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2017-18 sporting scholar Lauren Williams, athletics

Massive personal best for sporting scholar Lauren Williams at Berlin U20 international athletics match

06 August 2018

University of Bath sporting scholar Lauren Williams sliced more than a second off her personal best as she excelled for British Athletics in their U20 international match against France and Germany in Berlin’s iconic Olympic Stadium on Sunday. Williams, who is studying Management with Marketing and is supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship, reduced her 400m hurdles best from 59.21 to 58.09 during a dominant performance. It was the perfect response by Williams, part of...

James Guy (left) and Calum Jarvis (right) won 4x200m freestyle gold with Great Britain at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships

National Centre Bath swimmers Calum Jarvis and James Guy help GB to relay gold at Glasgow 2018 European Champions

05 August 2018

University of Bath-based Calum Jarvis and James Guy helped GB strike gold in the 4x200m freestyle relay on a super Sunday night for British Swimming at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships. Sports Performance graduate Jarvis got the final off to a strong start as he finished the first leg in second place before handing over to Duncan Scott who, fresh from winning 100m freestyle silver earlier in the evening, forged into the lead. Tom Dean...

(From left) Vicky Holland, Alex Chantler-Mayne, India Lee and Will Crudgington represented Team Bath at the 2018 British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup in London

Top-six finish for Team Bath at second British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup in London

04 August 2018

A quartet representing the National Performance Centre at the University of Bath finished sixth overall when the second British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup took place in London Docklands on Saturday. Olympic medallist Vicky Holland, just a week after her latest ITU World Triathlon Series victory in Canada, got the Blue & Gold off to a solid start as she clocked 17:53 for the opening leg of the 300m swim, 5.6km bike ride and 1.4km run. University...

2017-18 sporting scholar Lauren Williams, athletics

Sporting scholar Lauren Williams heading to Berlin with British Athletics for U20 match

04 August 2018

University of Bath sporting scholar Lauren Williams has been selected to represent British Athletics in the Berlin U20 Match on Sunday. Williams, who is studying Management with Marketing and is supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship, is top of the British U20 rankings in the women’s 400m hurdles this season with a fastest time of 59.21. She is part of Colin Bovell’s student training group at the University of Bath and is also coached by...

Leon Reid with his 200m bronze medal from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

“Well worth the wait” – Leon Reid cleared to race for Ireland at Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships

03 August 2018

University of Bath-based sprinter Leon Reid will be running in the Berlin 2018 European Championships next week after his protracted transfer of allegiance from Great Britain to Ireland was approved today (Friday). Bath-born Reid, coached by James Hillier at the University’s Sports Training Village, has been in limbo for the past two-and-a-half years after the IAAF put a freeze on international transfers shortly after he had made his application. He was unable to compete at...

Seven University of Bath students past and present won medals while representing their countries at the 2018 European Touch Rugby Championships

University of Bath students and graduates strike gold with England at European Touch Rugby Championships

03 August 2018

Seven University of Bath students past and present all won medals as they represented England and Wales at the European Touch Rugby Championships in Nottingham. Psychology student Bronte Sykes, who received support from the Team Bath Elite Athlete Fund towards her competition expenses, was vice-captain of an England Women’s Open team that remained undefeated as they successfully defended their title. Sport & Exercise Science graduate Dom Tripp captained the England Men’s Open team, which also...

Gregg Varey is new Team Captain of Team Bath High Performance Judo Squad

02 August 2018

Gregg Varey has been named as the new Team Captain of the Team Bath High Performance Judo Squad. The University of Bath Sports Performance graduate, who fights in the -66kg category, is one of the most experienced judoka at Team Bath having first joined the programme in 2006. He has won numerous medals on the national and international stage. Varey takes over the role from Alex Paske, who served as Team Captain for the past...

Plenty of University of Bath interest as first combined European Championships take place in Glasgow and Berlin

01 August 2018

Fifteen University of Bath-based athletes and a further five graduates will be representing Great Britain across five sports when the inaugural combined European Championships take place in Glasgow and Berlin from August 2-12. The multi-sport event, which will be staged every four years, has been designed to raise the profile of the existing continental championships in athletics, aquatics, cycling, gymnastics, rowing and triathlon, as well as a new golf team championship. Among the 4,500 sportspeople...

Silver lining for Team Bath Netball as young stars shine at NPL Tournament in Nottingham

31 July 2018

Team Bath Netball’s U21 squad narrowly missed out on winning gold at the 2018 NPL Tournament after an outstanding final against Manchester Thunder. The Blue and Gold, skippered by England U19 captain and University of Bath Santander Sporting Scholar Chartie Curtis and featuring a host of Vitality Superleague players and rising stars, were in fantastic form throughout the four-day competition at the University of Nottingham. They topped their group after beating Loughborough Lightning 56-41, Surrey...

Vicky Holland won ITU World Triathlon Series gold in Edmonton, Canada in August 2018

Vicky Holland excels in Edmonton to win her second gold of 2018 ITU World Triathlon Series

30 July 2018

University of Bath-based Vicky Holland won her second ITU World Triathlon Series gold of the season as she recorded an excellent victory in the Elite Women’s race in Edmonton, Canada. The Rio 2016 Olympic medallist, coached by Rhys Davey at the Sports Training Village, made the best transition from the bike ride to the run and then produced the fastest 5km in the field to cross the line first and repeat her 2015 success in...

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