Daeth newyddion trist fore Mercher am farwolaeth Rory O’Donnell yn 36 mlwydd oed. Roedd yn aelod brwd o Redwyr Eryri a bu’n cynrychioli y clwb am flynyddoedd ac yn falch bob amser o wisgo y fest. Gwr bonheddig a oedd wrth ei fodd yn y mynyddoedd ac yng nghwmni rhedwyr eraill. Bydd ei golled yn amlwg yn y byd rhedeg ac rydym yn meddwl am ei wraig a’i deulu mewn amser trist fel hyn.Cwsg yn dawel Rory.With sadness we report the death of Rory O’Donnell 36 yrs old who passed away on Wednesday morning. He was a committed member of Eryri and was always proud to wear the vest. He was a gentleman who loved spending time in the mountains and the company of fellow runners. He will be sadly missed and our thought are with his wife and family.Cwsg yn dawel Rory.Funeral details:Funeral will be held Wednesday 5th at 11:00 Catholic Church Twthill Caernarfon.
It was a good day out for youth and veterans alike at this year’s Pipe Dream, with two under 23’s in the top three (one of them under 18), but crowned by a Vet 40. Felipe Jones (v40) of Sarn Helen and clubmate Sion Price (u23) travelled a long way to take the top two slots, with Felipe having no trouble with a nearly two minute margin by the end, smashing John Parkinson’s v40 record in the process.
Not so easy behind him, as Max Dunford (u18) running for St Davids College, narrowly beat John P for the final podium position.
Eryri’s Miranda Grant had no trouble winning the ladies, with a strong performance leaving her three minutes clear of Sian Williams of Hebog. Lois Lee (u18) of St Davids took 3rd.
Great to see some young blood doing well in what is a sea of v40’s these days. Thanks go to Math Roberts for encouraging and facilitating the St Davids College pupils to attend. No doubt they will be making further appearances this season.
One notable performance this year came in the form of Steve P Jones. SPJ absolutely destroyed Alan Duncan’s 2013 v60 record by 2.01 minutes, finishing 11th overall in the process and only 12 seconds behind Miranda. One to watch for this year’s British Champs perhaps?
Pictured are John Parkinson climbing well up the initial pipe incline, with Miranda battling hard behind. And Gary PJ enjoying himself in his new Eryri cycle top!
The Fabian4 Dyffryn Conwy Mountain Challenge takes place on 13th Sept. This is a non-profit making event with the proceeds being donated to the Snowdonia Society, whose work benefits us all. This year, we are offering the Duathlon option (fell run & MTB leg), as well as the usual Triathlon which can be entered by teams of 3 or individuals. There must be many handy mountain bikers in Eryri Harriers….! See http://www.map17events.org.uk/
A brand new adventure awaits in North Wales this March as the Arriva Trains Wales Llandudno Running Festival launches for the very first time on Sunday 15th March.
Embracing the history, culture and beautiful scenery of the North Wales coastline, the Arriva Trains Wales Llandudno Running Festival sees the introduction of a brand new 10k, 5k and Family Fun Run. Plus the addition of primary school races, come and try athletic activities, mile races and a whole host of Alice in Wonderland-themed family entertainment, games and experiences for all the family to enjoy.
Full details here http://www.llandudnorunningfestival.co.uk