News Archive, Category: Athletics

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...

Leon Reid with his 200m bronze medal from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

“Well worth the wait” – Leon Reid cleared to race for Ireland at Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships

03 August 2018

University of Bath-based sprinter Leon Reid will be running in the Berlin 2018 European Championships next week after his protracted transfer of allegiance from Great Britain to Ireland was approved today (Friday). Bath-born Reid, coached by James Hillier at the University’s Sports Training Village, has been in limbo for the past two-and-a-half years after the IAAF put a freeze on international transfers shortly after he had made his application. He was unable to compete at...

Plenty of University of Bath interest as first combined European Championships take place in Glasgow and Berlin

01 August 2018

Fifteen University of Bath-based athletes and a further five graduates will be representing Great Britain across five sports when the inaugural combined European Championships take place in Glasgow and Berlin from August 2-12. The multi-sport event, which will be staged every four years, has been designed to raise the profile of the existing continental championships in athletics, aquatics, cycling, gymnastics, rowing and triathlon, as well as a new golf team championship. Among the 4,500 sportspeople...

Eilidh Doyle to make record appearance as University of Bath-based athletes are selected for 2018 European Championships

24 July 2018

Eilidh Doyle is all set to make more sporting history after being named as one of four University of Bath-based athletes in the British Athletics squad for the 2018 European Championships in Berlin. Doyle – who is Scotland’s most decorated athlete with 15 medals on the international stage – will, along with Anyika Onuora, make a record-equalling fifth appearance for Britain at a European Championships when they take place from August 6-12. The 2014 400m...

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