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 -...

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...

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...

Eilidh Doyle

08 April 2011

Sport/event: Athletics, 400m hurdles, 4x400m relay Date and Place of Birth: 20 February 1987, Scotland Coached by: Malcolm Arnold Biography: Eilidh Doyle, nee Child, made her Olympic debut at London 2012, finishing fifth in her semi-final and just missing out on a place in the final. She collected her first major international medal, a silver, for Scotland in the 400m hurdles at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. One of Scotland's faces of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth...

Katrina Hart

25 February 2011

Sport/Event: Athletics,  T37 100m & 200m Date and Place of Birth: 17 May 1990, Worcester, UK Coached by: Rob Ellchuk Biography: Katrina achieved the two biggest wins of her career to date within the space of just four months in 2010 and 2011. She sprinted to victory in the T37 100m at the Commonwealth Games in October 2010, becoming the first University of Bath student to win a medal at the Games in Delhi. She...

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