Wednesday 16 October 2019

Worx Gym placed third in Ireland

Contestants from the Worx gym in Gorey with the spoils of success
Contestants from the Worx gym in Gorey with the spoils of success

The Worx Gym's strength and conditioning team from Gorey placed third in Ireland's largest-ever functional fitness competition recently.

A team from The WorxS&C joined over 800 athletes for 'The Filthy 150'. The event, now in its third year, is one of the most popular functional fitness events in Ireland, hosting 200 teams from all over the country.

The Worx S&C was represented by Chris Tallon, Dan Cousins, Laura Doyle and Natalie Doyle in the beginner category. These categories, each with their own gruelling events, had been assigned based on the athletes' performances in the qualification workouts which took place in September.

The competition consisted of five unique challenges over two days, each testing different elements of fitness as well as the communication and cohesion of the team. These challenges are usually a combination of different exercises to be completed as quickly as possible as a team.

The exercises ranged from running, rowing, skipping and box jumping to pull-ups, push-ups, sit-ups and weightlifting movements.

The team had a great performance over the weekend, earning themselves a place in the finals. They went into the final event in fifth place overall, going head to head against the top ten teams in their division.

They succeeded in winning the final event and in doing so secured a third place spot on the podium. This was a fantastic result for their first competition and their coach James Sunderland was full of praise for their great attitude and work ethic.

If you'd like to find out more about The Worx Strength & Conditioning you can find all details on their Facebook page or e-mail

Wexford People