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The Tough Girl Podcast is all about inspiring and motivating YOU! I will be interviewing inspirational women from around the world, who’ve faced and overcome difficult challenges and situations, they will share their story, their knowledge and provide advice and essential tips for you to overcome your own personal challenges.

The Tough Girl Podcast is all about inspiring and motivating YOU! I will be interviewing inspirational women from around the world, who’ve faced and overcome difficult challenges and situations, they will share their story, their knowledge and provide advice and essential tips for you to overcome your own personal challenges.
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The Tough Girl Podcast is all about inspiring and motivating YOU! I will be interviewing inspirational women from around the world, who’ve faced and overcome difficult challenges and situations, they will share their story, their knowledge and provide advice and essential tips for you to overcome your own personal challenges.

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English


Episodes

Loretta Henderson - quit her normal life at 36, and having never cycled before, set off to cycle around the world!

11/13/2018
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Loretta had a normal life she was living in Canada with her boyfriend, she was building a house, a 10 year project in the making, but once the final nail had been hammered in, she knew she wanted to do something different with her life. On a whim, and after being inspiredly the Adventure Cycling Touring Handbook, she headed off to England on her first cycle adventure over to Ireland. This was the start, since then, she’s spent over 5 years on the road travelling across 5 continents and...

Duration:00:46:58

Capt. Sophie Hollingsworth - Former Ballerina turned award winning explorer - New Explorer of the Year 2017. Fulbright Scholar. Fellow of The Explorers Club & PostGrad Fellow of RGS.

11/6/2018
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Sophie is the 2017 New Explorer of the Year. Her expeditions have taken her to the streets of Managua to the mountains of Madagascar and everywhere in between. She is the Founder of AquaAid International, Sophie works with some of Central America and Sub-Saharan Africa’s most remote villages establishing sustainable sources of clean drinking water and basic sanitation. Sophie is a Health Security Specialist with a concentration on the civil military relations in infectious disease...

Duration:00:48:48

Jen Scotney - 36, Vegan, Ultra-runner who works as a Human Rights Lawyer.

10/30/2018
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Jen has always loved to be active, from running around while growing up in the Peak District to playing football with the boys. Leaving school, and heading off to University she was painfully shy and struggle to talk to people, however, as she was studying to be a barrister she was thrown into the deep end and worked hard to over come this. While studying and working, exercise took a back seat until she changed her life, by becoming self employed and moving away from London. After the loss...

Duration:00:58:41

Lowri Davies - Kayaker, European Freestyle Champion & adventurer who has paddled in remote locations around the world, claiming first descents in Mongolia and Georgia.

10/23/2018
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Lowri has been around kayaking all her life, but didn’t get into paddling properly until she was 14, when kayaks and kit started to fit. She became hooked, nagging anyone she could to take her paddling – whether it was to a local beck, cold winter surf or a man-made white water course. All of her hard work paid off and Lowri earned a place on the GB freestyle team for the 2001 World Championships and aged just 16 it was a life changing experience. She has continued to compete at the highest...

Duration:00:51:39

Susie Mitchell - How she trained thru pregnancy and won her 1st World Masters Track Championship 4 months after giving birth!

10/16/2018
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Susie Mitchell is a 38 year first time mom to a lovely vibrant baby girl Tori. Always enjoying the challenge of trying her hand at different sports, she discovered track cycling in July of 2011. After failing to make her mark in anything from shot putt to surfing, it finally seemed she had found something she was good at. Then two months later she became pregnant. Having set her sights on competing in the World Masters Track Cycling Championships the following October, she needed a plan. It...

Duration:00:55:55

Nikki Barnard - Ultra runner, recovered from stress fractures and looking at doing the Bob Graham Round this year, in training for Marathon des Sables in 2019!

10/9/2018
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Nikki moved to Chamonix, to ski, serve beer to the locals and dance on bar tops, way back in the Winter of 2004. Nikki has worked hard to train and run long distances and has run some incredible races and routes all over the world. They include, the UTMB (all distances) 100km CCC/120km TDS/ 170km, as well as the Everest marathon. Based in Chamonix, she is a fully qualified VTCT Sports Massage Therapist, LiRF Run Leader CiRF Trail/Fell Running coach. Nikki is currently working towards her...

