News Archive, Category: Triathlon

“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...

Meet the talented University of Bath student-athletes across 13 different sports joining the ranks of sporting scholars during 2019-20

11 November 2019

Aspiring Olympians, both Summer and Winter, and reigning European and British Champions are among the latest intake of scholars to receive support from the University of Bath on both their sporting and academic journeys. The talented 2019-20 group of 15 student-athletes, who compete across 13 different sports, join 26 existing scholars who each receive a cash award that runs over the period of their course and helps them meet the demands of training, competing and...

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...

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