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DAVID FORRESTER

Born: 11 December 1989
Coach: Ray Vose
Club: St Helens Sutton AC
Lives: Wigan / USA
OCWK: Male Athlete

 

Personal Bests
400m 49.3 (2009), 800m 1:48.91 (2009), 1500m 3:40.81 (2009), Mile 3:59.13i (2012), 3000m 7:57.93i (2012), 5000m 13:47.60 (2011)

Involvement with OCWK
David took part in the Loughborough Educational Camp in April and the Male Athlete Get-Together in Leeds in September 2008.

He was awarded 'On Camp with Kelly' Excellent Achievement Awards in 2008 and 2009 in recognition of his selection for the Aviva GB & NI Team for major championships.


Athletics Achievements
10th European Under 23 1500m 2009
3rd England Under 23 1500m 2009
2nd BUCS 5000m 2009
9th World Junior 1500m 2008
1st England Under 20 1500m 2008
24th World Junior Cross Country 2008
5th European Junior Cross Country 2008
4th European Junior Cross Country 2007
1st English Schools Senior 1500m 2007
3rd England Under 20 1500m 2007
89th World Junior Cross Country 2007
1st UK School Games 800m 2006
1st England Under 17 1500m 2006
3rd English Schools Inter 1500m 2005


Personal Bests set in 2012
Mile – previous PB 4:07.77i
3:59.13i, 03/03/12, South Bend USA

3000m – previous PB 8:00.06i
7:57.93i, 11/02/12, Cleveland USA


Personal Bests set in 2011
3000m – previous PB 8:25.0
8:15.96i, 29/01/11, Fayetteville USA
8:00.06i, 12/02/11, Seattle USA

5000m – previous PB 14:26.44
13:47.60, 25/03/11, Stanford USA


Personal Bests set in 2010
Mile
4:07.77i, 06/02/10, Blacksburg USA


Performances in 2009
David made his debut over 5000m at the BUCS Athletics Championships and took the silver medal in 14:26.44. He improved his 1500m best to 3:40.81 in Watford on 13 June and his 800m best to 1:48.91 at Trafford on 23 June. He then took the bronze medal over 1500m at the Aviva England Under 23 Championships and at the European Athletics Under 23 Championships he finished tenth.

Personal Bests set in 2009
400m - previous PB 50.4
49.3, 05/07/09, Ellesmere Port

800m - previous PB 1:52.17
1:48.91, 23/06/09, Trafford

1500m - previous PB 3:41.6
3:40.81, 13/06/09, Watford

Mile
4:3.0, 29/03/09, Middlesbrough

5000m
14:26.44, 04/05/09, Bedford

10km - previous PB 30:39
30:29, 05/04/09, Dublin IRL


Performances in 2008
David set a brilliant new personal best of 3:41.6 for 1500m at the BMC Elite Meeting in Watford on 14 June to go seventh on the UK Under 20 all-time list. This time was also well inside the qualifying standard for the IAAF World Junior Championships and he secured his place in the team by winning the trial race at the England Athletics Under 20 Championships. At the World Juniors, he reached the 1500m final and acquitted himself well to finish in ninth place. He has also set personal bests for 400m, 800m and 3000m this season and was named Junior Male Athlete of the Year by the British Athletics Writers Association in October. In December he finished in 5th place at the European Junior Cross Country Championships.

In the 2007-08 cross country season David was a clear winner of the Under 20 race at the UK Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships and went on to place an excellent 24th in the junior race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Edinburgh.


Personal Bests set in 2008
400m – previous PB 52.5
50.7, 07/06/08, Cleckheaton

800m - previous PB 1:52.9
1:52.17, 29/07/08, Stretford

1500m – previous PB 3:47.96
3:46.23, 18/05/08, Loughborough
3:44.30, 31/05/08, Manchester
3:41.6, 14/06/08, Watford

3000m – previous PB 8:31.66
8:25.0, 27/04/08, Ellesmere Port


Click here to check out David's recent performances on the Power of 10 website

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