Navan Athletics

Based at Claremont Stadium the Navan Athletics Club has been promoting track and field sports for several years. The club has grown to over 200 members and it encourages people of all ages to be active and participate.

Open since 1981 the stadium boasts an Olympic standard 8 lane 400m tartan athletics track and field stadium with a multi activity sports hall. We asked a Katie Gaughan, a local Resident of Athlumney Wood and Coach at Navan Athletics, for some more information:

How are you involved?

"I've been coaching for about a year now. I got involved as I have two children aged 5 & 6 in the 'Little Athletics' group. It's a fun way for children to exercise."

When is it on?

"The season runs from September through to the End of June with a Summer Camp typically in mid-July."

Summer Camp 2016

What age groups does the club cater for?

"Everyone of all abilities and they divide them up into suitable age groups:"

# Little Athletics 5yrs -8yrs, 

Tuesdays 18:30 to 19:30
Introduces children to athletics through fun, engaging and non-competitive activities. It’s a nurturing environment developing fitness, agility, coordination and balance.

# Juvenile Athletics 9yrs-12yrs 

Tuesdays 18:30 to 19:30
Introducing sprinting, middle distance, relays, hurdles, long jump. Javelin, shot put and cross country running and also enter competitions and events.

# Junior Competing Athletes 13yrs-19 yrs 

Thursday 19:00 to 20:00 and Saturday 10:00 to 11:00
Specialised coaching and event training for those participating in competitions.


Tuesday 19:30 to 20:30 and Thursday 19:00 to 20:00
They organise ‘Couch to 5k’ and ‘Fit4Life’ training programs for all runners and abilities and where no experience is needed.

How do you join?

"Just go along and try it out then Membership for our Club runs from January to December with €2 per week subs."

  • Under 18 years    €45
  • Adults (18 years +)    €65
  • Family (2 adults & children u-18)    €125

Events coming up.

Together with several competitions one of the highlight events of the year was the Robbie Byrne Memorial 5k Road Race on Dec 27th. The race is a fundraising event to support the costs of maintaining the Stadium and all members get involved in making the day a fun event with parents and athletes taking part.

Several children from our Community have attended and we asked for some of their comments:

"All three of my children were involved last year in the Little Athletics group and they really enjoyed it. One hour every Tuesday evening was great activity and exercise."

"When the winter weather was poor it was great to use the indoor hall which had areas laid out as assault courses of hoops, cones, tunnels, bunny hops and all the children enjoyed the races. Then in the warmer Spring weather they went outdoors to use the track for races and relays."

Amanda, Bailis Downs

Get in touch with Navan Athletics Club for more information:,-6.702081,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x48675b5950aaf247:0xb755f086d5e85b67!8m2!3d53.6415734!4d-6.6998923?hl=en

Claremont Stadium also caters for Badminton, Soccer, Basketball, handball together with facilities for training courses, meetings, seminars and has a computer training room.