New Year, New You - watch our expert video guide to health, exercise, nutrition and more for 2019

With 2019 on the horizon, many people’s thoughts are turning to New Year’s Resolutions – one of the most popular being doing more exercise and getting active.

If you have never been to a gym before, are getting back into exercise after a break or are already active but looking to step things up in the new year, our Team Bath athletes and experts have some top tips to help you on your fitness journey.

Whether it is reasons to get fit,...

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Richard Yates

Sport/event: Athletics, 400m hurdles

Date of Birth: 26 January 1986

Coached by: Malcolm Arnold


Richard already has one Commonwealth Games under his belt.

He was selected to represent England at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi and won a bronze medal in the 4×400 metre relay and finished fifth in the 400m hurdles.

Richard studied Law at University of Leeds and graduated in 2007. He completed his Legal Practice Course at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2011 and is now a qualified solicitor specialising in Sports Law and Commercial Disputes.


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Sebastian Rodger

Sport/Event: Athletics; Decathlon, 200m, 200m hurdles, 400m hurdles, 400m, 4x400m relay

Date and place of Birth: 29 June 1991,

Coached by: James Hillier

Club: Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers

Seb didn’t get into athletics until he was about 12 years old. His first love was rugby but after winning a cross-country event, he soon turned his attention to track and field pursuits, including early forays into 800m and 1500m running.

His career includes full Great Britain internationals in decathlon and World Junior Championships bronze medallist in...

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Chris Baillie

Chris BaillieEvent: 110m Hurdles

Date and Place of Birth: 1981

Height: 183cm

Coached by: Malcolm Arnold

Career highlights:

Silver – 110m hurdles, Commonwealth Games, Melbourne, 2006

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Ben Coghlan

Sport/Event >
Athletics: 60m, 100m & 200m

Date and Place of Birth >
1990, Bristol, UK

Height > 175cm

Weight > 73kg

Coached by >
Colin Bovell

Date Arrived at Team Bath >
September 2008

Course of Study >
Sport (Sports Performance)

Length of Course >
2 Years

Clubs >
Bristol & West AC
University of Bath

Occupation >
Student / Athlete

Biography >
A latecomer to athletics, Ben...

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