Ray Heyworth 1929 - 2016
We are very sorry to have to announce that Ray Heyworth died on Wednesday 9th November, aged 86, after a short illness. Ray started orienteering in 1976 and remained a member of Interlopers. He loved many aspects of orienteering; that control of the sport remained with active participants, the camaraderie and social life of clubs, but also that it took you to places you would never have imagined going.
He helped at many events and contributed as an organiser (at the Scottish 6 days), planner of SOLs and SoSOLs and controller of many events. He travelled throughout the country to compete: Cannock Chase, Epping, the New Forest, The Lakes, Wales (Croesco ’88) and Cornwall. He also went to the Swedish O-Ringen (’84). His best result was 4th at the British Championships in 1984, but other highlights included contributing to the winning of the CompassSport Trophy in 1996 and competing in the VHI in Pembrey 1990.
Ray was membership secretary of SOA for several years and represented SOA on the BOF Executive.
He will be sorely missed by all the family.