News Archive, Category: Athletics

Kelly Ganfield with Invictus Games Ambassador David Beckham at Sydney 2018

“Phenomenal” feeling as Kelly Ganfield wins historic medal for Team UK at Invictus Games Sydney

28 October 2018

Kelly Ganfield said that becoming the first visually-impaired athlete to claim a medal at the Invictus Games “felt immense” after the University of Bath-based sprinter won silver in Sydney. Ganfield, who runs tethered to guide and athletics coach Mikail Huggins, teamed up with Naomi Adie, Alexandra McClellan and Debbie O’Connell to finish runners-up to the United States in the women’s 4x100m relay. “It felt immense because this was an event they hadn’t tried before and...

Kelly Ganfield in rowing training with George Studd ahead of the 2018 Invictus Games UK Team Trials

Team Bath’s Kelly Ganfield feeling “stronger and better” as she prepares to compete at Invictus Games Sydney

19 October 2018

After months of training and preparation at the University of Bath, Kelly Ganfield has arrived in Australia full of confidence and excitement as she represents her country once again in the Invictus Games. The 2018 Games – featuring wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans from a record 18 participating nations – are taking place in Sydney from October 20-27 and will be televised on BBC1. It will be the second time that Army...

University of Bath-based athletes dominate 2018 Bath Sports Awards shortlists after stellar year

04 October 2018

Team Bath and sportspeople who train at the University of Bath are well represented on the shortlist of finalists in the 2018 Bath Sports Awards. Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold is in contention for the Sports Personality of the Year award, a title she previously won in 2015, along with Team Bath Netball captain Eboni Beckford-Chambers and fellow England Netball team-mate Kadeen Corbin – they helped the Roses to a historic gold at the Gold Coast...

National Vintage Games to provide enriching sports experience for over-50s for second year at University of Bath

30 August 2018

The National Vintage Games, the UK's first competitive and recreational sports event for the over-50s, is returning to the University of Bath Sports Training Village this weekend. Established in 2017, this year's event - taking place on Sunday, September 2 - is set to be bigger and better with the inclusion of new team events like walking rugby and walking netball alongside returning sports walking football, athletics, swimming, tennis and badminton. All sports will have official adjudication...

VIDEO: Essential nutrition facts to help you train harder, recover faster and improve performance

24 August 2018

A good nutritional plan is essential to getting the most out of your training and competition.  In the latest of our series of Team Bath health and lifestyle videos, our nutritionists look at three facts you should know that can help you train harder, recover faster and improve your overall performance. We also look at the 'three Rs' of post-exercise nutrition - rehydrate, replenish and rebuild. Watch the videos below and check out the series...

Eilidh Doyle (right) won 4x400m relay bronze with Great Britain at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin

Another major medal for Eilidh Doyle as University of Bath-based sportspeople finish Euro 2018 with seven podium places

12 August 2018

Eilidh Doyle won the 16th major international medal from the eight years she has been training at the University of Bath when she anchored Great Britain to women’s 4x400m relay bronze at the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships on Saturday. Doyle collected the baton from Amy Allcock in fourth place and ran brilliantly to bring the British quartet, which also included Zoey Clark and Anyika Onoura, home in third behind Poland and France in 3:27.40....

Young sportspeople invited to apply for 2018-19 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme

10 August 2018

Applications are now being taken for the 2018-19 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme, with a screening day for young sportspeople looking to maximise their potential taking place in September. The successful talent development scheme is open to sportspeople aged between ten and 18 who already compete at regional level or above in their chosen sport or who show great athletic potential. They can access bespoke coaching sessions in the world-class University of Bath Sports...

Eilidh Doyle won 400m bronze at the 2018 World Indoor Championships in Birmingham

Eilidh Doyle and Leon Reid through to finals at Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships

09 August 2018

University of Bath-based athletes Eilidh Doyle and Leon Reid booked places in their respective finals with impressive performances at the Berlin 2018 European Championships on Wednesday. Doyle, competing in a record-equalling fifth Europeans, won her 400m hurdles semi-final in 55.16 to qualify as fourth-fastest overall for Friday’s final (7.50pm). She is coached by Brian Doyle at the Sports Training Village. Biochemistry graduate Kirsten McAslan gained valuable international experience as she raced in the second semi-final,...

2017-18 sporting scholar Lauren Williams, athletics

Massive personal best for sporting scholar Lauren Williams at Berlin U20 international athletics match

06 August 2018

University of Bath sporting scholar Lauren Williams sliced more than a second off her personal best as she excelled for British Athletics in their U20 international match against France and Germany in Berlin’s iconic Olympic Stadium on Sunday. Williams, who is studying Management with Marketing and is supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship, reduced her 400m hurdles best from 59.21 to 58.09 during a dominant performance. It was the perfect response by Williams, part of...

2017-18 sporting scholar Lauren Williams, athletics

Sporting scholar Lauren Williams heading to Berlin with British Athletics for U20 match

04 August 2018

University of Bath sporting scholar Lauren Williams has been selected to represent British Athletics in the Berlin U20 Match on Sunday. Williams, who is studying Management with Marketing and is supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship, is top of the British U20 rankings in the women’s 400m hurdles this season with a fastest time of 59.21. She is part of Colin Bovell’s student training group at the University of Bath and is also coached by...

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