Mud, Sweat and Tears - an Irish Woman’s Journey of Self-Discovery

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In July 2008, Moire O'Sullivan made a solo attempt of the Wicklow Round, a gruelling run spanning 100 kilometres over 26 of Ireland’s remotest mountains.

Mud, Sweat and Tears tells one woman’s story about her passion for mountain running, a passion that has brought her to the heights of some of Ireland’s most impressive mountains and to the depths of her own human limitations. More

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About Moire O'Sullivan

Moire O’Sullivan is a well-known figure on the Irish Mountain Running Circuit. Twice winner of Ireland’s Mountain Running Championship, she has also won the 2008 IMRA fifty kilometre Irish Mountain Navigational Challenge Series, the first female to win the event outright.

In 2009, Moire became the first person ever to complete the Wicklow Round, a hundred kilometre circuit of the Wicklow Mountains to be completed within twenty four hours.

When not running, Moire works for an international aid organisation. As part of her work, she has travelled to some of the world’s poorest areas and worst conflict zones. Moire lived in Kenya for seven years, working with mentally handicapped children in Nairobi’s slums. She currently lives in Cambodia.

Reviews

Review by: Mick Hanney on June 10, 2011 : star star star star star
I can only echo the previous reviews. Moire's journey should be a lesson to all. Nothing is out of reach if you knuckle down and apply yourself. The joy of hill running comes through loud and clear and on reading it one would want to throw on the running gear and get out there. Highly recommended, the book and the sport.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Kevin O'Riordan on June 10, 2011 : star star star star star
This is a must read for any hill runner/adventure sport enthusiast. To read a first hand account of her journey from complete novice Leinster Leaguer to one of mountain running and orienteering's finest athletes is truly eye opening. If you're lucky, many of her experiences in the book will seem familiar to you. If not, you'll gain the inspiration to go rectify that situation ;-) I don't think I've ever seen the highs, lows, freedoms, disappointments and exhilirating surprises of long distance navigational events described so eloquently.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Pete Power on June 08, 2011 : star star star star star
This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. A truely inspirational story of mountain running and extreme adventure. I was riveted by the challenge the author set for herself and her 2 year committment to achieving her goal. Something every athlete and adventurer should read before they die.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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