Holly hopes to represent country at naked sledding championship

Holly Garshong

Holly Garshong

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A FIREFIGHTER from the North-East is hoping to represent the UK in the Naked Sledding World Championships 2014.

Holly Garshong, 29, from Barnes, Sunderland, is down to the last ten finalists and is hoping to hit the slopes in Germany next month.

Voting closes today, and one man and one woman, will be chosen to fly the flag for Great Britain at the tournament, which takes place on February 15.

Ms Garshong, whose parents were nudists, was playing at a ski resort with her band Four Star Hero when she got the news that she had made the final ten.

She said: “I’m not bothered about being cold, as long as I get a cup of tea at the end of it.

“My parents are nudists. We used to go on nudist holidays and it was just normal to me, growing up.

“We started when I was about six and I just got brought up that way.

“Everyone was naked and people weren’t looking at each other. It was just normal.”

A 1,000 Euro prize is available for the first man and woman to cross the finish line.

Competitors are allowed to wear pants, boots and a helmet, to keep them safe as they scoot across the snow of the 89-metre course in Braunlage.

It is the first time the UK has entered a team to the competition, now in its fifth year.

The qualified fitness instructor said: “I sledge when it snows, but we don’t often get snow.”

To vote for her call, go to www.chillisauce.co.uk/naked-sledding-race-world-championship.

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8:03pm Fri 31 Jan 14

darloboss says...

got my vote
got my vote darloboss
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7:43am Sat 1 Feb 14

pandorica says...

Lol I have had to read it again just to make sure I had read it correctly. A nudist sledding fire fighter lol, wow am in awe just with you being a fire fighter, always wanted to do that but was way too short of the height restriction back then. But a nudist sledding fire fighter. lol Well that's brightened up my Saturday lol
Lol I have had to read it again just to make sure I had read it correctly. A nudist sledding fire fighter lol, wow am in awe just with you being a fire fighter, always wanted to do that but was way too short of the height restriction back then. But a nudist sledding fire fighter. lol Well that's brightened up my Saturday lol pandorica
  • Score: 1

2:01am Mon 10 Feb 14

nudistdating says...

a nudist is normal.
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a nudist is normal. Nudism is NOT about seeing or being seen. It's about de-stressing, relaxing, and returning to innocence. It's about accepting yourself and others for who you are, how you act, and what you say, rather than what you look like, wear, or own. If you're looking to ease your way into the nudist lifestyle, nudist resorts , nudist beaches and nudist dating site (DatingwithNudist com) are available that offer a slightly less adventurous experience. nudistdating
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