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Laura Kennington

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Laura Kennington - An Adventure Athlete who has paddled, pedalled and swum her way to a new career

Self Propelled

Laura Kennington has an impressive list of adventures under her belt and whether she's kayaking down the Volga or practicing her Russian accent on stage at a festival, she's always a good soul to follow. In this episode Laura shares her lessons, misadventures and ideas behind making a career out of using your body, well. Find our more about her adventures on her website and check her out on Instagram. Her book, Kairos, is out now.


9 Oct 2020

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Trail Blazers: Laura Kennington

Girls Run the World

If you feel dissatisfied with your life, have you done anything about it? No? Then you may want to listen to this podcast for inspiration.  A bit fed up with her life and work trajectory, Laura Kennington turned her life upside down and decided to kayak down the River Volga in Russia on her own simply after hearing about the river during a pub quiz. She had no experience of kayaking. Or travelling solo in far flung destinations.  It set in motion a career as an adventure athlete in a world typically governed by men. She now uses human powered travel to inspire and encourage others to get outside and have adventures.   


26 Sep 2020

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Laura Kennington Interview | Holmlands Adventure Podcast | S1 E4

Holmlands Adventure Podcast

In episode four of the Holmlands Adventure Podcast, we speak with British adventure athlete, author and speaker Laura Kennington.Having quit her office job five years ago, Laura carries a passion for the endurance capability of the human body.From kayaking the length of the Volga River in Russia; to running 100 miles across Fuerteventura; to cycling the North Coast 500 in Scotland and many more - Laura shares the stories of her adventures to date - in an honest conversation, discussing how not everything in life always goes to plan.Today, Laura is on a mission through her adventures to help others unlock their own potential and hopes to encourage everyone to think a little bigger, in something she calls "Project Kairos"."Kairos" also being the name of her first book, is a compelling account of Laura's journey to find out what she's really capable of and what it means to redefine your limits - and your life. Signed copies available to purchase via www.laurakairos.com/kairosSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/holmlands-adventure-podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


7 May 2020

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TPZ194: Cycling the North Sea Cycle Route aka EuroVelo 12 with Laura Kennington

The Pursuit Zone

The North Sea Cycle Route extends along the coastline of eight countries bordering the North Sea.  It’s about 6,000 km long and is also known as EuroVelo 12.  It’s a diverse route covering land below sea level in the Netherlands to cliffs over 1,000 meters high in Norway.  Laura Kennington completed this journey over 70 days in the summer of 2018.  She has also recently authored a book titled Kairos, an ancient Greek word meaning the supreme moment, where she shares the stories and lessons learned from her adventures.  You can learn more at lauraexplorer.com.  Laura Kennington, welcome back to the show.


26 Apr 2020

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Laura Kennington - The North Sea Cycle route, the world's longest signposted cycle route, 8 countries, 6,000km #GreatNorthRide

Tough Girl Podcast

We first spoke with Laura in December 2017 when she shared more about solo kayaking in Russia, cycling the Wild Atlantic Way and circumnavigating 3 of the Channel Islands in an extreme triathlon! Laura has gone on to complete, The North Sea Cycle route (Eurovelo 12) which is the world's longest signposted cycle route. Over two and a half months, Laura cycled through 8 countries and covered a distance of over 6,000km. She named this challenge the #GreatNorthRide. Laura is a full time adventurer and motivational speaker, she has now written and published her first book - Kairos -  “ Kairos: The right or opportune moment (the supreme moment); a time lapse, a moment of indeterminate time in which everything happens. The perfect, delicate, crucial moment; the fleeting rightness of time and place that creates the opportune atmosphere for action, words, or movement.” During this podcast, I’m super excited to catch up with Laura as she share more about, Kairos, the #GreatNorthRide, the challenges of getting over injury, as well as more info about her day to day life, Laura also answers quick fire questions from what time she gets up in the morning to her favourite piece of kit.  Laura will leave you inspired to take on your own personal challenge! Take a listen now!  Show notes Writing her first book! The definition of Kairos Writing the book and going back to 2012 The Great North Ride (which hugs the coasts of the North Sea) From Scotland to Norway - 8,countries, 3000 miles Where the idea came from and why she was wanting a bigger challenge Getting really excited about the challenge! How does she start planning Being a big planner and why it is was so important to have a rough route schedule The spreadsheet life! Co-ordinating community rides and reaching out to schools Logistics and why she set the dates and meeting places Planning to be away for 2.5 months having one rest day a week Dealing with tough terrain and a heat wave Needing more rest on longer challenges Dealing with loneliness in Europe in the final 6 weeks Her mental habits that helped her  Why the UK was the perfect way to start the challenge Day to day life on the road Why routines on the road were so important Budgeting, money and how much it cost Starting in the Shetland Islands Getting to the start line What the NC500 (warm up ride) Dealing with injury and failure Coming back from injury  Frustration and being kind to yourself What she does before and after cycling  The power of a lacrosse ball Eating pineapple The sites on the way Being tacked again… Getting to the end of the trip How she felt after the challenge Having nothing to prove anymore  Getting to be ok with failure  Heading back home and coming back to reality Starting to write her book and needing the story to be right Having to say no to a lot of things Perfectionism and why perfect is not the end goal Day to day life as an adventurer Enjoying her life and getting to inspire the younger generation Quick Fire Questions Final words of advice and top tips


25 Jul 2019

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Laura Kennington - kayaking in Russia, cycling the Wild Atlantic Way and circumnavigating 3 of the Channel Islands in an extreme triathlon!

