Announcing the Triathlon Ireland Women's Health & Wellbeing Conference

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Triathlon Ireland are pleased to announce the 2019 Women's Health & Wellbeing Conference. Taking place on the 19th of October in the Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley, Dublin, this educational and fun event will bring together professionals from across different fields for seminars and workshops aimed at providing information for women taking part in sport.

Triathlon Ireland's Women's Participation Lead Anna Grealish highlights how the launch of this event is an important element of the 'Equally Inspiring Strategy'; 

"A key part of our Equally Inspiring programme is supporting women in all areas of the sport. The Health and Wellbeing Conference is providing important information for women on topics such as the female triad, work life balance and mindfulness. We also wanted to provide the opportunity for women to take part in practical workshops looking at areas such as women specific physio, nutrition and pelvic floor health. This conference is an opportunity to provide women with access to information, meet other women who are in sport and learn something that will support them in their sporting but also their everyday lives."

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focus on female health

Running from 9.30pm to 3.30pm with a variety of speakers and workshops, the Health & Wellbeing conference promises a global look at women in sport with experts in coaching, physiotherapy, psychology and nutrition on hand to answer your questions. 

The first keynote speaker on the day will be coach Jonathan Gibson, who will talk about 'The Female Triad: Training with your Menstrual Cycle and Menopause'. 

Jonathan Gibson runs The Athlete Clinic, providing coaching, athlete testing and athlete services to both domestic and international athletes. He has and is coaching to National, European and World podium level. Jonathan is a certified strength & conditioning coach and is also a certified coach with Cycling Ireland, Swim Ireland and Gymnastic Ireland.  Jonathan's current academic work in the University of Limerick focuses on the Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports (RED's), previously known as the female triad, and the coaching considerations needed for its identification and management. 

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In the afternoon, Psychologist Niamh Fitzpatrick will discuss Mental Health, the Work/Life Balance and Mindfulness. Niamh has a BA Psychology, MA Clinical Psychology, MSc Sport Psychology as well a Diploma in CBT. She is a Member of Psychological Society of Ireland and an accredited Sport Psychologist with the Sport Ireland Institute.


Providing a practical element throughout the day, participants will have the chance to attend two of the following three workshops with experts in physiotherapy and nutrition. 

Aileen Flynn- Clinical Specialist Chartered Physiotherapist
- Long Distance Triathlete

- How to Choose the Right Running Shoe for You
- What to Stretch and How
- Injury Prevention

Fiona O'Donnell MScWest Cork Fit- Nutrition & Eating Right for Training
Lorraine BoyceDown Below Physio

- Pelvic Floor Health
- How to Correctly do Core Exercises

athlete panel

The Irish voice of many IRONMAN finish lines, Joanne Murphy, will be MC for the day as well as leading a panel discussion with athletes including 2019 Middle Distance National Champion Hilary Hughes and cyclist Eve McCrystal with nutritionist Fiona O'Donnell. As well as the panel discussion, audience members will have the chance to ask questions during the Q&A.


Triathlon Ireland will be donating all proceeds from this event to the Tri4Pieta campaign. For more information on Tri4Pieta click here

Admission is €20 and will include lunch. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from Eventbrite, spaces will be limited so early booking is advised. You do not have to be a member of Triathlon Ireland to purchase a ticket, the Triathlon Ireland Women's Health & Well Being Conference is open for all to attend!


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