News Archive, Month: May 2007

Heather in the medals

22 May 2007

Following their performances at the Senior Trials in Belgium in April and after further testing at the GB Rowing facility at Caversham, University of Bath rowers Dave Lyons and Heather Stanning were selected to race at Essen Regatta in Germany with the rest of GB’s potential Under 23 Squad. Heather raced with her pairs partner from the World Class Start and Potential Centre at Agecroft Rowing Club in Manchester, Olivia Whitlam. Heather and Olivia have...

Ben Rushgrove

Ben’s achievements recognised with award

17 May 2007

Teenage sprinter Ben Rushgrove earned a Nationwide Achievement Award for his stunning performances at the Visa Paralympic World Cup. The 19-year-old University of Bath student was named winner of the Male Athletics award after sprinting to two gold medals and a world record at the Visa Paralympic World Cup in Manchester. The Sports Performance student, who is coached by Rob Ellchuk at the University of Bath, smashed the T36 200m world record and later added...

Rower Lyons is Sports Personality of the Year

11 May 2007

Rower David Lyons has been named University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year for 2007. The 22-year-old Coach Education and Sports Development student topped a poll of his fellow students from a shortlist of four candidates. Lyons said he was delighted to feature on the shortlist, alongside athletes such as track sprinter Craig Pickering, silver medallist at this year’s European Indoor Athletics Championships. “I was impressed to be on the shortlist,” he said. “It...

Dibens impresses at St Croix

11 May 2007

Julie Dibens proved she remains one of the top women triathletes in the world with victory in the St Croix 70.3 women’s race in the US Virgin Islands.The race featured a 2km sea swim, followed by a 90km bike ride and a 21km run. Julie crossed the line first in four hours 29 minutes and 11 seconds – beating the 2006 world short & long distance duathlon champion Catriona Morrison into second and 2006 world...

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