News, Reviews, Interviews

Welcome to our Interviews page, where you will find links to interviews with adventurers of all sorts - long-distance cyclists and runners, trans-ocean rowers, adventure racers and people setting off on or just returning from adventures and expeditions

The Chaskis Expedition, 1900km in the Andes

Axel Carion, founder of Bikingman, rides 1900km wtih 38,000m of elevation. Read more…

Sophie Raworth’s Hints for the Marathon des Sables

BBC newsreader Sophie Raworth gives hints for running the Marathon des Sables. Read more…

Team Quest AR at Expedition Oregon 2019

Emily Casiera and Team Quest AR talk preparation for Expedition Oregon 2019. Read more…

Image: Camille McMillan

Image: Camille McMillan

Bjorn Lenhard and the 4000kM Transcontinental Race 2018

Bjorn Lenhard talks through his 4000km cycle race across Europe. Read more…

Just Back from… Cambodia

Kirsty Oliver describes the Ancient Khmer Path by GlobalLimits. Read more…

Just back from… Albania Hidden Treasure ultra

Oliver Waugh on the pleasure and pain of his first ultra for 15 years. Read more…

Photo Agatha Boveda Nordic Islands AR

Photo Agatha Boveda Nordic Islands AR

Team What’s Your Dream in Nordic Islands AR 2018

Race Report - Team What’s Your Dream talk about the inaugural Nordic Islands AR. Read more…

 

Team Endurancelife AT Expedition Africa 2018

Race Report - Gary Davies of Team Endurancelife describes their race in South Afriuca. Read more...

Team Whats Your Dream in Nordic Islands AR 2018

Accomplished Adventure Racer Marika Wagner joins TV celebrity Kalle Zackari Walström in Nordic Islands AR 2018. Read more...

Staffan Björklund and the Nordic Islands Adventure Race

Staffan Björklund talks about designing the course for the Nordic Islands Adventure Race 2018. Read more...

Sean Conway Breaks the Trans-european Cycling Record

Interview: Big bearded adventurer Sean Conway tells of his trans-Europe cycle record. Read more...

Nathan Fa'avae at XTrail Altay 2018

Interview: World beating adventure racer Nathan Fa'avae talks of Team Avaya and XTrail Altay in Xinjiang, China. Read more...

copyright Bruce Viaene

copyright Bruce Viaene

Team Endurancelife and Expedition Africa 2018

Interview: We talk to Gary Davies as Team Endurancelife heads to Expedition Africa 2018. Read more...

Looking forward to... Expedition Africa 2018

Interview: Team Sleepy Dragons take on their first full length Adventure Race. Read more...

 

Team Nordic Islands AR heading for XPD, Tasmania

Interview: Staffan Bjorklund of Team NIAR tells of their training in preparation for XPD in Tasmania in late March. Read more...

 

Team RAF100 depart for GodZone 2018

Interview: Charlie Butterfield talks of Team RAF100's hopes just before departure to GodZone 2018 in New Zealand.

Winter Gobi Crossing

Interview: Adventurer Newall Hunter is attempting an unassisted crossing of the Gobi Desert in winter.

 

Marathon des Sables, Peru

Race Reports: Just back from the inaugural Marathon des Sables in Peru, Alex Stonor, who placed 16th and Dean Baker give their thoughts on the new MdS . Read more...

Team Mountain Designs Wild Women in XPD 2018

Kim Beckinsale of the very successful all-woman adventure racing team Mountain Designs Wild Women talks about XPD 2018. Read more...

Alexander Popov and the cross-Channel Swim

In mid-August Alexander Popov, 20, will attempt the cross-Channel swim. Read more…

Team Beacon Adventure racing and ITERA 2019

Two veteran racers and two novices enter ITERA 2019 in Scotland. Read more…

Just back from… Marathon des Sables 2019

Father and son Paul and Hector Skipworth talk of running MdS 2019 together. Read more…

 

Marathon des Sables 2019 in Words and Pictures

More than 800 runners have entered this year’s Marathon des Sables in the Moroccan Sahara. Read more…

John Mayock enters the Marathon des Sables

Olympic middle distance runner John Mayock enter MdS 2019. Read more…

Coasteering in Akaroa - photo Alexandre Socci

Coasteering in Akaroa - photo Alexandre Socci

GODZone 2019 in Words and Pictures

The story of GODZone 2019, the 600km adventure race held in NZ’s South Island. Read more…

Charlie Walker’s Expedition to Papua New Guinea

Charlie Walker will take on 1600 miles of cycling, paddling and hiking in PNG. Read more…

Just back from… The Grand to Grand Ultra

Jax Mariash has returned from the Grand to Grand Ultra in Arizona and Utah. Read more…

 

Thoughts On Departure

Shirley Thompson sets off across the Atlantic in 10 days. Read more…

 

Shirley Thompson and her Atlantic crossing attempt

Going for two records on her 3000- mile solo Atlantic row in November. Read more...

 
C Omni Cao / 4 Deserts

C Omni Cao / 4 Deserts

Jax Mariash and the Grand to Grand Ultra 2018

Experienced ultra-runner Jax Mariash talks of her training for the G2G 2018. Read more...

