Happy New Year / Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise / Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku / З Новим роком!
Welcome to the official Athletics Wexford web site where you will find pretty much everything you need to know about athletics in Wexford. This includes information on the county’s clubs, upcoming fixtures, results and general happenings on the Wexford athletics’ scene. CLICK HERE FOR LATEST NEWS.
The new year is already settling into itself and losing that look of newness, just like a new pair of spikes that have had their first taste of muck. As last year, Wexford has been quick to make a mark on the national medals table with good success indoors. The cross country season continues with masters and juvenile athletes having already competed at county and provincial levels.
The end of year report looks back at the main achievements of our athletes in 2022 on country and track/field, indoors and out, in combined events and du/triathlons, on trails and mountains, and from juvenile and schools levels all the way up to masters.
Year’s end is a time to take stock and to plan for the future. It is times like this that one appreciates the efforts and commitments of voluntary athletics administrators and coaches at club, county, regional and national levels over the previous 12 months. Remember, they do not receive remuneration for the duties they perform; it is simply a case of people with a passion for athletics, many of them former athletes, doing what they can to keep the sport vibrant and fun, and helping athletes of all ages get the most enjoyment and success from the sport. In recent times, however, Wexford, like many other counties, has struggled to fill all positions on the county board. We cannot afford to hire professionals to fill the gaps. Ergo, it is important that clubs come together and come up with practical, and maybe innovative, solutions to sharing the workload. (So, apart from every meeting starting with freshly brewed Colombian coffee, just-plucked Kenyan tea, superior quality and very expensive semi-chocolate coated biscuits, what more do you want??)
See Fixtures page for the latest athletics meets.
Mental Health & Wellbeing In Athletics
Athletics Ireland has put together a resource page signposting support services for mental health and wellbeing.
Athletics Ireland Child Safety Statement
Athletics Wexford has adopted the Athletics Ireland Child Safeguarding Statement.
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’.
Running really is good for you! We spotted an article entitled 10 Mental Health Benefits of Running on Competitor Running (online).
“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” Dean Karnazes