News Archive, Category: Triathlon

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...

World Champion Vicky Holland can't believe her success

University of Bath-based Vicky Holland wins World Triathlon Title

17 September 2018

Vicky Holland will return to the UK tomorrow as triathlon’s overall 2018 World Champion after a gutsy performance on Australia’s Gold Coast. The 32 year-old, who trains at the University of Bath as part of the national triathlon centre, finished well clear of USA’s Katie Zaferes, her only rival for the title after a season-long battle from March to September across four continents. Olympic bronze medallist Holland has never won the world title but her...

“All to play for” in ITU World Triathlon Grand Final after Vicky Holland strikes gold once again in Montreal

25 August 2018

Vicky Holland will go into the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final just 34 points adrift of leader Katie Zaferes after the University of Bath-based triathlete won her third gold medal of the season in Montreal, Canada. The Rio 2016 Olympic bronze-medallist, who has already won in Leeds and Toronto this season, overcame a poor start to the penultimate race to finish 22 seconds clear of her US rival and boost her overall title chances...

VIDEO: Essential nutrition facts to help you train harder, recover faster and improve performance

24 August 2018

A good nutritional plan is essential to getting the most out of your training and competition.  In the latest of our series of Team Bath health and lifestyle videos, our nutritionists look at three facts you should know that can help you train harder, recover faster and improve your overall performance. We also look at the 'three Rs' of post-exercise nutrition - rehydrate, replenish and rebuild. Watch the videos below and check out the series...

(From left) Vicky Holland, Alex Chantler-Mayne, India Lee and Will Crudgington represented Team Bath at the 2018 British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup in London

Top-six finish for Team Bath at second British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup in London

04 August 2018

A quartet representing the National Performance Centre at the University of Bath finished sixth overall when the second British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup took place in London Docklands on Saturday. Olympic medallist Vicky Holland, just a week after her latest ITU World Triathlon Series victory in Canada, got the Blue & Gold off to a solid start as she clocked 17:53 for the opening leg of the 300m swim, 5.6km bike ride and 1.4km run. University...

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