News Archive, Category: Athletics

Hundreds of youngsters enthused and inspired after busy but rewarding six weeks of school visits to Sports Training Village

20 July 2019

The last term of the 2018-19 school year has been a fun and inspirational one for hundreds of pupils from across the country who have paid a visit to the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Around 1,500 youngsters aged between five and 18 have visited in the past six weeks alone, taking the number hosted by the Team Bath Tribe & Development team over the past ten months to more than 3,000. Youngsters get...

Cameron Chalmers and Tom Gale both won silver at the 2019 European U23 Championships

Silver hat-trick for track and field stars Cameron Chalmers and Tom Gale at 2019 European Athletics U23 Champs

14 July 2019

University of Bath-based Cameron Chalmers and Tom Gale won three silver medals between them when they represented Great Britain at the 2019 European Athletics U23 Championships in Gavle, Sweden. Sports Performance graduate Chalmers, coached by James Hillier, ran a season’s best time of 45.92 as he was narrowly pipped to 400m gold by fast-finishing Fabrisio Saidy of France in Saturday’s final. Chalmers returned to the track the following evening and, despite not quite being able...

Cameron Chalmers and Alastair Chalmers on the indoor athletics track at the University of Bath, July 2019

Golden goals as brothers Cameron and Alastair Chalmers take to continental stage for European Athletics Championships

10 July 2019

After winning national titles within hours of each other, University of Bath brothers Cameron and Alastair Chalmers are ready to take on the continent’s finest as the European Athletics Championships take place in Sweden. Sports Performance graduate Cameron is first up at the European U23s, which get under way in Gavle on Thursday (July 11). His 400m heat is at 11.20am BST that day, followed by the semi-finals on Friday (3.35pm BST) and final on...

Students and staff proudly representing Bath and their countries at 2019 World University Games in Napoli

04 July 2019

Two University of Bath students and two members of staff are representing their countries at the 2019 World University Games, which are now under way in Napoli, Italy. Athlete Jenny Nesbitt, a Trendell Sporting Scholar who studies Sport & Social Sciences, has been selected to compete for Great Britain in the 10,000m at a second successive Games. Swimmer and Sport & Exercise Science student Filippos Iakovidis, coached by Mark Skimming, will represent his native Cyprus...

Cameron and Alistair Chalmers with coach James Hillier (centre) and their proud parents after both won gold at the England Athletics U23 & U20 Championships in June 2019

Double gold for Chalmers brothers as University of Bath athletes enjoy success at England Athletics U23 & U20 Championships

24 June 2019

Brothers Cameron and Alastair Chalmers, University of Bath sporting scholars past and present respectively, struck gold within hours of each other at the England Athletics age-group trials to earn selection for next month’s European U23 and U20 Championships. There was also a silver medal for Lauren Williams in Bedford, as well as bronze for fellow students Isobel Ives and Georgia Silcox, while Team Bath Athletics Club’s two medals included a brilliant gold for Tom Gale....

Athlete Jenny Nesbitt and swimmer Filippos Iakovidis selected for 2019 World University Games in Naples

25 May 2019

University of Bath students Jenny Nesbitt and Filippos Iakovidis have been selected to represent their countries in athletics and swimming respectively at the 2019 World University Games in Naples, Italy. It will be a second WUGS experience for Sport & Social Science student Nesbitt, who is supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, and she will once again compete in the 10,000m having placed a fine fifth in Taipei two years ago. Nesbitt has subsequently represented...

Laura Macro won LW1x gold at the 2019 BUCS Regatta

Laura Macro and James Gladman strike gold as Bath students impress at BUCS athletics and rowing competitions

06 May 2019

University of Bath students won nine medals and set numerous personal bests when they represented the Blue & Gold at the BUCS Outdoor Athletics Championships and BUCS Rowing Regatta over the Bank Holiday Weekend. Sports Performance Masters student James Gladman, supported by the Team Bath Dual Career Programme, led the way for coach Colin Bovell’s athletics squad in Bedford as he scorched to 200m gold in 21.24. He then teamed up with Sport & Exercise...

Track and field offering gains national recognition as University of Bath is awarded Gold Charter Mark by England Athletics

30 April 2019

The University of Bath has become only the second university in the country to be awarded a Gold Charter Mark by England Athletics. The Charter Mark recognises the high standards of support being offered to student-athletes across all track and field disciplines, as well as the vibrant training and competitive environment provided at the Sports Training Village. Colin Bovell, Head Athletics Coach at the University of Bath, said: “This is great news and we are...

Jenny Nesbitt won the trials to qualify for the 2019 World Cross-Country Championships. CREDIT: Mark Shearman

Terrific trials triumph secures World Cross-Country Championships place for University of Bath student-athlete Jenny Nesbitt

14 March 2019

University of Bath sporting scholar Jenny Nesbitt will represent Great Britain at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Aarhus, Denmark, later this month after a brilliant win in the qualifying event last weekend. The Sport & Social Science student, who is supported by a Trendell Sport Scholarship, made light of difficult weather conditions in Loughborough to chase down leader Jess Piasecki on the final loop and claim an excellent victory in the women’s trials...

Joe Choong, David King and Tom Dean

MJ Church Ambassadors stepping up Tokyo 2020 preparations with 500 days to go until next Olympic Games

12 March 2019

Today marks 500 days to go until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and three MJ Church Ambassadors are among the multitude of University of Bath-based sportspeople ramping up their preparations for the world’s greatest sporting show. Pentathlete Joe Choong is aiming to join the ranks of double Olympians, and has a chance to qualify for Tokyo when the University hosts the 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships this summer, while 110m hurdler David King and swimmer...

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