Great to see some of our couch to 5k recruits still tackling 5k's and continuing their running journey. Well done Bridie McGuire & Sheirleen Stanners who took part at the Superhero Race in Gorey Saturday.

Today saw the hosting of the Senior Cross Country which was hosted by Croghan AC in Coolgreaney. The men's race was over 10k on a hilly course and clubman Neil 0’Grady ran an excellent 41.34 in his first Senior for the club. The ladies ran a 5k course with the same hills and our two ladies competing were Catherine O'Connor in another good time of 25.21 , and Helen Sinnott coming in shortly after her in a well earned 26.55 on a gorgeous day for running. Well done to all three of our athletes.

Well done to Croghan AC who were excellent hosts.


A group of club members travelled to Galway on Saturday to take on various distance races on Saturday morning. 1 member took the full marathon on with Tadhg Henderson coming home with a 4.22 in his pocket.

The Half Marathon saw 3 members taking up the challenge. Louise Henderson clocked a well deserved 2.09, Enda O'Sullivan was next over the line in 2.12 and Brian Reilly stopping his watch at 2.17.

The 10k was the final race of the day to start and the club had 5 members taking part. Paula Gondard was home in 48 mins, Siobhan Doyle stopped her watch at 1.11, Sinead Ryan taking on 10k for the first time was rewarded with a 1.07 time , Orla Redmond took a nice 1.01 home with her and Bridie McGuire added another 10k to her list.

On Sunday after the rain all day Saturday, the County Cross Country took place in the sunshine in JFK New Ross hosted by Untied Striders.

In the Junior girls race Ciara Dolan pushed herself and secured a county silver over the 4k course.

Grace Kelly was a well placed 5th in a competitive u12 race.

Helen Sinnott was the sole lady racing the 4k course finishing well up the field in a well earned 11th place.

Three men stepped up to tackle the 6k race, Neil O'Grady finished in 16th after a sprint finish and John Dier was 34th in his bare feet in a very fast paced race. Speedy recovery to Paul Donovan who had to pull up during the race.

Morgan Haydon had a sprint finish to come home in 2nd place earning silver in the Junior boys race also over 6k.

Well done to all our club athletes who acquitted themselves so well on the day.

The Saturday morning Racecourse Parkrun reverted to the horseshoe route today with 5 members taking part. Dermot Foley was 2nd over the line with 20.40 on the clock, Finbarr Bradley recorded 22.39, Martin Kelloy 23.38, John Dier 24.00 & Fran Power continuing to lower his 5k time with 25.01. Good work from all members continually recording good times as a result of consistent training sessions.

The Saturday morning Parkrun at the Wexford Racecourse was a special event this week as Parkrun tied in with the Irish Heart Foundation nationally. The Wexford event was held in memory of Sinead Breen, a local schoolteacher who passed away suddenly in the last year. Over 500 people turned up to show support in her memory with 11 of those from our club. Finbarr Bradley, Paula Gondard, Fran Power, Grace Kelly, Martin Kelly, Louise Henderson, Therese Byrne, Sheirleen Stanners, Bridie McGuire, Grace White & Sinead Ryan all took part in this weeks run with John Dier race director ably assisted by Sharron Dier making sure the event ran smoothly. Times were not important this week as the main focus was on Irish Heart Foundation and the memory of Sinead Breen.

22nd September

Our Parkrunners were out in force yesterday 21st september at Wexford Racecourse. Michael Kinsella 23.14 lead the club members over the line followed by Terry Walsh 23.18 (posting a PB) Paula Gondard 23.26, John Dier 24.09, Fran Power dipping under 26 for the 1st time with a 25.44 (posting a PB), Martin Lelly 28.00, Dave Percival 28.10, Sharron Dier 47.50 & Bridie McGuire 47.51. Well done everyone, co sistent training showing great results.

Sunday morning saw the hosting of the well organised Tintern Trail 8k/5k run around the beautiful setting of Tintern Abbey. A very wet morning added to the fun as 7 club members travelled down to take part. Dermot Foley, Darren O'Grady, Jesse Kielthy, Orla Redmond, Siobhan Doyle, Sinead Ryan & Bridie McGuire all completed their 1st experience of trail running, enjoying the experience.

14th September

An unusually busy Saturday for our Senior Road Runners today.The Dara Fitzpatrick Memorial 5k took place in Waterford Airport on Saturday morning. Barry Upton 20.27, John Dier 22.53, Michael Kinsella 21.46, Ger Mulhall 23.36, Fran Power 26.09, Darren O'Grady 27.04, Enda O'Sullivan 27.21, Orla Redmond 28.57, Sinead Ryan 31.11, Sharron Dier 37.39 & Bridie McGuire 40.53 all took the early morning spin to take part in the 3rd staging of this fantastic event running on the airport runway. Special mention to 2 members who had big improvements in their PB times today showing the improvement that structured training can have on your times, well done Fran & Sinead.

Wexford Racecourse Parkrun saw Martin Kelly 23.37, Louise Henderson 30.03, Janette Mulvany 34.15 & Peter Mulvany 36.25 participate in the weekly free 5k event while Siobhan Doyle travelled to JFK to do the New Ross Parkrun.

Brian Reilly took on yet another 1/2 Marathon this time at the Medival Event in Kilkenny coming home in a steady 2.25.

Kilmore was the destination for club members on Saturday evening for the Kilmore AC hosted 10k in memory of Kilmore AC's Toddy Moore. Finbarr Bradley 46.04, Paula Gondard 48.40, Jesse Kielthy 50.01 & Donal Grant 53.30 all ran the 10k route in a lovely evening for the Inaugural Toddy Moore 10k. Thanks to Kilmore AC for a great event and their hospitality afterwards.

