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Weale returns to international action in Budapest

Posted on Wednesday, 8th May 2013 by Steve Ballinger

Double Olympian Sam Weale contests his first international competition since London 2012 when he competes at the Budapest Modern Pentathlon World Cup later this week.

The 31-year-old is part of a five-strong British team at World Cup 4 – the last opportunity for athletes to score qualifying points to reach this year’s World Cup Final.
 
Weale came 10th at the Beijing Olympics five years ago and followed that up with 13th on home soil at the London 2012 Games last summer. In between he won silver at the 2010 European Championships in Hungary, becoming the first GB man to win an individual medal at the championships.
 
Weale won the first National Selection competition in Bath in December but was then sidelined by injury. He returned to action at last month’s British Championships in Solihull, coming second to Jamie Cooke in the senior competition.
 
Jan Bartu, Pentathlon GB Performance Director, said: “Sam is the most senior athlete on the programme at the moment. It’s his return to the international stage and we’re looking forward to seeing what he can do after such a long gap.”
 
Cooke, Britain’s 2011 world junior champion, joins Weale in the men’s competition in Budapest.
 
Two further London 2012 Olympians will also be in action for Great Britain in Budapest – Olympic silver medallist Samantha Murray and reigning world champion Mhairi Spence. They are joined in Hungary by Katy Burke.
 
Spence gets an automatic place at the World Cup Final, which is at Nizhny Novgorod in Russia from 31 May to 2 Jun, by virtue of being reigning word champion.
 
The remainder of the places are determined by athletes’ World Cup standings after World Cup 4, with the top-35 athletes per gender qualifying for the Final, up to a maximum of three per nation.
 
Burke is currently 15th in the World Cup standings with Murray 32nd. Kate French, who isn’t competing in Budapest, is 14th.
 
Joe Evans looks to have nailed his World Cup Final spot – he is currently third overall in the men’s World Cup standings and doesn’t compete in Budapest. Cooke is 41st and a decent performance would earn him a place at Nizhny Novgorod.
 
 
The GB team for Modern Pentathlon World Cup 4 is:
 
Women
Katy Burke – 01.06,89, Cleveleys, near Blackpool - Bath
Samantha Murray – 25.09.90, Clitheroe, Lancashire - Bath
Mhairi Spence – 31.08.85, Farr, near Inverness - Bath
 
Men
Jamie Cooke  - 03.03.91, Cheltenham - Bath
Sam Weale – 09.02.82, East Coker near Yeovil, Somerset
 
World Cup 4 schedule
Thursday 9 May – women’s semi-finals
Friday 10 May – men’s semi-finals
Saturday 11 May – women’s final
Sunday 12 May – men’s final
Monday 13 May – mixed relay
 
 
2013 senior modern pentathlon calendar
 
20-24 February: World Cup 1 – Palm Springs, USA
20-24 March: World Cup 2 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
17-21 April: World Cup 3 – Chengdu, China
8-12 May: World Cup 4 – Budapest, Hungary
31 May – 2 June: World Cup Final – Nizhny-Novgorod, Russia
11-17 July: European Championships – Drzonkow, Poland
15-21 August: World Championships – Kaoshiung, Chinese Taipei
 
Pentathlon GB is the National Governing Body for the Olympic Sport of Modern Pentathlon. For further information please see www.pentathlongb.org
 
You can also follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PentathlonGB and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PentathlonGB
 
The modern pentathlon sees athletes tackle fencing, swimming, show jumping and a run/shoot all in one day.
 
Great Britain's women have collected an impressive haul of five modern pentathlon medals from the last four Olympic Games, with Steph Cook winning gold at Sydney 2000 and Kate Allenby bronze, Georgina Harland taking bronze at Athens in 2004, Heather Fell winning silver at Beijing in 2008 and Samantha Murray taking silver at London last year.

For further information members of the media can contact the Pentathlon GB press office at Matchtight Ltd on 01225 383518.

 


News from November 2014

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Wednesday, 5th Nov 2014 2014-11-05 Have your say on UK Sport strategy

UK Sport has launched a public consultation as part of a strategic review into the way National Lottery and Government funds are invested in high performance sport beyond Rio 2016.

Since its inception in 1997, UK Sport has helped Great Britain move up from 36th on the Olympic medal table at the Atlanta Games in 1996 to third in both the Olympic and Paralympic medal table at London 2012, amassing a record breaking 185 medals across 30 Olympic and Paralympic sports and in turn creating 213 Olympic and Paralympic medal winning athletes to inspire the nation.

It has played a major role in supporting Pentathlon GB’s performance programme and in ensuring the programme has built an impressive track record of success that has included five Olympic medallists from the last four Olympic Games and two world champions in the last three years, as well as a host of other medals at major international events.

Anyone can participate in the public consultation by completing a form that is downloadable from the UK Sport website. If you wish to comment on UK Sport’s future strategy, please go to http://www.uksport.gov.uk/consultation. The consultation closes on 10th December.

"We welcome UK Sport’s consultation on its strategic direction beyond Rio 2016 and look forward to contributing our views.

We recognise that funding from UK Sport has made an invaluable contribution to the success of Pentathlon GB and its athletes at all levels, including five British modern pentathlon medallists in the last four Olympic Games and two individual World Champions in the last three years. We look forward to continuing to work closely with UK Sport and to building on this success and would encourage all our supporters to register their views", said Anthony Temple, Chair of Pentathlon GB.

John Woodbridge
Saturday, 1st Nov 2014 2014-11-01 Youth Programme Hungarian Training Camp

9 members of the PGB Pathway Programme return today from a 7 day intensive training camp in Szekesfehevar and Budapest today. The camp included taking part in the Hungarian Junior Championships at which there was 57 male and 36 female athletes competing, for the GB athletes it was a built in as part of the training camp programme and they did not ride. So in the Tetrathlon phase we did very well against much more experienced and older athletes, full results are available on the Hungarian Pentathlon website. For the remainder of the camp we shot and swam each morning then fenced all afternoon/early evening with the visiting 12 strong German team, athletes from Budapest and surrounding clubs. No fencing session had less than 30 athletes and on the final night it was 50+ so extremely valubale experience for us. With Istvan Gallai (Csiga) now the Hungarian Development Manager it paved the way for all local logistics to be perfectly executed for us - thanks Csiga.

Coach for the camp was the PGB National Fencing Coach (Frici) and he commented at the final debrief session that "it was a very good camp and all GB athletes were attentive, keen and engaging - well done"

Both the German and Hungarian Youth Teams have expressed positive interest in competing at the GB Youth International in 2015 so no doubt friendships made this week will be renewed between the athletes.

Stuart Mason

News from October 2014

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Tuesday, 28th Oct 2014 2014-10-28 Pentathlon GB 2015 Selection Policy

The 2015 Selection Policy is now available.   To request a copy please send the member's name and postal address to admin@pentathlongb.org.

A copy of the policy will ONLY be sent to current Pentathlon GB members (or parents of).

Ranking competitions are listed below, to make an entry visit the calendar entry for the competition to download the entry form and return to Pentathlon GB Head Office.

 

Ranking Competition 1              13 December 2014, Millfield Modern Pentathlon Academy

Ranking Competition 2              17 January 2015, Millfield Modern Pentathlon Academy

Ranking Competition 3              07 February 2015, Millfield Modern Pentathlon Academy

 

Youth Ranking Competition 1                17 January 2015, Millfield Modern Pentathlon Academy

Youth Ranking Competition 2                7 February 2015, Millfield Modern Pentathlon Academy

GB Youth International, YRC 3              14 March 2015, Tudor Grange, Solihull

Youth Ranking Competition 4                2 – 3 May 2015, Hartpury Modern Pentathlon Academy

Youth Ranking Competition 5                20 – 21 June 2015, Tudor Grange, Solihull

Eleanor Guest
Tuesday, 21st Oct 2014 2014-10-21 Pentathlon GB Archivist Update

October 2014 Archivist Update

Bath Archive

There have been impressive developments at the archive in recent months. In addition to Lizzie Richmond’s curating of the archive, an additional archivist, Adrian Nardone, is working specifically on the pentathlon archive two days a week. It is his aim that, by the time of the European Championships at Bath (August 2015):

(a) the archive will be catalogued and there will be online access to it;

(b) there will be an exhibition celebrating Modern Pentathlon at the University library.

The Pentathlon GB office continues to transfer materials to the archive on an occasional basis and I hope to visit more regularly during the coming year in order to assist Adrian in identifying material. Papers at Bath are all stored in professional archive conditions and there is space for visiting researchers. Anyone wishing to make a visit should contact Lizzie Richmond (liser@bath.ac.uk) although, if specific details are sought, it would be best to contact me first at archibaldandy@gmail.com.

 

Archive Website

The website www.andyarchibald.com is devoted entirely to providing pentathlon photos as well as new and historical articles. The website is regularly visited by many people and I have been able to provide information and material for both archival and personal requests from Spain, Austria and the USA as well as in GB in the past year.

There are now many thousands of documents and photographs stored as computer files, including all recent significant items appearing on the UIPM and Pentathlon GB websites. It is, therefore, possible to supply information /photographs promptly for any e mail enquiry.

 

Obituaries

One useful function for the archive is to provide obituaries for recently deceased pentathletes and administrators to websites and other publications. In the past year, an obituary has been provided for John Majendie, Hon. Sec. of the MPAGB 1960s.

 

Reunion proposal

At a meeting in September, Martin Dawe proposed a reunion of former pentathletes to coincide with the European Championship in Bath 2015. Preparations for such a reunion would also establish an up-to-date list of contact details to be available to Pentathlon GB. It was also proposed that such a reunion might assist Pentathlon GB by increasing MPAGB membership.

 

Advertising

There is good communication between the Pentathlon GB office and the archive at Bath. We are always grateful for any submissions to the archive at all (programmes, photos, result sheets etc), no matter how recent. All enquiries about the archive should be made, in the first case, to archibaldandy@gmail.com

Eleanor Guest
Monday, 13th Oct 2014 2014-10-13 Gruelling Guatemala

A 30 strong British team of Biathletes embarked on the demanding journey to Central America and faced the 36 deg C heat and 60%+ humidity of Guatemala's  Pacific Coast.

Fifteen countries were represented including newcomers Japan. South Africa, Egypt and hosts Guatemala had strong teams and next years World Championship Hosts Georgia were also present.

