Rory O’Donnell

Gyda chalon drom a thristwch mawr y ffarweliwyd & Rory O’Donnell ddydd Mercher, y Sed o Fedi. Cynhaliwyd y gwasanaeth yn Eglwys Gatholig Dewi Sant a’r Santes Helen yng Nghaernarfon. Roedd yr eglwys dan ei sang ac yn dystiolaeth i’r holl fywydau y cyffyrddodd Rory & hwy.

Gydol y gwasanaeth daeth cariad Rory tuag at redeg mynydd i’r amlwg, yn enwedig yn nheyrnged ei frawd Huw yn adrodd hanesion am gerrig gwynion amhosibl eu darganfod a helynt colli awyren.

Daeth hyn a chwerthin i amgylchiad mor drist, ond roedd chwerthin yn rhan bwysig o fywyd Rory, yn enwedig tynnu coes. Gan ei gyd-weithwyr clywsom fel y gallai adrodd stori gyda wyneb syth cyn cyrraedd ei diwedd a gorffen gyda gwén fawr a ‘dim ond joc’!

Roedd rhai geiriau’n taro tant arbennig. “Y gwasanaeth mwyaf teilwng y gallwn eiroi, nid yn unig i Rory, ond i ni’n hunain hefyd, yw byw ein bywyd gyda’r sél a’r ymroddiad a roddodd ef i fywyd.” Dyna fodd arbennig o anrhydeddu Rory.

O gofio cariad Rory tuag at redeg ar y mynyddoedd, addas iawn oedd i’r haul dywynnu arnynt ar ddiwrnod ei ffarwelio. Bydd colled am ei wén heintus a’i awch am fywyd a rhedeg.

Mae meddyliau holl aelodau’r clwb gyda Kelly a’r bechgyn, y teulu, ei ffrindiau a’i gyd-weithwyr.

Gorffwys yn dawel Rory, a rhed yn rhydd.

 

It was with heavy hearts and great sadness we said farewell to Rory O’Donnell on Wednesday 5th September. The service held at the Catholic Church of St. David and St. Helen in Caernarfon was superbly attended showing just how many people’s lives Rory touched.

Throughout the service Rory’s love of fell running was highlighted particularly by his brother Hugh telling stories of impossible to find white stones and missing flights home. This brought some laughter to such a sad occasion and by all accounts laughter was another of Rory’s loves, and in particular winding people up. His work colleagues telling us how he would do it with a straight face right up to the end before cracking a huge smile and saying ‘only joking!’!

Some words spoken struck a chord. “The greatest service we can do not only to Rory but also to ourselves is to live our lives with just some of the zeal and zest for life he did.” This sounds like a fantastic way to honour Rory.

Rory loved running in the mountains and it seemed entirely fitting that on this day, the sun shone brightly on the mountains he loved so much. His infectious smile and enthusiasm for life and running will be sorely missed.

The thoughts of the whole club are with Kelly and the boys, family, friends and colleagues.

Rest well Rory and run free.

 

XC season

CROSS COUNTRY SEASON 2018/2019 is not far away!

Fancy joining in with the cross country again this year or giving it a go for the first time? All welcome to join in with what promises to be a great season of wintery running as usual. Adult races are approximately 5k for women, 8k for men, completely FREE to take part if you are a member of Eryri Harriers – you just need to make sure you wear your Eryri vest and run. It’s great fun and great team spirit – everyone helps the team no matter what your ability so please do come along!


Here are the all important dates (note no Bangor/Eryri fixture this year due to uncertainty around work on Treborth playing field):

Seniors – women’s start at 2pm, men’s start at 2.45pm:
Saturday 6th October 2018 – Baschurch, Shrewsbury
Saturday 20th October 2018- Colwyn Bay venue to be confirmed but not Llandudno
Saturday 10th November 2018- Wrexham

Saturday 5th January 2019 – North Wales Cross Country Champs (not part of league) – Corwen

Saturday 12th January 2019 – Northop
Saturday 2nd February 2019 – Oswestry – this race is likely to start earlier to accomodate prize giving

Juniors (more details to follow on this):
Saturday 20th October 2018 – Colwyn Bay
Saturday 10th November 2018 – Wrexham
Saturday 1st December 2018 – Bangor
Saturday 5th January 2019 – Corwen (doubles up as Championships)

Free buses to be arranged, any other queries let me know.

North Wales Cross Country League websitehttps://www.northwalesxc.com/


More details to follow on this, but just a reminder that I won’t be standing for re-election at this year’s annual general meeting, so if you are interested in taking on this great role on the committee (I’ve really enjoyed it!), just drop me a line for more info, very happy to help and it will be easier this season as no home fixture to organise  

Cheers, Becki Law (bex85@msn.com)

Cross Country dates 2018/19

Next season cross country dates for the diary

Cross country dates for next year’s league as as follows, some venues still to be confirmed. No Bangor/Eryri fixture this year due to uncertainty around work on Treborth playing fields, but still promises to be a great season where all are welcome to join the teams!

