Tim Shieff

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Timothy Graham "Livewire" Shieff (born March 24, 1988[1]) is a free runner from Derby, United Kingdom. He is well known for winning the last World Freerunning Championships in 2009. He is recognised for his handstand ability, being one of the few free runners capable of controlling a one handed handstand, and his YouTube series with Damien Walters, The Walters & Shieff Show.

After being a member of the core Urban Freeflow team for many years, he quit at the end of the Barclaycard World Freerun Championships because he didn't like Ez's attitude[2], along with 5 other team members[3]. He is currently a founding member of both Storm Freerun and the World Freerunning & Parkour Federation[4].

Tim has a background in breakdancing, which is how he originally gained much of his upper-body strength[citation needed]. In January 2006, due to an injury to his knees, he needed an operation to remove both meniscus from his knees[5][citation needed].


[edit] Competitions

  • Red Bull Art of Motion (2009)
    In May 2009, Tim earned second place in Red Bull's Art of Motion in Vienna, Austria, against 26 other free runners with a score of 83.5/100, coming behind Paul "Blue" Joseph who won the competition with 85.75/100.
  • Barclaycard World Freerun Championships (2009)
    Tim (centre) celebrating his victory
    On August 15th 2009, Tim represented Great Britain in the Barclaycard World Freerun Championships along with 24 other athletes, which were broadcast live on BBC Three, and came first with a qualifying round score of 357/400[6], and a final round score of 366/400[7].

[edit] Film/TV appearances

  • Friday Night Project (advert, 2007)
    Tim doubled for Justin Lee Collins in an advert for Friday Night Project[8], a Channel 4 show, in which he performed many free running movements around London South Bank[9].
  • Paul O'Grady show


  • Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards (2007)
    Tim doubled for McFly along with 3 of his team-mates at the UK Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2007[8].
  • World Freerun Championships (2009)
    Tim competed in the 2009 Barclaycard World Freerun Championships which was broadcast live on BBC Three, and finished in first place. The broadcast featured multiple interviews with him.

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[edit] External links

[edit] Notes

  1. "Facebook | Timothy Graham Rufio Shieff". Facebook.com
  2. "3RUN Forums • View topic - CONGRATULATIONS TIM! - World Champs Results Discussion". 3run.co.uk
  3. "3RUN Forums • View topic - CONGRATULATIONS TIM! - World Champs Results Discussion". 3run.co.uk
  4. ":: Welcome to World Freerunning & Parkour Federation.com ::". Wfpf.com
  5. "YouTube - Livewire Parkour from 2006". Youtube.com - from Description: "This is pretty much all the footage I managed to collect from 2006 before my injury and with the operation in 3 days (11th jan)"
  6. "qualifyingscores.png (PNG Image, 397×319 pixels)". Imageshack.us
  7. "barclaycardfinals.jpg (JPEG Image, 402×303 pixels)". Imageshack.us
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Rent A Date For Charity | Tim Shieff". 229.132
  9. "YouTube - Friday Night Project Commercial". Youtube.com