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QEGS runners experience The London Marathon

Esme Davies and Sam Almond
Esme Davies and Sam Almond

Two pupils from Queen Elizabeth Grammar School who were selected to represent the North West region in the Mini Marathon, had great finishes at the event which took place last Sunday in London.

Sam Almond and Esme Davies ran the last 3 miles of the world famous London Marathon course, which takes in the historic landmarks of Victoria Embankment, Big Ben, Bird Cage walk and the finish line outside Buckingham Palace.

In order to qualify both had to achieve successes earlier in the season that rates them as one of the top six runners in the North West region.

Sam came 1st in the U13 Boys English Schools Cup final in Bedford, and then came 8th in the English Schools final. This led to qualification in the SIAB home international in Falkirk.

Meanwhile 14 year-old Esme, recently took the title of U15 Northern Schools Winner, before coming 4th in the Northeast counties competition.

Heartbreakingly, Louis Johnson was also selected to compete in London, but could not run due to a broken arm.

All three runners are also members of Eden Runners Juniors.

Both runners had great finishes in their categories at the mini marathon. In the under 13 boys, Sam came 4th, whilst Esme came 16th in the U15 Girls.

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