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Monday, 11th February 2019

Former Olympic athlete to speak at St. Mary’s Parish Primary School

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Former Olympian David Gillick who is to speak on exercise, health, nutition and mental Health at St. Mary’s Parish Primary School.


David Gillick to talk about nutrition, exercise and mental health

As part of their healthy lifestyle campaign St. Mary’s Parish Primary School is to host an evening with former Olympic athlete David Gillick at the school in Bryanstown on Monday March 11th at 8pm.

David will talk about all things nutrition, exercise and mental health and also hold a Q & A session. The event is open to all parents but the school would also like to invite members of local sports, community and youth groups to attend.

This is a free event kindly sponsored by St. Mary’s Parish Primary School Parents Association so why not come along to what promises to be a very enjoyable and informative evening?

During his career David competed in all major track and field championships the world over (including the Beijing Olympics in 2008) and lived and trained in numerous countries including the UK, USA and Australia.

He has run the 400m inside 44 seconds and made a global sprint final in Berlin in 2009. His finest achievement was probably winning the European 400m Indoor Championship in Madrid in 2007, Ireland’s first sprint medal in 76 years.

After stepping away from the track David has gone from full time corporate employment to the celebrity MasterChef kitchen pursuing his passions for fitness, food and promoting a healthy lifestyle. He has written two bestselling books, David Gillick’s Kitchen and more recently “Back on Track”, David’s four part plan to a healthy lifestyle, in which he talks openly and honestly about his struggles with mental health and the strategies he used to cope.

David is a regular contributor to shows such as The Six O’Clock Show, podcasts and mental health forums promoting a healthy lifestyle in both the workplace and at home. He is also a member of the Olympic Federation of Ireland’s Athlete Commission and the High Performance Committee of Athletics Ireland.

He currently lives in Dublin with his wife Charlotte and two children, Oscar and Olivia.

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