News Archive, Category: Rowing

Meet the talented University of Bath student-athletes across 13 different sports joining the ranks of sporting scholars during 2019-20

11 November 2019

Aspiring Olympians, both Summer and Winter, and reigning European and British Champions are among the latest intake of scholars to receive support from the University of Bath on both their sporting and academic journeys. The talented 2019-20 group of 15 student-athletes, who compete across 13 different sports, join 26 existing scholars who each receive a cash award that runs over the period of their course and helps them meet the demands of training, competing and...

Laura Macro won lightweight women's single scull gold at the 2019 EUSA Rowing Championships in Sweden

Another gold for Laura Macro as GB Rowing Team Start Bath student rowers impress on European stage

08 September 2019

University of Bath sporting scholar Laura Macro continued her excellent 2019 form onto the international stage as she won gold at the EUSA (European University Sports Association) Rowing Championships in Sweden. The Sport & Exercise Science student, who is supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship, won an exciting lightweight women’s single scull final by four-tenths of a second as she beat Poland’s Klaudia Pankratiew to the title. Macro, who has also won gold at both...

Bath Start graduates help GB Rowing Team secure Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifying places at World Rowing Championships

01 September 2019

Three rowers who began their careers on the GB Rowing Team Start talent development programme at the University of Bath have helped qualify boats for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Rio 2016 silver-medallist Vicky Thornley became the first GB women’s single sculler to gain Olympic qualification for 20 years as she finished fourth at the World Rowing Championships in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria. [caption id="attachment_62212" align="alignright" width="292"] Sam Courty (right) and Annie Withers; and, top, Sara Parfett...

Sam Courty proud to continue University of Bath tradition as GB Rowing Team Start graduates are selected for World Champs

16 August 2019

Sam Courty says she is proud to continue a University of Bath tradition of aiming to qualify a women’s pair for the Olympic Games after being selected for the 2019 World Rowing Championships in Austria. The Sport & Exercise Science graduate is one of three rowers named in the British squad who started their careers with the GB Rowing Team Start programme at the University’s Sports Training Village, the others being Sara Parfett, who studied...

Crew Bath's Laura Macro and Zara Mulholland with New Zealand's Brooke Donoghue and Olivia Loe at the 2019 Henley Royal Regatta

Henley history made as Crew Bath rowers Zara Mulholland and Laura Macro reach semi-finals at Royal Regatta

06 July 2019

Sporting scholars Zara Mulholland and Laura Macro made history when they became the first University of Bath Rowing Club crew ever to reach the semi-finals at the world-famous Henley Royal Regatta. The women’s double scull, who are both coached by Dan Harris on the British Rowing World-Class Start Programme at the University, beat Jen Titterington and Bev Goodchild of Ipswich RC and Sudbury RC by two-and-a-third lengths in their Stonor Challenge Cup heats on Friday....

Crew Bath rowing at the 2019 Henley Royal Regatta

Crew Bath student rowers ready to take to the water at 2019 Henley Royal Regatta

03 July 2019

The University of Bath Rowing Club will be well represented when the world-famous Henley Royal Regatta gets under way today (Wednesday). The men’s eight start their Temple Challenge Cup campaign at 3.05pm when they face Purdue University from Indiana in the United States. Crew Bath’s men’s coxed four also face American opposition in the first round of the Prince Albert Challenge Cup and will race against the United States Naval Academy at 7.40pm. University of...

Sporting scholar Laura Macro claims major scalp and gold during dominant performance at Henley Women’s Regatta

28 June 2019

University of Bath sporting scholar Laura Macro beat a former World Champion on her way to the second Henley Women’s Regatta title of her career as she won gold once again on the world-famous course. The Sport & Exercise Science student, supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship, beat 2014 World Champion Eveline Peleman of Belgium club KRSG by three-and-a-half lengths in the Championship lightweight women’s single scull final to secure the Godfrey Rowsports Trophy. U23...

Laura Macro won LW1x gold at the 2019 BUCS Regatta

Laura Macro and James Gladman strike gold as Bath students impress at BUCS athletics and rowing competitions

06 May 2019

University of Bath students won nine medals and set numerous personal bests when they represented the Blue & Gold at the BUCS Outdoor Athletics Championships and BUCS Rowing Regatta over the Bank Holiday Weekend. Sports Performance Masters student James Gladman, supported by the Team Bath Dual Career Programme, led the way for coach Colin Bovell’s athletics squad in Bedford as he scorched to 200m gold in 21.24. He then teamed up with Sport & Exercise...

New Year, New You – watch our expert video guide to health, exercise, nutrition and more for 2019

28 December 2018

With 2019 on the horizon, many people's thoughts are turning to New Year's Resolutions - one of the most popular being doing more exercise and getting active. If you have never been to a gym before, are getting back into exercise after a break or are already active but looking to step things up in the new year, our Team Bath athletes and experts have some top tips to help you on your fitness journey....

Kate Hunt won the women's U23 title at the 2018 British Rowing Indoor Championships

Crew Bath’s Kate Hunt wins British Rowing Indoor Championships title as Invictus athlete Kelly Ganfield returns to podium

09 December 2018

University of Bath Boat Club’s Kate Hunt went one step better than last year when she won gold at the 2018 Mizuno British Rowing Indoor Championships. The International Development with Economics student, part of Dan Harris’ GB World-Class Start training group at the University, finished four seconds clear of the field in the women’s U23 2000m competition. Joe Russell raced in the senior category against the GB men, including Olympic Champion Mo Sbihi who won...

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