Tom Parsons

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Club:Birchfield H
Age Group:V35
Region:West Midlands
Lead Coach:Aston Moore2011-
Previous Lead:Fuzz Caan-2011

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Domestic Championships Record
2003 – 2nd AAA Indoor U20 Championships, 1st BUSA Indoor Championships, 1st BUSA Championships
2004 – 1st AAA U23 Championships
2005 – 2nd AAA Indoor Championships, 2nd AAA U23 Championships
2006 – 3rd AAA Championships, 2nd AAA U23 Championships
2007 – 3rd Norwich Union European Indoor Champs Trials, 3rd Norwich Union World Champs Trials
2008 – 2nd Norwich Union World Indoor Champs Trials, 1st Olympic Trials
2009 – 3rd Aviva World Trials
2010 – 2nd Aviva European Trials & UK Championships, 2nd Aviva World Indoor Trials & UK Championships
2011 – 1st Aviva European Indoor Trials & UK Championships

Major Championships Record
2011 – European Indoor Championships 9th q
2010 – European Championships NM
2008 – Olympic Games 8th
2007 – World Championships 10th, Indoors 9th q
2006 – Commonwealth Games 11th, 2010 5th
2005 – European U23 17th. World University Games 10th
2003 – European Juniors 20th

Tom improved his lifetime best from 2.24m to 2.29m in 2007 to make the British team for the World Championships, where he surprisingly qualified for the final, placing 10th.

The Birchfield Harrier, who is a part-time librarian at Aston University, continued to improve in 2008, winning the Olympic Trials in a lifetime best of 2.30m, before qualifying for his second consecutive global final, finishing eighth in Beijing. 2009 was a below par year with only a third place at the Aviva World Trials but 2010 saw him close to his best again with three clearances at 2.28m and after a disappointing European Championships where he failed to clear the bar he bounced back at the Commonwealth Games to finish in fifth place.

Tom got into athletics after watching the Barcelona Olympics and also from seeing the AAA championships staged in Birmingham when he was a youngster. He studied for a BSc in Sport and PE at UWIC. He is a keen Aston Villa fan and has excelled in swimming, cricket, rugby and skiing outside of athletics. He often wears his “lucky Villa” socks when competing.

Best known performances

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2018 SEN Birchfield H
parkrun22:2719Perry HallPerry Hall parkrun # 19822 Sep 18
parkrun22:5526Perry HallPerry Hall parkrun # 1968 Sep 18
parkrun23:0828Perry HallPerry Hall parkrun # 18630 Jun 18
parkrun25:3966Sutton ParkSutton Park parkrun # 225 Aug 18
2017 SEN Birchfield H
parkrun21:47121Perry HallPerry Hall parkrun # 1343 Jun 17
parkrun22:0816Perry HallPerry Hall parkrun # 1306 May 17
parkrun22:4820Perry HallPerry Hall parkrun # 15023 Sep 17
parkrun22:4912Perry HallPerry Hall parkrun # 14916 Sep 17
parkrun22:5121Perry HallPerry Hall parkrun # 1472 Sep 17
parkrun23:0218Perry HallPerry Hall parkrun # 13327 May 17
parkrun23:1222Perry HallPerry Hall parkrun # 1398 Jul 17
parkrun23:2029Perry HallPerry Hall parkrun # 12822 Apr 17
parkrun23:2325Perry HallPerry Hall parkrun # 13617 Jun 17
