News Archive, Category: Triathlon

Superb silver at World Triathlon Para Series in Yokohama boosts Michael Taylor’s Tokyo Paralympics ambitions

17 May 2021

University of Bath-based Michael Taylor bolstered his bid for a place at this summer’s Tokyo Paralympic Games by winning a super silver medal at the 2021 World Triathlon Para Series event in Yokohama, Japan on Saturday. Taylor, who is coached by Rhys Davey at the British Triathlon Bath National Performance Centre, was competing on the World Para Triathlon Series stage for just the second time having made his debut 15 months ago but looked in...

From Rio inspiration to targeting Tokyo – para-triathlete Michael Taylor seeking to continue rapid rise with 100 days to Paralympics

14 May 2021

Back in 2016, when all Paralympic and Olympic eyes were on Rio, Michael Taylor was newly-disabled – he is an amputee – and wondering what came next. Fast forward five years and now a first-year medical student, the qualified physiotherapist is aiming not to be watching the Tokyo Paralympic Games this summer but competing in them in the para-triathlon PTS4 category. “I was looking around for a new sport after my injury and the Olympic...

100 days to Tokyo: Vicky Holland pleased with Olympic prep after different but productive winter of training at Team Bath STV

14 April 2021

There are exactly 100 days to go until the rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games finally begin and triathlete Vicky Holland believes she is on the right track after a very different but productive winter of training in Bath. The Rio 2016 bronze-medallist, who has already been named in the Team GB squad for this summer’s Games, would normally spend some of the cold, dark months on warm-weather camps overseas and competing abroad but the global pandemic...

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...

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