COROS Named the Official GPS Watch Partner of University of Birmingham Athletics
October 20, 2022
University of Birmingham Coaching Staff will utilize COROS Training Hub to drive athlete performance
Irvine, CA /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – COROS Wearables, makers of innovative performance GPS Watches and the University of Birmingham announced today that COROS will be the official GPS Watch partner of the University of Birmingham Athletics programme. In addition, the programme’s coaching staff will utilize the COROS Training Hub’s coaching software to manage athlete workouts and performance.
“We are thrilled to work with the University of Birmingham. Their Athletics program has produced elite athletes representing their country at major international events. Through working with Coach Gunn, Coach Miller, and Coach Sheldon, this partnership will solidify COROS as the go-to product for college-aged athletes looking to improve. We look forward to not only watching their elites progress, but also the Universities 100+ club athletes looking to explore perfection.” Said, Derek Dalzell, Sports Science Product Manager at COROS.
Over the past several seasons, Birmingham has produced several notable accomplishments from members of their programme. 2022 saw Sabrina Sinha earn the bronze medal in the 1500 British Senior Championships, Tom Keen run a 3:37:70 in the 1500, and Tom Bridger & Will Barnicoat qualify for the Junior World Championship team. 2021 was also successful as Oliver Dustin qualified for the Olympics in the 800m and Isobel Boffrey was crowned the 800m European U23 Champion. As a new season kicks off, Birmingham welcomes Jonathan Davies (13:23 5k), Axel Van Christiensen (European U20 XC Champion), and Abbie Ives (Junior World Champion team selection).
“I’m super excited for us as a team to be partnering with COROS over these next few years as we support our student athletes in making new ground, and challenging for further national medals, records, and international honors. With only 2 years until the Paris Olympic Games, with several of our current team harboring realistic goals of appearing there, we feel partnering with a company which has aligned values and targets is a no brainer. The technology provided will be integral to how we work as a coaching team alongside Lead Physiologist, David Sheldon. Providing us with world class data and feedback on athlete programmes, which will make planning, individualization, and intervention even stronger- we are sure this will give us a further edge when athletes stand on the start line.” Said Dean Miller, Head Coach of Endurance.
University of Birmingham athletes will be using the award-winning COROS PACE 2 along with the COROS POD which provides advanced running metrics, as they chase personal bests all year long.
ABOUT COROS WEARABLES:
COROS is a performance sports technology company that helps athletes train to be their best. For COROS it’s all about outdoors, mountains, and a passionate active lifestyle. We combine high grade hardware with innovative technology to provide endurance athletes with the gear they rely on in the world’s most extreme environments. Advanced technology with an efficient and intuitive user experience is at our core – when you use a COROS product, you know you are getting a tool that has been designed, tested, and perfected for the athlete, by the athlete. COROS users have set World Records and been to the highest point on earth, pushing our products to the extremes. At COROS, creation and innovation are never ending. Our customers, the athletes make COROS – be a part of our community @COROSGlobal on Facebook and Instagram.
ABOUT University of Birmingham Cross-Country/Track & Field:
With a team of around 300 members across event groups, led by Head of Athletics Coach Gunn, the University of Birmingham Athletics Club is one of the premier University Teams in the UK. A rich history of national titles & international success, the team are current National Champions over Men’s Cross Country, with the Women’s team being silver medalist from the 2022 event.