News Archive, Category: Athletics

Kadeen Corbin at the 2018 Wesport Summer School Games

Hundreds of sporty youngsters from across West of England head to STV for 2018 Summer School Games

04 July 2018

Around 1,500 youngsters from across the West of England headed to the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Wednesday to take part in the 2018 Wesport Summer School Games. The annual event saw pupils from 85 schools – 55 primary and 30 secondary – compete in ten different sports including athletics, inclusive cricket, gymnastics, golf and mini tennis to be crowned as county champions. They also got to try their hand at circus skills...

Leon Reid tweeted this selfie of himself with coach James Hillier, 400m bronze-medalist Cameron Chalmers, 110m hurdles silver-medallist David King and osteopath James Miles-Christiansen after winning 200m bronze at the 2018 British Athletics Championships

Silver and two bronze for Team Hillier as Bath-based athletes impress at 2018 Muller British Championships

01 July 2018

James Hillier’s training group at the University of Bath enjoyed another impressive weekend at the 2018 Muller British Athletics Championships as they won three medals between them for a second successive year. MJ Church ambassador David King booked his place at this summer’s European Championships in Berlin by finishing runner-up to former Bath-based athlete Andrew Pozzi in the 110m hurdles final. King, who had won his heat, clocked 13.81 in hot but breezy conditions at...

Olympic gold-medallist Amy Williams calls on public to get behind Team Bath #20For20 summer fitness campaign

27 June 2018

Olympic gold-medallist Amy Williams has thrown her support behind a summer fitness campaign launched by Team Bath encouraging people to burn calories and back a charity. The #20For20 challenge is for people to burn an additional 20,000 calories above their normal routine over a 20-week period. To help reach those goals, Team Bath is running a series of free activities in the £30million Sports Training Village and the surrounding University of Bath campus including guided...

Family Fun Day is hailed as best yet as thousands enjoy free sport and activities at University STV

16 June 2018

More than 2,000 people of all ages took the chance to enjoy a wide range of sports and activities as the "best Team Bath Family Fun Day yet" took place on Saturday. Free have-a-go sessions in badminton, beach volleyball, boccia, fencing, laser shooting, tennis, trampolining and more proved hugely popular, as did displays from Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club in the sports hall and Team Bath Synchro Club in the London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool....

Chari Hawkins won gold at the 2018 England Athletics Combined Events Championships

Chari Hawkins smashes longstanding record to take heptathlon gold at England Athletics Combined Events Champs

28 May 2018

University of Bath Masters student Chari Hawkins smashed a record that had stood for nearly three decades when she claimed a runaway heptathlon victory at the England Athletics Combined Events Championships in Bedford. Hawkins, a US international who is coached by Colin Bovell at the Sports Training Village, performed superbly across the weekend to total 6,137 points from the seven events and eclipse 1988 Olympian Kim Hagger’s previous championship record set in 1989. Day one...

School’s out! Join us for May half-term sporting camps at the University of Bath STV

25 May 2018

The May half-term holidays are here - and there are plenty of ways for youngsters to get active during the school holidays at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Team Bath Tribe, in association with sponsors Carter Jonas, are running athletics, trampolining and multi-sport camps for children aged between two and 14. They run from Tuesday, May 29 to Friday, June 1 inclusive - click here to see the full timetable and to book...

University of Bath to invest in new 3G training facility to increase all-weather sporting provision

22 May 2018

Students and athletes from multiple sports who train and compete at the University of Bath could be set to enjoy enhanced all-weather training facilities at the Claverton campus from the next academic year onwards. Announcement of a new 3G training strip, which has been a high priority for students in particular for some time, came after a meeting of Council/Senate/Students' Union (CSSU) earlier this week at which the Vice Chancellor confirmed investment, subject to planning,...

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...

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