News Archive, Category: Triathlon

University of Bath named as Sports University of the Year in Good University Guide 2018

22 September 2017

The University of Bath has been named as the UK’s top sports university in the influential The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. The award is based on the quality of its world-class sporting facilities, the performance of its student sports teams and the ranking of its sports-related subjects, with Sports Science also topping the Guide’s ranking table for the subject. Vice-Chancellor & President of the University of Bath, Professor Dame Glynis...

Donate old sports kit and equipment to Zambia 5050 appeal this week

29 May 2017

Athletes and teams are being asked to donate their old sports kit and equipment to the Zambia 5050 appeal at the University of Bath this week. Donations of balls, bibs, T-shirts, shorts, trainers, boots and larger equipment like netball posts and five-a-side goals are being accepted at the Team Bath Training & Development Office, outside the Founders Hall, from 11am to 2pm on Wednesday (May 31). It is in support of the inspirational Volunteer Zambia project, which...

University of Bath Festival 2017

What a day! Thousands enjoy family fun at first-ever University of Bath Festival

06 May 2017

More than 8,000 people enjoyed an action-packed day of family fun when the University of Bath celebrated its 50th anniversary by staging its first-ever community Festival. There were activities across the Claverton Down campus, including the Active Zone at the £30million Sports Training Village where visitors got to try out 15 different sports and take on a Mini Olympics challenge. Team Bath Netball Superleague stars Shantal Slater and Vangelee Williams staged a shooting challenge and...

UKAD chairman Trevor Pearce (right) presents the accreditation plaque to University of Bath Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley

University of Bath proud to be awarded ‘elite status’ accreditation by UK Anti-Doping

20 March 2017

The University of Bath has become the latest university to complete UK Anti-Doping (UKAD)’s Accreditation Programme. The University has shown its firm commitment and dedication to clean sport by completing the programme and achieving the highest level of ‘elite status’. The Accreditation Programme was launched in 2012 to recognise and enhance the work being conducted by universities, colleges and schools in the UK, in support of UKAD’s prevention strategy and vision of clean sport. The...

Prince Harry discussed tattoos and tennis on court at University of Bath. Pic: Bryn Vaile, Matchtight Ltd

Royalty, rugby and Rio glory – a 50th-anniversary year to remember at University of Bath

26 December 2016

Outstanding success at the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games plus the visit of sporting and actual royalty ensured that the University of Bath’s 50th anniversary was celebrated in fitting style during 2016. When the University received Royal Charter status on October 25, 1966, there were no sporting facilities on the Claverton Down campus. Five decades later, it has developed into what Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley believes is “the most vibrant, exciting and dynamic sporting...

Team Bath Netball Christmas and New Year greeting 2016

Season’s greetings from all at Team Bath

23 December 2016

Merry Christmas to all the customers, students, athletes and staff who have continued to make the University of Bath Sports Training Village such an inspirational and vibrant place to play, train, compete and improve during 2016. The STV is closed for the extended Bank Holiday weekend but, for those of you looking to work off the Christmas calories, we will be open from 9am to 4pm on Wednesday 28th, Thursday 29th and Friday 30th. The London 2012...

Nicole Walters (right) and Melissa Reid collect their PT5 para-triathlon bronze medals at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. PICTURE: onEdition

Rio 2016: Late drama as Nicole Walters guides Melissa Reid to para-triathlon bronze

12 September 2016

University of Bath-based Nicole Walters guided visually-impaired Melissa Reid to a dramatic PT5 bronze medal as para-triathlon made a successful debut at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. An excellent swim in the Praia de Copacabana and a strong ride put Reid and Walters firmly in medal contention after the first two stages of Sunday’s competition. They lost ground on the leaders in the run and were overtaken by Elizabeth Baker and Jillian Petersen of the...

Nicole Walters at the Sports Training Village, August 2016

Rio 2016: Nicole Walters hoping to guide Melissa Reid to para-triathlon podium place

08 September 2016

University of Bath graduate Nicole Walters will enjoy a moment of sporting history this week when para-triathlon makes its debut appearance at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Walters will be guide to visually-impaired triathlete Melissa Reid in the PT5 competition on Sunday, September 11. After a 750m swim in the Praia de Copacabana off the iconic Copacabana Beach, they will then cycle 20k before running 5k. The ParalympicsGB duo, who won gold on their debut...

Athletics legend Colin Jackson officially opens cutting-edge Team Bath Gym

07 September 2016

Athletics legend Colin Jackson returned to his former University of Bath training base on Wednesday to officially open the extensively-refurbished Team Bath Gym. The double World 110m hurdles champion was joined by gym members, University of Bath staff and representatives of Matrix Fitness UK – the company that has kitted out the gym with new state-of-the-art equipment – as he cut a Blue and Gold ribbon in the Sports Training Village facility. “It gives me great...

High hopes of medals for University-based athletes as Rio 2016 Paralympic Games begin

07 September 2016

The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games start today and there are high hopes of medal success among the University of Bath-based athletes past and present competing for ParalympicsGB over the next 11 days. Polly Maton, a 16-year-old athlete coached at the Sports Training Village by Colin Baross, is in action when competition gets fully under way on Thursday and will contest the T47 long jump final at 10.11pm BST. She returns to the Olympic Stadium on...

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