Sisterhood – Our History
Born from a meeting between two highly competitive individuals, The Sisterhood came to fruition not on a whim, but on a challenge and less than a year later an elite group of fearless females turned up on a sunny beach in Dover to undertake the original challenge to race The Brotherhood across the English Channel to France.
11 months of training through wind, rain and sun and more injuries than our on-board physio could cope with, The Sisterhood reached France in a World Record time of 3 hours 42 minutes
They are a team of 40 extremely photogenic women who are from a variety of professions and sporting backgrounds, ranging from professional athletes to women who haven’t taken part in sport for over 10 years. They spent 2007 and 2008 taking part in adventure races, triathlons, dragon boat regattas round the world before smashing the world record across the channel and completing the Great Amazon Raft Race, a 3 day stage race over 180km down the Amazon in Peru. The Sisterhood’s Art of Sport featuring sporting celebrities such as Freddie Flintoff and Josh Lewsey was picked up by the Sun and sold as The Sun’s 2008 calender.
They have continued in 2009 doubling in numbers and taking on the Bosphorus swim, a 6.5km swim from Europe to Asia. On top of that 2009 has seen them conquer the Venice Vogolonga, The Great River Race in London and several adventure races and Triathlons. 2010 saw the continuation of world domination with Sisters partaking in all the previous events and adding Coast to Coast Adventure races across Yorkshire and Coata Rica. Watch here as events in 2011 unfold before your eyes…