News Archive, Category: Athletics

Meet the talented University of Bath student-athletes across 13 different sports joining the ranks of sporting scholars during 2019-20

11 November 2019

Aspiring Olympians, both Summer and Winter, and reigning European and British Champions are among the latest intake of scholars to receive support from the University of Bath on both their sporting and academic journeys. The talented 2019-20 group of 15 student-athletes, who compete across 13 different sports, join 26 existing scholars who each receive a cash award that runs over the period of their course and helps them meet the demands of training, competing and...

Paul Blake gives GB a dream start at Dubai 2019 World Para-Athletics Champs by winning third 800m gold of his career

08 November 2019

University of Bath-based Paul Blake stormed to the fourth World Para-Athletics Championships gold medal of his career in Dubai on Thursday – and hailed it as his best yet. Blake, coached by Rob Ellchuk, controlled his T36 800m final from start to finish as he finished eight seconds clear of the field in a season’s best time of 2:07.44 to claim Great Britain’s first gold on the opening day of the 2019 championships. It was...

Bath sprinter Katrina Hart excited to be part of Athletes’ Advisor Committee for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

20 October 2019

University of Bath-based Paralympic sprinter Katrina Hart has been appointed to a new Athletes’ Advisory Committee that will play a key role in the planning and delivery of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Hart - who is coached by Rob Ellchuk at the Sports Training Village and won T37 100m gold at the Delhi 2010 Games - is joined on the committee by race walker Tom Bosworth, triathlete Alistair Brownlee, netballer Jodie Gibson, weightlifter Sarah...

Relay finals prove eventful for University of Bath-based duo at 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha

06 October 2019

Emily Diamond narrowly missed out on another major relay medal on a dramatic final evening of the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha. Diamond, who does some of her training at the University of Bath, and team-mates Zoey Clark, Jodie Williams and Laviai Nielsen finished fourth in the women’s 4x400m relay final in a season’s best time of 3:23.02. A disqualification to the Jamaican team later saw GB & NI upgraded to bronze but...

Sophie Kamlish, Rob Ellchuk and Paul Blake

Global gold-medallists Paul Blake and Sophie Kamlish get GB call for Dubai 2019 World Para Athletics Championships

19 September 2019

Sophie Kamlish and Paul Blake will both be looking to add to their global medal collections after being named in the British Athletics squad for the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai. The duo, who are both coached by Rob Ellchuk at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, can boast four world titles between them and nine medals in total. Kamlish broke the world record on the way to winning the T44 100m...

MJ Church sporting ambassador Dave King, March 2017

Bath Alumni Rosie Clarke, David King and Jacob Paul strike gold at British Athletics Championships

26 August 2019

University of Bath alumni David King and Jacob Paul both claimed hurdles gold at the 2019 Müller British Athletics Championships in Birmingham, while Rosie Clarke also topped the podium as she booked her place at the World Championships in Doha. Sports Performance graduate King (pictured), who is still based at the University’s Sports Training Village with James Hillier’s coaching group, bagged the second British 110m hurdles title of his career after edging out Cameron Fillery...

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...

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