Miss is just champion
Tuesday 15th July 2014 @ 13:50 by Max Wieland
GOING FOR GLORY: All Saints teacher and now British Champion, Kelly Massey.

GOING FOR GLORY: All Saints teacher and now British Champion, Kelly Massey.

Dukinfield teacher Kelly Massey is celebrating becoming a British athletics champion.

For 29-year-old Kelly, who currently juggles teaching at All Saints Catholic College with competing in 400m races, pipped her peers in Birmingham at this year’s British Championships to become British Champion.

After crossing the line in 52.52 seconds at the Alexander Stadium, there is also a strong chance that Kelly – who is also competing at the Commonwealth Games this summer – will go on to feature at the forthcoming European Championships in Zurich.

Following Kelly’s crowning as British champion, students at the Dukinfield school, where she teaches Physical Education, have since been buzzing with excitement.

“They have all been so positive, especially those that don’t realise you run and compete until they see you on TV,” said Kelly, of Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire, whose teaching career has always been Tameside based at schools including Alder Community High School and the former Two Trees High School.

“This is the first year that I have reduced my teaching, from April I have cut down to three days a week and that has been a massive help, as it is difficult combining both roles, but the PE department here at All Saints have been really helpful so it has been a lot easier this year with their support,” added Kelly.

– You can read the full story in the current edition of the Tameside Reporter (July 10).