parkrun23:2827Perry HallPerry Hall parkrun # 12715 Apr 17
2016 SEN Birchfield H
HJ2.201=AEtonBritish Athletics League Division Premiership7 May 16
HJ2.17i4CBirmingham (PB)Midland Counties Open Series17 Jan 16
HJ2.175BirminghamBritish Championships26 Jun 16
HJ2.16i11Cologne, GERKölner Hochsprung Meeting mit Musik27 Jan 16
HJ2.152BHendonBritish Athletics League Division Premiership6 Aug 16
HJ2.14i11Hirson, FRAMeeting National en salle d'Hirson23 Jan 16
HJ2.133LoughboroughLoughborough International22 May 16
HJ2.101BBirminghamBritish Athletics League Division Premiership2 Jul 16
HJ2.05i7Ghent, BELIFAM13 Feb 16
2015 SEN Birchfield H
HJ2.20i4CBirmingham (PB)Midland Counties Open11 Jan 15
HJ2.18i10=AHustopeče, CZEHustopecské skákáni24 Jan 15
HJ2.17i5=Hirson, FRAMeeting National en salle d'Hirson17 Jan 15
HJ2.174ABirminghamBritish Athletics Jumps & Throws Fest19 Jul 15
HJ2.151ALee ValleyBritish Athletics League Division Premiership8 Aug 15
HJ2.119BirminghamSainsbury's British Championships5 Jul 15
HJ2.10i11=Ostrava, CZEHigh Jump Grand Prix27 Jan 15
TJ14.101.56ALee ValleyBritish Athletics League Division Premiership8 Aug 15
2014 SEN Birchfield H
HJ2.30i1SolihullSolihull High Jump Group Winter Warm Up19 Jan 14
HJ2.291BBirminghamUK Athletics Jumps & Throws Fest20 Jul 14
HJ2.25i7AHustopeče, CZEHustopecské skákáni1 Feb 14
HJ2.25i12qSopot, POLIAAF World Indoor Championships8 Mar 14
HJ2.252ABedfordBIG (Bedford International Games)1 Jun 14
HJ2.24i4SheffieldBritish Athletics Championships9 Feb 14
HJ2.22i2Birmingham (PB)Midland Counties Open12 Jan 14
HJ2.201=BirminghamMidland Counties U20 / Senior Championships & England Athletics Senior Disability Championships14 Jun 14
HJ2.205qBHampden ParkCommonwealth Games28 Jul 14
HJ2.196Zoetermeer, NEDKlaverblad International High Jump Meeting31 Aug 14
HJ2.17i3Linz, AUTGulgl Games30 Jan 14
HJ2.163=LoughboroughLoughborough International18 May 14
HJ2.1613Hampden ParkCommonwealth Games30 Jul 14
HJ2.15i7BirminghamBritish Athletics Grand Prix15 Feb 14
HJ2.108BirminghamBritish Championships (Inc European Trials)29 Jun 14
HJNH-Marrakech, MARMeeting International Mohammed VI d’Athlétisme8 Jun 14
2013 SEN Birchfield H
HJ2.281LoughboroughLoughborough International19 May 13
HJ2.254BirminghamIAAF Diamond League Sainsbury's Grand Prix30 Jun 13
HJ2.252BirminghamSainsbury's British Championships14 Jul 13
HJ2.243GatesheadEuropean Athletics Team Championships22 Jun 13
HJ2.22i1BirminghamBirmingham Games3 Feb 13
HJ2.22i4SheffieldBritish Athletics European Trials & UK Championships10 Feb 13
HJ2.221ALee ValleyBritish Athletics League Premiership11 May 13
HJ2.20i8Třinec, CZEBeskydské Laťky29 Jan 13
HJ2.208Olympic ParkIAAF Diamond League Sainsbury's Anniversary Games26 Jul 13
HJ2.192ABedfordBritish Athletics Jumps & Throws Fest18 Aug 13
HJ2.18i10=AHustopeče, CZEHustopecské skákáni26 Jan 13
HJ2.17i1Birmingham (PB)Midland Counties Open13 Jan 13
HJ2.162Zoetemeer, NEDKlaverblad International High Jump Meeting8 Sep 13
HJ2.15i8BirminghamBritish Athletics Grand Prix16 Feb 13
HJ2.152Geneva, SUIAtletiCAGenève1 Jun 13
HJ2.153Cork, IRLCork City Sports2 Jul 13
