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. Brought to you by the South China Morning Post.
Ultramarathon history: the Hong Kong Four Trails and Hyun Chang Chung's journey
49:58The second of a two-part special looking at one of the world's toughest ultramarathons and this year's historic event during the pandemic. SCMP sports reporter Mark Agnew catches up with runner Hyun Chang Chung after his historic finish in the 2021 Hong Kong Four Trails Ultramarathon, talking about the race, the community, what he remembers and what it was like to run for nearly three days without assistance. Full story: https://bit.ly/3c20L7H
Hong Kong Four Trails Ultramarathon: no checkpoints, no support... no mercy
39:00Hong Kong is famous for its urban landscape but locals love its trails: the MacLehose, Wilson, Hong Kong and Lantau trails wind upwards through mountainous jungle terrain and offer breathtaking views of land and sea. Every year upon the Lunar New Year holiday a select group of runners are invited to try and run all four trails - 298km in total - in one punishing ultramarathon. In 2021, an even smaller group are being called upon to try: Mark Agnew interviews runner Hyun Chang Chung about about…
Ronnie Faux, the original adventure sports journalist
34:31A conversation with the journalist who pioneered what became known as ‘adventure sports’, from the peak of Mount Everest to wild ocean sailing
Nancy Jiang talks tradition, trail running, juggling her career and comebacks from injury
22:44How 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
Women, social media, cultural pressures with Bobbi Poulton and Samantha Chan
47:48Two 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
Adrian Hayes talks big goals, the perils of scaling K2 and information overload
37:21A 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.
Hong Kong’s Leung Ying-suet talks trail running and the World Championships
28:35One 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.
Simon McCartney discusses ‘The Bond’, and his return to mountain climbing
48:40Once 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
Art and athleticism with trail-running muralist Elsa Jean De Dieu
28:52A 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.
Paul Niel and his Hong Kong coastal clean-up adventure
31:08The adventurer and coasteering enthusiast talks about the upcoming Adventure Clean Up challenge