News Archive, Month: February 2014

Sochi Winter Olympic Games - Day 7 - Picture by: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

University PhD student finishes 10th on Olympic debut

15 February 2014

After yesterday’s success for British Skeleton in the women’s competition, this afternoon saw the conclusion of the men’s contest at the Sochi Winter Olympics. University of Bath PhD student Dominic Parsons put in a solid performance to finish in 10th place on his Olympic debut. British interest centred on Parsons and Kristan Bromley, who started the day in the middle of the pack in tenth and eighth place respectively. Heat three saw the University of...

Dom Parsons at the University of Bath P&VRC (photo: Sam Farr)

Bath student in 9th ahead of Final run

15 February 2014

After yesterday’s success for Great Britain in the women’s Skeleton, this afternoon saw the conclusion of the men’s competition at the Sochi Winter Olympics. British interest centred on Dom Parsons and Kristan Bromley, who started the day in the middle of the pack in 10th and 8th place respectively. Heat three saw the University of Bath PhD student Parsons complete the course at the sliding centre in 57.00, with a good start of 4.66. That...

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Bath Half Marathon Blog

14 February 2014

This year's Bath Half Marathon is nearly upon us and one runner, Caroline from Combe Down, talks us through her preparation in a series of blogs. Here she takes us through her first experience of a sports massage... "Let’s be clear. I am a “fun” runner.  I do it to keep fit and keep the weight down. It keeps my dog happy, too. He loves all the woodland runs around Combe Down. I generally like...

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Lizzy Yarnold wins Olympic Gold

14 February 2014

British Skeleton’s Lizzy Yarnold stormed to victory this evening in Sochi as she scooped up the gold medal in the women's Skeleton. A crowd that included fellow Olympians from other sports gathered around the big screen at the University of Bath's Sports Training Village to cheer her on in her two runs today. The 25 year old, who is a close friend and tenant of Vancouver Games gold medallist Amy Williams, went in to the...

Lizzy Yarnold in pole position after third run

14 February 2014

This afternoon British Skeleton’s Lizzy Yarnold built on her excellent start in yesterday’s heats one and two, to retain first place at the end of heat three. The 25 year old completed the course in an emphatic 57.91, a new track record, solidifying her position at the top of the standings heading in to the decisive fourth run. With a total time of 2:54:80 over the three heats so far, Lizzy leads her nearest rival,...

Dom Parsons

University of Bath student in top ten on Olympic debut

14 February 2014

University of Bath graduate and Mechanical Engineering PhD student Dom Parsons will go into day two of the men's Skeleton competition in the top ten. Dom made his Olympic debut this afternoon (Thursday 14 February) when the Team GB Skeleton athlete sped down the Sochi track. Starting 13th in his first heat at the Sanki Sliding Centre, Dom made a solid run and clocked a time of 57.23. That put him in 9th position, one...

Dom Parsons

British pair separated by one hundredth of a second after first run

14 February 2014

University of Bath graduate and Mechanical Engineering PhD student and Dom Parsons made his Olympic debut this afternoon (Thursday 14 February) when the Team GB Skeleton athlete sped down the Sochi track. Starting 13th at the Sanki Sliding Centre, Dom made a solid run and clocked a time of 57.23. That put him in 9th position, one hundredth of a second quicker than teammate Kristan Bromley. Making few errors, Dom will be hopeful of improving as...

Come and support Britain’s Skeleton girls

13 February 2014

Tomorrow afternoon (Friday 14 February), Britain's Lizzy Yarnold and Shelley Rudman take to the ice again for the final two runs of the Women's Skeleton competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The third run starts at 3.40pm and the final run at 4.50pm, so come along with your friends and watch the action and drama unfold on the big screen at the Sports Training Village. Yarnold, who is part of the British Skeleton...

“It’s as good as it gets” says Lizzy

13 February 2014

“It’s as good as it gets!” That was Bath-based skeleton slider Lizzy Yarnold’s verdict at the halfway mark of the Olympic Winter Games competition in Sochi. Yarnold, who trains with British Skeleton at the University of Bath, leads the field after two of the four runs in Sochi. The competition concludes tomorrow (Friday). Team-mate Shelley Rudman, a University of Bath graduate, is currently 11th. Yarnold said: “I was relaxed as soon as I got to...

Lizzy produces stunning start to Sochi skeleton

13 February 2014

University of Bath-based Lizzy Yarnold leads the way at the halfway mark of the women’s skeleton competition at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The 25-year-old clocked the fastest time on each of today’s two runs at the Sanki Sliding Centre and goes into the final two heats tomorrow with a hefty 0.44-second advantage over Noelle Pikus-Pace of the USA in second. It means she is still en route to follow in the footsteps of...

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