Introduction

Tom is ranked number 1 in the UK at 20km and trains at the UKA race walking centre in Leeds.  He finished 6th in the 20km walk at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, breaking his own British record, and also represented Great Britain in the 20km walk at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London.

In 2018, Tom won a silver medal in the 20km race walk at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Profile

Date of birth: 17 January 1990

Borough/District: Sevenoaks

Club: Tonbridge AC/Leeds Metropolitan Uni

Current ranking: GB No. 1 (20km)

Career highlights

  • 2019: 7th place in the 20km race walk at the IAAF World Championships in Doha
  • 2019: First place in Pan American Cup 20km race walk trials in California
  • 2019: 4th place and team silver in 20km race at the European Race Walking Cup in Lithuania
  • 2018: Silver medal in the 20km walk at the Commonwealth Games in Australia
  • 2018: Finished 7th in the 20k race walk at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin
  • 2018: British Indoor 5000m champion and broke his own British record
  • 2017: Selected to represent England in the 20km race walk at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
  • 2017: 4th place in the European Race Walking Cup
  • 2017: Represented Great Britain in the 20km race walk at the IAAF World Championships in London
  • 2017: World Record in the 1 mile race walk at the Muller Anniversary Games
  • 2017: British Indoor 5000m champion and broke the British record
  • 2016: Broke his own British 20km race walk record at the Rio Olympic Games
  • 2016: 6th place in the 20km walk at the Rio Olympic Games
  • 2016: Broke the British 3km race walk record at the Indoor British Athletics Championships
  • 2016: Broke the British 5km race walk record at an International event in Slovakia
  • 2015: Broke the British 10km race walk record and placed 24th at the World Championships over double the distance.
  • 2015: Selected for the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China.
  • 2015: British & National 20k Race Walk Champion at the RWA National Championships in Hillingdon
  • 2015: 1st place and setting a new 10k British Record, 39:3610k at an open race in Coventry
  • 2015: 1st place in 3000m at British Indoor Championships – Sheffield
  • 2015: Gold medal in the 3k at the England Athletics Indoor Race Walking Championships
  • 2014: Secured 12th position in the 20k walk, highest placed GB athlete, at the European Championships in Zurich
  • 2014: Reclaimed his British 5k race walking record in July
  • 2014: Secured his place for GB at European Championships after finishing top Brit in York in June.
  • 2014: Achieved the 20k qualifying time for the European Athletics Championships by knocking over two minutes off his PB
  • 2013: UK National 10km and 20km Champion
  • 2013: 2nd place in the UK National 5km Championship
  • 2013: Set a new PB over 10km and 20km
  • 2012: Aviva England Athletics U23 Championships & World Trials 10000W – achieved gold medal
  • 2012: U23 British Record Holder 20km race walk
  • 2012: Narrowly missed out on selection for Team GB at London 2012
  • 2012: Competed in the 20km at the IAAF World Race Walking Cup in Saransk, Russia
  • 2011: National 5km Champion and new British record holder
  • 2011: National Race Walking Championships – Achieved gold and retained title in the 20km (senior men)
  • 2011: Courier Media Group Outstanding Sporting Achievement Award Winner
  • 2010: Achieved 11th place in the 20km walk at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India
  • 2010: National Race Walking Championships – Achieved a gold medal in the 20km (senior men)
  • 2009: Irish Indoors U23 5km achieved 5th place
  • 2009: Lugano England selection 10km achieved 8th place
  • 2009: Participated in European Cup GB selection Junior 10km