News Archive, Month: December 2015

Kate French almost went clear in the ride during the European Championships women's final

2015 – another unforgettable year of sport at the University of Bath

26 December 2015

Welcoming the Wallabies, hosting Europe’s finest all-round athletes and celebrating success on the domestic and international stage – 2015 has been another sporting year to savour at the University of Bath. And 2016 promises to be another terrific 12 months, with the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games taking place during the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations. The Road to Rio passed through the Sports Training Village (STV) in August 2015 as the Modern Pentathlon European...

Christmas greeting from Team Bath, Sports Training Village in the snow

Christmas and New Year opening hours at the Sports Training Village

22 December 2015

Are you planning on visiting the University of Bath Sports Training Village during the festive period? Here are our revised opening hours:  Date Opening Hours 24 Dec 6am-2pm 25 Dec Closed 26 Dec Closed 27 Dec Closed 28 Dec Closed 29 Dec 9am-4pm 30 Dec 9am-4pm 31 Dec 9am-4pm 1 Jan Closed 2 Jan Closed 3 Jan 9am-4pm 4 Jan Normal hours The Founders' Hall will be closed from 2pm on Christmas Eve until Monday,...

Jamie Cooke on the shooting range at the 2015 Modern Pentathlon European Championships

Festive cheer for Kate French and Jamie Cooke in Pentathlon GB National Ranking Competition at STV

22 December 2015

Kate French and Jamie Cooke got their 2016 seasons off to a fine start with victory in the first Pentathlon GB National Ranking Competition of the new campaign. University of Bath Sports Performance graduate French, who has set the qualification standard for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, was in commanding form as she won the women’s competition at the Sports Training Village – home to Pentathlon GB’s National Training Centre. Freyja Prentice recorded the fastest...

Lizzie Simmonds (photo: Sam Farr)

British record and eight gold medals for University of Bath-based swimmers at ASA National Winter Meet

21 December 2015

Lizzie Simmonds set a new British record and there were 17 medals in total, eight of them gold, as University of Bath-based swimmers enjoyed a successful trip to Sheffield for the ASA National Winter Meet. Double Olympian Simmonds (pictured), who is coached by Dave McNulty and Graeme Antwhistle at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, set a new 100m backstroke standard of 56.35 on the opening night of the competition. Simmonds, supported by the University’s...

Piers Gilliver won bronze at the Sharjah World Cup in December 2015

Sharjah World Cup medal keeps wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver on course for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

21 December 2015

University of Bath-based wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver moved closer to Rio 2016 Paralympic Games qualification by winning epee bronze at the Sharjah World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. The 21-year-old’s latest international medal success – his fifth during the Rio qualification period – ensured he remains top of the ranking list going into 2016. Gilliver, whose lead coach is Baldip Sahota, won five of his six poule bouts in Sharjah to go into the...

Joe Choong in action at the Modern Pentathlon European Championships men's final

Pentathletes return to competitive action at STV as University of Bath stages ranking event

18 December 2015

Competitive modern pentathlon returns to the University of Bath for the first time since this summer’s hugely-successful European Championships when Pentathlon GB stage their first ranking event of the Rio 2016 Olympic season on Saturday. Former World Champion Samantha Murray will be among the big names in action at the Sports Training Village as pentathletes look to secure their place in the British squad ahead of a massive year. A busy day starts with the...

Happy New Year from Team Bath

16 December 2015

We at Team Bath would like to wish all our customers a very Happy New Year. For our opening hours over the break visit here. We look forward, once the festive break is over, to a busy 2016 which will mark the University’s 50th anniversary as well as providing the backdrop to the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Fantastic first semester puts University of Bath on track for BUCS success in 2016

16 December 2015

BUCS performance table (as at December 10th) Ranking University League Cup Individual Total 1 Loughborough University 1951.5 90 463 2504.5 2 Durham University 2109 108 77 2294 3 University of Nottingham 1903 116 35 2054 6 University of Bath 1563 93 168.25 1824.25 Team spotlight First semester has come to a close and needless to say it’s been a fantastic few months for sport at the University of Bath! Our BUCS campaign thus far has been largely...

Coach Dan Harris (centre) with Marcus Whiteley and Jens Hullah, who won gold medals at the 2015 British Rowing Indoor Championships

British record smashed as GBRT Start rowers win six medals at British Rowing Indoor Championships

15 December 2015

Jens Hullah was in record-breaking form as University of Bath-based rowers came away from the British Rowing Indoor Championships with six medals. Hullah, one of the youngest members of the GB Rowing Team Start Programme at the Sports Training Village, set a new British Y11 junior boy’s record as he covered 1,909m in six minutes on an ergometer – 58m further than the previous standard. It was one of two gold medals won by junior...

From broken English to royal recognition – Meet the Team Bath athlete behind the 2016 Sports Performance Conference

15 December 2015

Amongst the outstanding athletes who have made the Sports Training Village their training base is Eva Piatrikova - a Slovakian swimmer-cum-triathlete with big ambitions of a future in sports performance. Her past three years have been spent as an athlete, student and even a staff member at the University of Bath - years she describes as "the best decision I've ever made". And now she is set to lead the largest Sports Performance conference the University has...

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