GB's team was not up to their usual numbers due to a combination of high costs and safety fears. The cost of attending was indeed high but fears over safety were allayed by the LOC who maintained excellent safe transfers and very good safe accommodation.

Competition day arrived with clear skies and no sign of the seasonal thunderstorms which plague this area at this time of year. The exceptionally hot and humid condition, as was to be seen suited the locals, South Africans and Egyptians better than they did the British athletes.

First up for GB were the Youth E Girls with Poppy Clark and Olivia Heron who both managed well to finish in 4th and 6th respectively with times of 4 mins 52 secs and 4 mins 54 secs. Egypt taking gold and RSA taking silver and bronze.

The Youth D Boys provided GB with the team's fist medal courtesy of Jack Goodman who finished third behind two Egyptians in a time of 4mins 14 secs. Aurelio Calipa and Josh Dreelan finished 4th and 5th in 4:17 and 4:33 to ensure the team gold for GB.

The Youths D Girls Race saw another GB team win courtesy of Saoirse McClure-Fisher 4th (4:22), Sophie Mabbs 7th (4:34) and Rebecca Wren 8th (4:37) in a race dominated again by RSA and Egypt.

The Youths C Girls was won by Japan with Daisy Anderson again agonisingly close to the medals in 4th place in 5 mins 39 secs and with Alannah Mabbs 7th (5:51) and Jessica Sutton 12th (6:30) took another gold team win for the GB.

The Youth B Boys race was a much closer affair with Matthew Griffiths leading into the dubiously long swim but a slight error on the final leg of the swim meant a he had to settle for a very well deserved Silver medal behind an Egyptian in a time of 9 mins 24 secs. He was closely followed by Jonathan Chatten who collected bronze in a time of 9 mins 29. Bradley Sutton who was 4th (9:35) completed another gold winning team. Sam Matthews 8th 10:14), Chris Luff 10th (10:24), Michael Sallis 11th (10:25) Elliott Lavile 12th (10:27) and Charlie Goriup 14th (10:43) completed the team.

GB were represented by India Cooper and Olivia Lowe in the Youth B Girls race and they finished in 5th (11:17) and 7th (11:50) in a race dominated by the Russians.

Greece took their only gold medal in the Youth  A Boys race in which our sole representative was Alexander Allen who finished in 8th place in 12mins 31secs. Unfortunately for all the 1500 metres run courses the local organisers forgot to completely change the course from the previous 1000 metes resulting in some quick time despite the rather long swim.

The Junior and Senior races were run together and provided the GB team with more medals. Hannah Parkinson took bronze in the Junior race in a time of 13 mins 38 secs. Rachel Jones claimed silver in the senior race in a time of 13 mins 09 secs  with Kathy Wellam bronze in 14 mins 06secs.

James Greenwell continued his improvement in the Masters A race with a fine silver in 8 mins 54 secs, Steve Luff gained (9:49) a bronze in the Master B race and Peter Collett (12:10) a silver in the Masters D Races but pride of place and two gold medals went to Barbara Holmes (10:19) Master B and Mary Collett (12:36) Master C.

So the provisional final table reads:

Country Gold Silver Bronze
RSA 10 3 2
EGY 5 3 3
GBR 2 4 5
GUA 2 1 2
RUS 1 1 -
JAP 1 - 1
GRE 1 - -
USA 1 - -
POR - 3 2
ESP - 2 -
ITA - 1 -
CRC - - 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Howard Jones
Thursday, 2nd Oct 2014 2014-10-02 World Modern Pentathlon Coaches Conference

Registration is now closed

Stuart Mason
Wednesday, 1st Oct 2014 2014-10-01 Samantha features on Sportswoman of Month shortlist

Modern pentathlon world champion Samantha Murray has been named on the shortlist for the September Sky Sports Sportswoman of the Month award.

Her nomination follows Samantha’s success in winning the individual gold medal at the world championships in Warsaw last month, when she also helped the British women’s team to team silver.
 
She became only the fourth British woman to win the individual modern pentathlon world crown in a sport that sees athletes tackle fencing, swimming, show jumping and then a run/shoot, all in one day.
 
Samantha features on a shortlist of six athletes along with cyclist Manon Carpenter, golfer Trish Johnson, footballer Kim Little, hurdler Tiffany Porter and wheelchair tennis player Jordanne Whiley.

Samantha said: "It's an honour to be nominated for the Sky Sports Sportswoman of the Month award. My victory at the world championships was a huge milestone for me as an athlete. I wanted to put our sport in the spotlight after so many athletes did us proud at the Commonwealth Games this summer.

"It was a great achievement and it has given me lots of confidence in my training as I gear up and prepare for Olympic qualification for Rio."
 
The winner is determined by a public vote via the Sky Sports Sportswomen website and you can vote for Samantha at http://www1.skysports.com/watch/tv-shows/sportswomen
 
The poll closes at midnight on Sunday 5 October and the winner will be announced on the Sky Sports Sportswomen Show on Tuesday 7 October.
 
Samantha became only Britain’s fourth individual woman modern pentathlon world champion following in the footsteps of Wendy Norman (1982), Steph Cook (2001) and Mhairi Spence (2012).
 
Her individual gold at the world championships in Warsaw followed a silver medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games and an individual bronze at the 2012 world championships in Rome.
 
Samantha is originally from Clitheroe in Lancashire and now lives and trains in Bath.  She is based at Pentathlon GB’s National Training Centre at the University of Bath and she graduated from the University with a French and Politics degree last year.
 
For further information please contact the Pentathlon GB press office at Matchtight Ltd on 01225 383518 or at press@matchtight.co.uk
 
You can also find more information about Pentathlon GB at www.pentathlongb.org by liking us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/PentathlonGB or following us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/PentathlonGB
 
 
Notes for editors
 
 
·      Pentathlon GB is the national governing body for the Olympic sport   of modern pentathlon.
·      Modern pentathlon sees athletes compete in five disciplines – fencing swimming, riding and a run/shoot – all in one day.
·      Britain’s pentathletes have been successful at the highest level, winning medals at the last four Olympic Games. Steph Cook and Kate Allenby won gold and bronze respectively at Sydney 2000, Georgina Harland won bronze at the Athens 2004 Olympics, Heather Fell won silver at the Beijing 2008 Games and Samantha Murray won silver at London 2012.
·      Pentathlon GB receives National Lottery funding from UK Sport and Sport England. You can find out more about UK Sport at www.uksport.gov.uk and about Sport England at www.sportengland.org

 

Steve Ballinger

News from September 2014

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Tuesday, 30th Sep 2014 2014-09-30 Last Chance to Register for WMPCC

Today is the final day of registration for the World Modern Pentathlon Coaches Conference 7th 10th November 2014.

Complete the online registration form at www.wmpcc.org

Stuart Mason
Tuesday, 23rd Sep 2014 2014-09-23 Nigel Laughton is named as Pentathlon GB’s new Chief Executive Officer

Pentathlon GB is pleased to announce the appointment of Nigel Laughton as its new Chief Executive Officer.
 
Nigel, who has 17 years’ experience working in elite sport, joins Pentathlon GB - the National Governing Body (NGB) for the Olympic sport of Modern Pentathlon - on 03 November 2014.
 
He comes to Pentathlon GB after three years as Performance Director of British Skeleton, the NGB of the winter sport of Skeleton.  That role included working as Team GB’s Team Leader for Skeleton at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, where Britain’s Lizzy Yarnold struck gold.
 
Nigel’s extensive experience in the world of sport has included roles as European Development Manager for the International Cricket Council, National Academy Manager of the England and Wales Cricket Board and three seasons as Rugby Operations Director at Bath Rugby.
 
Before joining British Skeleton he played a pivotal role in the setting up and running of the 2009 inaugural cricket Champions League T20 tournament in India, was a director for the Indian Premier League and managed the 2011 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh.
 
After leaving school, Nigel joined the British Army and served for nine years in The Black Watch and flew helicopters.  He also has a degree from Oxford University.
 
Nigel joins Pentathlon GB at an exciting time with less than two years until the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
 
Great Britain hosts the 2015 European Championships at the University of Bath next August – one of the main opportunities for British pentathletes to qualify for Rio.
 
Nigel said: “I am honoured to have been offered this incredible opportunity to lead Pentathlon GB in the lead-up to Rio 2016 and beyond.  I look forward to working with both the development and performance staff, in Bath and across Great Britain, to fulfil the ambitious strategic goals of the association.
 
“With an Olympic qualifying championship in Bath next summer, we have a great chance to showcase the facilities at the University of Bath, which is home to our National Training Centre, and for our athletes to perform on home soil in front of big audiences and crowds,” he added. “Building on the Olympic medal successes since 2000 and continued support from UK Sport, Sport England, Home Nations, other partners and sponsors, Pentathlon GB is a very exciting organisation to be joining.“
 
Anthony Temple QC, Chairman of Pentathlon GB, said: "We are delighted to announce the appointment of Nigel Laughton as our new Chief Executive Officer. Nigel's track record is impressive.  
 
“He joins us at an exciting time for Pentathlon GB and for the sport of modern pentathlon. I am sure he will build on our recent achievements and take Pentathlon GB forward with confidence as we grow our sport in the UK and continue to achieve international successes at all levels."
 
For further information please contact the Pentathlon GB press office at Matchtight Ltd on 01225 383518, 07765 071683 or by email at press@matchtight.co.uk


 

Steve Ballinger
Tuesday, 23rd Sep 2014 2014-09-23 World Modern Pentathlon Coaches Conference

Would all coaches/officials and members of staff attending the World Modern Pentathlon Coaches Conference 7 - 10 November 2015 at the Manchester Conference Centre please complete the online registration form at www.wmpcc.org

You cannot be accredited for the conference without registering. Deadline 30th September 2015

Stuart Mason
Tuesday, 16th Sep 2014 2014-09-16 AGM Calling Notice

The 2014 AGM will be taking place at 1500 on 11 October 2014 at the National Badminton Centre, Bradwell Road, Milton Keynes, MK8 9LA.  You can find the Calling Notice here.

Please e-mail eleanor.guest@pentathlongb.org if you would like to attend.

Eleanor Guest
Friday, 12th Sep 2014 2014-09-12 AASE Application form 2014-15

The AASE (Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence) application form is now available here.  

