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.
The current cross country season, which started rather soggily underfoot but has since firmed up, 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 the 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. Details of all races on News and/or Results pages.
The 2020 Wexford Schools Cross Country campaign is well underway with all the qualifying rounds out of the way and the All-Ireland’s on March 7. Our main medal prospects are Róisín O’Reilly, Elizabeth Gahan, Claragh Keane, Joe Byrne, Myles Hewlett, William Park, Eoin Shannon and Clíodhna Kearney.
The indoor season is now well underway and Wexford will be hoping for a repeat of last year’s fine performances by the county’s athletes. We always put in a good innings at the marathon session that is the Leinster Juvenile Indoors and this year has been true to form (see Results page). Roll on the Nationals!
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.
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