Helen Errington


It is with huge sadness that I must report that our long-standing member Helen Errington passed away peacefully at the beginning of March.  Helen’s funeral will take place at St Peter’s Church, London Colney at 11.00am on Monday 3rd April.   For the details, click here…

From her husband Simon:

“Many of you will know that Helen was diagnosed with a recurrence of breast cancer in the middle of January. Things progressed unbelievably fast and it is with great sadness that we have to tell you she died peacefully at home yesterday evening.

Orienteering was an enormous part of her life as a competitor, as an organiser and for a long time as a job. As a family we travelled around the UK and the world to compete, seeing wonderful places and having many great adventures. She was heavily involved in putting on events at all levels, from the smallest training courses for school children and club juniors, through British Championships and JKs, all the way up to World Cup races. We are sure everyone receiving this, and many thousands more beyond, will have run at an event made possible by Helen.

One of the few ambitions she failed to reach was to be British Champion; she always had her eye on W90, which she joked would require her to be the last woman standing. Sadly that was not to be, but we will remember her long list of remarkable achievements with immense pride.”