North Wales Junior Mountain Running Championships 2018

North Wales Junior Mountain Running Championships 2018    Saturday 22 September 2018

After the week of high winds and rain, it was an overcast but fine day for the 12th NWJMRC on the Great Orme, Llandudno.  70 children took part in the event, with 6 races covering the age groups under 9 to under 19.  Records were broken in the U/19 and U/17 races by Mike Spill, Tom Wood and Lois Lee.

Huge thanks to Mike Blake for his organisation, the sponsors and supporters – including Conwy BC, The Summit Complex, Xray minerals, Mostyn Estates, St John’s Ambulance, Great Orme Copper mines, and Sinclair Steel.  Also, the marshalls (sorry I don’t have a list of all of you), timekeepers (Craig and Hayley), registration/results team (Ann/Sharon), Stuart on his bike, and all of the parents/grandparents/taxi who transported the youngsters and gave them the opportunity to have a go.

See attached for the full results – if you spot any spelling errors, they are mine, not Ann or Sharon’s!


NWJMRC 2018 results

Penmaenmawr Fell Race

Penmaenmawr Fell Race –

Saturday November 17th 2018

Registration 09:00-10:00 ( Racetek timing)

Kit Check 10:15 prompt

Start Time 10:30am


START & Registration :    Capelulo Village Hall SH 744764

Checkpoint 1                  Penmaenmawr QuarrySH 705750                                (1 hr Cut-off)

Checkpoint 2                  Cae Coch SH 733715

Checkpoint 3                  Fords       SH 745735

Proceed from CP3 to SH 748757 and follow flagging to the finish.


Full kit to be worn or carried :

Wind / Waterproof body cover, Map, Compass, Whistle Hat & gloves  ( food advised )


Please try to share transport and follow Police/ Marshall instructions . There will be a free bus running between the Fairy Glen Pub and the National Parks Car Parks ( GR 745769 & 759769 ) before and after the race


Pre- Entry only online at

(Entries close midnight Thursday 15th November)

Event info and updates on Facebook page

Contact Event Organiser : Chris Near

Tel : 07825867752

Penmaenmawr_fell_race MAP

AGM All welcome

Date For Your Diary

Eryri Harriers AGM

Date: Tuesday 20th November 2018 7pm

Venue: Split Willow, Llanfairfechan

Food provided FOC

Full Details to Follow including Agenda

If anyone is interested in joining the Committee please don’t hesitate to contact a current Committee member for a chat. A number of officers are stepping down and we will need to fill those positions on the 20th.

Eidir Fawr

Mi fydd Ras Elidir fawr ymlaen flwyddyn yma Dydd Sadwrn Medi 22, cychwyn yn Nant Peris am 14:00, cost y’w £5.00 ar y diwrnod. Dewch i cefnogi eich rasus lleol.

Eidir Fawr race will be on Saturday Sept 22nd at 14:00, race will start at Nant Peris, cost is £5.00 on day. Come along and support your local races.


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.


Lake Vyrnwy and Dublin ParkRun

At Lake Vyrnwy, in a much less hilly Half Marathon, Dilwyn Rowlands finished 137th overall in a time of 1:29:05 (Chip Time) Only five seconds off his PB! 145th Tony Davies 1:29:41 (PB) and 309th Becki Law 1:40:52.
On Saturday 8th September, Rob Samuel ran in his first ever Parkrun in Ireland! winning the event at St Annes, Raheny near Dublin in a time of 15:05.


In the inaugural event, 5 Eryri Harriers competed in the hilly half marathon on Sunday 9th September, run in very wet and windy conditions, the runners set off from the village green, through Llanfaes, Llangoed, Llanddona to Penmon and back, Tom Roberts (Meirionydd) won the event in a very good time (Considering the up and down course and inclement weather) 1:15:47, over three minutes ahead of runners-up Ryan Roberts (Cybi) 1:18:55. Elliw Haf was the first female finisher in 14th position overall with a time of 1:35:49. Other Eryri positions/times: 10th Brian Wills 1:33:16. 11th (1st MV/60) Arwel Lewis 1:34:16. 24th Steffan Evans 1:48:10 and 39th Gwenllian Dafydd 1:54:26. There were 96 finishers.
In the 10k race, run in conjunction with the H/M, Ben Williams, making a welcome return to racing after a two year absence, won the tough event in a time of 36:30. Other Eryri placings: 8th Jonathan Ervine 42:33 and 133rd Rebecca Roberts 1:06:48. There were 183 finishers.
A tough debut event for the host running club, Beaumaris, well organised, with more than enough marshalls positioned along the race route


COED-Y-BRENIN – TRAIL 10K – SUNDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER. Elliw Haf finished 14th overall and 1st Female in a time of 46:39. There were 175 finishers. Elliw’s other half, Tom Roberts won the event in a time of 37:58