If you want to know more about the Academy or AASE check out this page or contact Bernie Moss - bernie.moss@pentathlongb.org

Bernie Moss
Sunday, 7th Sep 2014 2014-09-07 Silver for French and Evans as British team end on a high note

The British team ended their Modern Pentathlon World Championships campaign on a high note by winning silver in the mixed relay in Warsaw today (Sunday).
 
Kate French and Joe Evans competed well throughout the day and were just edged out of gold by the powerful Lithuanian pair of London 2012 Olympic gold medallist Laura Asadauskaite and 2013 world champion Justinas Kinderis.
 
It means the Pentathlon GB team will return home with three medals – a gold and two silvers.
 
Samantha Murray became the 2014 modern pentathlon world champion when she won the individual gold medal on Friday, with Murray, French and Freyja Prentice joining forces to win the women’s team silver the same day.
 
Pentathlon GB Performance Director Jan Bartu said: “They did a fantastic job today and it was an absolutely invaluable experience for both of them. I was delighted for them both.
 
“When you’re going head to head against an Olympic champion and a former world champion, people who have medalled so many times you can’t remember them all, it brings a different dynamic into play.”
 
And he said he was happy with the team’s performances across the championships. “This is a fantastic step on the path to Rio," he said. "It’s important for the athletes and coaches to understand where we are and what we’re capable of. These championships have given us the hope that we’re heading in the direction.”
 
French, aged 23, who collected her second silver of the championships today, said: “It been an amazing day. We had a good day all round and we’re really pleased.”
 
Evans, who celebrated his 21st birthday on Friday, said: “It was a brilliant race with Kinderis at the end, I really enjoyed it. I was a bit disappointed with my fourth shoot, but I was really pleased with my performances today.
 
“We’ve got a really strong team,” he added. “It’s fantastic to be training in Bath with everyone else and hopefully we can bring more results through in the future.”
 
French and Evans started well, winning 27 and losing 11 of their fencing contests, a performance that was only bettered by one win by the Asadauskaite and Kinderis. It means the British pairing netted 250 fencing points, trailing the Lithuanians by six points.
 
Evans produced a terrific swim in the second leg of the 2x100m freestyle swim to push the Pentathlon GB pair to the top of the leader board. The pair’s time of 1:54.56 was the third fastest of the day behind Hungary and France, and was worth 357 pentathlon points.
 
The British team went into the ride with 607 points and a slender four-point advantage over Lithuania.
 
Kinderis had two fences down in the riding arena and Asadauskaite went clear, which means the Lithuanian team dropped 14 points from the maximum 300.
 
French and Evans both went clear to take the full 300 points, so they went into the combined event with an 18-second lead over the Lithuanians.
 
French held off Asadauskaite in her two shoots and 800m runs to hand over to Evans with a slight advantage. Evans and Kinderis ran neck-and-neck for the first 800m, but the Lithuanian overtook the young Briton in the fourth and final shoot.
 
Evans gave it everything in the final run and ended up with a hard-earned silver. The British pair clocked a combined event time of 11:32.98 to make sure of their silver medal and came home just three seconds behind the gold medallists.
 
The British team are based at the Pentathlon GB National Training Centre at the University of Bath.
 
Mixed relay results
Gold: Laura Asadauskaite & Justinas Kinderis (LTU) – 1518 points
Silver: Kate French & Joe Evans (GBR)  - 1515 points
Bronze: Oktawia Nowacka & Szymon Staskiericz (POL) – 1504 points
 
 
Pentathlon GB team for World Championships
 
Women’s individual
(* scores count towards team event)
Kate French * – 11.02.91, from: Meopham, Gravesend – lives: Bath
Mhairi Spence – 31.08.85, Farr, near Inverness – Bath
Freyja Prentice *  – 20.05.90, – Inverurie near Aberdeen - Bath
Samantha Murray *  – 25.09.89, Clitheroe, Lancashire – Bath
 
Men’s individual
(* scores count towards team event)
Joe Choong – 23.05.95, Orpington - Bath
Jamie Cooke * - 03.03.91, Cheltenham – Bath
Sam Curry * - 03.09.93, Salfords, Surrey - Bath
Joe Evans * - 05.09.93,  Whitchurch, Shropshire – Bath
 
Women’s relay
Alice Fitton  - 05.08.94 from Atherton, Greater Manchester - lives Bath
Samantha Murray – 25.09.89, Clitheroe, Lancashire – Bath
 
Men’s relay
Jamie Cooke - 03.03.91, Cheltenham – Bath
Tom Toolis – 23.12.92, Hornchurch, North East London - Bath
 
Mixed relay
Joe Evans - 05.09.93, Whitchurch, Shropshire – Bath
Kate French – 11.02.91, from: Meopham, Gravesend – lives: Bath
 
World Championships schedule
 
Monday 1 September: women’s relay
Tuesday 2 September: men’s relay
Wednesday 3 September: women’s semi-finals
Thursday 4 September: men’s semi-finals
Friday 5 September: women’s final (including team event)
Saturday 6 September: men’s final (including team event)
Sunday 7 September: mixed relay
 
For further information please contact the Pentathlon GB press office at Matchtight Ltd on 01225 383518 or at press@matchtight.co.uk
 
You can also find more information about Pentathlon GB at www.pentathlongb.org buy liking us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/PentathlonGB or following us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/PentathlonGB
 
 
Notes for editors
 
 
·      Pentathlon GB is the national governing body for the Olympic sport   of modern pentathlon.
·      Modern pentathlon sees athletes compete in five disciplines – fencing swimming, riding and a run/shoot – all in one day.
·      Britain’s pentathletes have been successful at the highest level, winning medals at the last four Olympic Games. Steph Cook and Kate Allenby won gold and bronze respectively at Sydney 2000, Georgina Harland won bronze at the Athens 2004 Olympics, Heather Fell won silver at the Beijing 2008 Games and Samantha Murray won silver at London 2012.
·      Pentathlon GB receives National Lottery funding from UK Sport and Sport England. You can find out more about UK Sport at www.uksport.gov.uk and about Sport England at www.sportengland.org

Photo courtesy @NickHopeBBC

 

Steve Ballinger
Saturday, 6th Sep 2014 2014-09-06 Top-20 finishes for young pair of Choong and Cooke

Britain’s young pentathletes produced solid performances but couldn’t add to the team’s medal haul at the Modern Pentathlon World Championships in Poland today (Saturday).
 
Nineteen-year-old Joe Choong, competing at only his second senior international event, was the highest placed British finisher in 16th in today’s final in Warsaw.
 
And 23-year-old Jamie Cooke, Britain’s 2011 world junior champion, came home in 20th.

Jan Bartu, Pentathlon GB Performance Director, said: "It was a good day for us. It's a big championships and a lot of good things happened for us today, especially when you consider that Jamie (Cooke) is the oldest guy in the men's team and he is only 23.

"Joe (Choong) is clearly very talented and he is coming through very quickly. A top-16 finish at a World Championships is a really significant result for him," he added. "His skills are really good and he needs more experience and competition exposure to maximise his potential.

"Jamie expected a little more today. He had to run flat out in the semis to qualify for the final today and there wasn't enough left. There is still a long way to go till the Games and he now has his winter preparation coming up."
 
Cooke started the better, winning 15 of his 35 fencing bouts to earn 190 pentathlon points for joint 25th. Choong’s 14 victories gave him 184 points, putting him joint 27th. Russia’s Aleksander Lesun won the fence with 27 victories worth 262 points.
 
Both of the British athletes produced strong swims to climb up the leaderboard. The quickest time of the day went to Egypt’s Amro El Geziry with 1:52.31, which was worth 364 points and saw him take the overall lead.
 
Cooke was a close second in the swim. His 200m freestyle time of 1:52.95 gave him 362 points pushing him into 10th place overall. And Choong recorded the third fastest swim time of the day. His 1:54.56 added 357 points to his score, propelling him to 16th overall.
 
Choong rode a beautifully composed round to go clear within the allowed time to add the maximum 300 points to his total. He went to the combined event in 11th place, starting 79 seconds behind Amro El Geziry, who continued to lead.
 
Cooke had an early fence down and followed that up by dislodging the penultimate fence. Each error cost him seven points and he also accumulated six time penalties, so he came away from the ride with 280 points. He went into the run/shoot in 17th, 88 seconds behind the leader.
 
Choong’s combined event time of 11:11.83 was the 17th fastest and saw him end the day in 16th overall. Cooke’s 11:19.41 was 19th fastest and put him 20th overall.
 
It was world number one Lesun who went on to win gold, comfortably easing part Amro El Geziry, who hung on for silver.
 
Team gold went to Hungary. The British team weren’t going to be in the mix for the team medals today as Cooke was the only nominated team scorer to reach the final. Britain finished 12th overall in the men’s team competition.
 
Tomorrow (Sunday) sees Joe Evans and Kate French represent Great Britain in the final competition of the 2014 World Championships, the mixed relay.
 
So far the British team have won two medals, with Samantha Murray taking individual gold yesterday and partnering Kate French and Freyja Prentice to silver in the women’s team competition.
 
