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

Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
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 mountain runner, adventure racer, author and mum.

In 2009, she became the first person to complete Ireland's Wicklow Round. She subsequently wrote the inspirational mountain-running book, Mud, Sweat and Tears.

In between having her children, Moire won Ireland's National Adventure Racing Series in 2014, 2016 and 2017, a story captured in the book Bump, Bike and Baby.

Moire previously worked for international aid agencies throughout Africa and South-East Asia. During a stint in Vietnam, she welcomed into her home a dog named Tom, the subject of her latest book, The Hound from Hanoi.

Moire now lives in Rostrevor, Northern Ireland, at the foot of the Mourne Mountains.

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Reviews of Mud, Sweat and Tears - an Irish Woman’s Journey of Self-Discovery by Moire O'Sullivan

Mick Hanney reviewed on June 10, 2011

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 2 days after purchase)
Kevin O'Riordan reviewed on June 10, 2011

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)
Pete Power reviewed on June 8, 2011

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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