Rory O’Donnell

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.

Pipe Dream results & report

Pipe Dream 2017

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!

JP on pipes chased by Miranda  Gary PJ enjoying the downhill

 

 

 

 

 

Eryri Presentation Night

Eryri Presentation Night
Friday February 26th
Lodge Dinorwig
£10 includes food (Meat/Veggie Lasagne)
7 for 7.30pm
Hopefully rugby included too!!
Need to know ASAP (by Saturday 20th ideally)
Email Stuart – stumcd10@hotmail.co.uk

The Fabian4 Dyffryn Conwy Mountain Challenge

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/  for further details. We have a pool of people who are looking for extra team members.  Please support this exciting event, which is a huge, time-consuming undertaking for us organisers.

Glow Beanie

The GlowBeanie Eryri hat (£18) and headband (£15) are handmade in a yarn with a reflective thread running through it which lights up with a passing car’s headlights making you more visible when out in the dark and, hence, safer. Adult and Child sizes available.

More details here

Llandudno Running Festival

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

Borders League

6 Eryri Harriers competed in the 3rd race of the Borders Road Running league 2014/15 Season at Birkenhead Park on Sunday 11th January 2015. On a 4 lap 9.10k course around the Park, unfortunately John Spill was forced to pull out on the 2nd lap when well placed due to illness leaving Arwel Lewis to lead the team home in 69th place closely followed by Tony Woodall in 72nd with new club member and Border league debutant Lizzie Irvine, who ran very well to finish 124th overall and 10th female followed by: 259th Don Williams and 310th Roy Jardine.
Full Results can be found at: http://www.bordersleague.org.uk/results/
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Arwel Lewis