Having been head boy at Portsmouth Grammar School Roger went on to have a very successful career in the athletics arena. He won individual silver medals in the 400 metres sprint at both the Olympic Games and World Championships, two individual gold medals at the European Championships, and 4x400 metres relay gold medals at both the World and European Championships. After retiring from Athletics, Roger went on to be a television presenter for a number of years and is still a popular motivational speaker. Roger was awarded an M.B.E. in 1992.