Heroic Team Complete Vätternrundan 300km charity cycle for C.R.Y.

The Vätternrundan 300km cycle in June 2008 is probably one of the toughest sporting events the CRY team consisting of Eoin O’Connor and his 4 friends had ever taken part in.

With approx 15,500 participants lined up to start the 2008 Vätternrundan charity cycle, a couple of thousand dropped out even before the start with a further 760 dropping out during the event. However, Eoin and his teammates completed the 300km course in a cycle time of 11 hours 58 mins, with a couple of breaks thrown in for good measure.

Cycling in poor weather conditions, the 4 went through times during the course where their brain’s almost shut down, concentration would wane and the pedalling would become automatic. Fortunately for the fundraising four there were designated stops throughout the course where they could re-fill supplies of water, coffee & food and then back on the bikes for some more punishment. The support from the residents throughout was amazing, there must have been a few thousand supporters scattered around the course cheering the cyclist on at all times.

Speaking about the race “Even with the level of difficulty, the lack of sleep probably being the most difficult part, it really was an enjoyable trek. We had great scenery, great support and the sun rising over Lake Vättern was a nice touch”. Eoin O’Connor

The fab fundraising four raised approx €1100 for CRY who appreciate the effort and achievement of the four!

team taking part.

The team taking part.

Eoin and his teammates

Eoin and his teammates after the race


InCRYdible Support for CRY

Team participates in TriAthlone for C.R.Y. Ireland

A ten person team from Mount Temple, Co. Westmeath headed up by Colin Kelly took part in the 'TriAthlone' in Athlone earlier this month on Saturday July 12th in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young (C.R.Y). The team participated to raise funds for CRY in memory of Padraig Hanevy a local farmer, and friend of the team who was lost tragically to sudden cardiac death in Dec 2006. Padraig was a fit and healthy farmer, was 41 and happily married with four young children.

The TriAthlone is a race for everyone; from beginners to intermediates and advanced. There are 3 parts of the race, the swim, the bike and the run. The TriAthletes will swim 750m in the Shannon then quickly jump onto the bike, cycle 20km and finally run for 5km.

Since Padraig's sudden death his children and extended family have been screened by Dr Deirdre Ward Cardiologist at the Centre for Cardiovascular Risk in Younger Persons in Tallaght Hospital. By competing in this years triAthlone, the team want to raise awareness of the importance of screening family members after a sudden Cardiac death and also to raise funds for the screening centre in Tallaght Hospital.

CRY appreciate the support and the tribute paid by all who took part to the memory of Padraig Hanevy.




Pictured above is Colin Kelly & the TriAthlone Team presenting the cheque to Marie Greene for CRY.



ST MARY'S LADIES RFC, Templeville Road, Templeogue, Dublin.

Pictured below are the St Mary's Ladies RFC, a number of the girls participated in the Flora Women's Mini Marathon in June 2008 to raise funds for C.R.Y. The girls recently presented CRY with a cheque for €1,700.00. Our thanks to Olivia Daly for organising the team to run for C.R.Y.

Our thanks to Olivia Daly for organising the team to run for C.R.Y.



Mini Magic for CRY

27 Strong Group Participate for C.R.Y.

Olivia Hanevy recently gathered a group of 27 friends, family and colleagues together to take part in the women’s mini marathon. Olivia and her team participated to raise awareness and funds for C.R.Y. Olivia tragically lost her husband to sudden Cardiac death 4 days before Christmas in December 2006.

The Flora Mini Marathon is the largest race for women in Europe and attracts a great spread of all ages from across the country.

A big effort was made from the groups who travelled from far and near. CRY very much appreciated Olivia’s drive and that of her teammates.

Olivia Hanevy.

Pictured above is Olivia Hanevy with friends & family at the CRY cheque presentation to Marie Greene.