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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

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Duration:00:51:16

Dr. Ghazala Ahmad-Mear - Surgeon for the NHS, Adventurer and only woman who walked with Robert Swan on the South Pole Energy Challenge in January 2018.

7/3/2018
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Ghazala, was born in 1963, in Lahore, Pakistan, when still a baby, her family moved to London and she grew up in Twickenham. She has led an active life, being involved in rock-climbing, mountaineering, running, skiing and swimming, both in the UK and abroad. She loves the outdoors and now lives in the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District. She is married to the mountaineer Roger Mear, who in 1986, with Robert Swan and Gareth Wood, made the first unsupported walk to the South Pole with the...

Duration:00:57:11

Felicity Aston - Expedition Leader for The Women's Euro-Arabian North Pole Expedition 2018.

6/28/2018
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Felicity's Polar career began in the year 2000, when she travelled to Antarctica for the first time with the British Antarctic Survey as a Meteorologist. Aged just 23 she spent a continuous period of two and a half years (including two consecutive winters) at Rothera Research Station on the Antarctic Peninsula to monitor climate and ozone. Felicity went on to organise and lead numerous expeditions to remote places around the world, but particularly to the Polar Regions. Her expeditions...

Duration:01:00:00

Olivia Round - Embarked on a 5,000 mile solo bicycle journey across the United States, in an effort to face her deep-seated phobia of men

6/26/2018
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During this podcast we do discuss content, that some listeners could find disturbing, although nothing explicit happens or is discussed, it is more around the fears that women have going on solo adventures, and the threats that they may come across, Olivia talks very personally about her fears and how they developed, and how she took steps to overcome them. It is discussed in a very sensitive manor, but I just want to make you aware before you listen further that any women who has faced...

Duration:01:00:20

Leanne Spencer - Citi exec until burnout, recovered, became a PT, & co-founded Bodyshot! She’s taken part in 3x Scotland Coast to Coast Races, as well as Man V Mountain! Currently training for the Arctic Circle Race in 2019!

6/19/2018
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Leanne was a City exec until March 2012, when she resigned after suffering from burnout and alcoholism. She spent a few weeks in rehab before coming out and redesigning her entire lifestyle at age 37. Leanne trained to be a personal trainer, and worked as a sole trader for a while before setting up her company Bodyshot Performance. During that time, she build up a team and stepped away from personal training herself. She’s written two bestselling books, done a TEDx Talk, won a business...

Duration:00:52:50

Mirna Valerio - “The Mirnavator” - Ultra Marathon Runner & National Geographic 2018 Adventurer of the Year!

6/12/2018
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Mirna’s transformation into a long-distance runner happened slowly. It started with doing a mile at a time and then eventually she worked her way up to a 5-kilometer race. Then that led to a 5K, then a 10K, which led to a half marathon, which led to her first marathon in 2011. Mirna started her blog in 2011, Fat Girl Running while training for this marathon as a way to share stories with her friends and family. The blog is about being an active larger girl in a thinner world via the...

Duration:00:56:27

Moire O’Sullivan - Mountain Runner, Adventure Racer, & New Mum! Author of Bump, Bike and Baby!

6/5/2018
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Moire is a a bit of an extreme sports junkie. She’s been involved in the mountain running scene in Ireland for over a decade. In 2013, she got into a relatively new sport: multi-sport adventure racing, where individual races can involve disciplines such as biking, running, and kayaking, on both smooth road and rocky mountain surfaces. Moire has adventure raced the Quest Glendalough, Gaelforce West and Westport Sea2Summit. Moire ended up winning the Irish National Adventure Racing Series in...

Duration:00:59:06

Helen Croydon - This Girl Ran: Tales of a Party Girl Turned Triathlete - ditching a glamorous city girl lifestyle, and two years later qualifying to be a GB age-group triathlete!

5/29/2018
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Helen joined a running club four years ago mainly because she needed a new social scene that didn’t involve drinking! She threw herself in to the club scene, going to cross countries at weekends and it was a revelation. For a city girl like Helen, hanging out in a cold, muddy field on a Saturday and buying thermals and waterproofs was a complete change of life! At her first race she didn’t even own a backpack so carried kit in a designer tote bag! But each time she survived a day in the...

Duration:01:05:42

Susan Conrad - Kayaking ‘the Inside Passage’, 1,200 miles down the western coast of North America from Anacortes, Washington to Juneau, Alaska.

5/22/2018
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In the spring of 2010, Susan decided to take on the Inside Passage which is an extraordinary coastal route, with some of the most spectacular fjords and convoluted coastlines in the world. It’s a narrow artery that connects with and is part of the sixty-four million square miles that comprise the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the most scenic and most challenging paddling trip in North America, it’s been touted as a holy grail for paddlers. Her journey, was a 1200 mile, mostly solo paddle...

Duration:00:53:03