Men’s individual results
Gold: Aleksander Lesun (RUS) – 1534 points
Silver: Amro El Geziry (EGY) – 1520 points
Bronze:  Jan Kuf (CZE) – 1513 points
16th: Joe Choong (GBR) – 1470 points
20th: Jamie Cooke (GBR) – 1453 points
 
 
Men’s team results
Gold: Hungary (Robert Kasza, Bence Demeter & Adam Marosi) – 4462 points
Silver: France (Valentin Belaud, Valentin Prades & Christopher Patte) – 4372 points
Bronze: China (Jianli Guo, Jiahao Han & Haihang Su) - 4346 points
12th: Great Britain (Jamie Cooke, Sam Curry & Joe Evans) – 3729 points
 
 
Pentathlon GB team for World Championships
 
Women’s individual
(* scores count towards team event)
Kate French * – 11.02.91, from: Meopham, Gravesend – lives: Bath
Mhairi Spence – 31.08.85, Farr, near Inverness – Bath
Freyja Prentice *  – 20.05.90, – Inverurie near Aberdeen - Bath
Samantha Murray *  – 25.09.89, Clitheroe, Lancashire – Bath
 
Men’s individual
(* scores count towards team event)
Joe Choong – 23.05.95, Orpington - Bath
Jamie Cooke * - 03.03.91, Cheltenham – Bath
Sam Curry * - 03.09.93, Salfords, Surrey - Bath
Joe Evans * - 05.09.93,  Whitchurch, Shropshire – Bath
 
Women’s relay
Alice Fitton  - 05.08.94 from Atherton, Greater Manchester - lives Bath
Samantha Murray – 25.09.89, Clitheroe, Lancashire – Bath
 
Men’s relay
Jamie Cooke - 03.03.91, Cheltenham – Bath
Tom Toolis – 23.12.92, Hornchurch, North East London - Bath
 
Mixed relay (tbc)
Joe Evans - 05.09.93, Whitchurch, Shropshire – Bath
Kate French – 11.02.91, from: Meopham, Gravesend – lives: Bath
 
World Championships schedule
 
Monday 1 September: women’s relay
Tuesday 2 September: men’s relay
Wednesday 3 September: women’s semi-finals
Thursday 4 September: men’s semi-finals
Friday 5 September: women’s final (including team event)
Saturday 6 September: men’s final (including team event)
Sunday 7 September: mixed relay
 
For further information please contact the Pentathlon GB press office at Matchtight Ltd on 01225 383518 or at press@matchtight.co.uk
 
You can also find more information about Pentathlon GB at www.pentathlongb.org buy liking us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/PentathlonGB or following us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/PentathlonGB
 
 
Notes for editors
 
 
·      Pentathlon GB is the national governing body for the Olympic sport   of modern pentathlon.
·      Modern pentathlon sees athletes compete in five disciplines – fencing swimming, riding and a run/shoot – all in one day.
·      Britain’s pentathletes have been successful at the highest level, winning medals at the last four Olympic Games. Steph Cook and Kate Allenby won gold and bronze respectively at Sydney 2000, Georgina Harland won bronze at the Athens 2004 Olympics, Heather Fell won silver at the Beijing 2008 Games and Samantha Murray won silver at London 2012.
·      Pentathlon GB receives National Lottery funding from UK Sport and Sport England. You can find out more about UK Sport at www.uksport.gov.uk and about Sport England at www.sportengland.org

 

Steve Ballinger
Friday, 5th Sep 2014 2014-09-05 Britain's Samantha Murray is the new modern pentathlon world champion  Samantha Murray - World Champion 2014

Britain’s Samantha Murray is the new modern pentathlon world champion after striking gold in Warsaw today (Friday).

And there was a double celebration for the British team as she joined forces with Kate French and Freyja Prentice to secure the silver medal for Great Britain in the team competition.
 
Twenty-four-year-old Murray becomes only the fourth British woman to win individual Modern Pentathlon World Championship gold and her success today followed an individual bronze at the 2012 World Championships in Rome and silver at the London 2012 Olympics.
 
Murray’s performances today included a modern pentathlon short course world record for the 200m freestyle and she looked calm and relaxed as she climbed from third to first in the run/shoot to secure gold.
 
“It doesn’t feel real,” said Murray, who is originally from Clitheroe in Lancashire and now lives in Bath, where she trains at the Pentathlon GB National Training Centre at the University of Bath.
 
“I’ve worked so hard for this and I’ve been aiming for this competition for a while. To be able to say I’m world champion is absolutely fantastic. I dreamed of this so often and now my dream has come true.
 
“When I started to relax and smile today all the work I have put in came through. I couldn't believe how easy the combined event felt. I was really on top of it today.
 
“My coaches Istvan (Nemeth) Frici (Foldes) and Jan (Bartu) have had so much faith in me. They've given me so much support and pushed me when I needed it and my training partners have been great. I owe a massive thank you to so many people."
 
And she paid tribute to 2012 world champion Mhairi Spence, who didn't make the final today but helped Murray during her campaign. “Having someone of her experience helping me was fantastic. I owe her a huge thank you,” she said.
 
Jan Bartu, Pentathlon GB Performance Director, said: “It was a world class performance. It’s fantastic to see her back because it hasn’t been easy for her over the last year.
 
“She decided to go for it and this is the reward for the hard work. She showed maximum composure in the combined event today. From her first shot she was absolutely relaxed and she kept a fantastic rhythmic.
 
“It was an amazing improvement on how she was shooting last year and it's a credit to Istvan Nemeth and the coaching team, and to the English Institute of Sport team who have all contributed to this success.
 
“It was a well deserved silver medal for the team today,” he added. “They were beaten by a better team – the Chinese were almost perfect today.”
 
Murray is Britain’s fourth individual woman modern pentathlon world champion and follows in the footsteps of Wendy Norman (1982), Steph Cook (2001) and Mhairi Spence (2012).
 
Murray started her campaign today by winning 18 of her 34 fencing bouts to put her joint 14th with 208 pentathlon points. French and Prentice won 14 contests each, to start the day in joint 23rd with 184 points. Russia’s Donata Rimsaite led the field with 25 victories for 250 points.
 
Murray produced a storming swim to climb to second place on the leaderboard. Her time of 2:03.84 was a 200m freestyle modern pentathlon world record in a short course pool – smashing the record of 2:04.26 set by Hungary’s Sarolta Kovacs at the European Championships in Medway three years ago.
 
That time earned Murray 329 pentathlon points taking her total to 537 points and putting her 10 points behind Kovacs, the new overall leader.
 
French’s time of 2:16.89 was the 19th fastest of the day and added 290 points to her total, putting her 25th.  Prentice’s 2:19.40 was the 28th fastest, earning 282 points and putting her 28th overall going into the ride.
 
Murray kept up her momentum with a steady round in the riding arena. She went clear, but incurred six time penalties to add 294 points to her total. That meant she went to the combined event in third with 831 points.
 
She started 16 seconds behind Kovacs, who still led the field, and five seconds behind Rimsaite, who had moved up to second place.
 
Prentice dropped seven points from the maximum 300 available in the ride to go into the combined event in 25th, 88 seconds off the lead, while French collected 286 points in the ride to go into the run shoot in 24th, starting a second ahead of Prentice.
 
Murray looked relaxed as she set off on the run/shoot, moving past Kovacs into the lead on the second of four 800m running legs. She shot calmly and her lead never looked in doubt, and she crossed the finish line triumphantly with a huge smile on her face. Her combined event time of 12:00.6 was the second fastest of the day.
 
China’s Qian Chen came home eight seconds later to take silver, with her team-mate Wanxia Liang taking bronze, a further 19 seconds back.
 
Prentice’s produced the fifth best run/shoot of the day with a time of 12:07.73 to climb to 19th, while French’s 12:37.52 was 17th fastest and saw her finish in 26th.
 
And there was a double celebration with the performances of Murray, Prentice and French sing Great Britain take team silver behind China.
 
Tomorrow (Saturday) the men return to action in their final with Jamie Cooke and 19-year-old Joe Choong representing Great Britain.
 

Photo Courtesy & Copyright @NickHopeBBC

 
Women’s individual results
Gold: Samantha Murray (GBR) – 1411 points
Silver: Qian Chen (CHN) – 1403 points
Bronze: Liang Wanxia (CHN) – 1384 points
19th: Freyja Prentice (GBR) – 1332 points
26th: Kate French (GBR) – 1303 points
 
 
Women’s team results
Gold: China (Qian Chin, Wanxia Liang & Wei Wang) – 4061 points
Silver: Great Britain (Kate French, Samantha Murray & Freyja Prentice) – 4046 points
Bronze: Belarus (Katsiaryna Arol, Anastasiya Prokopenko & Tatsiana Yelizarova) – 4030 points
 
 
 
Pentathlon GB team for World Championships
 
Women’s individual
(* scores count towards team event)
Kate French * – 11.02.91, from: Meopham, Gravesend – lives: Bath
Mhairi Spence – 31.08.85, Farr, near Inverness – Bath
Freyja Prentice *  – 20.05.90, – Inverurie near Aberdeen - Bath
Samantha Murray *  – 25.09.89, Clitheroe, Lancashire – Bath
 
Men’s individual
(* scores count towards team event)
Joe Choong – 23.05.95, Orpington - Bath
Jamie Cooke * - 03.03.91, Cheltenham – Bath
Sam Curry * - 03.09.93, Salfords, Surrey - Bath
Joe Evans * - 05.09.93,  Whitchurch, Shropshire – Bath
 
Women’s relay
Alice Fitton  - 05.08.94 from Atherton, Greater Manchester - lives Bath
Samantha Murray – 25.09.89, Clitheroe, Lancashire – Bath
 
Men’s relay
Jamie Cooke - 03.03.91, Cheltenham – Bath
Tom Toolis – 23.12.92, Hornchurch, North East London - Bath
 
Mixed relay (tbc)
Joe Evans - 05.09.93, Whitchurch, Shropshire – Bath
Kate French – 11.02.91, from: Meopham, Gravesend – lives: Bath
 
World Championships schedule
 
Monday 1 September: women’s relay
Tuesday 2 September: men’s relay
Wednesday 3 September: women’s semi-finals
Thursday 4 September: men’s semi-finals
Friday 5 September: women’s final (including team event)
Saturday 6 September: men’s final (including team event)
Sunday 7 September: mixed relay
 
For further information please contact the Pentathlon GB press office at Matchtight Ltd on 01225 383518 or at press@matchtight.co.uk
 
You can also find more information about Pentathlon GB at www.pentathlongb.org buy liking us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/PentathlonGB or following us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/PentathlonGB
 
 
Notes for editors
 
 
·      Pentathlon GB is the national governing body for the Olympic sport   of modern pentathlon.
·      Modern pentathlon sees athletes compete in five disciplines – fencing swimming, riding and a run/shoot – all in one day.
·      Britain’s pentathletes have been successful at the highest level, winning medals at the last four Olympic Games. Steph Cook and Kate Allenby won gold and bronze respectively at Sydney 2000, Georgina Harland won bronze at the Athens 2004 Olympics, Heather Fell won silver at the Beijing 2008 Games and Samantha  Murray won silver at London 2012.
·      Pentathlon GB receives National Lottery funding from UK Sport and Sport England. You can find out more about UK Sport at www.uksport.gov.uk and about Sport England at www.sportengland.org

 

Steve Ballinger
Thursday, 4th Sep 2014 2014-09-04 Cooke and Choong progress to men’s final at World Championships

Two of Britain’s young athletes have qualified for the men’s final at the Modern Pentathlon World Championships in Poland.
 
