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Colin Jackson predicts great things for Britain at World Athletics Championships 2017 in London

Create: 03/08/2017 - 00:00

As a former Olympic silver medallist and multiple world champion, BBC athletics commentator Colin Jackson is better placed than most to judge the host nation’s prospects at this summer’s global track and field showpiece in London. The Welsh hurdling legend givs his views on the current state of atheltics.

With Jessica Ennis-Hill retired and Mo Farah saying he will no longer run on the track after this summer's World Championships in London, do you think Great Britain's emerging athletes are ready to carry the baton into the next Olympics and beyond?

University of Bath and Hartpury College to compete in inaugural BUCS Super Rugby league

Create: 09/19/2016 - 16:56
The University of Bath and Hartpury College will compete in a new, eight-team BUCS Super Rugby league that features the top rugby-playing higher-education institutions in England and Wales.
Organised by BUCS [British Universities and Colleges Sport] and supported by the Rugby Football Union and the Welsh Rugby Union, the competition has been designed to raise the profile of university rugby, progress the level of performance to National League standard and establish a pathway to elite and professional rugby.

Rio 2016: Friendship drives Heather Stanning's winning partnership with Helen Glover

Create: 08/03/2016 - 13:52
Getting along famously might not be a prerequisite when it comes to forging a successful sporting partnership but, if one half of Britain’s most dominant double acts is to be believed, then friendship can carry you an awfully long way.
Heather Stanning and Helen Glover hit it off instantly both on and off the water after being thrown together by their rowing coach in Bath eight years ago and will head for Rio this summer with every major title already in their possession and with the intention of maintaining an unbeaten run that stretches all the way back to 2011.

Sharron Davies qualifies as personal trainer thanks to University of Bath course

Create: 01/16/2016 - 17:04
“Training and fitness has been in my life for as long as I can remember – I’ve been doing squats and sit-ups since I was eight.”
Sharron Davies is certainly no stranger to working out and the pursuit of physical fitness. A double Commonwealth champion at the age of 15 and Olympic silver-medallist at 17, the former swimming star has spent thousands of hours in gyms over the years.

Top ten fitness tips for 2016 with University of Bath gym manager Sam Holmes

Create: 01/13/2016 - 00:00
Looking to shape up in the new year? Sam Holmes, gym and group exercise manager at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, shares his ten top training tips for 2016…
 
1. Always set realistic goals – know your body, know your limitations.
2. Use a training diary – this will allow you to track your progress throughout the year.
3. Change your routine every six weeks – a change is as good as a rest.
4. There is no such thing as a quick fix – be prepared to commit to your programme.

Swindon swimmer Jazz Carlin making waves after switch to University of Bath base

Create: 09/29/2015 - 16:46
The Aquatics Centre in London will always be synonymous with an unforgettable summer of British sporting triumph but for Jazz Carlin it holds very different memories.
As Tom Daley, Ellie Simmonds and Becky Adlington thrilled ecstatic home crowds with medal-winning performances in the pool during three heady months in 2012, Swindon-born distance star Carlin could only join in with the cheers from the sidelines her compatriots had all the fun.

Helen Glover is on top of the world just seven years after taking up rowing

Create: 09/04/2015 - 10:15

She has only been rowing for seven years but Helen Glover's triumph alongside Heather Stanning in this month's World Championships saw her extend her unbeaten run in the women's pair to 28 races. The former PE teacher at Bath's Oldfield School found time for a chat with XtraTime editor Neil Beck about her clean sweep of all of the major titles and how she and crewmate Stanning became probably Britain's most successful double act in any sport....

Michael Jamieson has unfinished business ahead of Rio 2016 Olympics

Create: 09/02/2015 - 21:55
If medals were handed out for honesty then Michael Jamieson's place on the podium at the Rio  2016 Olympics would be all but assured.
The Scottish breaststroker shot to fame with a stunning silver over 200m at London 2012 but faces a battle merely to qualify for the showpiece in Brazil after a year affected by “self-doubt”.

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