Officer qualifies for Marathon European Police Championships
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A student officer has qualified for the Marathon European Police Championships after running a marathon in under three hours in Manchester.
Lucy Niemz, who is in her first year of Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) training, represented Staffordshire Police at the Police Sport UK (PSUK) Marathon Championships at the Manchester Marathon on Sunday 3 April.
The Championships coincided with the Manchester Marathon and Lucy was the first female runner to cross the line in the Women’s Championship race and finished with a time of 2:52:57.
With her victory, Lucy has now been invited to compete in the European Championships in Eindhoven, Holland, later this year.
Reflecting on her achievements in Manchester, Lucy said: “It was a very special experience and one I will never forget.
“The force have been very supportive and would like to thank them for their continued support and giving me opportunities to compete.
“I’m very excited to be representing PSUK and Staffordshire Police at the European Marathon Championships.”
Staffordshire Police Sports Association chairman, Glyn Pattinson, said: “We would like to congratulate Lucy for this phenomenal time and achievement.
“We can’t wait to see how well she performs at the European Championships and look forward to witnessing many great performances from her representing Staffordshire in the future.”