David Gillick

In The FAMILY of THINGS, Helen Shaw’s guest is a man known for his winning speed – it’s champion sprinter and Olympian David Gillick.

David Gillick, is now retired from competitive running but held the Irish indoor and outdoor 400m records, won two Gold European medals  and was 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’s story of the boy from Ballinteer in Dublin 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.