Jamie Cooke, aged 23, did it in style by finishing fifth in his semi-final in Warsaw today, while 19-year-old Joe Choong faced an anxious wait before it was confirmed he had sealed the last ‘next highest points scorer’ slot.
 
But there was disappointment for Sam Curry, who was 21 yesterday, and team-mate Joe Evans, who reaches the same landmark tomorrow, as they both missed out on places in Saturday's final.
 
Jan Bartu, Pentathlon GB Performance Director praised the determination of Choong, who is studying for a Mathematics degree at the University of Bath, in reaching the final by the slenderest of margins at only his second senior international competition.
 
“It’s remarkable, you’ve got to have respect for him,” said Bartu. “He showed real intensity in the way he fought and handled the pressure today.”
 
He also praised Cooke, Britain’s 2011 world junior champion. “I would have to say he had his best combined event ever today,” he said. “He was in a really tough group, but he worked his way through the field and ended up in the top-five. That was a really respectable result and hopefully it will give him confidence for the final on Saturday.
 
“We’ve had our youngest men’s team at a World Championships here and competing at this level is a good experience for them.”
 
Group B started in the pool, where both Cooke and Evans got off to a strong start. Cooke’s 200m freestyle time of 1:52.68 was the third fastest earning him 362 pentathlon points. Evans was just behind him in 1:55.92, the fourth fastest time and worth 353 points.
 
Cooke won 13 of his 31 fencing bouts, a performance that earned him 187 points and saw him drop to 15th overall. It meant he went into the run/shoot 20 seconds off the all-important eighth place that meant automatic qualification for the final.
 
Evans started a further 23 seconds back in 22nd place after winning 11 of his fencing contests worth 173 points.
 
Cooke made sure of his place in the final with a combined event time of 11:01.72, the third fastest, to finish fifth overall.
 
Evans’ time of 11:23.36 was the 10th best in the group, but he dropped down to 18th and missed out on the final.
 
Group C also started in the pool, where Choong made a terrific start on his first taste of World Championship action by setting the quickest time in the group – 1:54.37. That meant he started his campaign with 357 pentathlon points.  Curry’s 2:00.67 was 10th fastest, earning him 338 points.
 
Choong won 14 of his 31 fencing bouts to add 194 points to his total and go into the combined event in 11th place – just three seconds off the eighth place automatic qualification spot.
 
Curry won 15 fencing contest, adding 201 points to his swimming total, which meant he went into the combined event in 15th, 12 seconds behind his team-mate.
 
Chong continued his form in the combined event with a time of 11:22.31 to finish 12th overall. That wasn’t enough for an automatic place in the final, but he secured the 12th and last place for the next highest points scorers across the three semis.
 
But Curry missed out. His combined event time of 11:46.85 saw him end his first World Championships campaign in 21st place.
 
Tomorrow (Friday) sees the GB trio of Kate French, Samantha Murray and Freyja Prentice contest the women’s individual final. They were the nominated scorers in the team competition so they will also aim to challenge for the team medals.
 
The British team were the highest scoring team in the heats yesterday, but the teams with all three nominated scorers in the final start from scratch again on Friday.
 
Pentathlon GB team for World Championships
 
Women’s individual
(* scores count towards team event)
Kate French * – 11.02.91, from: Meopham, Gravesend – lives: Bath
Mhairi Spence – 31.08.85, Farr, near Inverness – Bath
Freyja Prentice *  – 20.05.90, – Inverurie near Aberdeen - Bath
Samantha Murray *  – 25.09.89, Clitheroe, Lancashire – Bath
 
Men’s individual
(* scores count towards team event)
Joe Choong – 23.05.95, Orpington - Bath
Jamie Cooke * - 03.03.91, Cheltenham – Bath
Sam Curry * - 03.09.93, Salfords, Surrey - Bath
Joe Evans * - 05.09.93,  Whitchurch, Shropshire – Bath
 
Women’s relay
Alice Fitton  - 05.08.94 from Atherton, Greater Manchester - lives Bath
Samantha Murray – 25.09.89, Clitheroe, Lancashire – Bath
 
Men’s relay
Jamie Cooke - 03.03.91, Cheltenham – Bath
Tom Toolis – 23.12.92, Hornchurch, North East London - Bath
 
Mixed relay (tbc)
Joe Evans - 05.09.93, Whitchurch, Shropshire – Bath
Kate French – 11.02.91, from: Meopham, Gravesend – lives: Bath
 
World Championships schedule
 
Monday 1 September: women’s relay
Tuesday 2 September: men’s relay
Wednesday 3 September: women’s semi-finals
Thursday 4 September: men’s semi-finals
Friday 5 September: women’s final (including team event)
Saturday 6 September: men’s final (including team event)
Sunday 7 September: mixed relay
 
For further information please contact the Pentathlon GB press office at Matchtight Ltd on 01225 383518 or at press@matchtight.co.uk
 
You can also find more information about Pentathlon GB at www.pentathlongb.org buy liking us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/PentathlonGB or following us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/PentathlonGB
 
 
Notes for editors
 
 
·      Pentathlon GB is the national governing body for the Olympic sport   of modern pentathlon.
·      Modern pentathlon sees athletes compete in five disciplines – fencing swimming, riding and a run/shoot – all in one day.
·      Britain’s pentathletes have been successful at the highest level, winning medals at the last four Olympic Games. Steph Cook and Kate Allenby won gold and bronze respectively at Sydney 2000, Georgina Harland won bronze at the Athens 2004 Olympics, Heather Fell won silver at the Beijing 2008 Games and Samantha  Murray won silver at London 2012.
·      Pentathlon GB receives National Lottery funding from UK Sport and Sport England. You can find out more about UK Sport at www.uksport.gov.uk and about Sport England at www.sportengland.org

Steve Ballinger
Wednesday, 3rd Sep 2014 2014-09-03 GB trio qualify for World Championships final

Great Britain will have three athletes competing in the women’s final at the Modern Pentathlon World Championships in Poland on Friday after Samantha Murray, Kate French and Freyja Prentice qualified from the heats today.

The trio were Britain’s nominated scorers for the team competition, so their progress to the final means Britain will be able to battle for the medals in both the team and the individual events.
 
But there was disappointment for Mhairi Spence in Warsaw as she was edged out of a place in the final.
 
With three semi-finals taking place today, the pressure was on for athletes to secure top-eight finishes in each to book an automatic place in Friday’s final. If they missed that, they had to rely on one of the remaining places available to the next 12 highest points scorers across the three semis.
 
Murray and French both started well in group A. Murray won 18 of her 27 fencing bouts for 242 points and joint third place. French’s 14 wins put her in 11th place with 210 pentathlon points.
 
Murray produced a strong swim to leap to the top of the leaderboard. Her 200m freestyle time of 2:05.73 was worth 323 points which meant she went into the combined event with a healthy 56-second lead over the ninth placed athlete.
 
French still had work to do. Her swim time of 2:16.97 was the 11th fastest, adding 290 points to her total. She went to the combined event in 15th, nine seconds off the all-important eighth place.
 
Murray produced a solid combined event, crossing the finish line first to comfortably book her place in the final with a time of 13:06.41. French had to work harder, but she carved her way through the field and crossed the line in eighth to make sure she joined Murray in the final. Her combined event time of 12:23.50 was the fifth fastest in group A.
 
Group B started in the pool, where Spence’s 200m freestyle time of 2:12.93 was the seventh fastest, earning 302 points.
 
She could only win 12 of her 26 fencing bouts, which added 202 points to her swimming score and saw her go to the combined event in joint 13th.
 
Spence rounded off her campaign with a combined event time of 12:56.59, the 15th fastest of group B, which saw her finish 14th overall with 1028 points and facing an anxious wait to see if that was enough to qualify for the final.
 
Prentice started her campaign in the pool in group C. Her time of 2:19.43 put her 20th with 282 points. She added 218 points to her total by winning 14 of her 26 fencing bouts. That meant she went into the combined event in 13th, 11 seconds off the all-important eighth place.
 
She produced a spirited performance, clocking a time of 12:21.49 – the third fastest combined event in group C – to finish seventh and progress to the final. That performance also kept Britain's team campaign alive.
 
But there was disappointment for Spence, who found her points score wasn’t enough to progress as a ‘next highest points scorer’.
 
Jan Bartu, Pentathlon GB Performance Director, said: “Samantha, Kate and Freyja proved that they deserved to be in the team. Despite a few setbacks during the day, they competed well.
 
“It was good to see Samantha looking confident and competing really well. Kate was on the back foot a bit in the fencing, so she had to run hard to be sure of getting into the final." he added.  “We always had confidence Freyja could make it into the final and she did. She still has room for improvement in the shoot, but I think that will get better in the final.”
 
Tomorrow (Thursday) the British men get their individual and team campaigns underway. Joe Choong, Jamie Cooke, Sam Curry and Joe Evans are all aiming for places in Saturday’s final.
 
