- Two-time Olympian in Seoul 1988 and Barcelona 1992
- 1991 4 x 400m Relay World Champion representing Great Britain – Tokyo, Japan
- 1986 4 x 400m Relay Commonwealth Champion representing England – Edinburgh, Scotland
- 1986 4 x 400m Relay European Champion representing Great Britain - Stuttgart, West Germany
- 1987 4 x 400m Relay World Silver Medallist representing Great Britain – Rome, Italy
- Two-time British 400m record breaker
As an Olympic track athlete Derek has experienced success as an athlete and as a businessman. He has been very successful at other sports including professional basketball and motorcycling. He is also a very successful motivational speaker and he works closely with Martin on all performance projects and acts as a mentor to performance athletes.