Polynesian ‘love and brotherhood’ culture

The organisers hope the challenge – and the barbecue – will help spread nation’s ‘family style’, where everyone is friends, whether they are strangers or not.

6 Sep 2019 - 9:48AM

The organisers hope the challenge – and the barbecue – will help spread nation’s ‘family style’, where everyone is friends, whether they are strangers or not.

Outriggers paddling 62km around Lantau to celebrate Polynesian ‘love and brotherhood’ culture
Hong Kong protests continue to play havoc with local sport as Asian Cup triathlon is cancelled with fears for participant safety

The Hong Kong ASTC Sprint Triathlon Asian Cup and the Asian Aquathlon Championships are cancelled.

5 Sep 2019 - 4:17PM

The Hong Kong ASTC Sprint Triathlon Asian Cup and the Asian Aquathlon Championships are cancelled.

Hong Kong protests continue to play havoc with local sport as Asian Cup triathlon is cancelled with fears for participant safety
View From The Edge | Courtney Dauwalter’s UTMB win elevates her from one of the greats to the greatest ultra trail runner on earth

The American proves she can mix it on any course, at any distance, winning the most competitive race of the year without having set foot on the course beforehand.

3 Sep 2019 - 5:27PM

The American proves she can mix it on any course, at any distance, winning the most competitive race of the year without having set foot on the course beforehand.

Courtney Dauwalter’s UTMB win elevates her from one of the greats to the greatest ultra trail runner on earth
UTMB 2019: how Hongkonger Wong Ho-chung and Joaquin Lopez crossed the finish line in joint sixth with act of sportsmanship

The firefighter finishes higher than any Hongkonger before him with even pacing until 80km, when he runs to feel.

2 Sep 2019 - 10:15PM

The firefighter finishes higher than any Hongkonger before him with even pacing until 80km, when he runs to feel.

UTMB 2019: how Hongkonger Wong Ho-chung and Joaquin Lopez crossed the finish line in joint sixth with act of sportsmanship
UTMB 2019: Courtney Dauwalter wins with dominant display – tough days are why she loves ultra running

She was the second fastest American, including the men, at the famous Chamonix ultramarathon

2 Sep 2019 - 12:37PM

She was the second fastest American, including the men, at the famous Chamonix ultramarathon

UTMB 2019: Courtney Dauwalter wins with dominant display – tough days are why she loves ultra running
UTMB 2019: Hongkonger Wong Ho-chung finishes in top 10 by running ‘the perfect race’

The Hong Kong trail runner of the year mixes with the best in the world and takes seventh place

1 Sep 2019 - 4:24PM

The Hong Kong trail runner of the year mixes with the best in the world and takes seventh place

UTMB 2019: Hongkonger Wong Ho-chung finishes in top 10 by running ‘the perfect race’
UTMB 2019: Pau Capell wins – aggressive tactics pay off as he becomes first non-French winner since Kilian Jornet

The Spanish runners wins despite an unusually fast paced start, as he takes the lead early and holds it through the entire 171km

1 Sep 2019 - 1:24AM

The Spanish runners wins despite an unusually fast paced start, as he takes the lead early and holds it through the entire 171km

UTMB 2019: Pau Capell wins  – aggressive tactics pay off as he becomes first non-French winner since Kilian Jornet
UTMB 2019: Ragna Debats wins CCC in ‘tough’ race, as Basham fuels herself with croissants

The Dutchwoman is surprised to find herself in the lead so early, but decides to ignore the competition and focus on herself

31 Aug 2019 - 4:25AM

The Dutchwoman is surprised to find herself in the lead so early, but decides to ignore the competition and focus on herself

UTMB 2019: Ragna Debats wins CCC in ‘tough’ race, as Basham fuels herself with croissants
UTMB 2019: Luis Alberto Hernando Alzaga wins CCC, takes lead after 30km and holds position

Spanish runner takes the honours in the 101km CCC at the famous running week in Chamonix

31 Aug 2019 - 4:05AM

Spanish runner takes the honours in the 101km CCC at the famous running week in Chamonix

UTMB 2019: Luis Alberto Hernando Alzaga wins CCC, takes lead after 30km and holds position
UTMB 2019: Ruth Croft feels ‘horrible’ as she cruises to OCC win by going back to basics

The New Zealand runner sets an aggressive pace to put pressure on her competition, even though she is suffering from a tough travelling schedule

30 Aug 2019 - 6:01PM

The New Zealand runner sets an aggressive pace to put pressure on her competition, even though she is suffering from a tough travelling schedule

UTMB 2019: Ruth Croft feels ‘horrible’ as she cruises to OCC win by going back to basics
Hongkonger sets record in Arch to Arc – the ‘toughest, most brutal’ triathlon on earth

Mayank Vaid runs, swims and cycles from London to Paris in record time, combating exhaustion with ‘self talk’.

30 Aug 2019 - 3:58PM

Mayank Vaid runs, swims and cycles from London to Paris in record time, combating exhaustion with ‘self talk’.

Hongkonger sets record in Arch to Arc – the ‘toughest, most brutal’ triathlon on earth
UTMB 2019: Ruth Croft wins OCC with dominant ‘perfect performance’ to defend her title

The New Zealander was 12 minutes ahead at 50km but was still pushing hard, despite the time cushion

29 Aug 2019 - 8:41PM

The New Zealander was 12 minutes ahead at 50km but was still pushing hard, despite the time cushion

UTMB 2019: Ruth Croft wins OCC with dominant ‘perfect performance’ to defend her title
UTMB 2019: Stian Angermund-Vik wins OCC, overtaking Chinese Tao Luo at 35km and holding lead

Tao Luo speeds into the lead but cannot sustain the pace and slips back into third as the leading pair finish within minutes of each other

29 Aug 2019 - 8:44PM

Tao Luo speeds into the lead but cannot sustain the pace and slips back into third as the leading pair finish within minutes of each other

UTMB 2019: Stian Angermund-Vik wins OCC, overtaking Chinese Tao Luo at 35km and holding lead
UTMB 2019: Audrey Tanguy wins TDS for second consecutive year, as Hillary Allen comes back from near-fatal fall

The Chamonix valley native battles Allen until the last 10km, where she opens up a lead she never relinquishes

30 Aug 2019 - 6:08PM

The Chamonix valley native battles Allen until the last 10km, where she opens up a lead she never relinquishes

UTMB 2019: Audrey Tanguy wins TDS for second consecutive year, as Hillary Allen comes back from near-fatal fall
UTMB 2019: Pablo Villa Gonzalez wins the TDS, as perfect pacing gives him comprehensive lead

Spanish runner takes the lead after 66km and does not relinquish it, as perfect pacing gives him 13-minute lead

29 Aug 2019 - 6:03PM

Spanish runner takes the lead after 66km and does not relinquish it, as perfect pacing gives him 13-minute lead

UTMB 2019: Pablo Villa Gonzalez wins the TDS, as perfect pacing gives him comprehensive lead
Watch UTMB live – will an American man win for the first time, or can a Chinese underdog podium?

The UTMB is one of the most competitive ultra trail races in the world

31 Aug 2019 - 7:14PM

The UTMB is one of the most competitive ultra trail races in the world

Watch UTMB live – will an American man win for the first time, or can a Chinese underdog podium?
Runners battle heat in beautiful Green Race Tiger Head trail

Starting in Mui Wo, the runners climb up to stunning views, but extreme heat and humidity makes for tough going

26 Aug 2019 - 5:20PM

Starting in Mui Wo, the runners climb up to stunning views, but extreme heat and humidity makes for tough going

Runners battle heat in beautiful Green Race Tiger Head trail