Ensuring that all Jockeys have access to professional support services
Individual in person sessions with our Dietitian, Gillian O'Loughlin, and with our Strength & Conditioning coach, Wayne Middleton are available. All sessions will be delivered from the RACE campus in Kildare town.
The Jockey Pathway Dietitian, Gillian O'Loughlin, has put together a presentation of helpful tips for getting your weight control back on track, included is a sample shopping list as well as a five day meal plan. The presentation can be downloaded by clicking on the button below:
Ger and Johnny from Off The Ball chat with Sports Psychologist Dr Ciara Losty about her work with the Jockey Pathway. In addition to her work with the Pathway Ciara is a lecturer in Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology in WIT. This interview was recorded during the COVID-19 crisis and Ciara speaks about the importance of keeping structure to your day, being kind to yourself, and having reasonable expectations.
If you are an Irish based professional jockey and would like to arrange an appointment with Ciara please send an email through to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ger and Johnny from Off The Ball speak to Dietitian Gillian O'Loughlin about her work with the Jockey Pathway. Gillian is a Dietitian Manager with the Health Service Executive, in this interview she speaks about the introduction of the Race-day Catering Guidelines for Irish racecourses which will ensure that riders have access to healthy meals and snacks between races. Gillian also talks about the other research projects which are ongoing in relation to jockey health and well-being.
To schedule an appointment with Gillian please text 087 4128798.
Strength & Conditioning coach Wayne Middleton speaks about his experiences of working with Irish Jockeys through his work with trainee jockeys in RACE and with the professional riders via the Jockey Pathway. Wayne talks about how racing is a weight classification sport and how he aims to work with riders to ensure that they maintain a healthy weight while at the same time being fit and strong.
Wayne runs group classes from the RACE gym on a weekly basis, individual one to one sessions can also be arranged. If you would like further information in relation to Wayne's S&C service please email email@example.com and you can text Wayne directly on 083 3133450
The IHRB Senior Medical Officer, Dr Jennifer Pugh was on with Ger and Johnny on Friday Night Racing of Off The Ball. Jennifer speaks about her role in Irish Racing, her own experiences as an amateur rider, the work of the jockey research group, and what was learned from racing behind closed doors during the COVID-19 crisis.