Main Athletic Achievements: · First Junior International, Scotland, 1983. · European Junior Finalist and top Great Britain competitor, 1984. · First British record in the 400m came in 1985, beating the 10 year old mark of David Jenkins. · Derek held the British Record until David Grindley beat it by just 0.03 hundredths in 1992. · Commonwealth Games and European Champions in the 4x400m in 1986. · British, European and Commonwealth Record Holders. · World Champion in the memorable 1991 4x400m against the Americans.
Derek has drawn on his vast experiences as an international Sportsman to provide a fascinating and inspirational platform for his motivational and keynote speeches. Not only does he offer insights into famous sporting moments, but also as an uplifting approach to what it took to defy odds and succeed - both as an individual and as a team.