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© Racing the Planet/Thiago Diz

Jeremy Goddard and the Grand to Grand Ultra 2018

In September 2018 Jeremy Goddard will take on the 270km G2G Ultra in Arizona and Utah. Read more...

Ric Cooper at Challenge RotH IRON Triathlon

Interview: Ric Cooper looks forward to Iron distance triathlon event, Challenge Roth. Read more...

 

Just Back from... XPD 2018 in Tasmania

Race report: Team Mountain Designs Wild Women wrap XPDs 2018 race in Tasmania. Read more...

On the Moa River, Sierra Leone

Interview: Dave Lucas talks about guiding a trip down the River Moa in Sierra Leone for Secret Compass. Read more...

Coast to Coast

Race Review: James Henderson of A Life of Adventure reviews the Rat Race Coast to Coast adventure race, 105 miles across Scotland, on foot, by bike and kayak. Read more...

Riding High 2

Interview: Dan Kogan tells the story of his trip to the Haute Route Mt Ventoux event in Provence. Read more...

Lantau Trail 70

Interview: Matthew Sutherland, who could run barely a kilometre a few years ago, completes the LT70, 70 kilometres in Hong Kong. Read more...

Team RAF 100 in GodZone adventure race 2018

Interview: Jamie Buckle, team leader of Team RAF 100, looks forward to the 600km GodZone 2018 in New Zealand. Read more...

Into night and beyond, Team RAF 100 mtb training

Into night and beyond, Team RAF 100 mtb training

Team RAF 100 enter Godzone 2018

Interview: Team RAF 100 talk about their upcoming adventure race, GodZone in New Zealand, to be held in March 2018.

 

Just Back from... IGO N60 2018

Race Report: Piers Daniell talks of his experiences at IGO's third N60 race in Norway. Read more...

Jonas Deichmann’s Cape to Cape Record attempt

Ultracyclist Jonas Deichmann rides from Norway’s North Cape to Cape Town. Read more…

Dreaming Team and ITERA 2019 in Scotland

Edinburgh-based Dreaming Team are wondering what they’ve let themselves in for at ITERA 2019. Read more…

Just Back from… Oman by UTMB

Alfie Pearce-Higgins recalls his 137km over 24 hours in Jebel Akhdar in Oman. Read more…

Marathon Swimming and the Lake Geneva Signature

Dr Nick Murch talks of training, ‘bioprene’ and his 70km LGSA Signature swims. Read more…

Ellery McGowan enters the LaKe Geneva Classic

Ellery McGowan, 72, will swim in the 13km LGSA Classic in July. Read more…

Team Around the Bend at Expedition Oregon 2019

As their name suggests, Team Around the Bend will enjoy competing at Expedition Oregon 2019. Read more…

Alan Wilson and Ultra X In Sri Lanka

Alan Wilson takes on his second Ultra X, in Sri Lanka. Read more…

Photo - Jose Miguel Munoz

Photo - Jose Miguel Munoz

Ragna Debats enters Marathon des Sables 2019

World Champion ultra-runner Ragna Debats is entering her first desert race. Read more…

Just back from… Wadi Rum Ultra, Jordan 2018

Charlie Henson talks us through his 250-mile stage race in Jordan. Read more…

Antiguan rowers and the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

Team Antigua Island Girls are en route for home, 3000 miles across the Atlantic. Read more…

Just Back From… IGO W114 2018 in Montana

Novice racer Gemma Sisson describes her trip to Whitehorse, Montana. Read more…

Just back from… The Basque Expedition Race 2018

Gary Davies and Tom Davies win the Pairs Adventure category. Read more…

Team Sleepy Dragons at Expedition Africa 2018

A novice team recalls the pleasure and pain of a first full length adventure race. Read more…

Team ERTIPS and Adventure Race Croatia

French Team ERTIPS won the inaugural ARC in Croatia. Read more…

c Gunnar Eld - Nordic Islands AR

c Gunnar Eld - Nordic Islands AR

Nordic Islands Adventure race in words and pictures

How the race unfolded from Stockholm through the Aland Islands to Finland. Read more...

 

Finnish Team Multisport.fi and Nordic Islands AR 2018

Veteran adventure racer Petri Forsman gives his thoughts before the Nordic Islands Adventure Race 2018. Read more...

© Max Libertine

© Max Libertine

Björn Lenhard and the Transcontinental Race

Björn Lenhard, placed 2nd in 2017, is entering the 3800km Transcontinental race again. Read more...

 

George Popov and the Cateran Yomp

Interview: Student George Popov enters the 54-mile run and hike through Scotland. Read more...

 

Team Sanfo x Kailas at XTrail Altay Expedition 2018

Interview: Wang Bing, leader of the first Chinese team to enter a full length adventure race. Read more...

Just back from...  the Marathon des Sables

Race Report: Dr Chloe Baker relates running the MdS for the London Air Ambulance. Read more...

 

Sean Conway's Trans-Europe ReCord Attempt

Interview: Sean Conway, the Big Bearded Adventurer, is attempting to beat the trans-Europe cycling record. Read more...

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Dr Chloe Baker And MdS 2018

Interview: Dr Chloe Baker is raising money for London's Air Ambulance by running the Marathon des Sables.
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