News Archive, Category: Triathlon

Vicky Holland crosses the line in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Test Event

Dramatic Tokyo 2020 Test Event sees Olympic medallist Vicky Holland win triathlon bronze in searing heat in Japan

15 August 2019

University of Bath-based triathlete Vicky Holland won bronze in a dramatic women’s race at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Test Event in Japan. The Rio 2016 medallist finished fifth but was elevated to the podium after team-mates Jess Learmonth and Georgia Taylor-Brown, who had placed first and second, were disqualified after crossing the line hand in hand. Officials deemed this to be a ‘contrived tie situation’ and a British Triathlon appeal was rejected. Holland –...

University of Bath Triathlon Club at the 2019 BUCS Standard Distance Championships in Southport

Gold, silver and bronze as University of Bath Triathlon Club student-athletes excel at BUCS Championships

20 May 2019

Team Bath Dual Career athletes Leon Chevalier and Alex Chantler-Mayne led a University of Bath Triathlon Club one-two when students competed in the BUCS Standard Distance Championships in Southport on Sunday. Chemical Engineering student Chevalier completed the 500m marine lake swim, 40km coastal-road cycle and 10km run around the circumference of the Waterside Lodge lake in a winning time of 1:51:23 to take the men’s title. Chantler-Mayne, who studies Mechanical Engineering, held off a strong...

2019 Sports Personality of the Year Heleen Maes with Vice-Chancellor Ian White

Volleyballers spike three top prizes as Blues Awards celebrate another great year of student sport in Bath

09 May 2019

The 2019 Blues Awards proved to be a big hit for the University of Bath Volleyball Club as they claimed three of the top honours during the annual celebration of student sport. International Management student Heleen Maes – captain, coach, treasurer and social media officer for the club – was voted by her peers as Sports Personality of the Year and received the award from Vice Chancellor Professor Ian White moments after volleyball had been...

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....

Olympic, World and Commonwealth crowns among highlights of unforgettable sporting 2018 at University of Bath

26 December 2018

One historic Olympic title defence, two World crowns, three Commonwealth gold medals and a multitude of other national and international medals added up to another outstanding year of sport at the University of Bath in 2018. The University’s unique push-start track, the only one of its kind in the UK, became the focus of national attention in February when three athletes who train on it with British Skeleton won medals for Team GB at the...

Lizzy Yarnold and Vicky Holland need your vote for BT Sport Action Woman of 2018 Award

24 November 2018

Lizzy Yarnold and Vicky Holland, who both won global titles this year while training at the University of Bath, are in the running for the BT Sport Action Woman of 2018 Award. A public vote is now under way – click here to take part – and the winner will be announced during a ceremony being shown live on BT Sport 2 on Monday, December 3. British Skeleton history-maker Yarnold became Britain’s most decorated Winter...

Olympic and World Champions among University-based winners at 2018 Bath Sports Awards

21 November 2018

Olympic Champion Lizzy Yarnold, World Champion Vicky Holland and Paralympic silver-medallist Piers Gilliver were among the University of Bath-based athletes, coaches and clubs to enjoy success at the 2018 Bath Chronicle Sports Awards. Yarnold, who made history by successfully defending her women’s skeleton crown at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, was named as Sports Personality of the Year for a second time having also won in 2015. Her success came after British Skeleton, based...

The men's team that won gold for the University of Bath at the BUCS Duathlon Championships

Dual career athlete Leon Chevalier enjoys golden double as students excel at BUCS Duathlon Championships

18 November 2018

Team Bath Dual Career athlete Leon Chevalier won individual and team gold as University of Bath students impressed at the BUCS Duathlon Championships in Chippenham. First-year Chemical Engineering student Chevalier completed the course at Castle Combe Circuit – a two-mile run, 10-mile bike ride and another two-mile run – in 41:45 to finish 15 seconds clear of the field. Fellow Dual Career athlete Alex Chantler-Mayne, who studies Mechanical Engineering, was sixth overall in 42:34 and...

Vicky Holland and Jamie Cooke with the Mayor and Mayoress of Bath at a civic reception in October 2018

Mayor of Bath celebrates achievements of World Champions Jamie Cooke and Vicky Holland at civic reception

24 October 2018

After being crowned as World Champions within 48 hours of each other last month, University of Bath-based Jamie Cooke and Vicky Holland have had their achievements officially celebrated at a civic reception. Cooke, who competes in modern pentathlon, and triathlete Holland were guests of the Mayor of Bath, Councillor Patrick Anketell-Jones, at The Guildhall on Tuesday (October 23). Both were joined by their coaches, training colleagues and Team Bath representatives. The reception recognised their outstanding...

University of Bath-based athletes dominate 2018 Bath Sports Awards shortlists after stellar year

04 October 2018

Team Bath and sportspeople who train at the University of Bath are well represented on the shortlist of finalists in the 2018 Bath Sports Awards. Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold is in contention for the Sports Personality of the Year award, a title she previously won in 2015, along with Team Bath Netball captain Eboni Beckford-Chambers and fellow England Netball team-mate Kadeen Corbin – they helped the Roses to a historic gold at the Gold Coast...

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