HJ2.152AHendonBritish Athletics League Premiership3 Aug 13
HJ2.14i6Val de Reuil, FRAMeeting National en salle de Val de Reuil12 Feb 13
HJ2.121Lee ValleyBIG High Jump Gala17 Jul 13
LJ6.691.26AHendonBritish Athletics League Premiership3 Aug 13
TJ12.720.65AHendonBritish Athletics League Premiership3 Aug 13
2012 SEN Birchfield H
HJ2.251LoughboroughLoughborough International20 May 12
HJ2.251AHendonBritish Athletics League Premiership30 Jun 12
HJ2.243BirminghamAviva British Championships inc. Olympic Trials24 Jun 12
HJ2.231BedfordBIG (Bedford International Games)10 Jun 12
HJ2.222Viersen, GERInternationales Hochsprung Meeting8 Jul 12
HJ2.222Crystal PalaceSamsung Diamond League14 Jul 12
HJ2.211BirminghamEngland Championships (Inc North & Midland Championships)2 Jun 12
HJ2.202=Reims, FRAMeeting Premium de Reims Champagne Ardenne4 Jul 12
HJ2.198Montreuil, FRAMeeting D'Athletisme de Montreuil5 Jun 12
HJ2.182UKAOlympic ParkBUCS Championships5 May 12
HJ2.156=Turin, ITAPrimo Nebiolo Memorial8 Jun 12
HJ2.146Szczecin, POLMemoriał Janusza Kusocińskiego21 Jul 12
HJ2.1015qAHelsinki, FINEuropean Championships27 Jun 12
HJ2.05i41BirminghamMcCain Jumps & Throws Fest12 Aug 12
2011 SEN Birchfield H
HJ2.31i1SheffieldAviva European Trials & UK Championships13 Feb 11
HJ2.28i1Cologne, GERHochsprung-Meeting26 Jan 11
HJ2.28i1SheffieldMcCain City Challenge6 Feb 11
HJ2.281AHendonBritish Athletics League Premiership2 Jul 11
HJ2.281BirminghamAviva British Championships inc. World Trials31 Jul 11
HJ2.286Crystal PalaceSamsung Diamond League Aviva London Grand Prix6 Aug 11
HJ2.271BedfordCAU Inter Counties Championships29 May 11
HJ2.25i1Wuppertal, GERSpringer-Meeting21 Jan 11
HJ2.25i2GlasgowAviva International29 Jan 11
HJ2.2511qADaegu, KORIAAF World Championships30 Aug 11
HJ2.242HendonMcCain Jumps & Throws Fest10 Jul 11
HJ2.238Doha, QATSamsung Diamond League6 May 11
HJ2.22i9=QParis, FRAEuropean Indoor Championships4 Mar 11
HJ2.221Klaverblad, NEDKlaverblad International Highjump Meeting11 Sep 11
HJ2.21i1BirminghamAviva Grand Prix19 Feb 11
HJ2.201BirminghamMcCain Birmingham Games23 Jul 11
HJ2.201ASportcityBritish Athletics League Premiership13 Aug 11
HJ2.158Eberstadt, GERHochsprung-Meeting17 Jul 11
2010 SEN Birchfield H
HJ2.28i3BirminghamAviva Grand Prix20 Feb 10
HJ2.281Birmingham (Un)Birmingham Rowheath AC Open2 Jun 10
HJ2.282BirminghamAviva British Championships inc. European Trials27 Jun 10
HJ2.26i9=qADoha, QATIAAF World Indoor Championships12 Mar 10
HJ2.261Formia, ITAFormia, ITA11 May 10
HJ2.262ALee ValleyBritish Athletics League Premiership21 Aug 10
HJ2.25i2SheffieldAviva World Trials & UK Championships14 Feb 10
HJ2.254Viersen, GERInternationales Hochsprung Meeting6 Jun 10
HJ2.252Bergen, NOREuropean Team Championships19 Jun 10
HJ2.251Hendon10 In 100 Cup Final (inc Jo Smith Cup)4 Sep 10
HJ2.24i1SheffieldMcCain City Challenge7 Feb 10
HJ2.241LoughboroughLoughborough International23 May 10
HJ2.249New York NY, USAIAAF Diamond League Adidas Grand Prix12 Jun 10
HJ2.234QBBarcelona, ESPEuropean Championships27 Jul 10
HJ2.235Delhi, INDCommonwealth Games9 Oct 10
