A woman standing in her swimming costume surrounded by iceburgs.
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“It’s when I feel most like me” – the woman who swims through ice

Record-breaking Cath Pendleton describes dodging killer whales in the Antarctic and how she's gearing up to swim in the Arctic.

Eddie Brocklesby triathlon training on her bike
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“I took up running in my 50s – now I’m a record-holder”

Meet the amazing triathlete who’s the oldest British woman to complete an Ironman.

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Wildly popular: the woman inspiring wild swimming all over the world

How wild swimming is transforming our lives

a woman running in the mountains
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The record-breaking runner who wants us to follow in her footsteps

The ultra-runner who is breaking barriers and records - and says it's more important than ever to keep moving.

Nikki Spencer in a silver glittery dress holding out a glitter ball in her hand
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‘You’re never too old to dance’ – we boogie at a club night for all ages

Meet 61-year-old Nikki Spencer, who's championing club nights for all ages.

An illustration of a deer on a canvas by Angela Harding
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“Birds are a constant source of nature” – how the natural world inspires printmaker Angela Harding

Printmaker Angela Harding on finding success as a printmaker in her sixties

Averil Mansfield
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Averil Mansfield: Britain’s trailblazing female surgeon

Meet Britain's first female professor of surgery

Angela Jones wild swimming in a river
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A wild swimmer’s battle to clean up our rivers, and you can help

"I never wanted to become an environmental campaigner, but I can’t stand by and watch our rivers die."

An airplane flying above the clouds, towards a setting sun.
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We’ve all had holidays go wrong – but none so much, and with such alarming regularity, as Alison. Her nightmare trip to the United States has just ended, but its memory lives long in her milk-less kitchen. If only she could have made the correct flight back...

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Song in the Key of Skye

George owns a music shop, but these days it’s illegal to sell musical instruments so he can’t make a living. Then one day Callum turns up at his door, looking for a piano.