Duration:00:55:37

Jessica Hepburn - Author of 21 Miles and The Pursuit of Motherhood. She’s swam the English Channel, run the London Marathon and is going after Mount Everest next!

10/2/2018
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Jessica is an Author, and Adventure Activist. In her early forties after the eleventh round of unsuccessful IVF, she decided it was time to take on another adventure. It became the start of a journey in pursuit of the answer to the question: ‘Does motherhood make you happy or can you have a fulfilling life without children?’ What she’s learning is that there are many routes to creating a family if you want one but also that life is full of many different adventures. That’s what led her to...

Duration:00:59:46

Katy Parrott - Finalist in the BBC Special Forces: #UltimateHellWeek. Adventure Seeker, Wildlife & Expedition Filmmaker. Army Reservist.

9/25/2018
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Katy 'KP' Parrott has been described as “Tinkerbell crossed with the Terminator”. Katy found her passion for adventure at a young age and when she was 17 went on an expedition to Nepal. Her love of nature and the outdoors led her to gain a First in Biology from the University of Bath and a Masters in wildlife film making for which she had to make a video out in the wilds of Bulgaria. She was a ‘recruit’ in the BBC programme Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week, which she was selected for out...

Duration:00:52:36

Jane Harries - 51 talks about her life, travel and completing the Marathon des Sables. Jane is also the founder of AdventureShe Magazine.

9/18/2018
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Jane has travelling and lived all over the world, she is a qualified solicitor and would describe herself as a ‘soft’ adventurer. Her adventures have included hiking over 750 km along an old pilgrim trail from France and across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostella; rafting and canoeing for 17 days on the Zambesi River; and travelling across China by overland truck before heading down Pakistan’s Karakorum Highway to Islamabad. During this podcast Jane shares more about her life growing...

Duration:00:45:58

Tricia Downing - Wheelchair Athlete, Mental Toughness Speaker, Author, Helping you GET YOUR GRIT ON.

9/11/2018
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In 2000, Tricia went from being a competitive cyclist to a paraplegic requiring a wheelchair for mobility. Her life was changed forever, but Tricia’s competitive spirit and zest for life continued on. Through her experiences in both rehab and racing, Tricia has overcome adversity and learned what it takes to perform at the top of her game. Having made the transition from able-bodied cyclist to an athlete with a disability, Tricia knows the true meaning of the words challenge and change, and...

Duration:00:56:45

Sarah Williams - Planning and Preparation for the Pacific Coast Highway & the Baja Divide!

9/4/2018
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2018 CHALLENGE Cycling the Pacific Coast Highway & the Baja Divide! On the 4th September I will fly out to Vancouver. On the 10th September 2018 - I will be cycling over 4,000km down the Pacific Coast Highway to San Diego, before crossing the border into Mexico to cycle the Baja Divide to Cabo San Lucas. I will be sharing all of the planning and preparation as well as daily vlogging the cycling challenge! I can't wait to share this experience with you! To support Tough Girl...

Duration:00:58:36

Janine Doggett - 37, freelance writer & blogger, from Bristol who cycled LEJOG solo via the 3 peaks in 2018!

8/28/2018
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“Inspired by Tough Girl Challenges. I finally made the decision to go on my big adventure - facing a fear of solo cycling to ride 1009 miles via the three peaks - ad I'm so glad I did” During this podcast we learn more about Janine’s journey into fitness from running the London marathon to training for her first ironman, we learn why she started her blog triathlove.com and where she hopes to take it in the future. Janine shares more about her own personal fears, the anxiety she has dealt...

Duration:01:01:08

Terra Roam became the first woman to walk 17,000km, solo and unsupported around Australia!

8/21/2018
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For the past 4 years, Terra has been walking solo and unsupported around Australia. On the 2nd May 2018 Terra became the first woman to walk the 17,000kms + to complete this challenge. Throughout the last 20 to 30 years having the freedom to roam has helped Terra in many ways including physical and mental health, self-awareness and peace. During this podcast, Terra shares more about the challenges she has faced, why she has kept motivated and what she has learned from pushing her body to...

Duration:00:56:58

Katy Willings - Chief of Adventures at The Adventurists - Competing the Rickshaw Rally and rode in the inaugural Mongol Derby, the world's longest horse race!

