News Archive, Category: Triathlon

Get out, about and active with these guided walking and running routes around picturesque Bath

17 November 2020

If you are looking to stretch your legs during lockdown, University of Bath triathlon coach Blair Cartmell has put together guides to some picturesque walking and running routes around campus and the surrounding areas to get you out, about and active. The five routes cover a range of distances, from a quick 2.5km stroll through the fields neighbouring campus to the 8km Skyline Route and a 10.3km walk along the canal and up the hills...

TASS triathlete Katrina Matthews continues outstanding start to professional career by winning Ironman Florida in record time

14 November 2020

Triathlete Katrina Matthews, one of the British Army sportspeople who receives TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme) support at Team Bath, has added to her growing list of titles by winning the  Ironman Florida competition. Matthews, a Physiotherapist Officer with the Army, led after the 2.4-mile swim and maintained that advantage by producing the third-fastest split time during the 112-mile bike ride. She capped a dominant performance in only her second full Ironman by running 2:58:29...

Triathlon Olympic medallist Vicky Holland becomes first University of Bath-based sportsperson to be officially selected for Tokyo 2020

04 November 2020

Vicky Holland today became the first University of Bath-based sportsperson to be officially selected for Tokyo 2020 after being named in the Team GB triathlon squad for next summer’s rescheduled Olympic Games. It will be a third Games for the 34-year-old, who made history at Rio 2016 when she bagged a brilliant bronze to become the first female triathlete to win an Olympic medal for Great Britain. Shortly after the Games, Holland moved her training...

“I’m grateful to be heading to a start line again” – Vicky Holland returns to international action at World Triathlon Series in Hamburg

03 September 2020

University of Bath-based triathlete Vicky Holland will return to international competition this weekend when the only ITU World Triathlon Series race of 2020 takes place in Hamburg, Germany. Holland, the 2018 World Champion and Rio 2016 Olympic bronze-medallist, has been back in training at the Team Bath Sports Training Village for the past couple of months. She is one of four Brits on the entry list for Saturday’s elite women’s race, which will take place...

VIDEO: Elite athletes back in training at Team Bath Sports Training Village for Tokyo 2021 and Beijing 2022 Olympic Games

04 August 2020

Ahead of the Team Bath Sports Training Village beginning reopening to the public this week, we had time to get ready for customers' return while supporting, under government guidelines, a return to training for some of the squads aiming for the Tokyo 2021 and Beijing 2022 Olympic Games.  The return of around 60 elite sportspeople across bobsleigh, modern pentathlon, skeleton, swimming and triathlon helped us test our procedures and policies before public opening while offering them the...

Triathlon coach Blair Cartmell raises more than £1,000 for NHS charities after taking on Around The World In One Day cycling challenge

24 April 2020

University of Bath triathlon coach Blair Cartmell has raised more than £1,000 for NHS charities after cycling 240 miles in his living room as part of Around The World in One Day challenge. Blair had been hoping to raise £1 per mile when he took on the challenge on Thursday but far exceeded that, with his current total – once Gift Aid has been included – now standing at nearly £1,100. He was among 80...

Triathlon coach Blair Cartmell taking on Around The World In One Day cycling challenge to raise money for NHS charities

22 April 2020

Blair Cartmell, assistant coach with the British Triathlon National Performance Centre at the University of Bath, is gearing up for a fundraising challenge that will see him and fellow cyclists bike the equivalent of an 18,000-mile round-the-world trip – all in one day. The Around The World In One Day challenge has been set up by Scottish endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont and will see 80 participants, including Blair, cycle 240 miles apiece on a turbo...

Winter’s training produces early results as Bath-based triathlete Vicky Holland wins gold at Mooloolaba World Cup in Australia

15 March 2020

Triathlete Vicky Holland said she was pleased to see her winter’s training at the University of Bath produce some early success as she claimed victory in the Mooloolaba World Cup in Australia. In what proved to be the last event before World Triathlon announced the suspension of all races until the end of April, Holland – who trains with British Triathlon’s Bath National Performance Centre – produced a strong performance before pulling away from compatriot...

VIDEO: Six months to Tokyo 2020 and a host of aspiring Olympians are hard at work at University of Bath Sports Training Village

24 January 2020

There are exactly six months to go until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games get under way and aspiring Olympians across a wide range of sports have been hard at work during a typically busy training day at the University of Bath. The Olympic-sized London 2012 Legacy Pool at the Sports Training Village has been a real hub of activity, with the British Swimming National Centre squad – featuring Rio 2016 silver-medallist James Guy and fellow...

VIDEO: Team Bath sportspeople step up countdown to Tokyo 2020 as a new Olympic and Paralympic year dawns

01 January 2020

2020 is here and with it the dawn of a new Olympic and Paralympic year for sportspeople based at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Athletes across a host of sports - including judo, modern pentathlon, swimming, track and field, triathlon and wheelchair fencing - and nationalities are bidding to represent their countries at the Tokyo 2020 Games, which take place this summer. They are also looking to emulate the success of some of...

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