News Archive, Category: Athletes

Polly Maton

06 July 2016

Sport: Athletics Event: T47 100m, long jump Date of birth: 23/10/1999 Coach: Colin Baross Biography: Devizes schoolgirl Polly, a below-the-elbow amputee, only made her international debut in 2014 after being spotted at a talent identification event. Coached by Colin Baross at the University of Bath, she won three gold medals at the IWAS Junior Championships in 2014 and went on to compete at the IPC World Championships the following year, finishing fifth in the long...

Jack Houghton

01 March 2016

Sport: Athletics Sporting history: Jack started athletics recreationally at the age of 15 and only began to train seriously upon becoming a University of Bath student in 2012. Jack's brother was involved in athletics and, as a rugby player, Jack used to go with him to keep fit during the rugby off-season. Greatest achievement/highlight: England senior debut (2015) Why Jack is part of the Team Bath Athlete Forum: Acknowledging the sports facilities at the University of Bath as...

Andrew Robertson

18 June 2014

Sport/Event: Athletics; 100m, 4x100m relay, 200m Date and place of Birth: 17 December 1990, Manchester Coached by: Daniel Cossins Clubs: Sale Harriers Manchester Biography: Andrew is another Dan Cossins trained athlete here at the University of Bath. An explosive 100m sprinter, Andrew has won medals both domestically and on the continent. Career highlights: Selected to represent England at Glasgow Commonwealth Games, 2014 Bronze - 100m, Sainsbury's British championships, 2013 Silver - 4x100m, European U23 championships 100m, 2011 Bronze -...

Cameron Chalmers

18 June 2014

Sport/Event: Athletics; 400m, 4x400m relay Date and place of birth: 6 February 1997, Guernsey Coached by: James Hillier Clubs: University of Bath/Guernsey One of the rising stars of British Athletics, Cameron has enjoyed a record-breaking career while combining study and sport at the University of Bath. He has won all four of the BUCS Championship 400m races he has contested so far – two indoor, two outdoor – since moving from his native Guernsey to Bath in September 2015...

Emily Diamond

18 June 2014

Sport/Event: Athletics; 400m, 4x400m relay Date and place of Birth: 11 June 1991, Bristol Coached by: Jared Deacon Clubs: Bristol & West Biography: Emily, who was born and raised in Bristol, first started training at the University of Bath at the age of 16 in long jump – both her mother and grandmother had competed in that discipline, the latter representing GB at the European Championships. Coach Paul Weston noticed her sprinting potential and she moved...

Tom Gale

18 June 2014

Sport/Event: Athletics; High Jump Date of birth: 18 December 1998 Coached by: Denis Doyle Clubs: Team Bath AC Tom Gale confirmed his status as one of the brightest young talents in British Athletics in July 2017 when he cleared 2.30m, the second-best high jump ever recorded by a GB junior. It was a 12cm improvement on his personal best at the start of the season and set the qualification standard for the London 2017 IAAF World Championships, although it...

Sophie Papps

17 June 2014

Sport/Event: Athletics; 60m, 100m, 200m Date and place of Birth: 6 October 1994 Coached by: Dan Cossins Clubs: Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow Biography: Sprinter Sophie trains here at the University of Bath under the watchful eye of Dan Cossins. A hugely promising young athlete, she's already represented Great Britain and Northern Ireland at IAAF Indoor Championships and won European and national junior championship medals. Career highlights: Selected to represent England at Glasgow Commonwealth Games,...

Jazmin Sawyers

17 June 2014

Event: Long jump Date and place of Birth: 21 May 1994, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire Clubs: City of Stoke and University of Bristol Biography: Law graduate Jazmin trains at the University of Bath under the supervision of coaches Malcolm Arnold and James Hillier. Her lead coach is Alan Lerwell, an Olympic long-jumper in 1968 and 1972, who provides her training programme and oversees her technical sessions at the Sports Training Village. The multi-talented athlete first trained at the University with...

Joseph Allen

31 October 2012

Sport/Event > Athletics, T46 800m and 1500m Date and Place of Birth > 29 February 1988,  Dorchester, UK Height > 170cm Weight > 64kg Coached by > Martin Rush Date Arrived at Team Bath > October 2011 Occupation > Athlete Biography > Joseph has been running and competing since he was 10 years old with his hometown running club in Bridport, Dorset. His background is in cross-country running but since joining the Paralympic programme in...

Paul Blake

15 April 2011

Sport: Athletics Event: T36 400m and 800m Date and Place of Birth: 1990, Dorcester, UK Coached by: Rob Ellchuk Biography: Paul, who has cerebral palsy, has been competing in athletics since 2009 and is coached by Rob Ellchuk at the University of Bath. His mother, Kate, is a former ballet dancer with the Royal Ballet, while his father, also called Paul, is an actor best known for playing Greedo in Star Wars. Coached by Rob...

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