QEGS Geography Teacher Mr Smith qualified in the 4 Villages Half Marathon in Cheshire on 21st January with a 1.22 time. As a result, he has now been selected to represent England at the 2024 International Representative Masters Half Marathon which will take place at the 2024 Great Manchester Run.

Mr Smith is currently in training for the Manchester marathon in April then he will run the England Representative half marathon in May.

From everyone here at QEGS, congratulations on qualifying to represent your country as a masters athlete, this is a fantastic achievement. We wish you all the best!

England Masters is a not-for-profit membership and development body for grassroots athletics and running in England. Its purpose is to inspire more athletes and runners of all abilities and backgrounds to fulfil their potential and to have a lifelong love for the sport. Their vision is for athletics and running to become an inclusive sport where everyone belongs and can flourish.