8/14/2018
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Katy Willings is the Mongol Derby Chief, and erstwhile Chief of Adventures at The Adventurists. Based in Bristol, UK, she was a junior international dressage rider in her teens. She rode in the inaugural Mongol Derby, the world's longest horse race, in 2009, sparking a later endurance riding career which saw her compete up to 120kms internationally, and became a full-time Adventurist in 2010, working on the Derby, and later the Ice Run, Icarus Trophy and Monkey Run. In the course of...

Duration:01:00:38

Nicky Spinks - 1st person ever to run a Double Ramsay Round in the Scottish mountains! 116 miles. 57,000ft of ascent. 48 peaks. Time: 55hrs 56mins

8/7/2018
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Nicola "Nicky" Spinks is a 51 year old, British long distance runner, specialising in fell running, Nicky has over 16 years' experience of fell and ultra running, successfully completing ten 24 hour Rounds holding the record for the Ladies Lakeland 24 hour round with 64 Peaks in 23.15 hours. She also held the Ladies records for all three UK rounds; BG 18.06, Paddy 19.02 and Ramsay 19.39. In 2016 she broke the record for the Double Bob Graham finishing in 45.30 hours. In racing she prefers...

Duration:00:57:05

Pip Stewart - Cycling 13,000 miles from Malaysia back home to London and most recently paddling the entire length of The Essequibo, South America's third largest river, from source to sea

7/31/2018
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In 2013, Pip cycled home from Malaysia to London, a journey of 10,000 miles through 26 countries! Once back in London she started to work for Red Bull as their Adventure Editor. In 2016 Pip headed off on a 3,000 mile cycle, boat and plane journey exploring Brazil and Peru to raise awareness of the environmental issues in the region, Pip documented the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest with adventurer Reza Pakravan and shared more about it’s devastating effects on the indigenous...

Duration:01:03:11

Paula McGuire - “Must Try Harder” an unlikely adventurer who is an anxiety survivor.

7/24/2018
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Paula McGuire's world was shrinking. Bullied as a child and plagued by excessive social anxiety, she had become a recluse. Unable to even go into a shop on her own, Paula's life was effectively over before she hit thirty. But then something changed. She isn't even quite sure what. But after years of running away from life, Paula decided to make a change, and decided to face up to her fears. Paula gave herself less than 2 years to try all 17 Commonwealth Games sports! After learning how to...

Duration:00:56:04

Hannah Cox - How she got out of £20,000 of debt and saved £15,000 in a year to go on a 10 month, 18,000 mile journey from the UK to Bhutan

7/19/2018
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Hannah, is a 34-year-old creator, minimalist and adventurer living in Manchester, UK. Last year she got rid of everything she owned except what would fit in a carry on backpack. She travelled overland from the UK to Bhutan through eighteen countries with her partner Phil to document and discover what makes people happy. Hannah has scoliosis and deals with chronic pain, although she wears a permanent back brace, this does not stop her from getting out side and hiking on a regular basis. In...

Duration:00:56:41

Hannah Cox - minimalist & adventurer who travelled 18,000 miles overland from the UK to Bhutan on a journey to discover happiness!

7/17/2018
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Hannah, is a 34-year-old creator, minimalist and adventurer living in Manchester, UK. Last year she got rid of everything she owned except what would fit in a carry on backpack. She travelled overland from the UK to Bhutan through eighteen countries with her partner Phil to document and discover what makes people happy. Hannah has scoliosis and deals with chronic pain, although she wears a permanent back brace, this does not stop her from getting out side and hiking on a regular basis. In...

Duration:00:49:05

Rachel Ann Cullen - Author of “Running for my Life” sharing about mental health and how she eventually overcomes her demons through running,

7/10/2018
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Rachel Ann experiences the reality of mental health issues from a young age- she grows up in a dysfunctional home with a mother who suffers with bipolar disorder and disordered eating. Rachel Ann isn’t naturally athletic and from a young age, feels the pressure of being compared to her graceful ballerina sister Jane. She finds comfort in food and rapidly gains weight throughout childhood and into her teenage years. Rachel Ann begins running at age 18, but she finds no pleasure in movement....

Duration:00:51:16