News Archive, Category: Athletics

Ed Nightingale Futures canoeing

Another chance to try out for Futures Athlete Development Programme as current stars shine on international stage

15 March 2018

Talented young sportspeople have another opportunity to try out for the Team Bath Futures Athlete Development Programme at a free screening day taking place next month. It is taking place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village from 8.45am to around 2pm on Saturday, April 7, and will test the physical fitness, speed and power of current and aspiring members of the talent development scheme. Athletes currently on the programme – which provides access to...

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games bronze-medallist Laura Deas with Dame Katherine Grainger

VIDEO: Interviews with Dame Katherine Grainger and Laura Deas as University hosts Commonwealth Big Lunch

14 March 2018

Olympic legend Dame Katherine Grainger was the guest of honour when the University of Bath hosted the UK's first Commonwealth Big Lunch this week. The event doubled as a rousing send-off for the 30 University-based sportspeople who will be competing at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and a chance to welcome skeleton bronze-medallist Laura Deas back to her home training base after her PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games heroics. TeamBathTV caught up with Dame Katherine,...

University of Bath celebrates Gold Coast 2018 and PyeongChang 2018 links by hosting UK’s first Commonwealth Big Lunch

13 March 2018

Some of the country’s top sportspeople joined dignitaries, students and local schoolchildren at the University of Bath today to celebrate its links to both the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. The Commonwealth Big Lunch, organised and hosted in conjunction with UK Sport, saw 130 guests enjoy food from around the Commonwealth in the first of a nationwide series of events building up to the Commonwealth Heads of Governnment...

Student Jenny Nesbitt selected for Gold Coast 2018 ahead of Commonwealth celebration at University of Bath

12 March 2018

Sporting scholar Jenny Nesbitt has become the 30th University of Bath-based sportsperson to be selected for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games after she was called into the Welsh athletics squad. The news comes a day before the University celebrates its Gold Coast links with a Commonwealth Lunch that will be attended by a host of the selected sportspeople, students from 22 Commonwealth nations and dignitaries including Guest of Honour Dame Katherine Grainger, the Chair...

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

“Very special” first individual global medal as Eilidh Doyle wins World Indoor Champs bronze in Birmingham

05 March 2018

University of Bath-based athlete Eilidh Doyle said winning her first individual global medal was “very special” after she bagged 400m bronze at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham. It was a 14th podium finish at a major championship for the 30-year-old, who has won Commonwealth and European medals in her specialist 400m hurdles discipline but had previously narrowly missed out on the indoor or outdoor World stage. Roared on by a home crowd at...

Beth Close won 200m gold at the 2018 BUCS Nationals in SheffieldBeth Close won 200m gold at the 2018 BUCS Nationals in Sheffield

Eight golds among 28-medal haul for University of Bath student-athletes at BUCS Nationals 2018

21 February 2018

Student-athletes at the University of Bath won 28 medals across five different sports during a successful visit to Sheffield for the 2018 BUCS Nationals. Among the eight gold medals was a thrilling 200m title on the athletics track for Beth Close (pictured) after a storming finish. She then anchored the women’s 4x200m relay team to another tremendous victory as they retained the title for Bath. MJ Church ambassador Anna Hopkin’s 50m freestyle gold was one...

Eilidh Doyle and David King

British medallists Eilidh Doyle and David King selected for Birmingham 2018 IAAF World Indoor Athletics

20 February 2018

University of Bath-based Eilidh Doyle and David King have been named in a 31-strong British Athletics squad for next month’s IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham. Doyle, who celebrates her 31st birthday today (Tuesday) booked her place by winning 400m gold at the SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships on Sunday, again at Arena Birmingham, in a season-best time of 51.84. “I am delighted with that,” said the multiple international medallist, who is coached by Brian...

Calum Jarvis in the London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool

Team Wales select swimmers Jazz Carlin and Calum Jarvis for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

24 January 2018

Welsh swimmers Jazz Carlin and Calum Jarvis (pictured) are the latest University of Bath-based sportspeople to be officially selected for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. They are among 93 athletes across 11 sports added to the Team Wales squad today for the Games, taking place in Australia from April 4-15. University of Bath graduate Jacob Paul, a 400m hurdler who was supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship while studying Sport & Social Sciences, has also...

Super six more University-based sportspeople get Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth call

05 January 2018

Another six University of Bath-based athletes representing four nations in three different sports will be heading out to Australia in April to compete in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Sprinter Leon Reid has been named in the Northern Ireland athletics squad, while MJ Church ambassador Anna Hopkin, Jessica Fullalove and Cameron Kurle are in the second wave of swimmers selected by Team England following last month’s trials. Economics and Mathematics student Jessica Li, coached...

World wins, family fun and a royal return made 2017 memorable at Sports University of the Year

26 December 2017

It was a year that saw the University of Bath named as the country’s top sports university, welcome royalty and thousands of families to the Sports Training Village and celebrate plenty more success on the national and international stage. Now, with a memorable 2017 coming to a close and the dawn of an exciting Olympic and Commonwealth year upon us, it is time to reflect on another outstanding 12 months at one of the country’s...

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