News Archive, Category: Athletes

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: Brian Doyle Biography: Eilidh Doyle, nee Child, is Scotland's most decorated athlete of all time having won 15 major championship medals. Since moving her training base to the University of Bath in 2011, she has graced the podium on the Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European stages. Her first medal, silver in the 400m hurdles, came at the Delhi...

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...

Sophie Kamlish

18 February 2011

Sport: Athletics Event: T44 100m and 200m Date of birth: 20.08.1996 Coached by: Rob Ellchuk Date selected for Rio: July 26 Previous Paralympics: London 2012 (T44 100m and 200m finalist) Twitter: @Sophiekamlish Biography:  Sophie, a lower-leg amputee, was identified as a potential athletics star through the Playground to Podium initiative and first competed on the track in June 2011. Within a year she had made her international debut at the Paralympic World Cup in Manchester, winning T44...

Laura Maddox

13 February 2011

Sport/Event > Athletics Date and Place of Birth > 1991, UK Coached by > Colin Bovell Clubs > Team Bath Athletics Club Biography > Laura Maddox produced a majestic performance to strike 400m gold at the England Athletics Under-20 and Under-23 Championships in Bedford. She won the under-23 title in 53.89 seconds. Competitive Record > June 2010 Under 23 Championships, Bedford, 400m - Gold

Jacob Paul

21 January 2011

Sport/Event > Athletics - 400m hurdles Date and Place of Birth > Coached by > Date Arrived at Team Bath > September 2013 Course of Study > Sport and Social Sciences Club > Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow Occupation > Student Biography > Jacob is studying for a degree in Sport and Social Sciences at the University of Bath and receives the support of a Trendell Scholarship. A 400m hurdler, he took bronze at the...

Andrew Pozzi

20 January 2011

Sport/Event: Athletics - 110m hurdles Place of Birth: UK Coached by: Malcolm Arnold Biography: Andrew Pozzi established himself as one of Britain's top sprint hurdlers in 2012, collecting the 60m hurdles title at the UK Indoor Championships for the first time - his first national title - and following that up with gold outdoors over 110m hurdles at the UK Championships in June. His performance at the UK Indoors earned him a place on the GB team at the...

Leon Reid

17 January 2011

Sport/Event: 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay Date and Place of Birth: Bath Coached by: James Hillier Club: Bristol and West, Birchfield Harriers Biography: Qualifying for Northern Ireland through his mother's family, Bath-born sprinter Leon made his Commonwealth Games debut in Glasgow in 2014 and will represent them again at the Gold Coast 2018 Games. A former English Schools 100m champion, Leon is coached by James Hillier here at the University of Bath's Sports Training Village. When...

Ben Rushgrove

16 January 2011

Sport/Event: Track & field athletics, T36 100m and 200m Date and Place of Birth: 1988, Bath, UK Coached by: Rob Ellchuk Course of Study: BSc (Hons) in Sports Performance Club: City of Bath AC, Team Bath Biography: Ben Rushgrove is a talented sprinter who has competed at two Paralympic Games, medalling at both. Ben has cerebral palsy and competed in the T36 classification disability events. His first senior international medal was a bronze in the T36...

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