News Archive, Tag: Start programme

Heather Stanning with her gold medal

Heather Stanning reflects on her time at University of Bath after winning Athlete of the Month award

05 January 2016

Olympic, World and European rowing champion Heather Stanning has praised the University of Bath after being named as Athlete of the Month by World Rowing. In an interview with the sport’s governing body, Stanning reflected on how she took up rowing while studying Sports Technology and how her degree has had a positive impact on her outstanding sporting career. “I was identified by [coach] Paul Stannard for the [GB Rowing Team] Start Programme,” she recalled....

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning celebrate their latest success at the 2015 World Cup in Lucerne

Golden Glover and Stanning win again in Lucerne as rowers selected for World U23s

13 July 2015

Rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning extended their remarkable international winning run to 27 races as they struck gold once again at the World Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland. And there was cause for celebration for two current University of Bath rowers, Sam Courty and Frazier Christie, after they were named in the GB Rowing Team for next week’s World U23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Courty and Christie are both part of the Start programme at...

Sam Courty tweeted these pictures of her successful women's four crews in Essen, Germany

Two golds and a silver in Essen cap memorable week for University of Bath rower Sam Courty

19 May 2015

University of Bath student Sam Courty won two gold medals and a silver when she represented the GB Rowing Team during a successful weekend at the 2015 International Huegel Regatta in Essen, Germany. It capped a memorable week for the 22-year-old, who also handed in her final assignment for her Sports & Exercise course. She teamed up with Emily Ford, Annie Whithers and Susie Dear for two women’s four races on Saturday, finishing runner-up to...

Helen Glover gives Heather Stanning a pat on the back after winning women's pair gold at the 2015 GB Rowing Team Trials. PICTURE: Peter Spurrier/

Helen Glover, Heather Stanning and Vicky Thornley victorious on good Trials weekend for Bath rowers past and present

20 April 2015

It was an encouraging weekend for University of Bath-based rowers past and present at the GB Rowing Team Trials. Helen Glover and Heather Stanning dominated the women’s pair once again – and warned their rivals they are getting better all the time. The reigning Olympic and World champions were in imperious form all weekend at Caversham, making the light of the windy conditions to win the time-trial, semi-finals and final by a comfortable distance. Glover...

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