HJ2.21i2Birmingham (PB)Midland Counties Open - Indoor Open24 Jan 10
HJ2.21i3Lee ValleyMcCain Indoor City Competition27 Feb 10
HJ2.2131HendonMcCain Jumps Fest8 Aug 10
HJ2.20i3=Lee ValleyLondon Games30 Jan 10
HJ2.182CardiffMcCain Challenge Final28 Aug 10
HJ2.185Zoetermeer, NEDKlaverblad International High Jump Meeting12 Sep 10
HJ2.161qBDelhi, INDCommonwealth Games7 Oct 10
HJ2.155Hengelo, NEDIAAF World Challenge Meeting30 May 10
HJ2.104ABirminghamBritish Athletics League Premiership3 Jul 10
HJNM-Barcelona, ESPEuropean Championships29 Jul 10
2009 SEN Birchfield H
HJ2.271BirminghamMidland Counties Senior & U20 Championships21 Jun 09
HJ2.251BirminghamMcCain Birmingham Games18 Jul 09
HJ2.243Chania, GREVenizelia1 Jun 09
HJ2.243BirminghamAviva British Championships inc. World Trials11 Jul 09
HJ2.247Crystal PalaceAviva London Grand Prix25 Jul 09
HJ2.152Uden, NEDMondo Keien Meeting27 Jun 09
HJ2.143Königs Wusterhausen, GERStadionfest12 Jun 09
HJNM-CardiffUKA Super 810 Jun 09
2008 SEN Birchfield H
HJ2.301BirminghamAviva British Championships inc. Olympic Trials13 Jul 08
HJ2.251BirminghamMidland Senior & U20 Championships15 Jun 08
HJ2.251AEtonBritish Athletics League Premiership5 Jul 08
HJ2.256=Crystal PalaceAviva London Grand Prix25 Jul 08
HJ2.256QBBeijing, CHNOlympic Games17 Aug 08
HJ2.258Beijing, CHNOlympic Games19 Aug 08
HJ2.24i1BirminghamBirmingham Games3 Feb 08
HJ2.2411BirminghamUKA Jumps Fest28 Jun 08
HJ2.243Salamanca, ESPSalamanca Grand Prix2 Jul 08
HJ2.245Stockholm, SWEDN Galan22 Jul 08
HJ2.244GatesheadAviva Grand Prix31 Aug 08
HJ2.225Dubnica, SVKAthletics Bridge Meeting7 Sep 08
HJ2.19i2SheffieldNorwich Union Trials & UK Championships9 Feb 08
HJ2.192Kil, SWEKil High Jump8 Jun 08
HJ2.151BirminghamBirmingham Games (inc Midland Senior 3000m Championships)20 Jul 08
HJ2.104Rehlingen, GERInternationales Leichtathletik Sportfest24 May 08
HJ2.106AHendonBritish Athletics League Premiership2 Aug 08
2007 SEN Birchfield H
HJ2.29QAOsaka, JPNIAAF World Championships27 Aug 07
HJ2.281BirminghamMidland Senior & U20 Championships17 Jun 07
HJ2.271Uden, NEDKeien Meeting4 Aug 07
HJ2.2610hOsaka, JPNIAAF World Championships29 Aug 07
HJ2.21i2Lee ValleyIndoor City Challenge28 Jan 07
HJ2.21i1SheffieldIndoor City Challenge Final18 Feb 07
HJ2.201BirminghamBritish Athletics League Premiership7 Jul 07
HJ2.20i1BirminghamSenior Inter-territorial Match15 Jul 07
HJ2.202LoughboroughLEAP11 Aug 07
HJ2.204Zoetermeer, NEDZoetermeer, NED16 Sep 07
HJ2.19i1BirminghamMidland Championships & Open - Part 13 Feb 07
HJ2.19i3SheffieldNorwich Union European Indoor Trials11 Feb 07
HJ2.183SportcityNorwich Union British Championships inc. World Trials29 Jul 07
HJ2.174Gothenburg, SWEFolksam Grand Prix1 Aug 07
HJ2.15i2CardiffWelsh Open Senior Championships13 Jan 07
HJ2.15i1CardiffUWIC Grand Prix 2 & Inter University Match20 Jan 07
HJ2.153SportcityBritish Athletics League Premiership2 Jun 07
HJ2.157Cork, IRLCork City Games30 Jun 07
HJ2.143BedfordBIG (Bedford International Games)10 Jun 07
HJ2.12i6Lee ValleyUKA Jumps International GBR vs Holland21 Feb 07
2006 U23 Birchfield H
HJ2.241SportcityUK Challenge Final27 Aug 06
