Date of Birth : 02/09/1982
Place of Birth : Northampton
Event : 800 metres
Damien has been participating in athletics since the age of 12 and first joined Northampton Phoenix in 1995 and competed as a top age U13. Damien has always had a passion for the 800m and this has been his main event since he started running for the Club. In his first year of competition Damien was undefeated in events from 200m-1500m competing mainly over the 800m running a personal best of 2:21.70.
Through the age groups Damien’s best year came in 1999 as an under 17 where he won the Midlands title over 800m and finished 4th in the English schools championships in Bury St.Edmunds running a personal best of 1:56.97.
As an U20 his best performances came in the English Schools where he finished 2nd twice over 800m in 2000 and 2001 and also won the Midland Championships in 2000. A breakthrough year came in 2004 where he won the National U23 Championships in Bedford and went on to run for England and Great Britain in the same season.
During the indoor season of 2008 Damien had another breakthrough year by coming second in the National Indoor championships and running the fastest time in the country with 1:47.32 in the Birmingham Grand Prix. As a result of these performances he gained selection for the World Indoor Championships in Valencia, Spain.
In 2009 he came second in the National Outdoor Championships and also fulfilled a personal goal by competing at the Crystal Palace Grand Prix in London. He also won his first British Milers Grand Prix in Manchester and achieved another goal by winning the Loughborough International Meeting.
England – Cork City Games, Ireland – 2004
Great Britian – U23 Home International, Manchester – 2004
England – Elan Indoor Meeting- Slovakia – 2005
Great Britain – World Indoor Championships – Spain 2008
England – Elan Indoor Meeting, Slovakia – 2009
|English Schools Championships||1999||800m||4th|
|Midland Counties Championships||1999||800m||1st|
|English Schools Championships||2000||800m||2nd|
|Midland Counties Championships||2000||800m||1st|
|English Schools Championships||2001||800m||1st|
|National U23 Championships||2004||800m||1st|
|National Indoor Championships||2008||800m||2nd|
|National Outdoor Championships||2009||800m||2nd|