Training Groups

We have a selection of performance and recreational training groups for you to get involved with! Can't find a group that fits you or need additional information? Then contact the committee at or head coach Colin Bovell at

Taster sessions for the recreational sprint/endurance groups will both take place during freshers week. Times and locations will be confirmed nearer to the time.

Sprints & Hurdles

Performance sprints & hurdles

The BUCS Target, Sprints and Hurdles Squad covers 100-400m flat and hurdles and is open to Athletes whose PB's match those of BUCS finalists. It is coached by Colin Bovell, University of Bath Head Coach. He has coached to Olympic level and has a history of producing BUCS and National Champions over these distances. 

Interested? Email Colin Bovell at for more info!

Recreational sprints

For those interested in improving their sprint technique as well as their general fitness, the recreational sprint group is for you!

In sessions that take place twice a week on Mondays at 6pm and Wednesdays at 5:30pm on the indoor and outdoor track, you will be able to focus on improving your speed in a very welcoming group with plenty of social opportunities throughout the year. As well as this, many of the group compete in the Exeter Varsity competition which gives you an opportunity to represent the university!

Interested? Go along to the taster sessions (See Latest News tab for details) or email for any more info!

Middle Distance and Endurance 

Performance Endurance

The Performance Endurance Group covers athletes looking to dedicate themselves to train for distances ranging from 800m-5000m. Coached by Martin Rush, you will join a group targeting BUCS competitions with multiple sessions every week.

Interested? Email Martin Rush at or for more info!

Recreational Endurance

Qualififed student coaches lead sessions twice a week – Mondays at 6pm and Wednesdays at 5:30pm – for athletes across a range of abilities. We try and cater for everyone, from the beginner to people trying to improve their general fitness or people training for track, cross country or road races.

All students who run these sessions are qualified coaches and there are typically 3 coaches at a session which allows the groups to be split so that everyone is running with athletes of a similar ability. Sessions can be on the track or a field around campus.

Interested? Join ”University of Bath Endurance Running 2021/22” on Facebook  and go along to the taster sessions! (See top of the page for details) or email for any more info!

Horizonal Jumps

For those looking to develop their competitive career in horizontal jumps. Previous experience at county level or above and/or a club background will be of great benefit. The training can be quite tough, but if you stick with it you are likely to improve!

Interested? Email for more info!