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Loughborough research the best technique for running a marathon

Research from Loughborough University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences has shown that good running technique is both beneficial and important for running economy and distance running performance. Whilst some running coaches consider technique to be important, others do not, and until now the scientific evidence for the importance of good running technique has

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Gold and two silvers for University of Bath athletes at Team Trials

Olympic medallist Eilidh Doyle won gold and there were silvers for Dave King and Cameron Chalmers as University of Bath-based athletes impressed at the British Indoor Team Trials in Sheffield. Doyle, coached by Malcolm Arnold at the Sports Training Village, secured her place at next month’s European Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, by winning women’s

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Loughborough’s Super 8 off to Rio

Double European 400m champion Martyn Rooney is one of the stars named in the Team GB athletics team heading for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, which get underway in just 23 days’ time. Former Loughborough student Rooney, who will run the 400m and 4x400m relay, will be joined by ex-Loughborough students Emily Diamond,

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Fab 4 named in Team GB squad for Rio

Four British Champions based at the University of Bath were today officially selected in the Team GB athletics squad for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Hurdlers Eilidh Doyle and Andrew Pozzi – both trained by Malcolm Arnold at the Sports Training Village – will be going to their second Games, as will 400m runner Emily

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GB women’s relay team strike gold

Emily Diamond (pictured above) and Eilidh Doyle continued their Rio 2016 Olympic Games preparations in style on Sunday as they helped Great Britain win women’s 4x400m relay gold at the European Championships in Amsterdam. The University of Bath-based athletes teamed up with Anyika Onuora and Seren Bundy-Davies to take the continental style in a world-leading

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Rio-bound Jazmin Sawyers soars to long jump silver in Amsterdam

University of Bath-based athlete Jazmin Sawyers leapt further than ever before to win long jump silver at the European Championships in Amsterdam on Friday. The 22-year-old’s wind-assisted leap of 6.86m was 11cm further than the previous best she set last month while winning the British Championships to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. “I’m

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Athletics legends Malcolm Arnold and Colin Jackson inducted into Hall of Fame

Two of the most iconic figures of British Athletics were welcomed into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport. Renowned coach Malcolm Arnold OBE and twice world champion hurdler Colin Jackson were formally inducted by University Vice Chancellor Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell in front of a crowd which included current athletics stars based at the Sports

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Gold and bronze for GB’s Jenny Nesbitt

University of Bath sporting scholar Jenny Nesbitt added to her growing medal collection by winning both gold and bronze at the European 10,000m Cup in Mersin, Turkey on Sunday. On her track debut for Great Britain, Nesbitt ran 33:45.46 – just a couple of seconds shy of her personal best – to secure third place

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Sophie Kamlish reigns in Rome

Sophie Kamlish set a new personal best and there were top-three finishes for Eilidh Doyle and Andrew Pozzi as University of Bath-based athletes produced eye-catching Diamond League displays in Rome and Birmingham. Kamlish, coached by Rob Ellchuk at the Sports Training Village, took 0.08 off her previous best as she won the women’s 100m Paralympic

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