Derval O’Rourke is a Irish former sprint hurdles athlete and cookery writer. She competed internationally in the 60 and 100 metres hurdles, and is the Irish national record holder in both events. Derval was World Champion in sprint hurdles and has several European medals. She has competed in 3 Olympic Games.
Derval O’Rourke believes that in life, like sport, preparation counts for a lot. As both a foodie and fitness fanatic she is passionate about experimenting with healthy, nutritious recipes, which she shares with her many fans through her blog on Twitter (@DervalORourke) and Instagram (derfitfoodie). Having spent time in cookery school to enhance her kitchen skills, Derval published her first cookery book Food For The Fast Lane (Gill and Macmillan) in autumn 2014. It became an instant bestseller and continues to be hugely popular.