Pentathlon GB team for World Championships
 
Women’s individual
(* scores count towards team event)
Kate French * – 11.02.91, from: Meopham, Gravesend – lives: Bath
Mhairi Spence – 31.08.85, Farr, near Inverness – Bath
Freyja Prentice *  – 20.05.90, – Inverurie near Aberdeen - Bath
Samantha Murray *  – 25.09.89, Clitheroe, Lancashire – Bath
 
Men’s individual
(three scorers to be nominated towards team event score)
Joe Choong – 23.05.95, Orpington - Bath
Jamie Cooke - 03.03.91, Cheltenham – Bath
Sam Curry - 03.09.93, Salfords, Surrey - Bath
Joe Evans - 05.09.93,  Whitchurch, Shropshire – Bath
 
Women’s relay
Alice Fitton  - 05.08.94 from Atherton, Greater Manchester - lives Bath
Samantha Murray – 25.09.89, Clitheroe, Lancashire – Bath
 
Men’s relay
Jamie Cooke - 03.03.91, Cheltenham – Bath
Tom Toolis – 23.12.92, Hornchurch, North East London - Bath
 
Mixed relay (tbc)
Joe Evans - 05.09.93, Whitchurch, Shropshire – Bath
Kate French – 11.02.91, from: Meopham, Gravesend – lives: Bath
 
World Championships schedule
 
Monday 1 September: women’s relay
Tuesday 2 September: men’s relay
Wednesday 3 September: women’s semi-finals
Thursday 4 September: men’s semi-finals
Friday 5 September: women’s final (including team event)
Saturday 6 September: men’s final (including team event)
Sunday 7 September: mixed relay
 
For further information please contact the Pentathlon GB press office at Matchtight Ltd on 01225 383518 or at press@matchtight.co.uk
 
You can also find more information about Pentathlon GB at www.pentathlongb.org buy liking us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/PentathlonGB or following us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/PentathlonGB
 
 
Notes for editors
 
 
·      Pentathlon GB is the national governing body for the Olympic sport   of modern pentathlon.
·      Modern pentathlon sees athletes compete in five disciplines – fencing swimming, riding and a run/shoot – all in one day.
·      Britain’s pentathletes have been successful at the highest level, winning medals at the last four Olympic Games. Steph Cook and Kate Allenby won gold and bronze respectively at Sydney 2000, Georgina Harland won bronze at the Athens 2004 Olympics, Heather Fell won silver at the Beijing 2008 Games and Samantha  Murray won silver at London 2012.
·      Pentathlon GB receives National Lottery funding from UK Sport and Sport England. You can find out more about UK Sport at www.uksport.gov.uk and about Sport England at www.sportengland.org

Steve Ballinger
Tuesday, 2nd Sep 2014 2014-09-02 Cooke and Toolis are seventh in men's relay

Britain’s Jamie Cooke and Tom Toolis finished in a creditable seventh place in the first men’s competition of the 2014 Modern Pentathlon World Championships in Poland today (Tuesday).
 
The British pair climbed two places from ninth in the combined event but couldn’t get among the medals in the men’s relay competition at the championships in Warsaw.
 
Pentathlon GB Performance Director Jan Bartu said: “They delivered the performances we expected from them today. Realistically a top-six finish would have been perfect, but a top-seven is respectable.
 
“They gave away a few victories in the fencing, but they had a very good swim, a clear ride and a decent combined event at a top competition,” he added. “It’s a very good start for the men’s team in Warsaw.
 
“It was also a good warm-up competition for Jamie ahead of the individual semi-finals on Thursday, while Tom confirmed that he has been gradually improving this year.”
 
Toolis, competing at his first World Championships won a men's relay bronze at the last month's European Championships, and Cooke, Britain’s 2011 World Junior Champion, made a steady start, winning 13 of their fencing bouts worth 187 pentathlon points. That meant they started their campaign in 12th place among the 17 nations in action.
 
Teams from Belarus, the Czech Republic and France led the way with 19 victories apiece for 229 points.
 
The British pairing produced the fourth fastest 2x100m freestyle swim of the day – a time of 1:45.36 – adding 384 points to their total. That kept them in 12th overall with a new total of 571 points.
 
The Russians set the fastest time of the day – 1:44.61 – while the team from Belarus were now leading the field by just two points from the Czech Republic and Egypt.
 
Cooke and Toolis kept up their momentum by winning the ride. The pair both went clear in the allowed time to bag the maximum 300 points in the riding arena.
 
Their time of 1:45.36 was the quickest of the 10 teams to go clear in the allowed time.  Great Britain climbed to ninth going into the run/shoot with a total of 871 points. They started 32 seconds behind the Belarus pair of Raman Pinchuk and Stanislau Zhurauliou, who continued to lead with 903 points.
 
Cooke led the GB pair off on the run/shoot, handing over to Toolis. Their time of 10:48.10 were the seventh fastest of the day, earning 652 pentathlon points to cross the line seventh.
 
Gold went to the French pair of Valentin Prades and Valentin Belaud, who climbed from fifth place in the run/shoot.  Belarus took silver with Korea winning bronze.
 
Tomorrow (Wednesday) sees the start of the individual competitions, with a quartet of British women Kate French, Samantha Murray, Freyja Prentice and Mhairi Spence - bidding for places in Friday’s final.
 
 
Men’s relay results
Gold: Valentin Prades & Valentin Belaud (FRA) – 1578 points
Silver: Raman Pinchuk & Stanislau Zhurauliou (BLR) – 1576 points
Bronze: Woojin Hwang & Woo Jin Lee (KOR) – 1571 points
7th: Jamie Cooke & Tom Toolis (GBR) -  1523 points
 
 
Pentathlon GB team for World Championships
 
Women’s individual
(three scorers to be nominated towards team event score)
Kate French – 11.02.91, from: Meopham, Gravesend – lives: Bath
Mhairi Spence – 31.08.85, Farr, near Inverness – Bath
Freyja Prentice – 20.05.90, – Inverurie near Aberdeen - Bath
Samantha Murray – 25.09.89, Clitheroe, Lancashire – Bath
 
Men’s individual
(three scorers to be nominated towards team event score)
Joe Choong – 23.05.95, Orpington - Bath
Jamie Cooke - 03.03.91, Cheltenham – Bath
Sam Curry - 03.09.93, Salfords, Surrey - Bath
Joe Evans - 05.09.93,  Whitchurch, Shropshire – Bath
 
Women’s relay
Alice Fitton  - 05.08.94 from Atherton, Greater Manchester - lives Bath
Samantha Murray – 25.09.89, Clitheroe, Lancashire – Bath
 
Men’s relay
Jamie Cooke - 03.03.91, Cheltenham – Bath
Tom Toolis – 23.12.92, Hornchurch, North East London - Bath
 
Mixed relay (tbc)
Joe Evans - 05.09.93, Whitchurch, Shropshire – Bath
Kate French – 11.02.91, from: Meopham, Gravesend – lives: Bath
 
World Championships schedule
 
Monday 1 September: women’s relay
Tuesday 2 September: men’s relay
Wednesday 3 September: women’s semi-finals
Thursday 4 September: men’s semi-finals
Friday 5 September: women’s final (including team event)
Saturday 6 September: men’s final (including team event)
Sunday 7 September: mixed relay
 
For further information please contact the Pentathlon GB press office at Matchtight Ltd on 01225 383518 or at press@matchtight.co.uk
 
You can also find more information about Pentathlon GB at www.pentathlongb.org buy liking us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/PentathlonGB or following us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/PentathlonGB
 
 
Notes for editors
 
 
·      Pentathlon GB is the national governing body for the Olympic sport   of modern pentathlon.
·      Modern pentathlon sees athletes compete in five disciplines – fencing swimming, riding and a run/shoot – all in one day.
·      Britain’s pentathletes have been successful at the highest level, winning medals at the last four Olympic Games. Steph Cook and Kate Allenby won gold and bronze respectively at Sydney 2000, Georgina Harland won bronze at the Athens 2004 Olympics, Heather Fell won silver at the Beijing 2008 Games and Samantha  Murray won silver at London 2012.
·      Pentathlon GB receives National Lottery funding from UK Sport and Sport England. You can find out more about UK Sport at www.uksport.gov.uk and about Sport England at www.sportengland.org

 

Steve Ballinger
Monday, 1st Sep 2014 2014-09-01 GB miss out on opening day of World Championships

Britain’s Samantha Murray and Alice Fitton missed out on the medals in the opening compeion of the 2014 Modern Pentathlon World Championships in Poland today (Monday).
 
The pair ended the day in 13th place in the women’s relay at the championships in Warsaw.
 
They started off well, finishing joint ninth among the 15 pairings in the fencing with 13 victories from their 28 bouts worth 194 pentathlon points. The Belarus pair of Katsiaryna Arol and Anastasiya Prokopenko led the field with 19 fencing victories for 242 points.
 
Murray and Fitton produced by far the quickest swim time of the day to climb to fifth overall. The British duo were the only pair to break the two-minute mark for the 2x100m freestyle relay – and they did it in style with a time of 1:56.67. That added 350 pentathlon points to their total to put them fifth with 544 points, with China’s Qian Chen and Wanxia Liang the new leaders on 564 points.
 
But the British campaign effectively ended the in riding arena, where Murray struggled to control her horse, leading to the team’s elimination from the ride. It meant Britain took no points from the ride, dropping to 13th overall. China continued to lead on 864 pentathlon points.
 
Fitton and Murray put in a brave battle in the run/shoot. Their combined event time of 12:14.03 was the seventh fastest of the day, but it wasn’t enough to improve on their 13th place.
 
Jan Bartu, Pentathlon GB Performance Director, said the pair performed well across the day, apart from that ride.
 
“That’s pentathlon, sometimes this happens,” he said. “I’m sure it will happen to other nations during the course of the championships, but hopefully it was a one-off for us.
 
“They had a reasonable day other than that. They looked good after the swim and they both shot well and had a very good combined event.”
 
China comfortably took gold, from Belarus and Italy.
 
Tomorrow (Tuesday) the British men’s duo of Jamie Cooke and Tom Toolis will contest the men’s relay.
 
Women’s relay results
Gold: Qian Chen & Wanxia Liang (CHN) – 1454 points
Silver: Katsiaryna Arol and Anastasiya Prokopenko (BLR) – 1441 points
Bronze: Lavinia Bonessio & Camilla Lontano (ITA) -  1424 points
13th: Alice Fitton & Samantha Murray (GBR) – 1110 points
 
Pentathlon GB team for World Championships
 
Women’s individual
(three scorers to be nominated towards team event score)
Kate French – 11.02.91, from: Meopham, Gravesend – lives: Bath
Mhairi Spence – 31.08.85, Farr, near Inverness – Bath
Freyja Prentice – 20.05.90, – Inverurie near Aberdeen - Bath
Samantha Murray – 25.09.89, Clitheroe, Lancashire – Bath
 
Men’s individual
(three scorers to be nominated towards team event score)
Joe Choong – 23.05.95, Orpington - Bath
Jamie Cooke - 03.03.91, Cheltenham – Bath
Sam Curry - 03.09.93, Salfords, Surrey - Bath
Joe Evans - 05.09.93,  Whitchurch, Shropshire – Bath
 
Women’s relay
Alice Fitton  - 05.08.94 from Atherton, Greater Manchester - lives Bath
Samantha Murray – 25.09.89, Clitheroe, Lancashire – Bath
 
Men’s relay
Jamie Cooke - 03.03.91, Cheltenham – Bath
Tom Toolis – 23.12.92, Hornchurch, North East London - Bath
 
Mixed relay (tbc)
Joe Evans - 05.09.93, Whitchurch, Shropshire – Bath
Kate French – 11.02.91, from: Meopham, Gravesend – lives: Bath
 