Tough Girl Podcast

Laura is a British adventure athlete with a passion for the endurance capability of the human body.  A strong believer in the positive impact that adventure and sport can have on children and adults alike, Laura uses her human powered journeys as a platform to inspire and encourage others to get outside. Previous adventures include solo kayaking in Russia, solo cycling the world's longest coastal route in Ireland and circumnavigating three of the Channel Islands using three different sporting disciplines as part of a rather extreme triathlon! Show notes Learning more about Laura Growing up on a farm then going to theatre school Falling in love with sport again What can I get my body to do? How a pub quiz led her to wanting to kayak the longest river in Russia 8 months to prepare for her first big challenge - Including funding… Telling her parents about her challenge Getting into Russia and the first 24hrs not going to plan Having her trip go viral on social media….. Tracking/being tracked? 8,000 views on her tracker map every day… Where is Laura? Bring stalked? Enforced hospitality… Feeling vulnerable and deciding what to do about it “there is a fine line between being a badass and being a dumb-ass” Her learnings from Russia and why she’s ok with failure Deciding to cycle across Ireland Being a women and being mindful when traveling and doing adventures The Wild Atlantic Way…. Planning the trip and the challenges involved especially getting use to wild camping again Wanting to prove something to herself Dealing with the miserable days! Paddling the Thames home as a fun mini challenge! Making up her own triathlon around the Channel Islands! Why she loved the cycling! Pushing her body to her limits - her tips and tricks Having a busy 2017 and working with Keen #TrailFit Tackling her fear of running & why she thought she would never be a runner Getting people to take the first step Why fun is so important! Future plans and adventures - working with schools Mindfulness  Struggling with balance Final words of advice and why you should follow your own inner spark Learn more about  Laura! Website - https://www.lauraexplorer.com Twitter @KenningtonLA  Instagram @laurakairos Facebook @kenningtonlaura 


19 Dec 2017

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How to develop a tough mindset with Laura Kennington

The Adelaide Podcast

Not many can claim that they were mistaken as a British spy and became a Russian celebrity while kayaking down Russia’s longest river, but Laura can!Laura is relentlessly exploring the limits of her own body and mind, from running a marathon in Nepal to creating an extreme triathlon in the Channel Islands.We dig deep into the power of challenging yourself, how a tough mindset is important for life and why you should have a morning and night time ritual to boost your awesomeness!So if you’re curious about stretching your comfort zone, want to get juiced about achieving your goal or want to hear some tantalising stories, then tune in to listen to this incredible lady! See the full show notes here; http://www.lillywild.com/the-lilly-wild-show-episodes/laura-kennington


22 Apr 2017

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The world of human powered adventure. Including swimming, kayaking and cycling . . . with Laura Kennington

The Hardest Kit on the Planet

This is episode 28 of the Hardest Kit on the Planet Podcast. This podcast is brought to you by Heinnie Haynes - The Premium Source for the Hardest Kit on the Planet, available online at heinnie.com This is the show where we speak to the hardest people and companies on the planet, looking at what makes them tick, from adventurers and explorers to knife makers, bushcrafters, preppers and generally awesome outdoors people. I’m your host Ben Roberts, and i’ll be your guide with each and every episode of the podcast. If you do have any questions, guest suggestions or comments please feel free to drop me a message anytime to podcast@heinnie.com We are also now using the #hardestkitpodcast on Twitter and Instagram for further chat on the show :) So, do get involved online to keep the chat going about each episode! This weeks brilliant guest is a woman called Laura Kennington. She is a UK based adventurer who set up her own challenges both big and small, at home and abroad. In this episode we chat about some of the really cool adventures she has undertaken. Including a channel islands triathlon and a kayaking adventure down the length of the Volga river in Russia. We look at the kit needed, the planning (or lack of) planning required, and how adventure is accessible to everyone. As always if you like the show please subscribe on iTunes and leave us a review. The more subscribers and more popular we are the better we can keep making this podcast.


31 Aug 2016

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TPZ123: Channel Islands Triathlon with Laura Kennington

The Pursuit Zone

By circumnavigating the islands of Sark, Guernsey, and Jersey, Laura Kennington completed her first triathlon in the Channel Islands. In 3 consecutive days, the plan was to swim 5 miles around Sark, kayak 28 miles around Guernsey, then cycle 45 miles around Jersey. Of course, like most adventures, it didn’t all go exactly as planned. […] The post Channel Islands Triathlon with Laura Kennington : TPZ 123 appeared first on The Pursuit Zone.


24 Jul 2016