Dan started off as an unattached runner on the local club circuit in Gloucestershire, but it wasn’t until after joining Tipton Harriers that Dan really started to improve as a road runner.
He broke 65 minutes for the half marathon for the first time in 2000 and the following year earned a late call-up for the World Half Marathon Championships in Bristol, where he set a PB of 64:23. A month later he smashed his marathon best by 21 minutes with 2:16:51 in Frankfurt, but also showed impressive form over shorter distances.
One of his biggest achievements is earning a bronze medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games with an excellent run. He followed this up with an 11th place finish in the 2007 World Championships.
National & International Competition Achievements
2008 Beijing Games
Men’s Marathon - 24th place
2004 Athens Games
Men’s Marathon - 23rd place
2005 Helsinki Marathon - 12th place
2007 Osaka Marathon - 11th place
2006 Gothenburg Marathon - 16th place
2006 London - 2hrs 14mins 14secs
2007 London - 2hrs 13mins 10secs
2003 London - 2hrs 13mins 53secs
2003 Berlin - 2hrs 18mins 0secs
2002 London - 2hrs 17mins 53secs
2001 Frankfurt - 2hrs 16mins 51secs
2000 London - 2hrs 37mins 56secs
2005 Melbourne Marathon - 3rd place
World Half Marathon Championships
2000 Bristol - 1hr 4mins 23secs - 57th place