News Archive, Category: Triathlon

Fenella Langridge celebrates after winning the 2023 GWM IRONMAN Western Australia in a new course record time. PHOTO CREDIT: Korupt Vision

‘Stoked’ Fenella Langridge smashes course record to claim first IRONMAN victory in style in Western Australia

05 December 2023

Team Bath full-time athlete Fenella Langridge recorded her first Ironman victory in style as she set a new course record at the 2023 GWM IRONMAN Western Australia in Busselton. Langridge does her swimming training at the Team Bath Sports Training Village and she underlined her status as one of the strongest swimmers in Ironman competition by clocking the fastest time of 51:07 in the 3.8km opening discipline. That gave her a narrow lead going into...

University of Bath awarded UK Sport-accredited Elite Training Centre status for helping Olympic and Paralympic athletes achieve potential

13 November 2023

The University of Bath has today been recognised by UK Sport for its contribution to the preparation of elite Olympic and Paralympic athletes. It is one of the first of just eight institutions nationwide to be awarded the status of “UK Sport-accredited Elite Training Centre”, a title that celebrates its role in helping Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes achieve their full performance potential. Dr Kate Baker, Director of Performance at UK Sport, said: “Our Elite...

Sporting Wellness partnership to provide Bath Student Performance Sport athletes with access to free mental health support 24/7/365

10 October 2023

Team Bath Student Performance Sport athletes will be able to access free and professional mental health support 24 hours a day thanks to a new partnership with the Sporting Wellness charity. Nearly 300 young people who combine study and performance sport at the University of Bath will benefit from the service, which offers a 24/7/365 support helpline and live chat. They will also be able to arrange counselling, either in person, online or over the...

We’re part of the team, are you? University of Bath ready to support UKAD’s Clean Sport Week 2023

17 May 2023

The University of Bath is proud to reaffirm its commitment to clean sport by backing UK Anti-Doping’s (UKAD’s) 2023 Clean Sport Week campaign, taking place from 22nd to 26th May. Clean Sport Week is UKAD’s national awareness week championing clean sport, education and anti-doping initiatives with sports across the UK, and this year’s theme is “Teamwork in Clean Sport”. Athletes are central to the team, responsible for making sure they compete clean – it's their...

Netball player and chair Emma Payne voted University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year at 2023 Blues Awards

27 April 2023

Netballer Emma Payne has been voted by their fellow student-athletes as the University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year in the 2023 Blues Awards. The Sport and Exercise Science student was recognised for her contribution to the University’s netball club over the past four years, which has seen her serve as Chair this year alongside helping the 1st team reach the BUCS National Championships final. She also plays for Team Bath Netball U21s in the NPL division and has...

British Triathlon extend Performance Centre Partnership with the University of Bath

28 March 2023

Following the success of Bath-based triathletes at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympic Games, British Triathlon and the University of Bath have enhanced their partnership to deliver a British Triathlon Pathway Centre. The University of Bath has a rich history of triathlon, with it being the location of the UK’s first National Governing Body (NGB) endorsed triathlon performance centre back in the 90s, supporting triathletes to perform on the world stage. More recently two Bath-based...

Birmingham 2022: Swimmers secure silver at end of busy first day of Commonwealth Games competition for University of Bath-based athletes

29 July 2022

Swimmers Tom Dean, Freya Anderson and Ed Mildred became the first University of Bath-based athletes to win medals at Birmingham 2022 as they helped Team England to mixed 4x100m freestyle relay silver on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games. Dean and Anderson, of the British Swimming Performance Centre based at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, teamed up with fellow Olympic Champion Anna Hopkin – a University of Bath alumna – and Lewis Burras...

Birmingham 2022: Who to watch as 24 University of Bath-based sportspeople and 12 graduates compete at Commonwealth Games

28 July 2022

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games officially begin today (Thursday) and there will once again be plenty of University of Bath interest at an international multi-sport championships. Thirty-six athletes who either train, study or studied at the University will competing in the West Midlands over the next 11 days, looking to add to the 44 medals won by Bath-based sportspeople at the two previous Commonwealth Games – Glasgow 2014 and Gold Coast 2018. Here are some...

Team Bath announce major new three-year partnership with Bath Building Society, supporting sport at all levels

30 May 2022

Team Bath, the sports department for the University of Bath, is delighted to announce a new three-year partnership with Bath Building Society. The link-up between two of the city’s most recognised brands, both within the local community and nationally, will see Bath Building Society support sport and fitness at all levels within Team Bath – student, recreational and high-performance. It will also provide additional backing to the Team Bath Netball Superleague team, the University of...

Superb silver for TASS athlete Kat Matthews and top-six finish for sporting scholar Leon Chevalier at IRONMAN World Champs in Utah

09 May 2022

Kat Matthews, who receives physio and sport science support at the University of Bath, produced a magnificent performance on her IRONMAN World Championship debut to win a superb silver in Utah. Chemical Engineering Masters student Leon Chevalier, supported by a Santander Sporting Scholarship, also earned an excellent top-six finish in the men’s race at the rescheduled 2021 championships in the United States. British Army elite athlete Matthews, who accesses the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS)...

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