Seniors:
Saturday 6th October 2018 – Baschurch, Shrewsbury
Saturday 20th October 2018- Colwyn Bay venue to be confirmed but not Llandudno
Saturday 10th November 2018- Wrexham
Saturday 12th January 2019 – Northop
Saturday 2nd February 2019 – Oswestry
Juniors:
Saturday 20th October 2018 – Colwyn Bay
Saturday 10th November 2018 – Wrexham
Saturday 1st December 2018 – Bangor
Saturday 5th January 2019 – Corwen (doubles up as Championships)
Saturday 5th January 2019 – North Wales Cross Country Champs – Corwen

Lastly, and more details to follow on this, but just a reminder that I won’t be standing for re-election at this year’s annual general meeting, so if you are interested in taking on this great role on the committee (I’ve really enjoyed it!), just drop me a line for more info, very happy to help and it will be easier this season as no home fixture to organise  Cheers, Becki Law (bex85@msn.com)

Provisional XC dates

PROVISIONAL DATES HAVE BEEN SET FOR THE 2018/19 CROSS COUNTRY SEASON:

Saturday 6th October – Baschurch, Shrewsbury

Saturday 20th October – Colwyn Bay venue to be confirmed but not Llandudno

Saturday 10th November – Deeside venue to be confirmed

Saturday 12th January – Wrexham

Saturday 2nd February – Oswestry

The North Wales Cross Country Champs will be on Saturday 5th January at Corwen

Junior Cross Country League Dates are: 

Saturday 20th October – Colwyn Bay

Saturday 10th November – Deeside

Saturday 1st December – Bangor

Saturday 5th January – Corwen (doubles up as Championships)

FULL DETAILS TO FOLLOW

Grahame Till

Dear Eryri Harriers
My Father Grahame Till ran with the eryri harriers in the early years of his running both marathon and fell .
He wore his colours with pride
I have to sadly tell you , my Dad passed away 10/4/2018 .
If you could let your longest serving members know as they would have known my father.
I have attached a photo and details of the funeral.

Till, Grahame Albert,

April 10th 2018, peacefully at his home in Tyddyn Gyrfa, Cemaes, aged 73 years.
Beloved husband of the late Sheila. Loving father of Jane and Michael. Father in law of Adam. Proud grandad to Natalie and Charlotte. Son of Gladys. Dear brother of Cath. Grahame will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends.
Public service at St Patrick’s Church, Cemaes, Thursday 19th April at 12:30pm followed by committal at Bangor Crematorium at 2:15pm. Family flowers only but donations kindly accepted in memory of Grahame towards Hospice at Home. Enquiries care of the funeral directors Arwel and Ieuan Hughes of John Hughes & Son, Britannia, Machine St, Amlwch Port, LL68 9HA. Tel: 01407 830461

Intercounties XC in Loughborough – Saturday 10th March

Intercounties XC in Loughborough – Saturday 10th March

Last weekend at the prestigious UK Counties Athletics Union championships, Eryri Harriers Callum O’Donnell and Tom Wood represented North Wales at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough – many congratulations to both for fantastic running amongst very strong competition – Tom was 106th and Calum was 145th in a field of 281 U17s from all of the UK counties.

Here are the results:

http://www.ukcau.co.uk/crosscountry.htm

UK Counties Athletic Union – Cross Country

www.ukcau.co.uk

UK Counties Athletic Union incorporating: Track & Field Outdoor & Cross Country Championships

This event marks the final cross country fixture of the year so very well done to everyone who has run in the league, championships, or has been selected for and/or ran for the county or country this year – it’s been a brilliant season!

Thanks, Becki 🙂

Club Presentation Eve Update

We plan to go ahead with the Club Presentation Eve on Saturday evening in the hope that the worst of the Beast from the East will have passed. Paul at Caffi Moel Siabod is planning to open as normal tomorrow (Fri) & Sat, & the info we have re. the forecast for Sat eve is as follows: ‘No weather warnings. Dry. Temperature zero.’ Therefore get your glad-rags ready – we will rock!!

**PLEASE PASS ON /SHARE THIS INFO**

(If there are any significant changes to Saturday evening’s weather predictions, & we feel it’s wiser to cancel the event, I will post here by mid morning on Sat)

Welsh XC championships – Swansea

Welsh XC championships – Swansea
HUGE WELL DONE! Bronwen JenkinsonTammy Ddrwg Lewis-Jones, Helen Blair and James Blair were down in sunny (yay!) Swansea this weekend competing in the Welsh cross-country championships. Bronwen was an amazing 5th overall (1st U20W) and brilliant to see Tammy back running in the XC to come in 34th (5th FV45), closely followed by Helen Blair in 35th who was 2nd V50 in the Welsh Champs – really fantastic efforts and results everyone! James Blair also had a great run (and sprint finish apparently!) in the Primary boys race and came 44th (and nearer to the front than the back!). You guys are awesome, very well done. See link for results and great group photo from Neale Lewis-Jones below – thank you! 
http://results.welshathletics.org/

 

Club Presentation Evening

Will be held at Moel Siabod Cafe on 3rd March at 7.oopm

£15 per adult £5 per junior Hot buffet and dessert. Tickets from Ellie 07789061648 ellierocknrun@gmail.com