8th September

A road trip was the order of the day for two members this weekend. Enda O'Sullivan and Brendan Broderick hit the road to Dingle with Enda tackling the Dingle Half Marathon in 2hr 10m and Brendan who is originally from Kerry compling the Dingle Marathon in 4hr 33m. Well done gentlemen, enjoy the recovery.

Closer to home and Ferns was the destination on Saturday evening as SBR hosted their annual 4 mile run. Michael Kinsella ran an excellent 30.44 on a nice evening off a race, well done.

At New Ross Parkrun in JFK 4 members took part. Fran Power (26.14 earning himself a new PB), Siobhan Doyle (36.08 earning herself a PB), Sharron Dier (41.32) & Bridie McGuire (43.16 earning herself a new Pb) all enjoying their morning 5k while Martin Kelly took a spin to Gorey to run their 5k Parkrun coming home in 24.16. Good results all around.

Sunday morning club member Ger Mulhall made the trip to take part in The Grwat North Run in Newcastle to raise funds for Marinewatch. Ger is an active Marinewatch volunteer and is using the event to raise much needed funds for Marinewatch. He comfortably completed the course in 2 hr 5m congrats Ger.

All training sessions all resume this week. See post on our page for more information.

1st September

Well done to club member Tadhg Henderson who recently competed at Tri the Hook while representing Wexford Triathlon Club. Thanks to Tri Club for picture.

On Friday evening our members travelled to take part in the final Slaney Olympic Summer League event. A 2 mile dash was on the menu and club members Paul Donovan , Tadhg Henderson, Michael Kinsella , Fran Power, Louise Henderson, Helen Sinnott all pushing themselves over the 2 mile route with Orla Redmond travelling to support or members. Thanks to Slaney Olympic for hosting and for their hospitality.

On a warm sunny morning at Wexford Racecourse Parkrun on Saturday we saw club members Dermot Foley 3rd finisher today (19.29), Francis Power (27.42) & Louise Henderson (29.05) all representing the club completing the 5k run.

Same sunny morning but down the road at New Ross Parkrun 3 of our lady members travelled to run in JFK Parkrun. Orla Redmond led the ladies home (30.18), Sinead Ryan posted a new PB(33.37) & Siobhan Doyle (37.28) all completing the 5k course.

In The Burrow Kilmore the 1st round of the Kilmore AC Winter League took place. We had Morgan Hayden 1st, Roisin O'Reilly 1st and Ciara Dolan 4th in their races. Thanks to Kilmore AC for organising. Next race is in 2 weeks.

25th August

At this weeks Wexford Racecourse Parkrun Dermot Foley (22.57), Terry Walsh (25.33), Martin Kelly(26.28), Francis Power (29.16), Sinead Ryan (38.56) & Bridie McGuire (48.39) all represented the club on Saturday morning.

In Olyegate on a warm and bright morning the annual half marathon & 10k took place. A well organised event over a testing course. Today in the half marathon we had 3 members Michael Halpin 1.58.30 Louise Henderson 2.17.40 Brian Reilly 2.21.33, and in the10k we also had 3 members John Dier 49.42 Bridie McGuire 1.29.33. Great effort all around, well done guys and gals.

Weekly Roundup / 4th August

Steeplechase specialist Róisín O'Reilly competed for Team Ireland, on Saturday last, in the inaugural Youth Nations Cup held at Morton Stadium, Santry. Still feeling the effects of her recent trip to the European Youth Olympics in Azerbaijan, Róisín was not firing on all cylinders. She was therefore happy enough with her 2nd place finish. Time now to put the feet up and enjoy an end-of-season break.

At the recent County Championships run over 2 evening at the Enniscorthy Sports Club we had a small crew attending. Catherine O'Connor competed well in Novice & Senior 800m and the 1mile both nights, Michael Kinsella ran well also over 800m Senior, Morgan Haydon also ran the Senior 800m taking a well deserved bronze. Adam Leahy ran both the Novice & Senior 100m taking a well deserved gold in Novice. Laura Halpin was busy throwing both Shot Putt & Javelin, her daughter Eimear Halpin stepped up and took a well earned silver at Junior Javelin. Well done to all athletes and a special mention to their coaches for giving their time freely to coach.

On Thursday last Leon Reid was competing in Belfast at the Belfast International EAP finishing 2nd in the 200m with a 20.89 finish. Saturday morning at the Wexford Racecourse Parkrun.
John Dier 24.06
Tadhg Henderson 24.55
Janette Mulvany 30.29
Sinead Ryan 34.35
all represented the club and got the weekend 5k completed.
Roisin O'Reilly brought an end to her season with an excellent 2nd place finish in the steeplechase at the Youth Nations Cup on Saturday. A fitting conclusion to a fantastic season for Roisin and her coach Mick McKeon.
Helen Sinnott & Sharron Dier took a quick spin to Our Lady's Island on Sunday morning to run the 6k Leo Carthy Memorial Run.


Weekly Roundup / 11th August

The latest race in the Summer League took place in Bree on Friday evening hosted by Slaney Olympic.
Fran Power 35:36, Louise Henderson 36:40, Laura Halpin 39:00, Michael Halpin 39:01, Eimear Halpin 39:01, Orla Redmond 41:21, Siobhan Doyle 45:20 & Sinead Ryan 45:21 all travelled to take on the testing course (apparently it was fairly flat). Thanks to S.O. for their hospitality once again.
The next race in their series is 2 mile Clonhaston - 30th August.