World Championships schedule
 
Monday 1 September: women’s relay
Tuesday 2 September: men’s relay
Wednesday 3 September: women’s semi-finals
Thursday 4 September: men’s semi-finals
Friday 5 September: women’s final (including team event)
Saay 6 September: men’s final (including team event)
Sunday 7 September: mixed relay
 
For further information please contact the Pentathlon GB press office at Matchtight Ltd on 01225 383518 or at press@matchtight.co.uk
 
You can also find more information about Pentathlon GB at www.pentathlongb.org buy liking us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/PentathlonGB or following us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/PentathlonGB
 
 
Notes for editors
 
 
·      Pentathlon GB is the national governing body for the Olympic sport   of modern pentathlon.
·      Modern pentathlon sees athletes compete in five disciplines – fencing swimming, riding and a run/shoot – all in one day.
·      Britain’s pentathletes have been successful at the highest level, winning medals at the last four Olympic Games. Steph Cook and Kate Allenby won gold and bronze respectively at Sydney 2000, Georgina Harland won bronze at the Athens 2004 Olympics, Heather Fell won silver at the Beijing 2008 Games and Samantha  Murray won silver at London 2012.
·      Pentathlon GB receives National Lottery funding from UK Sport and Sport England. You can find out more about UK Sport at www.uksport.gov.uk and about Sport England at www.sportengland.org

 

Steve Ballinger



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Friday, 5th Sep 2014 2014-09-05 Britain's Samantha Murray is the new modern pentathlon world champion  Samantha Murray - World Champion 2014

Britain’s Samantha Murray is the new modern pentathlon world champion after striking gold in Warsaw today (Friday).

And there was a double celebration for the British team as she joined forces with Kate French and Freyja Prentice to secure the silver medal for Great Britain in the team competition.
 
Twenty-four-year-old Murray becomes only the fourth British woman to win individual Modern Pentathlon World Championship gold and her success today followed an individual bronze at the 2012 World Championships in Rome and silver at the London 2012 Olympics.
 
Murray’s performances today included a modern pentathlon short course world record for the 200m freestyle and she looked calm and relaxed as she climbed from third to first in the run/shoot to secure gold.
 
“It doesn’t feel real,” said Murray, who is originally from Clitheroe in Lancashire and now lives in Bath, where she trains at the Pentathlon GB National Training Centre at the University of Bath.
 
“I’ve worked so hard for this and I’ve been aiming for this competition for a while. To be able to say I’m world champion is absolutely fantastic. I dreamed of this so often and now my dream has come true.
 
“When I started to relax and smile today all the work I have put in came through. I couldn't believe how easy the combined event felt. I was really on top of it today.
 
“My coaches Istvan (Nemeth) Frici (Foldes) and Jan (Bartu) have had so much faith in me. They've given me so much support and pushed me when I needed it and my training partners have been great. I owe a massive thank you to so many people."
 
And she paid tribute to 2012 world champion Mhairi Spence, who didn't make the final today but helped Murray during her campaign. “Having someone of her experience helping me was fantastic. I owe her a huge thank you,” she said.
 
Jan Bartu, Pentathlon GB Performance Director, said: “It was a world class performance. It’s fantastic to see her back because it hasn’t been easy for her over the last year.
 
“She decided to go for it and this is the reward for the hard work. She showed maximum composure in the combined event today. From her first shot she was absolutely relaxed and she kept a fantastic rhythmic.
 
“It was an amazing improvement on how she was shooting last year and it's a credit to Istvan Nemeth and the coaching team, and to the English Institute of Sport team who have all contributed to this success.
 
“It was a well deserved silver medal for the team today,” he added. “They were beaten by a better team – the Chinese were almost perfect today.”
 
Murray is Britain’s fourth individual woman modern pentathlon world champion and follows in the footsteps of Wendy Norman (1982), Steph Cook (2001) and Mhairi Spence (2012).
 
Murray started her campaign today by winning 18 of her 34 fencing bouts to put her joint 14th with 208 pentathlon points. French and Prentice won 14 contests each, to start the day in joint 23rd with 184 points. Russia’s Donata Rimsaite led the field with 25 victories for 250 points.
 
Murray produced a storming swim to climb to second place on the leaderboard. Her time of 2:03.84 was a 200m freestyle modern pentathlon world record in a short course pool – smashing the record of 2:04.26 set by Hungary’s Sarolta Kovacs at the European Championships in Medway three years ago.
 
That time earned Murray 329 pentathlon points taking her total to 537 points and putting her 10 points behind Kovacs, the new overall leader.
 
French’s time of 2:16.89 was the 19th fastest of the day and added 290 points to her total, putting her 25th.  Prentice’s 2:19.40 was the 28th fastest, earning 282 points and putting her 28th overall going into the ride.
 
Murray kept up her momentum with a steady round in the riding arena. She went clear, but incurred six time penalties to add 294 points to her total. That meant she went to the combined event in third with 831 points.
 
She started 16 seconds behind Kovacs, who still led the field, and five seconds behind Rimsaite, who had moved up to second place.
 
Prentice dropped seven points from the maximum 300 available in the ride to go into the combined event in 25th, 88 seconds off the lead, while French collected 286 points in the ride to go into the run shoot in 24th, starting a second ahead of Prentice.
 
Murray looked relaxed as she set off on the run/shoot, moving past Kovacs into the lead on the second of four 800m running legs. She shot calmly and her lead never looked in doubt, and she crossed the finish line triumphantly with a huge smile on her face. Her combined event time of 12:00.6 was the second fastest of the day.
 
China’s Qian Chen came home eight seconds later to take silver, with her team-mate Wanxia Liang taking bronze, a further 19 seconds back.
 
Prentice’s produced the fifth best run/shoot of the day with a time of 12:07.73 to climb to 19th, while French’s 12:37.52 was 17th fastest and saw her finish in 26th.
 
And there was a double celebration with the performances of Murray, Prentice and French sing Great Britain take team silver behind China.
 
Tomorrow (Saturday) the men return to action in their final with Jamie Cooke and 19-year-old Joe Choong representing Great Britain.
 

Photo Courtesy & Copyright @NickHopeBBC

 
Women’s individual results
Gold: Samantha Murray (GBR) – 1411 points
Silver: Qian Chen (CHN) – 1403 points
Bronze: Liang Wanxia (CHN) – 1384 points
19th: Freyja Prentice (GBR) – 1332 points
26th: Kate French (GBR) – 1303 points
 
 
Women’s team results
Gold: China (Qian Chin, Wanxia Liang & Wei Wang) – 4061 points
Silver: Great Britain (Kate French, Samantha Murray & Freyja Prentice) – 4046 points
Bronze: Belarus (Katsiaryna Arol, Anastasiya Prokopenko & Tatsiana Yelizarova) – 4030 points
 
 
 
Pentathlon GB team for World Championships
 
Women’s individual
(* scores count towards team event)
Kate French * – 11.02.91, from: Meopham, Gravesend – lives: Bath
Mhairi Spence – 31.08.85, Farr, near Inverness – Bath
Freyja Prentice *  – 20.05.90, – Inverurie near Aberdeen - Bath
Samantha Murray *  – 25.09.89, Clitheroe, Lancashire – Bath
 
Men’s individual
(* scores count towards team event)
Joe Choong – 23.05.95, Orpington - Bath
Jamie Cooke * - 03.03.91, Cheltenham – Bath
Sam Curry * - 03.09.93, Salfords, Surrey - Bath
Joe Evans * - 05.09.93,  Whitchurch, Shropshire – Bath
 
Women’s relay
Alice Fitton  - 05.08.94 from Atherton, Greater Manchester - lives Bath
Samantha Murray – 25.09.89, Clitheroe, Lancashire – Bath
 
Men’s relay
Jamie Cooke - 03.03.91, Cheltenham – Bath
Tom Toolis – 23.12.92, Hornchurch, North East London - Bath
 
Mixed relay (tbc)
Joe Evans - 05.09.93, Whitchurch, Shropshire – Bath
Kate French – 11.02.91, from: Meopham, Gravesend – lives: Bath
 
World Championships schedule
 
Monday 1 September: women’s relay
Tuesday 2 September: men’s relay
Wednesday 3 September: women’s semi-finals
Thursday 4 September: men’s semi-finals
Friday 5 September: women’s final (including team event)
Saturday 6 September: men’s final (including team event)
Sunday 7 September: mixed relay
 
For further information please contact the Pentathlon GB press office at Matchtight Ltd on 01225 383518 or at press@matchtight.co.uk
 
You can also find more information about Pentathlon GB at www.pentathlongb.org buy liking us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/PentathlonGB or following us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/PentathlonGB
 
 
Notes for editors
 
 
·      Pentathlon GB is the national governing body for the Olympic sport   of modern pentathlon.
·      Modern pentathlon sees athletes compete in five disciplines – fencing swimming, riding and a run/shoot – all in one day.
·      Britain’s pentathletes have been successful at the highest level, winning medals at the last four Olympic Games. Steph Cook and Kate Allenby won gold and bronze respectively at Sydney 2000, Georgina Harland won bronze at the Athens 2004 Olympics, Heather Fell won silver at the Beijing 2008 Games and Samantha  Murray won silver at London 2012.
·      Pentathlon GB receives National Lottery funding from UK Sport and Sport England. You can find out more about UK Sport at www.uksport.gov.uk and about Sport England at www.sportengland.org

 

