We are delighted to announce that we have arranged for Olympian, health & wellness expert and RTE’s Fittest Family coach Derval O’Rourke to come and give a talk to the club in conjunction with nutritionist Dr. Sharon Madigan (more details in the bios below). Derval will talk about her experience as a professional athlete and how she incorporated diet/cooking into her approach. Sharon is a registered dietitian that works in sport and can give an insight into a professional, scientific approach to diet. This should be a hugely beneficial talk from two very knowledgeable contributors in their respective fields, which should help get the 2018 season off to a great start. Derval has asked for us to send in some questions to her in advance. In order to facilitate this please submit your questions to [email protected]. There will be a Q&A session afterwards too for questions on the day.
The talk will take place in Westwood Clontarf on Saturday 24th February after Swim training.
Derval O’Rourke is a former pro athlete who specialised in hurdling. She is a World Champion, European medallist and three times Olympian. She is the author of two best-selling cookbooks, Food For The Fast Lane and The Fit Foodie. She is a busy mum to a toddler. Derval works in a few different areas, she is a health and wellness consultant to a large food services provider. Derval is also a regular media contributor having roles with RTE and various other news outlets.
Sharon Madigan graduated from the University of Ulster with an MSc. In Dietetics and has over 20 years experience in clinical dietetics. She obtained a PhD in Nutrition Education in 2005. She has worked with athletes across the board – from club and underage to Olympic level. She has also worked up to a
country and provincial level in many team sports. In 2010 she commenced work with Irish of Sport where she helps deliver nutrition services for Olympic and