Triathlon Ireland Women's Health & Wellbeing Conference

Experts in women’s health in the sporting arena will gather in Dublin this Saturday 19th October for the Triathlon Ireland Women's Health & Wellbeing Conference, taking place in the Clayton Liffey Valley Hotel Bringing together professionals from diverse fields for seminars and workshops aimed at providing information for women taking part in sport.

The conference is open to women in all sports, you don't have to be a member of Triathlon Ireland to attend. More than one third of Triathlon Ireland’s 18,000 members are women and the conference is an important element of the organisations ‘Equally Inspiring’ women in sport strategy.

Organiser of the event Anna Grealish, Women's Participation Lead at Triathlon Ireland said; 'We want to support women in all areas of the sport. This 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.'

Female Health in Focus

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 questions and provide useful insight and information to support women in sport.

The first keynote speaker is Jonathan Gibson of the Athlete Clinic, who will speak about 'The

Female Triad: Training with your Menstrual Cycle and Menopause'. In the afternoon, Psychologist Niamh Fitzpatrick will discuss Mental Health, the Work/Life Balance and Mindfulness.

Complementing the programme of the day a number of workshops will be held, providing a practical element for participants to enjoy two of the following three workshops with experts in physiotherapy and nutrition.

Aileen Flynn, Clinical Specialist Chartered Physiotherapist and Long Distance Triathlete on

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

Fiona O'Donnell MSc, West Cork Fit on Nutrition &; Eating Right for Training

Lorraine Boyce, Down Below Physio on Pelvic Floor Health and How to Correctly do Core Exercises.

Inspiring Panel

A highlight of the day is the featured panel of exceptional athletes and advocates for women in sport who I am very much looking forward to interviewing. The panel includes; cyclist Eve McCrystal, triathletes Hillary Hughes, Fiona O'Donnell & Bernadette Downey who will no doubt enthral, inspire and motivate us all to be better athletes.

Triathlon Ireland will be donating all proceeds from this event to the Tri4Pieta campaign which has been running all season. Admission to the conference is €20 and will include lunch. A limited number of tickets are now available HERE.

I hope to see many familiar faces on the day! If you have any questions for the panel please pop me an email to

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