Tim Hutchings

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Tim Hutchings
Personal information
Born4 December 1958 (1958-12-04) (age 64)
Wood Green, Middlesex
ClubCrawley AC, West Sussex
Medal record
Men's athletics
European Championships
Representing Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1986 Stuttgart 5000 m
Commonwealth Games
Representing Flag of England.svg  England
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1986 Edinburgh 5000 m
World Cross Country Championships
Representing Flag of England.svg  England
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1984 East Rutherford Long Course
Representing Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1989 Stavanger Long Course

Timothy ("Tim") Hilton Hutchings (born 4 December 1958 in London) is a male former middle- and long-distance runner who represented England and Great Britain internationally.


Athletics career

Hutchings' track events were the 1500 metres, 5000 metres and 10,000 metres. His main championship performances in track and field were a 5000 m bronze medal in the 1986 European Championship and a bronze medal in the 5000 m at the 1986 Commonwealth Games. He also finished fourth in the 1984 Olympic Games.

After appearing in the 1500 metres at the 1978 Commonwealth Games he represented England in the 5,000 metres event, at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. [1] Four years later he represented England, where he won his bronze medal in the 5,000 metres event, at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland. [2] A fourth and final appearance came at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand. [3] [4]

In cross country running, he twice earned a silver medal in the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, in 1984 and 1989. He also won the 1985 edition of the Belfast International Cross Country race. [5] In 1989, he picked up a hamstring injury that put a premature end to his career.

Personal life

After retiring from competition, Hutchings co-founded the Brighton Marathon in 2010 with Tom Naylor. [6]

Tim Hutchings was educated at a boys' independent boarding school: Worth in West Sussex.

Nowadays, he works as an athletics commentator for British Eurosport. [7]

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  5. McCausland, Malcolm (5 January 2009) Antrim International Crosscountry Association of Road Racing Statisticians; Retrieved on 25 January 2010
  6. Davies, Gareth (13 April 2013). "All you need to know about tomorrow's 2013 Brighton Marathon". The Argus (Brighton) . Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  7. A conversation with Tim Hutchings