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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.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM AAI REGARDING COVID-19

In keeping with current health guidelines, no events take place at least until March 29th. This may be extended.

The current cross country season has been a good one for Wexford. At the Senior County Cross Country in Coolgreany both Fiona Kehoe (Kilmore) and Ger Forde (Slaney Olympic) retained their titles. Ger went onto place 40th in the National Senior Cross Country, following up with a bronze in the All-Ireland Novice C.C. and silver in the National Intermediate. Ciara Wilson (DMP) was 23rd in Nat. Senior C.C. and more recently she was rewarded with a pb of 9.43 mins in the Women’s 3000m at Armagh International Road Races. Fiona Kehoe and Jackie Carthy (Kilmore) competed at the Masters International in Aintree, Fiona placing 2nd O35, Jackie 4th O45, and both winning team medals. A good number of our underage athletes made it through to National C.C.. There were great individual performances from Emma McCarthy, Claragh Keane, Myles Hewlett (3rd U16 and 1st U15), Eoin Shannon and Róisín O’Reilly, plus brilliant team wins for United Striders U15 and U16 boys. Claragh and Myles started 2020 on international duty, both competing in the green of Ireland at the Celtic Cross Country meet in Scotland. Both also made the Irish team for SIABs. This event will not take place as scheduled as a result of public health precautions. Details of all races on News / Results pages.

Claragh Keane, Joe Byrne, Myles Hewlett and Eoin Shannon all had brilliant runs at the All-Ireland Schools Cross Country. Well done also to Róisín O’Reilly, Elizabeth Gahan, William Park and Clíodhna Kearney.

Wexford picked up one gold at the National Senior Indoors as Ciara Wilson had a facile victory in the 3000m. The county has a large number of athletes qualified for National Juvenile Indoors. All going well we will have loads more good news to report.

For results of Leinster and National Championship events go to Athletics Ireland page or Athletics Leinster page. Also keep an eye on www.myrunresults.com. Find details of upcoming events on our Fixtures page. Read about the performances of Wexford athletes and general goings-on at the News page.

Athletics Ireland Child Safety Statement
Athletics Wexford has adopted the Athletics Ireland Child Safeguarding Statement.

Athletics Leinster Cross Country Booklet 2020 with competition details, regs, etc. Athletics Leinster IndoorProgramme 2020.

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

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