What We Do
Run, Jump and Throw!
Our successful athletics history is incredibly exciting for those applying to our university. The University of Bath Athletics Team of 2017/18 has been blessed with immensely dedicated and talented individuals and it is no wonder that the colours of Blue and Gold are feared at both the indoor and outdoor British University Championships (BUCS).
Notable athletes in the University’s athletics program include Cameron Chalmers who continued his dominance in the 400m by picking up the fifth individual BUCS gold of his career in this season’s outdoor Championship. Bath teammate, Ben Claridge, came in a close second to take silver, and the two helped Bath’s 4x400m team to win BUCS gold, cementing Bath’s dominance in University 400m running. Cameron was also selected to represent Great Britain in the 400m at the Commonwealth Games this year, as was Bath 10,000m runner Jennifer Nesbitt.
Beth Close has also had a superb season, reigning supreme in the 200m at both the indoor and outdoor BUCS Championships and taking gold in both events. Special mention should also be given to US international heptathlete Chari Hawkins, who not only won gold in the Long Jump at BUCS outdoors, took silver in 3 other events across both championships and also a silver at the Pan American Games Combined Events Championships.
There is no doubt these outstanding performances are largely due to the quality of the physiotherapy, strength and conditioning and nutritional support offered here at the University - services available to all our athletes.
Whether you are a national champion or you have never set foot on a track, the club is open to all and you will always be warmly welcomed here at Bath University Athletics Club.
Reasons to Join Us
- Our facilities are exceptional. The 125m indoor sprint track, indoor jumps and throws hall is spectacular for keeping warm in winter. To top it off we have an 8 lane brilliantly maintained 400m outdoor track.
- World class physiotherapy, strength & conditioning and nutritional support offered here at the University - services available to all our athletes.
- Great social element and, of course, the traditional post-BUCS social events where we celebrate our achievements.
- Bath University students who are members of the University Athletic Club have access to an exclusive Team Bath AC membership.
Come and Meet Us
You're more than welcome to join our Recreational Sprints and Student-Led Endurance training sessions! Meet us in the STV on the indoor sprint track. Mondays at 18:00-19:00 and Wednesdays at 17:30-18:30.
Contact any of the committee below to find out more, or alternatively like the Facebook, Instagram (@bathuniathletics) and Twitter (@UoBathAthletics) pages to keep up to date with events and to get more info!