News Archive, Month: August 2019

Ultimate test of all-round athletics ability as University of Bath hosts 2019 British Functional Fitness Championships

19 August 2019

The University of Bath’s indoor athletics track was transformed into a multi-function fitness zone over the weekend as the 2019 British Functional Fitness Championships took place at the Sports Training Village. The event, organised by the Fitness Racing Federation UK, saw athletes compete for the title of fittest male, female or team in the United Kingdom and look to secure qualification for the iF3 World Championships in Sweden and the iF3 Masters World Championships in...

Sam Courty (right) and Caragh McMurtry who have both been selected in the women’s four for the 2017 World Championships in Sarasota

Sam Courty proud to continue University of Bath tradition as GB Rowing Team Start graduates are selected for World Champs

16 August 2019

Sam Courty says she is proud to continue a University of Bath tradition of aiming to qualify a women’s pair for the Olympic Games after being selected for the 2019 World Rowing Championships in Austria. The Sport & Exercise Science graduate is one of two rowers named in the British squad who started their careers with the GB Rowing Team Start programme at the University’s Sports Training Village, the other being Sara Parfett who studied...

Vicky Holland crosses the line in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Test Event

Dramatic Tokyo 2020 Test Event sees Olympic medallist Vicky Holland win triathlon bronze in searing heat in Japan

15 August 2019

University of Bath-based triathlete Vicky Holland won bronze in a dramatic women’s race at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Test Event in Japan. The Rio 2016 medallist finished fifth but was elevated to the podium after team-mates Jess Learmonth and Georgia Taylor-Brown, who had placed first and second, were disqualified after crossing the line hand in hand. Officials deemed this to be a ‘contrived tie situation’ and a British Triathlon appeal was rejected. Holland –...

Student coach Rachel Shaw relishing leadership role as she signs up for 2020 Vitality Superleague season with Team Bath Netball

14 August 2019

Rachel Shaw has signed up for her eighth Vitality Superleague season with Team Bath Netball and is relishing her status as a custodian of the club’s culture. The England-capped wing-attack is a hugely influential figure both on and off the court for the Blue & Gold, with her dynamic attacking style and bubbly demeanour making her a favourite with team-mates and supporters alike. “I’m really excited to go again – and hopefully get into the...

From 19 to 90 – Team GB Olympians from six decades and 14 sports unite for special celebration at University of Bath

13 August 2019

Fifty Team GB Olympians spanning six decades, including one of only two Holocaust survivors to compete at the Games, visited the University of Bath on Saturday for a special celebratory reception. Sir Ben Helfgott, who captained the GB weightlifting team at both the Melbourne 1956 and Rome 1960 Games, and 90-year-old Michael Howard, a fencing silver-medallist in 1960, were the two most senior Olympians to attend the event, which took place in The Edge. At...

Jamie Cooke gets a hug after winning European Championships gold at the University of Bath in August 2019

VIDEO: Watch highlights of the men’s and women’s finals at the 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships

12 August 2019

It was an unforgettable week of action at the 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships - and you can enjoy the highlights from the finals weekend at the University of Bath here. Saturday saw Pentathlon GB's Jamie Cooke produce a dominant performance to add the European men's title to the World crown he won in dramatic style last September - click here to read the report. Sunday then saw Lithuania's Laura Asadauskaite win the European women's...

Another gold on British soil for Laura Asadauskaite and more GB medal success as European Championships end in style

11 August 2019

Lithuania’s Laura Asadauskaite claimed her third gold medal on British soil as the 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships came to a thrilling conclusion at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. The London 2012 Olympic Champion replicated her performance from when Bath last hosted the Europeans four years ago, powering through the field from sixth with an outstanding run-shoot to take the women’s title in magnificent fashion. “It’s been a good day!” said Asadauskaite, who...

Kate French women's final swimming

Live blog: 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships day six – women’s final

11 August 2019

An outstanding week of international sport is concluding at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Sunday as the women's final takes place at the 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships. There are four Pentathlon GB athletes in a world-class field, with Kate French, Jo Muir, Francesca Summers and Jess Varley hoping to draw inspiration from Saturday's magnificent victory for Jamie Cooke in the men's final plus overall team gold for the Brits. Tickets will be...

A “perfect day” for GB as Jamie Cooke wins Modern Pentathlon European Championships men’s title at University of Bath

10 August 2019

Jamie Cooke added the Modern Pentathlon European Championships title to his World crown and secured a Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification spot for Great Britain after an outstanding performance in the men’s final at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. The home favourite led throughout an extended day of competition, building on the fastest swimming time with what he described as his “best fence of all time” before consolidating his lead with a controlled performance...

CUSTOMER NOTICE: Afternoon events at today’s European Championships men’s final rescheduled due to high winds

10 August 2019

Today’s riding and laser-run events at the Modern Pentathlon European Championships have been put back to 17.00 and 19.15 respectively because of high winds. We have made this decision based on the current forecast and for the safety of all participants. We hope you will bear with us and, for spectators on site and those due to arrive, please follow the Pentathlon GB social media channels for updates. Our spectator marketplace and ‘come and try...

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