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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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Ronnie Faux, the original adventure sports journalist

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

34:31

Nancy Jiang talks tradition, trail running, juggling her career and comebacks from injury

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

22:44

Women, social media, cultural pressures with Bobbi Poulton and Samantha Chan

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

47:48

Adrian Hayes talks big goals, the perils of scaling K2 and information overload

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.

37:21

Hong Kong’s Leung Ying-suet talks trail running and the World Championships

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.

28:35

Simon McCartney discusses ‘The Bond’, and his return to mountain climbing

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

48:40

Art and athleticism with trail-running muralist Elsa Jean De Dieu

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.

28:52

Paul Niel and his Hong Kong coastal clean-up adventure

18 Apr 2019

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

31:08

Fredelyn Alberto talks freedom, trail running and Filipino helpers

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.

29:04

Photographer Lloyd Belcher and the art of capturing trail runners in action

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.

34:13

Nikki Han on her history-making, record-breaking ultra marathon win

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.

32:45

Champion ultrarunner Jim Walmsley

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.

35:38

Olympian, road runner and trail runner Magdalena Boulet

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

42:34

Hong Kong trail running legend Andre Blumberg

16 Nov 2018

40:19

Triathlon coach Kate Rutherford

20 Oct 2018

34:13