News Archive, Category: Athletics

Hurdlers David King and Nick Andrews head to IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships after finalising preparations at Team Bath

18 March 2022

Sprint hurdlers David King and Nick Andrews are competing at the IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships in Serbia this weekend after finalising their preparations at the Team Bath Sports Training Village. They will be representing Great Britain and Australia respectively in the men’s 60m hurdles competition in Belgrade, with all the action taking place on Sunday 20th March with the heats at 9.05am GMT, semi-final at 4.05pm GMT and final at 6.30pm GMT. Tokyo Olympian...

Team Bath Dual Career athlete Justin Davies helps GB win mixed relay silver and overall title at FISU World University Cross-Country Champs

12 March 2022

University of Bath student Justin Davies helped GB win mixed relay silver when he represented his country at the FISU World University Cross-Country Championships in Aveiro, Portugal on Saturday. Davies, who studies Biomedical Sciences and is supported by the Team Bath Dual Career programme, ran the fourth and final 2km leg of a race ran in heavy rain and maintained GB’s hold on second spot to bring the team home in 35:23, 20 seconds behind...

Dual-career athlete Justin Davies gets BUCS call-up for 2022 World University Cross-Country Championships in Portugal

06 March 2022

Team Bath Dual Career athlete Justin Davies has been called into the British team for this week’s World University Cross-Country Championships in Aveiro, Portugal. Davies, who studies Biomedical Sciences at the University of Bath and is coached by Martin Rush, will compete in the mixed relay event on Saturday. He has been in fine form this season, recording a top-five finish at the Tri-County Cross-Country Championships just before Christmas and winning 1,500m silver while wearing...

University of Bath student-athletes bring home 17 medals across four sports from first BUCS Nationals competition for two years

22 February 2022

University of Bath student-athletes won a host of medals in athletics, badminton, fencing and swimming when they headed to Sheffield over the weekend for the first BUCS Nationals competition to be staged for two years. There was a medal of each colour for the University’s badminton players, coached by Peter Bush, with Molly Chapman and Santander Sporting Scholar Will Jones (both Sports Performance) taking the mixed doubles title. Jones also claimed men’s doubles silver with...

Gold, silver and bronze for University of Bath student-athletes at Southern Champs as alumna Jenny Nesbitt sets World standard

06 February 2022

University of Bath students won a medal of each colour when they competed at the Southern Indoor Championships at Lee Valley Athletics Centre over the weekend. [caption id="attachment_66788" align="alignright" width="292"] Amy Pye (right) won 400m bronze[/caption] Sport & Exercise Science student Jimmy Seacombe took gold in the men’s 400m (48.08), Economics student Abi Galpin was runner-up in the women’s 60m (7.47) and there was bronze in the women’s 400m for Amy Pye (55,96), who studies...

Most successful year yet for University of Bath sportspeople as gold rush and trophy triumphs provided plenty to lift the spirits during 2021

26 December 2021

An incredible 19 medals at the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, 10 of them gold, is the headline stat from an outstanding year of sport at the University of Bath but there was plenty more to celebrate during an unforgettable 2021. From students winning the Premiership Rugby title at Twickenham and conquering the rowing world from their kitchen to Team Bath Netball lifting their first trophy for eight years and tennis players serving up a...

Tokyo Olympian among high-performing student-athletes to be awarded University of Bath Sporting Scholarships for 2021-22

07 December 2021

Tokyo 2020 Olympian Kate Shortman is among an exciting new intake of University of Bath sporting scholars for the 2021-22 academic year. Shortman, who represented Team GB in the women’s duet event this summer, is joined among the scholars by fellow artistic swimmer Daniella Lloyd. Swimmer Cam Brooker, rower Phoebe Hayden, cricketer Gemma Lane, fencer Louise Sadler, judoka Josh Shipp and sprinter Aleeya Sibbons are the other high-performing student-athletes who have received a cash award...

Cameron Chalmers and Alastair Chalmers on the indoor athletics track at the University of Bath, July 2019

University of Bath alumni Cameron and Alastair Chalmers earn early Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games call-up by Guernsey

11 November 2021

University of Bath alumni Cameron and Alastair Chalmers are among the first six sportspeople to be officially selected by Guernsey for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The brothers, who both studied Sports Performance, will compete in the 400m and 400m hurdles respectively when the Games take place at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham from 28 July to 8 August 2022. Older brother Cameron represented the island at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and made...

BUCS medallist Andrew McAslan raising vital funds for global It’s Time To Cure campaign after Follicular Lymphoma diagnosis

25 October 2021

Former University of Bath student-athlete Andrew McAslan is supporting a global campaign that has raised more than £2million for potentially life-saving research into the non-Hodgkin follicular lymphoma disease he was diagnosed with earlier this year. Andrew, who studied a Masters in Mechanical Engineering and won an 800m bronze medal while representing the Blue & Gold at the 2019 BUCS Championships, is undergoing six months of immuno-chemotherapy treatment with the aim of getting a complete response to treatment,...

Tokyo 2020: Sophie Kamlish races in third Paralympic Games 100m final and Polly Maton earns seventh spot in long jump

03 September 2021

Sophie Kamlish competed in the third Paralympic Games 100m final of her athletics career at Tokyo 2020 on Friday and says she still has plenty more big races in her. Former World Champion Kamlish, who trains at the University of Bath and is coached by Rob Ellchuk, clocked 13.49 for eighth place in the T64 final at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium. [caption id="attachment_65925" align="alignright" width="292"] Polly Maton was seventh in the T47 long jump final....

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