Firehorse Celebrates International Women’s Day 2022

Meet Virginia, a top British Masters athlete and, we’re incredibly proud to say, a dedicated Firehorse fan. Virginia is the reigning World and European Champion for 400m and 800m in her age group (‘Women 55’). Featured below with the three medals she won at the World Masters Athletics Championships in Malaga 2018, where she came 1st for running 400m in 62.16 seconds, 1st for 800m in 2.26.08 minutes and 1st in the 4 x 400m relay.

A phenomenal achievement and what an incredible International Women’s Day Role Model this lady is !

Virginia Mitchell, top British Masters athlete and dedicated Firehorse fan

As well as being a World Champion and athletics coach, Virginia is a mother of two grown up children who are also track athletes. She is also the Founder and Director of Young Athletes Club where they coach athletics to 350 children age 6 to 12 years in Guildford – a club she set up 10 years ago with her husband Tony, another British Athletic Champion. We’re sure there will be more than a few future sporting stars amongst the young athletes they support; they are all looking forward to the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this summer!

Virginia, radiant in Firehorse Flame, designed by Rachel Parker exclusively for Firehorse

With such a busy lifestyle, Virginia spends most days in her sports kit and training shoes, telling us: “It makes a pleasant change to dress up occasionally and people are always surprised to see me in a dress if we’re going out for an event. The addition of a quality silk scarf from Firehorse makes all the difference to an outfit to add that extra touch of luxury.”

Photography credit: Images of Virginia in Firehorse Flame by Jonty Mitchell

It’s brilliant to see Virginia in Firehorse as she epitomises everything we stand for as a brand – excellence, nurturing the next generation of ‘stars’, giving back to the community, not to mention truly beautiful in every sense – and ‘Made in Britain’!

Virginia in Firehorse Flame, 100% silk with luxurious hand-rolled edges

Virginia Picks up Gold and Silver in Portugal

And here she is again at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Braga, Portugal in February 2022 where she was racing 400m and 800m. She was delighted to take gold in her favourite event 400m and took the silver medal in the 800m, a very fast race where she was up against the world record holder from Ireland.

Enjoy a Complimentary Bottle of Finest British Sparkling Rosé

We’re raising a glass to Virginia to toast her success! Why not join us – and celebrate your first Firehorse silk scarf purchase – with a complimentary bottle of Canterbury Rose Sparkling Rosé from our wonderful partners at Simpsons Wine Estate. Simply add the code SPARKLE at checkout.

Please note offer applies to medium and large scarves and UK orders only.

Simpsons Canterbury Rose