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.

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Mud, Sweat and Tears - an Irish Woman’s Journey of Self-Discovery
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 87,350. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
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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.

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