Welcome to the official Athletics Wexford web site. You will find on our pages information on the county’s clubs, upcoming fixtures, results and general happenings on the Wexford athletics’ scene.
Important Notice: As discussed and agreed at the recent AGM, are advised that the Co Wexford Novice Road Championships, and other road races, will only happen is a Road & Cross Country Secretary is in place by 5pm Wednesday March 14.
The domestic cross country season slipped and slided its way to a muddy conclusion at the National Schools finals in Waterford on March 10. This was definitely not one for the faint-hearted with it’s abundance of muck and hills. Well done to Elizabeth Gahan, Claragh Keane, Joe Byrne and Róisín O’Reilly for giving their all and and doing the county proud. We snapped the superlatively brilliant Sarah Healy coming home to win the Senior title by the proverbial country mile. This means Sarah has a clean sweep of titles from Minor right through to Senior. Some achievement.
The indoor season is now in full swing. The recent bad weather has meant that we will be playing catch up for the next few weeks. From a Wexford perspective the highlight thusfar has been the double Gold at the National Championships, for the second year running, achieved by Menapians athlete Leon Reid. Earlier in the year he helped his club to a 2nd place finish in the National Indoor League. On the Juvenile scene Wexford always makes a big impact at the provincial level (spread over four days). Deserving of special mention is Jack Forde of St Killian’s AC for his double Gold in High Jump (pb) and Shot. Still plenty of medals up for grabs. See full results for all Leinster and National Championships at www.athleticsireland.ie. Also keep an eye on www.myrunresults.com.
The Wexford Athletics Annual Awards Night was held at the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy on Feb 16. One of the social highlights on the county’s athletics calendar it was great to see such a huge turnout. Well done to all award winners. Read the report!
Congrats to new Athletics Ireland CEO Hamish Adams.
Healthy Mind, Healthy Body
We take the development and promotion of athletics very seriously in these parts. That’s why we have one of the most dynamic athletics communities in the country.
We also pay attention to the big health and social benefits which athletics brings. “Mens sana in corpore sano” as the Romans say! And the good news is that you are never to old, or too young, to start. If you are new to athletics you will find details of the club nearest to you under ‘Clubs’.
“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” Dean Karnazes