David (29/12/1992) was raised in Cwmbran, South Wales and took up athletics aged 14 with his local club, Cwmbran Harriers. He joined Team Thie in May 2011 and gained immediate success by taking silver at the Welsh U20 Championships and gold at the Welsh Schools’ Championships, both over 800m. He has improved his 800 personal best by 6 seconds since joining the group. David joined Swansea Harriers at the start of 2014 as part of their men’s British Athletics League team.
David is currently in his final year at the University of Warwick, where he is studying for a master’s degree in Computer Science. In 2013, he finished 4th over 800m at the BUCS Indoor Championships, setting a new university record in the process. He carried his form later into the year to earn his first Welsh senior vest at the International Antwerp Athletics Gala in Belgium. David broke his lifetime best for the third time that season in September that year; it now stands at 1:50.84.
In 2014, David finished 5th at the England Athletics U23 Championships over 800m and clocked seven sub-1:52 performances in a single season. He won the Welsh Senior 800m title indoors in January 2015 and is set to join the University of New Mexico’s track team in August 2015.