Virtual London Championship Race Gets Underway


Saturday and Sunday saw Essex Women’s First Team take on Middlesex in the opening clash of the Virtual London Championship Race in a hard-fought battle.

Each of the 15 squad members ran for 30 minutes as part of their daily exercise following strict social distancing measures.

The distances were GPS tracked and recorded with the total distance reflecting how many trip between Lord’s and Chelmsford could be made.

Beth Dodd and Mady Villiers were the top performers for Essex with coach Tom Fulk also making a contribution. Middlesex had three players that passed the 6km mark and they took the win by a mere 0.92km.

The team look forward to their fixture next weekend (25/26 April) against rivals Kent in a Battle of the Bridge contest.

Middlesex v Essex – Middlesex won by 0.92km
Middlesex: 78.29 km ran = 1.40 journeys between Lord’s and Chelmsford
Essex: 77.37 km ran = 1.38 journeys between Lord’s and Chelmsford

Surrey v Kent – Surrey won by 2.21km
Surrey: 88.49 km ran – 0.97 journeys between The Kia Oval and Canterbury
Kent: 86.28 km ran – 0.95 journeys between The Kia Oval and Canterbury


Regular updates on how the team are getting on will be available via the players’ channels, as well as the team’s twitter account – @EssexWomen! You will also be able to track their progress on the Club’s social media accounts.

Special thanks also goes to Payntr who have supplied the Essex Women’s team with trainers for the 2020 season!

18/19 April – Middlesex v Essex – Lord’s to The Cloudfm County Ground (35 miles)
18/19 April – Surrey Women v Kent Women – Kia Oval to The Spitfire Ground
25/26 April Essex v Kent – The Cloudfm County Ground to The Kia Oval (34 miles)
25/26 April – Middlesex Women v Surrey Women – Lord’s to Kia Oval
2/3 May – Essex v Surrey – The Cloudfm County Ground to The Spitfire Ground (59 miles)
2/3 May – Middlesex Women v Kent Women – Lord’s to The Spitfire Ground