News Archive, Category: Athletics

2017-18 sporting scholar Lauren Williams, athletics

Sporting scholar Lauren Williams gets GB call for Loughborough International athletics meet

17 May 2018

University of Bath sporting scholar Lauren Williams has been named in a 54-strong British junior team for Sunday’s Loughborough International athletics meeting. The Management with Marketing student, who is supported by a Santander Scholarship, will race in both the 400m hurdles and the 4x400m relay. British team leader Trevor Painter said: “The Loughborough International is a fantastic early-season opportunity for those athletes who are looking to be part of the British team for the World...

Second Invictus Games selection is “an honour and privilege” for Team Bath athlete and rower Kelly Ganfield

16 May 2018

Army veteran Kelly Ganfield, who trains at the University of Bath, says it is “an honour and privilege’ to be selected to represent the UK at her second Invictus Games. Ganfield, who works with Team Bath strength and conditioning coach George Studd and sprint guide runner Mikail Huggins (pictured) at the Sports Training Village, is in a 72-strong team of wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans heading to the 2018 Games in Sydney,...

The University of Bath athletics squad that won 11 medals at the 2018 BUCS Outdoor Championships in Bedford

Brilliant Bank Holiday Weekend for University of Bath athletes and rowers at national BUCS competitions

08 May 2018

University of Bath students won a fantastic 14 medals during a brilliant Bank Holiday Weekend at the BUCS Outdoor Athletics Championships in Bedford and the BUCS Rowing Regatta in Nottingham. Sports Performance student Cameron Chalmers, supported by a Thompson Education Trust scholarship, won the fifth individual gold medal of his BUCS athletics career as he led a Blue and Gold one-two in the 400m. Chalmers, coached by James Hillier and fresh from representing Guernsey at...

Commonwealth Games medal parade featuring (from left) Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, presenter Kate Grey, Chloe Tutton, Anna Hopkin, Eilidh Doyle, Vicky Holland, Cameron Kurle, James Guy and presenter Samantha Murray

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games medallists celebrated at parade ahead of Team Bath Netball match

07 May 2018

The sparkling achievements of University of Bath-based medallists from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games were celebrated on Bank Holiday Monday when they were paraded in front of an appreciative four-figure crowd at Team Bath Netball's Vitality Superleague match against Severn Stars. Athlete Eilidh Doyle and triathlete Vicky Holland, who both won silver in Australia, were joined on court by British Swimming National Centre stars Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, James Guy, Cameron Kurle and Chloe Tutton plus...

VIDEO: How student-athletics squad maximise potential on and off the track at the University of Bath

03 May 2018

As the nation’s top student track and field athletes prepare for this weekend’s BUCS Outdoor Championships, Team Bath TV caught up with the University of Bath’s student athletics squad to find out more about how they juggle the dual demands of sport and education. The Blue and Gold, coached by Colin Bovell at the University’s world-renowned Sports Training Village, have an impressive record in BUCS competition over the years and will field nearly 50 athletes...

Aerial Views of the University of Bath Campus showing buildings, landscaping, new developments and surrounding areas. Main focus STV, Sports Training Village. Running track. Athletics pitch. 3G pitch. Taken October 2016

Have your say on the Team Bath experience in our 2018 Express Customer Survey

17 April 2018

How satisfied are you with the Team Bath experience? Now is the chance to have your say. The Team Bath Customer Care Team is staging its annual Express Customer Survey to see what all those who use the Sports Training Village – students, athletes, public and staff – think of the service and facilities. The question is straightforward – How likely would you be to recommend your centre on a scale of 0 to 10,...

Gold Coast 2018: Eboni Beckford-Chambers helps England reach first Commonwealth Games final

14 April 2018

Team Bath Netball captain Eboni Beckford-Chambers was a game changer as England came from behind to beat Jamaica with a last-second winner in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games netball semi-finals. Jo Harten’s goal from the last shot of the game put England into their first-ever Commonwealth Games final, where they will contest the gold medal with hosts and defending champions Australia on Sunday (4.02am BST). England were trailing 33-27 at half-time but the introduction...

Gold Coast 2018: Leon Reid “loving it” as he receives his 200m bronze medal at Commonwealth Games

13 April 2018

University of Bath-based Leon Reid said his Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games experience had been “surreal” after he collected his 200m bronze medal on Friday. Reid, coached by James Hillier at the Sports Training Village, finished fourth in Thursday’s thrilling final but was promoted onto the podium after race winner Zharnel Hughes was disqualified for impeding an opponent. Team England’s appeal against the decision, which was rejected, meant the medal ceremony was delayed until Friday...

Gold Coast 2018: Third Commonwealth Games silver for Eilidh Doyle as Leon Reid claims historic 200m medal

12 April 2018

Hurdler Eilidh Doyle and sprinter Leon Reid won silver and bronze respectively on a dramatic night of athletics as University of Bath-based sportspeople took their Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games medal tally to 15. Doyle thanked her “fantastic” support team after once again producing a superb performance on the big stage as she finished runner-up in the 400m hurdles final, replicating her achievements at Delhi 2010 and Glasgow 2014. Reid then won Northern Ireland’s first-ever...

Eboni Beckford-Chambers celebrates after England's historic win over New Zealand at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Gold Coast 2018: Eboni Beckford-Chambers helps England to historic netball win as graduates go close to medals

11 April 2018

Team Bath Netball captain Eboni Beckford-Chambers helped England record a historic victory over New Zealand and boost their chances of reaching a first-ever Commonwealth Games final at Gold Coast 2018. Beckford-Chambers had a major impact after coming on for the second half as the Roses extended their narrow 26-24 advantage to a superb 54-45 victory that ensured they topped Pool B and avoided hosts and favourites Australia in this weekend’s semi-finals. University of Bath graduates...

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