HJ2.23i1CardiffUK Indoor City Cup Semi-Final4 Feb 06
HJ2.22i1CardiffInter-University Match15 Jan 06
HJ2.222BedfordBIG (Bedford International Games)11 Jun 06
HJ2.212Cork, IRECork City Sports1 Jul 06
HJ2.2131StokeJumpsfest12 Aug 06
HJ2.201BirminghamSenior Inter-Territorial Inc Midland 3000m Champs24 Jun 06
HJ2.201StokeGolden Jubilee Cup Semi Final Match 230 Jul 06
HJ2.201EtonBritish Athletics League Premier Division5 Aug 06
HJ2.193=SportcityNorwich Union European Trials inc AAA Championships16 Jul 06
HJ2.192BedfordAAA U23-U20 Championships22 Jul 06
HJ2.191LoughboroughLoughborough European Athletics Permit (LEAP) Meeting26 Jul 06
HJ2.15i1=SheffieldUK Athletics Indoor City Challenge Final19 Feb 06
HJ2.15i2BirminghamBirmingham Games26 Feb 06
HJ2.153QBMelbourne, AUSCommonwealth Games20 Mar 06
HJ2.153ASportcityBritish Athletics League Premiership3 Jun 06
HJ2.152CardiffWelsh Championships18 Jun 06
HJ2.151=BedfordBAL Cup Final19 Aug 06
HJ2.12i5SheffieldAAA Indoor Championships11 Feb 06
HJ2.11i2LoughboroughLoughborough International21 May 06
HJ2.10i1CardiffUWIC Open Meeting7 Jan 06
HJ2.10i4Budapest, HUNBudapest, HUN27 Jan 06
HJ2.1011Melbourne, AUSCommonwealth Games22 Mar 06
TJ14.334EtonBritish Athletics League Premier Division5 Aug 06
2005 U23 Birchfield H/Cardiff Met Uni
HJ2.231BirminghamMidland Championships19 Jun 05
HJ2.20i1SheffieldBUSA Indoor Championships26 Feb 05
HJ2.20i1SheffieldBUSA Indoor Championships27 Feb 05
HJ2.202BedfordAAA U20 / U23 Championships2 Jul 05
HJ2.202BirminghamInter Territorial Meeting23 Jul 05
HJ2.18i1CardiffOPEN MEETING inc BMC RACES NIAC, Cardiff15 Jan 05
HJ2.18i1BirminghamBirmingham Games30 Jan 05
HJ2.182LoughboroughLoughborough International Match22 May 05
HJ2.182BedfordBIG (Bedford International Games)12 Jun 05
HJ2.189=qBErfurt, GEREuropean U23 Championships15 Jul 05
HJ2.182Manchester (SC)NORWICH UNION UNDER-236 Aug 05
HJ2.175SportcityAAA Championships inc. Senior Invitation10 Jul 05
HJ2.16i2SheffieldAAA Championships12 Feb 05
HJ2.15i1CardiffJeff Whte Motors Indoor International Cardiff22 Jan 05
HJ2.151CarshaltonBAL D17 May 05
HJ2.152BedfordCAU Inter Counties Championships30 May 05
HJ2.155=Glasgow (S)GB vs USA cs Rus5 Jun 05
HJ2.151Manchester (SC)BAL D125 Jun 05
HJ2.153HaringeyBAL130 Jul 05
HJ2.151CardiffWelsh Championships29 Aug 05
HJ2.151Manchester (SC)UK Challenge Final3 Sep 05
HJ2.14i1CardiffWelsh Open Meeting, inc. BMC6 Mar 05
2004 U23 Solihull & Small Heath/Cardiff Met Uni
HJ2.15i1BirminghamBirmingham Games1 Feb 04
2003 U20 Solihull & Small Heath/Cardiff Met Uni
HJ2.181BedfordBUSA Championships4 May 03
HJ2.16i1GlasgowBritish Universities Indoor Athletics Championships23 Feb 03
HJ2.1011qBTampere, FINEuropean Junior Championships24 Jul 03
2002 U20 Solihull & Small Heath/Cardiff Met Uni
HJ2.072NottinghamESAA English Schools' Championships13 Jul 02
2001 U20 Solihull & Small Heath/Cardiff Met Uni
HJ2.016ExeterESAA English Schools' Championships7 Jul 01
2000 U17 Solihull & Small Heath/Cardiff Met Uni
HJ1.936Don ValleyESAA English Schools' Championships8 Jul 00
Total Performances: 223
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