David Aryeetey

David Aryeetey

Sports Award



David Aryeetey is 21 years old and an aspiring young athlete from Loughborough. He's one of Leicestershire's up and coming hurdlers, competing in both the 110m hurdles and the 400m hurdles. He has several county medals and titles in both events and after winning the 110m hurdles title for the Midlands a few seasons ago, was able to earn his first national vest, competing for the England Midlands team at a Welsh International event. He has qualified for several senior British Athletics Championships and last season was ranked in the top 10 for 110m hurdles and in the top 15 for the 400m hurdles, in his Under-23 age group.

He is currently going into his third year studying Product Design Engineering at Loughborough University, where he also continues his athletics training as part of the University's first team squad.

JHMT's Support

David took part in his first national championships at England Age Group Championships, where he clocked personal best of 8.60 in the 60m hurdles.

David said: ' I am applying for this grant in order for it to help further my progression in athletics and in particular 400m hurdles. The Inspire Award will be used to purchase athletics equipment such as running spikes, running trainers and running shorts It would mean a lot if I got this award as it would give me the platform I need to reach my target of making the English Schools final in under 20 mens 400m hurdles

'Simon Taylor, Inspire Awards project lead said:' We are delighted to support David who undoubtedly hasa lot of promise and we are sure his will to succeed will mean we will be seeing a lot more of him .



Season Update

Posted: 5th Jun, 2021

After over a year away from any sort of competition, the 2021 outdoor season has gotten off to a flying start! In my first 4 competitions I competed in I ran 4 new personal bests! I opened up my racing... Read More »


Posted: 20th Oct, 2020

It's now been a couple of weeks since university began and I've been very busy!
I'm really enjoying my course this year as the modules are really interesting, however, it's a lot of work and is proving... Read More »


I’m back!

Posted: 30th Sep, 2020

After a while away I'm back and more focused than ever! It has been an unprecedented season due to the corona virus outbreak however I feel like I have come out of the other side stronger and in a better... Read More »

Thank you!

Posted: 30th Sep, 2020

I would just like to say a huge thank you to the JHMT team for once again supporting me with a grant, this award will allow me to really excel in my training and hopefully help get one step closer towards... Read More »


Thank you!

Posted: 1st Mar, 2019

Thank you to the JHMT for supporting me once again with another grant! This is the 3rd year I've received support from the team and it means a lot! The grant will help massively with my progress this year... Read More »

British Indoor Athletics Championships

Posted: 11th Feb, 2019

Yesterday on 10th February, I competed in my first senior championships at the Indoor Arena in Birmingham.

It was an amazing experience competing against some of the best athletes in the country, hurdlers... Read More »

British Championship qualifier!

Posted: 3rd Feb, 2019

Yesterday, on 2nd February, I competed in my second competition of the season in an open meet at Loughborough University. Once again I ran two rounds in the 60m hurdles.
In the first round, I ran a p.b.... Read More »

First competition

Posted: 13th Jan, 2019

Yesterday, on the 12th, I took part in my first indoor competition of the season. I competed in the 60m hurdles at an open meet at Loughborough University; it was my first outing at my new age group, under... Read More »

Fresh Start

Posted: 1st Nov, 2018

After a tough summer, my 2019 athletics season is beginning to take form. I received my A level results in August and unfortunately didn't get the grades I was hoping for; due to this I took a break from... Read More »


New Balance ESAA English Schools' Championships

Posted: 16th Jul, 2018

This past weekend, from 12th-14th July, I have been taking part in my final competition as an under 20 age group athlete! It was a big success!

On Thursday 12th July, I travelled down to Birmingham, alongside... Read More »

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