Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sweat and the City

Anyone else fed-up of hearing about the Four Girls that we should be? I've read so many 'which one are you?' articles but the whole shopping, food, high heels and panic attacks because your Manalos don’t match your Pucci just doesn’t fit in with my life.
Now if I were a Sweat and the City girl, this is who I would be:

  1. Moire O’ Sullivan – Irish long-distance mountain runner including 23 hours for the Wicklow Round in Ireland, 71 km Ultra Run in Nepal and 12-hour Adventure run in Vietnam. Yes, she ran over the Himalayas. She blogs about her races at Running Over Mountains and Around the World 
  2. Mountain running Ireland Moire O Sullivan
    Moire O Sullivan Mountain Runner 

  3. Easkey Britton – One of Ireland’s top surfers, she holds 4 national titles, won the Roxy UK Pro, 13th in the World Surfing Games. But competing against other humans isn’t enough, she was towed in on the huge waves at Mullaghmore, Ireland. Great photos on her site Easkey Britton
  4. Easkey Britton surfing women
    Easkey Britton, Surfer 

  5. Jackie Ferguson, Irish surf kayaker, 7th in the World Championships 09, and a big fan of the waves out west in Ireland. Some great photos and videos on her blog Jackie Onassis.
kayaking women jackie ferguson
Jackie Ferguson, Kayak Surfer

  1. Katie Taylor – Irish amateur boxer, unbeaten over 42 fights and plays soccer for Ireland in her spare time. Twice world champion and three times European champion, she’s hoping for gold in the first ever Olympic event for Women’s Boxing in 2012. read more on her site Katie Taylor

womens boxing Katie Taylor Ireland Olympics
Katie Taylor, Boxer 
Who would you name as your four Sweat and the City girls?

*All images taken from the above blogs/sites. 



Tina C said...

'Sweat and the City girls' - love it!

My four - all a nod to fellow Canadians - are:

1/ Hayley Wickenheiser (Canada women's hockey)
2/ Marilyn Bell (long-distance swimmer)
3/ Silken Laumann (rower)
4/ Catriona Le May Doan (speed skater)

Great idea for a blog, too, Niamhster!

niamh said...

Thanks Tina! Ok, am embarrassed to admit that I don't know much/anything about these four - that will be rectified. I'll do some research :)