YORK RUFC Women have completing a virtual run from York to Twickenham in order to raise money for York Mind.

Amid the current lockdown in the country as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, many sports people and organisations have taken to raise money for good causes given that they are unable to take to their respective disciplines.

This includes York RUFC Women whose squad decided to give themselves a greater purpose to their training while unable to compete on the field.

At the same time, they have raised some much needed funds for York Mind, who are looking to support people affected by the current situation.

“During the Covid-19 outbreak, York Mind’s mental health services are continuing to help people,” York wrote on their JustGiving page.

“This is a time where mental health support is needed more than ever.”

The players ran the approximate 230 miles between York and Twickenham Stadium, the home ground of England team.

York’s players added up their individual training distances from their runs from the past week and look to reach 360km.

The backs were aiming for 240km, while the forwards added 120km to the total.

The effort began on Saturday, May 2 and finished on Saturday, May 9.

On the club’s JustGiving page, an original target of £300 was set, though this was quickly raised to £1,000 and then £1,500 having quickly surpassed both totals. At the time of writing, £1,260 has been raised by the club.

To support York RUFC Women’s fundraising for York Mind, visit: justgiving.com/fundraising/yrufcwomentwickenham.