News Archive, Category: Athletics

Hurdling Bath alumni Alastair Chalmers and David King strike gold at 2020 Muller British Athletics Championships

07 September 2020

Alastair Chalmers claimed his maiden senior title and David King completed a hat-trick of national crowns as University of Bath athletes past and present produced impressive performances at the 2020 Muller British Athletics Championships in Manchester. Chalmers, who completed his Sports Performance studies this year, continued his excellent form during this shortened season by winning the men’s 400m hurdles final in 49.66 – the third time he had lowered his personal best this summer. “To...

2017-18 sporting scholar Lauren Williams, athletics

Sporting scholar Lauren Williams looking forward to “massive opportunity” of competing at 2020 Muller British Athletics Championships

01 September 2020

It will be a Muller British Athletics Championships unlike any other but University of Bath sporting scholar Lauren Williams can’t wait to get out on the track at the Manchester Regional Arena this weekend. Originally scheduled to take place in June and double as the GB Olympic Trials for Tokyo 2020, the Championships – the first major outdoor athletics meeting of the year – will now be held behind closed doors on Friday and Saturday...

Danny Talbot and his 4x100m relay team-mates are presented with their gold medals at the London 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships

Alumni Danny Talbot makes winning return from long-term injury with 200m victory at Brussels Grand Prix

09 August 2020

University of Bath alumni Danny Talbot made a winning return to the athletics track after a long-term injury with victory at the Brussels Grand Prix in Belgium. The former Sports Performance student was making his first appearance over 200m since August 2017, the month that he anchored GB to an unforgettable 4x100m relay success at the IAAF World Championships in London. He has been sidelined by injury since then, making just one 100m appearance in...

Celebrating the Class of 2020 as graduating student-athletes reflect on academic and sporting success at University of Bath

29 July 2020

An outstanding group of high-performing student-athletes have been reflecting on their years of combining their dual passions of sport and education at the University of Bath as they mark the conclusion of their undergraduate degree courses. The support of the Team Bath Dual Career programme and scholarship funding, courtesy of the University’s generous alumni and benefactors, has helped them juggle the twin demands of studying at one of the best universities in the country while...

Students Alastair Chalmers and Abi Galpin set impressive winning times at Guernsey track and field meeting

13 July 2020

University of Bath sporting scholar Alastair Chalmers ran the fourth-quickest time ever by a British athlete over the 300m hurdles when he began his 2020 track and field season in fine style on Sunday. Economics student Abi Galpin also continued her impressive start to the outdoor season by setting a new island record in the women's 300m during the meeting at Guernsey's Footes Lane. Sports Performance student Chalmers (pictured) - supported by a King Sporting...

The Big Sports Quiz – Questions and Answers

19 May 2020

We’d like to say a big thank you to all of you that have been following along and attempting our Big Sports Quiz questions. For all of you wanting to check your scores here is a complete list of the questions we have put out and their corresponding answers. Want to get competitive? Why not tweet us @TeamBath on twitter with your scores to let us know how you did? If you're passionate about your...

High jumper Tom Gale and alumni David King strike gold at SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow

23 February 2020

Team Bath Athletics Club’s Tom Gale capped an excellent indoor season by winning his first British high jump title at the SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow. Gale, who is coached by Denis Doyle at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, cleared 2.27m to take gold at the end of a winter campaign that saw him achieve the Olympic qualifying standard of 2.33m. “I’m feeling really good and I’ve put myself in the...

Nine golds among big medal haul as University of Bath student-athletes impress once again at BUCS Nationals

18 February 2020

There were 26 medals won across five different sports, nine of them gold, as 135 University of Bath student-athletes proudly wore the Blue & Gold during three excellent days of competition at the 2020 BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Nationals in Sheffield. Swimmer Luke Turley and judoka George Kroussaniotakis and Lewis Widdicombe all claimed two titles apiece, and karate’s Sophie Atkinson, a silver medallist in last year’s women’s novice kata, went one better this...

University of Bath student-athletes heading to Sheffield to compete across seven sports at 2020 BUCS Nationals

14 February 2020

The 2020 BUCS Nationals takes place in Sheffield this weekend with 135 student-athletes from University of Bath set to take part. They will be joined by a number of coaches, physios and sports staff as they represent the Blue & Gold across seven different sports - athletics, badminton, climbing, fencing, judo, karate and swimming. Around 6,000 students in total from across the UK will be competing over the weekend with the aim to be crowned...

Tom Gale soars to new heights as he sets Tokyo 2020 Olympic standard with new high jump PB and world-lead clearance

09 February 2020

Team Bath Athletics Club’s Tom Gale set the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifying standard as he continued his excellent indoor form with victory at the Hustopece Skeskakani event in the Czech Republic. Gale’s clearance of 2.33m was both a personal best and saw him join Darryl Sullivan of the United States as the world lead for the men’s high jump so far this year. It was also a third victory in as many indoor competitions for...

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