Steve Ballinger



UK Modern Pentathlon Roll of Honour

Top 6 finishers in Olympic Games, World Championships and World Cup Finals

2014
Senior World Championships Samantha Murray Individual Gold
Senior World Championships French, Murray, Prentice Women's Team Silver
Senior World Championships Evans, French Mixed Team Relay Silver
Youth Olympics Francesca Summers Individual Silver
Junior World Championships Fitton, Muir, Summers Women's Team Gold
Youth World Championships Francesca Summers Individual Bronze
Youth World Championships Bryson, Prise, Summers Women's Team Gold
2013
Senior World Championships Nick Woodbridge Individual Silver
Senior World Championships Jamie Cooke Individual 5th
Senior World Championships Evans, Murray Mixed Relay 4th
Senior World Championships French, Prentice, Spence Women's Team Relay 4th
Senior World Championships Cooke, Evans, Woodbridge Men's Team Relay 5th
Senior World Championships French, Murray, Spence Women's Team Gold
World Cup Final Jamie Cooke Individual 6th
Junior World Championships Fitton, Muir, K.Prise Women's Team Relay Gold
Youth A World Championships Joe Choong Individual Silver
2012
London Olympics Samantha Murray Individual Silver
Senior World Championships Mhairi Spence Individual Gold
Senior World Championships Samantha Murray Individual Bronze
Senior World Championships Fell, Murray, Spence Women's Team Gold
Senior World Championships Burke, French, Livingston Women's Team Relay Bronze
Junior World Championships Fowlie, Prise, Wain Women's Team Relay Bronze
World Cup Final Heather Fell Individual Silver
World Cup Final Nick Woodbridge Individual 5th
2011
Junior World Championships Jamie Cooke Individual Gold
Junior World Championships Freyja Prentice Individual Bronze
Junior World Championships Lydia Rosling Individual 5th
Junior World Championships French, Prentice, Rosling Women's Team Gold
Junior World Championships Prentice, Rosling Women's Team Relay Gold
Junior World Championships French, Myatt Mixed Team Relay 4th
World Championships Burke, Prentice, Spence Team 5th
World Cup Final Nick Woodbridge Individual Bronze
World Cup Final Mhairi Spence Individual 5th


2010
Senior World Championships Fell, Murray, Prentice Women's Team Silver
Junior World Championships Burke, Murray, Prentice Women's Team Gold
Junior World Championships Burke, French, Prentice Women's Team Relay Gold
Junior World Championships Freyja Prentice Individual Silver
Junior World Championships Kate French Individual 4th
Junior World Championships Jamie Cooke Individual 5th


2009
Senior World Championships Fell, Livingston, Spence Women's Team Silver
Senior World Championships Weale, Woodbridge Men's Team Relay 4th
Senior World Championships Fell, Spence Women's Team Relay 4th


2008
Olympic Games Heather Fell Individual Silver
Senior World Championships Katy Livingston Individual Bronze
Senior World Championships Fell, Harland, Spence Team Silver
Senior World Championships Fell, Livingston, Spence Team Relay Silver
World Cup Final Heather Fell Individual Silver
Junior World Championships Ferguson, Grandfield, Prentice Women's Team Silver
Youth World Championships Jamie Cooke Individual Silver
Youth World Championships Cooke, Legon, Worrall Team Bronze


2007
Senior World Championships Livingston, Spence, Weedon Women's Relay Gold


2006
Senior World Championships Harland, Spence, Weedon Women's Team Relay Silver
Senior World Championships Harland, Spence, Livingston Women's Team Silver
Junior World Championships Mhairi Spence Individual Silver
Junior World Championships Spence, Helyer, Gomersall S Women's Team Gold
Junior World Championships Spence, Helyer, Gomersall S Women's Team Relay Gold


2005
Junior World Championships Spence, Livingston, Gomersall S Women's Team Gold
Junior World Championships Mhairi Spence Individual Bronze


2004
Junior World Championships Spence, Fell, Livingston Women's Team Relay Silver
Junior World Championships Spence, Fell, Rowell Women's Team Bronze
Junior World Championships Mhairi Spence Individual 5th
Olympic Games Georgina Harland Individual Bronze
Youth World Championships Nick Woodbridge Individual Gold
World Cup Final Kate Allenby Individual Gold
World Championships Allenby, Clark, Harland Women's Team Gold
World Championships Kate Allenby Individual Silver
World Championships Georgina Harland Individual 5th


2003
World Cup Final Georgina Harland Individual Gold
World Cup Final Kate Allenby Individual 5th
World Championships Kate Allenby Individual Bronze
World Championships Allenby, Harland, Lewis S Women's Team Gold
Junior World Championships Heather Fell Individual Gold
Junior World Championships Lindsey Weedon Individual Bronze
Junior World Championships Fell, Livingston, Weedon Women's Team Relay Silver
Junior World Championships Fell, Livingston, Weedon Women's Team Gold


2002
World Cup Final Georgina Harland Individual Gold
World Championships Georgina Harland Individual Bronze
Junior World Championships Clark, Fell, Langridge Women's Team Silver


2001
World Cup Final Sian Lewis Individual Gold
World Cup Final Georgina Harland Individual 5th
Junior World Championships Emily Bright Individual Silver
Junior World Championships Bright, Clark, Langridge Women's Team Bronze
Junior World Championships Bright, Clark, Langridge Women's Team Relay Silver
World Championships Steph Cook Individual Gold
World Championships Georgina Harland Individual Bronze
World Championships Kate Allenby Individual 5th
World Championships Allenby, Cook, Lewis S Women's Team Gold
World Championships Allenby, Cook, Harland Women's Team Relay Gold


2000
World Cup Final Georgina Harland Individual 5th
Olympic Games Steph Cook Individual Gold
Olympic Games Kate Allenby Individual Bronze
Junior World Championships Bright, Clark, Langridge Women's Team Relay Bronze
Junior World Championships Emily Bright Individual 6th
World Championships Kate Allenby Individual 6th
World Championships Allenby, Cook, Harland Women's Team Silver
World Championships Cook, Kinsey, Lewis S Women's Team Relay Silver


1999
World Championships Allenby, Cook, Lewis S Women's Team Silver
World Championships Cook, Harland, Lewis G Women's Team Relay Gold
World Cup Final Kate Allenby Individual Bronze
World Cup Final Steph Cook Individual 4th
Junior World Championships Giles Hancock Individual 6th


1998
World Championships Lewis S, Cook, Allenby Women's Team Silver
World Championships Allen, Allenby, Cook Women's Team Relay Bronze
World Cup Final Kate Allenby Individual Gold


1997
World Championships Allen, Allenby, Houston Women's Team Relay Bronze
Junior World Championships Georgina Harland Individual Silver
Junior World Championships Harland, Bright, Lewis G Women's Team 6th


1996
World Championships Kate Allenby Individual 6th
World Championships Allenby, Lewis G, Wilmott Women's Team Relay 6th
World Cup Kate Allenby Individual Bronze
Junior World Championships Lewis, Leach, Harland Women's Team 5th
Junior World Championships Lewis, Leach, Harland Women's Team Relay 6th


1995
World Championships Allen, Allenby, Andrews Women's Team Relay 5th
Junior World Championships Kate Allenby Individual Silver


1994
World Championships Phelps, Brookhouse, Whyte Men's Team Silver
Junior World Championships Kate Allenby Individual Bronze
Junior World Championships Allenby, Kimberley, Lewis Women's Team 6th
Junior World Championships Allenby, Kimberley, Kipling Women's Team Relay 6th


1993
World Championships Ric Phelps Individual Gold
World Championships Macfadden, Houston, Rowe Women's Team Relay 5th
Junior World Championships Allen, Kimberley, Kipling Women's Team Silver


1992
Olympic Games Phelps, Mahony, Brookhouse Men's Team 6th
World Championships Cox, Houston, Kipling Women's Team 5th
Junior World Championships Allen, Kimberley, Kipling Women's Team Relay 5th


1991
Junior World Championships Kimberley, Kipling, Nicholas Women's Team Relay 4th


1990
World Championships Ric Phelps Individual 5th
World Championships Mahony, Phelps, Brookhouse Men's Team 5th
Junior World Championships Nicholas, Macfadden, Kimberley Women's TeamRelay 6th
Junior World Championships Nicholas, Macfadden, Kipling Women's Relay 6th


1989
World Championships Ric Phelps Individual 5th


1988
Olympic Games Ric Phelps Individual 6th
Olympic Games Mahony, Phelps, Brookhouse Men's Team Bronze
World Championships Norman, Ball, Cox Women's Team 6th


1987
World Championships Dominic Mahony Individual 6th
World Championships Mahony, Phelps, Brookhouse Men's Team Bronze
World Championships Norman, Ball, Flaherty Women's Team 4th
Junior World Championships Whyte, Ball, Chaffey Men's Team 5th


1986
World Championships Norman, Purton, Ball Women's Team 6th
World Championships Mahony, Hart, Phelps Men's Team 6th
Junior World Championships Lawrence, Whyte, Griffiths Men's Team 4th


1985
World Championships Wendy Norman Individual 5th
Junior World Championships Dominic Mahony Individual 6th


1984
Olympic Games Ric Phelps Individual 4th
World Championships Wendy Norman Individual 4th
World Championships Norman, Sowerby, Purton Women's Team 6th


1983
World Championships Sarah Parker Individual Bronze
World Championships Teresa Purton Individual 5th
World Championships Parker, Purton, Sowerby Women's Team Gold
World Championships Ric Phelps Individual 6th


1982
World Championships Wendy Norman Individual Gold
World Championships Sarah Parker Indivdual Silver
World Championships Kathy Tayler Individual Bronze
World Championships Norman, Parker, Tayler Women's Team Gold
Junior World Championships Ric Phelps Individual Bronze
Junior World Championships Phelps, Royston, Tayler Men's Team Bronze


1981
World Championships Wendy Norman Individual Bronze
World Championships Norman, Tayler, Parker Women's Team Gold
Junior World Championships Ric Phelps Individual 5th
Junior World Championships Phelps, Tayler, Royston Men's Team 4th


1980
Junior World Championships Ric Phelps Individual Silver
Junior World Championships Phelps, Tayler, Royston Men's Team Bronze


1978
Junior World Championships Phelps, Humpage, Brodie Men's Team 4th


1976
Olympic Games Parker, Nightingale, Fox Men's Team Gold
Olympic Games Adrian Parker Individual 5th
Junior World Championships Clarke, Tolfree, Mumford Men's Team 5th


1975
World Championships Jim Fox Individual Bronze


1974
World Championships Jim Fox Individual 6th


1973
Junior World Championships Wall, Nightingale, Mullis Men's Team 5th


1972
Olympic Games Jim Fox Individual 4th


1967
World Championships Jim Fox Individual 5th


1966
World Championships Jim Fox Individual 5th


1957
World Championships Don Cobley Individual 6th


1951
World Championships Lumsdaine, Percy, Blacker Men's Team 4th


1950
World Championships Lumsdaine, Duckworth, Marsh Men's Team 5th


1949
World Championships Lumsdaine, Duckworth, Brooke Men's Team 4th


1928
Olympic Games David Turquand-Young Individual 6th