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The Adventure Trail

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Whether you run, jump, cycle, swim or climb, listen in each fortnight as your hosts Mark Agnew and Mary Hui chat with key figures in trail running and adventure sports about the big issues they are facing.

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26 Jul 2019

A conversation with the journalist who pioneered what became known as ‘adventure sports’, from the peak of Mount Everest to wild ocean sailing

A conversation with the journalist who pioneered what became known as ‘adventure sports’, from the peak of Mount Everest to wild ocean sailing

34:31

12 Jul 2019

How a Chinese-born Kiwi trail running champion found a way to combine a busy career in engineering with a love of competitive running, and how initial resistance from her traditional Chinese family has changed

How a Chinese-born Kiwi trail running champion found a way to combine a busy career in engineering with a love of competitive running, and how initial resistance from her traditional Chinese family has changed

22:44

30 Jun 2019

Two of Hong Kong’s top female athletes, ultra runner Samantha Chan and crossfit trainer Bobbi Poulton talk about the pressure and pushback. Hear how Instagram has become a toxic influence upon the professionals in the crossfit industry as well as the young women getting involved in gyms and exercise

Two of Hong Kong’s top female athletes, ultra runner Samantha Chan and crossfit trainer Bobbi Poulton talk about the pressure and pushback. Hear how Instagram has become a toxic influence upon the professionals in the crossfit industry as well as the young women getting involved in gyms and exercise

47:48

13 Jun 2019

A self-described school dropout who defied the odds to achieve his dream of summiting Everest explains how his journey to climb Pakistan’s K2 helped him put his life priorities back into perspective.

A self-described school dropout who defied the odds to achieve his dream of summiting Everest explains how his journey to climb Pakistan’s K2 helped him put his life priorities back into perspective.

37:21

31 May 2019

One of Hong Kong’s most accomplished trail runners talks of her preparations for the 2019 ITSA Trail World Championships, and how the climate and geography of her home have helped her build fitness and stamina.

One of Hong Kong’s most accomplished trail runners talks of her preparations for the 2019 ITSA Trail World Championships, and how the climate and geography of her home have helped her build fitness and stamina.

28:35

17 May 2019

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

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

48:40

3 May 2019

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.

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.

28:52

18 Apr 2019

The adventurer and coasteering enthusiast talks about the upcoming Adventure Clean Up challenge

The adventurer and coasteering enthusiast talks about the upcoming Adventure Clean Up challenge

31:08

4 Apr 2019

From her very first running event to becoming one of Hong Kong’s top trail runners, hear what inspires this remarkable woman to run further and faster.

From her very first running event to becoming one of Hong Kong’s top trail runners, hear what inspires this remarkable woman to run further and faster.

29:04

20 Mar 2019

One of the Hong Kong trail running scene’s most prominent photographers talks about his art and the challenges of keeping up with athletes while laden with camera gear.

One of the Hong Kong trail running scene’s most prominent photographers talks about his art and the challenges of keeping up with athletes while laden with camera gear.

34:13

28 Feb 2019

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.

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.

32:45

12 Feb 2019

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.

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.

35:38

31 Jan 2019

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

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

42:34