David Gillick is an Irish international former Track & Field European Champion, Olympian, author, and Masterchef.
This week, Jarlath is joined by former Track and Field European Champion, Olympian, Author and Masterchef, David Gillick.   In this exceptionally enjoyable conversation, David opens up to Jarlath about his battle adapting to life after sport when his career was suddenly pulled from under him through injury.   With an honesty he has become renowned for, David speaks about his struggles with rage (www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad. You will also gain access to the entire back-catalogue including 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes.   Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.   Checkout the music of the fantastic Belfast-based band Dark Tropics. Their track 'Badlands' features at the end of this episode. Visit https://open.spotify.com/artist/5Q6MmuHDeKmELYF8HV7VzI?si=SZqbEIcYTgGnDMu4Mq7zvQ&nd=1 for more.   You can also gain access to the entire Irishman Abroad archive of episodes through our iPhone and Android Apps. Download the Irishman Abroad Android or iPhone apps for free using the links below.   https://apps.apple.com/ie/app/an-irishman-abroad-by-jarlath-regan/id1101165812   https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=irishman.jarlath.com.anirishmanabroad&hl=en_IE   For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.   Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.
David Gillick talks about his new book 'Back on Track' and how he came through depression and a loss of focus following his retirement from sport.
In Episode 8 of The FAMILY of THINGS, Helen Shaw's guest is a man known for his winning speed and more recently his winning food. It's champion sprinter and Celebrity Masterchef David Gillick. David Gillick, who is now retired from competitive running, still holds the Irish indoor and outdoor 400m records and he won two Gold European medals as well as being a world finalist during his track career. In this episode of The Family of Things David shares his life story, what motivates him and what he has learnt along the way. Today he is a corporate coach sharing his sporting strategies with business leaders and he is also mentoring school students in athletics as well as playing in his local GAA team. David Gillick tells Helen about the moment he knew he wanted to be a professional athlete as well as discussing his move to Loughborough University, the place that not only furthered his career but where his met his wife, Charlotte Wickham. David's story of the boy from Ballinteer who made it to the highest levels of sporting achievement is both personal and inspiring and he chats about how his love of cooking grew from his obsession with fitness and how his Granny, now in her 90s, has been an inspiration in life.
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Jul 9th, 1983
Shankill, Leinster, Ireland
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