News Archive, Category: Triathlon

World Champion Vicky Holland can't believe her success

University-based Holland wins World Triathlon Title

17 September 2018

Vicky Holland will return to the UK tomorrow as triathlon’s overall 2018 World Champion after a gutsy performance on Australia’s Gold Coast. The 32 year-old, who trains at the University of Bath as part of the national triathlon centre, finished well clear of USA’s Katie Zaferes, her only rival for the title after a season-long battle from March to September across four continents. Olympic bronze medallist Holland has never won the world title but her...

“All to play for” in ITU World Triathlon Grand Final after Vicky Holland strikes gold once again in Montreal

25 August 2018

Vicky Holland will go into the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final just 34 points adrift of leader Katie Zaferes after the University of Bath-based triathlete won her third gold medal of the season in Montreal, Canada. The Rio 2016 Olympic bronze-medallist, who has already won in Leeds and Toronto this season, overcame a poor start to the penultimate race to finish 22 seconds clear of her US rival and boost her overall title chances...

VIDEO: Essential nutrition facts to help you train harder, recover faster and improve performance

24 August 2018

A good nutritional plan is essential to getting the most out of your training and competition.  In the latest of our series of Team Bath health and lifestyle videos, our nutritionists look at three facts you should know that can help you train harder, recover faster and improve your overall performance. We also look at the 'three Rs' of post-exercise nutrition - rehydrate, replenish and rebuild. Watch the videos below and check out the series...

(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...

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...

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...

Vicky Holland at the University of Bath

Olympic medalist and former Euro champ in strong Bath quartet for 2018 Accenture British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup

21 July 2018

Olympic medalist Vicky Holland is part of an exciting quartet who will represent Team Bath in the 2018 Accenture British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup, taking place in London next month. Holland (pictured), who won bronze at Rio 2016, is joined in a strong line-up by 2016 European Champion India Lee, Will Crudgington and University of Bath Mechanical Engineering student Alex Chantler-Mayne. All train at the Bath National Performance Centre, set up at the University of...

Olympic gold-medallist Amy Williams calls on public to get behind Team Bath #20For20 summer fitness campaign

27 June 2018

Olympic gold-medallist Amy Williams has thrown her support behind a summer fitness campaign launched by Team Bath encouraging people to burn calories and back a charity. The #20For20 challenge is for people to burn an additional 20,000 calories above their normal routine over a 20-week period. To help reach those goals, Team Bath is running a series of free activities in the £30million Sports Training Village and the surrounding University of Bath campus including guided...

Victory is sweet. Credit: British Triathlon/ David Pearce

Holland enjoys top step for first time in three years

11 June 2018

Vicky Holland, who bases her training at the University of Bath, was in fine form at the weekend, winning her first World Triathlon Series title in three years. The Rio medallist’s tenacity paid off at the AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds as she overcame challenges along the way to surge ahead of the field and claim victory. Earlier Britain’s Jess Learmonth had led out of the swim and was the strongest cyclist on the climb...

University of Bath to invest in new 3G training facility to increase all-weather sporting provision

22 May 2018

Students and athletes from multiple sports who train and compete at the University of Bath could be set to enjoy enhanced all-weather training facilities at the Claverton campus from the next academic year onwards. Announcement of a new 3G training strip, which has been a high priority for students in particular for some time, came after a meeting of Council/Senate/Students' Union (CSSU) earlier this week at which the Vice Chancellor confirmed investment, subject to planning,...

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