News Archive, Category: Other News

Renee McGregor launches her book, Training Food, at Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights. PICTURE: Bryn Vaile / Matchtight

Sports nutritionist Renee McGregor launches her first book, Training Food

28 April 2015

Whether it is working out to lose weight, training towards a marathon or playing team sport, keeping your body fuelled is a vital part of producing the best results. And when it comes to understanding the science behind eating healthily and nutritionally to support an active lifestyle, not many people have more expertise than University of Bath-based sports nutritionist Renee McGregor. During her 12 years as a registered dietician she has worked extensively with athletes...

Team GB call up Team Bath judoka for Baku 2015 European Games

23 April 2015

Team Bath Judo Club trio Ben Fletcher, Megan Fletcher and Gemma Howell have been named in a 153-strong Team GB squad for this summer’s inaugural European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. Team GB will compete across 13 sports and 19 disciplines at Baku 2015 as 50 European nations come together for the continent’s first-ever major multi-sport event from June 12-28. The competition has even more significance for Team Bath’s judoka as it will also double as...

The London 2012 Legacy Pool is reopening on April 22 2015

First year, first swim – sign up now for free session in our new London 2012 Legacy Pool

20 April 2015

The wait is nearly over – the reopening of the newly-upgraded London 2012 Legacy Pool at the Sports Training Village is now just hours away. And we are inviting first-year students at the University of Bath to have the first official dip in the state-of-the-art 50m pool, as well as experience the new changing rooms. This fantastic free opportunity is available on the evening of Tuesday, April 21 – the day before the pool fully...

Sports Personality of the Year to be crowned at celebration of Bath student sport

16 April 2015

Medallists at World and European level are joined by a student hailed as a “perfect role model” on a four-strong shortlist for the 2015 University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year Award. Rower Sam Courty, swimmer Jay Lelliott, badminton player Chris Hotchen and rugby player Freddie Clarke are in contention for the prize, which will be presented at the Blues Awards ceremony. The annual gala event recognises the sporting achievements of University of Bath...

Upgrades to the Sports Training Village – update

08 April 2015

Work to modernise and upgrade the changing room environment across the Sports Training Village, as well as revamp the Physio and Sport Science Centre reception areas, is getting under way. The next phase will be the opening out of the changing rooms along the corridor from the gym to the judo dojo. The plan is to create more flexible spaces with modern fixtures and fittings. The work will start on Friday April 17th and, during...

Take me out for Zambia!

20 January 2015

A Take Me Out evening featuring sportspeople from the University of Bath is one of several events taking place to raise funds for a coaching trip to Zambia. A host of sporting tournaments are also being organised by the four University of Bath students taking part in the UK Sport IDEALS programme this summer. Second-year students Alice Evans, George Lavender (both sports performance) and Jade Traynor (sports science) will be joined by first-year sport and...

Chris Walker-Hebborn (Photo: Sam Farr)

A look back to another unforgettable year at Team Bath

21 December 2014

Olympic and Paralympic titles, World Championship success and 27 Commonwealth Games medals are just some of the reasons that 2014 has been another unforgettable year of sport at the University of Bath. And the year ahead promises to be equally memorable, with the Modern Pentathlon European Championships and Australia’s Rugby World Cup squad both being hosted at the Sports Training Village. The undoubted highlight of 2014 came on Valentine’s Day when British Skeleton star Lizzy...

University graduate Heather Stanning (right) has been nominated for a BT Award

Host of Bath-connected athletes on Awards shortlists

04 December 2014

A host of Bath-based athletes are featuring on a glittering list of Awards short-lists. Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold could be in line for a major awards double ahead of her return to competitive action on the FIBT World Cup circuit next week. The 25-year-old - who trains with British Skeleton at the University of Bath - has been shortlisted for the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014 (SPOTY), as well as the...

Inspirational Elsley wins Chronicle Award

14 November 2014

Inspirational former Team Bath netballer Clare Elsley has won the Bath Chronicle Sports Personality of the Year Award. Elsley won Superleague titles with Team Bath and played at international level, making a successful comeback to the sport despite a heart condition which meant she had to be fitted with a pacemaker. GB U23 rowing medallist Sam Courty who trains as part of the GB Rowing Team’s Start programme at the University was amongst the runners-up. ...

Are you ready to take the Plunge?

Forget the ice-bucket challenge, this is the real deal!

07 November 2014

Did you take part in the ice-bucket challenge for ALS and wonder what your next challenge might be? Ponder no more.  On Saturday December 6 the Polar Plunge comes to the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Anyone who takes the plunge will generate funds for the Special Olympics – the organisation that raises money to transform the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities through sport. This carnival atmosphere on the day will...

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