If PUPILS at a Wallasey secondary school are looking for some inspiration when it comes to doing well at Sport, they need look no further than their Maths teacher.

Runner James Williams, who takes class at Weatherhead High School, was selected to represent Team GB at the European Indoor Championships in Poland at the weekend.

And Williams, who represents Liverpool Harriers Athletics Club, did not disappoint, taking bronze in the 4x400m relay on Sunday.

The achievement is all the more remarkable given his role as a teacher prevents him from undertaking a full time training regime.

Williams formed part of a relay quartet that also included Joe Brier, Owen Smith and Lee Thompson, but it was Williams who delivered that fastest split of the four, with a blistering time of 46.09 sec.

It is the first time that the Great Britain men's team has secured a podium finish in the event since 2013.

The race was ultimately won by the Netherlands with the Czech Republic taking silver.

Williams was also competing in the individual 400m competition.

Although he qualified from his heat with a time of 46.85sec, he ran out of luck in the semi-final, finishing fifth after running 46.94s. But his appearance in Poland comes hot on the heels of becoming the 400m British Indoor champion only two weeks earlier.

Williams' Liverpool Harriers AC teammate, Jamie Webb, took a bronze medal in the men’s 800m final.

A silver medallist at the 2019 Championships, he led for much of the race but was overhauled by Polish pair Patryk Dobek and Mateusz Borkowski.