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Sam Curry wins Bronze

Posted on Friday, 21st Jun 2013 by Jan Bartu

Whitgift School graduate, University of Bath student and one of the talented young athletes nurtured by the Pentathlon GB Performance Pathway, Samuel Curry, won Individual Bronze at the 2013 Junior European Championships in Sofia today. Sam proved his strong fencing skills, swam peak time, performed faultless ride and hang on to the podium position thanks to good shooting.

It is reminiscence of the Bronze medal finish by Samuel Weale in the same competition in 2002. British Junior men are seen in every international event this year challenging more experienced international field with hunger to prove their place in the top international Pentathlon.

Many congratulations to Samuel Curry and to both GB Teams for good representation of the Pentathlon GB and British sport in Sofia. Relays are coming next. , good luck.   


News from June 2015

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Monday, 29th Jun 2015 2015-06-29 Britain’s Myatt and Curry reach top ten at Modern Pentathlon World Championships

It was a fantastic start for Great Britain as James Myatt and Sam Curry began the Modern Pentathlon World Championships with a 6th place finish in today's Men’s Relay competition. 

This was a first ever World Championship competition for Myatt, who was crowned British Modern Pentathlon Champion only two weeks ago. The duo held their own as they fenced, swam, rode, shot and ran their way to the top ten finish against the best modern pentathletes in the world.

Eighteen countries were represented in the relay, which kicked off a week of competitions at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin for the World Championships.

Myatt and Curry started off the day winning half of their fencing bouts, before averaging a 1.54.93 swim time. The pair stayed mid-table following the ride, after having two fences down and ten time faults between them. They went into the combined run/shoot event in 11th place. With a 48 second handicap the boys had a lot of work to do but a determined effort from the pair saw them climb the table to take 6th place.

James Myatt was over the moon after an "exhilarating" day: "Sam and I really clicked as a team, picking each other up during the fencing this morning and supporting each other throughout the day. It was absolutely amazing to compete at the Olympic Stadium and any day is especially rewarding when you finish as strong as we did. Moving past multiple teams in combined event was a good way to finish. I have competed at World Cups before but here you have even more nations, all with athletes who could potentially medal which just increases the quality of the field.

"Winning my last two competitions, the British Championships and the Polish Open, has given me huge confidence especially in the physicals, knowing that at the end of the day you can pick up places in the combined event. Race practice shouldn't be underestimated, feeling just how to pace yourself is invaluable.

"Today's 6th place has given me the belief that I can now achieve results on the world stage too and hopefully I can build on this in the future." 

The Women’s Relay will take place tomorrow before the individual competitions and Mixed Relay take place later in the week.

 

Hannah Thompson
Thursday, 25th Jun 2015 2015-06-25 Mercedes-Benz joins forces with Pentathlon GB for the European Championships 2015  Luke Tasker, Tommy Lees, Georgia Pipes and James Myatt with one of the vehicles for the European Championships

Britain’s top pentathletes have been given some extra ‘drive’ in their quest for home medals and Olympic qualification at the European Championships later this summer.

Mercedes-Benz of Bath, part of the prestigious Sytner Group, has signed up as the official vehicle supplier for the competition, which is to be held at the University of Bath’s Claverton Down campus between 18 and 23 August.

“As a sponsor of major sporting events, it is tremendous for us to be associated with such a prestige brand as Mercedes-Benz,” said Nigel Laughton, Pentathlon GB’s Chief Executive Officer. “This link will undoubtedly help to cement the European Championships as a key part of UK Sport’s National Lottery funded #EveryRoadtoRio events series, which involves more than 30 events between now and Rio, and during a great summer of sport.

“It is fantastic to see our athletes’ impressive performances receive the recognition they deserve, as well as all the work being done behind the scenes, led by Event Director Kara Luck, in bringing an international Modern Pentathlon event to Bath for the first time.”

The partnership will involve Mercedes-Benz of Bath supplying a variety of vehicles to transport competition organisers and dignitaries around the city throughout the championships. Tim Sett, Head of Business for the Retailer, was delighted with the tie-up.

“It’s a tremendous honour for Mercedes-Benz of Bath to be part of an exciting event that will bring world-class athletes to the city for such a high-profile competition,” he added. “We are absolutely thrilled to be involved in something that clearly benefits Bath, will be enjoyed by the local community and strengthens the reputation of the University of Bath as a centre of sporting excellence.”

GB’s pentathletes are currently preparing for two of the biggest competitions in the calendar: the World Championships, held in Berlin from 28 June, and the much anticipated European Championships.

Competing in Bath in front of a home crowd will be the pinnacle of the athletes’ season. Tickets are already selling fast and may be purchased via Ticketline.   

Hannah Thompson
Monday, 22nd Jun 2015 2015-06-22 Weather doesn't dampen spirits at British Modern Pentathlon Championships  James Myatt

Despite a wet start to the weekend the 2015 British Modern Pentathlon Championships proved to be a huge success, with GB's James Myatt securing first place in the Open laser competition.  

More than 140 competitors flocked to Tudor Grange Leisure Centre in Solihull in the hope of being crowned the best pentathlete in Britain.  Supporters were not disappointed as they were treated to a fantastic display of talent across all age groups. 

The weekend kicked off with an early start when the U17, Open and Masters pellet competitors took to the fencing piste just before 9am. The athletes then proceeded to the swim, before heading over to Solihull Riding club for the show jumping. The rain managed to hold out until minutes before the first outdoor event was due to take place and it wasn’t long before the athletics track began to flood. This added challenge did nothing to deter the determined athletes, who put their best foot forward during the combined event, despite the torrential weather.  

The first day came to a close with the presentation ceremony for the U17, Open and Masters pellet competitors. William Stratemeier, who came third in last year’s competition, took home the gold in the men’s Masters, with Denise Silk winning the women’s competition for the second year running. In the Open pellet competition it was Lewis Harby who took home the gold for the men and Helen Sheffield who topped the women’s table. An impressive total of 5166 pentathlon points saw Lewis Khan receive the gold in the U17 pellet competition, with Helen’s sister Laura Sheffield winning the U17 women’s competition. Daisy Foniciello, Isabella McQuaker-Kajiwara and Abby Hay from the Scottish Saltires produced great results across the board, leading to a gold medal for the Scottish Saltires.  

The crowds were joined by GB’s Jamie Cooke and Jo Muir for day two, which saw the conclusion of the U13 and U15 competitions as well as the laser competitions. It was an early start for the younger athletes who were in the pool first thing, having completed their show jumping, fencing and static shooting the previous day. It was quickly onto the combined event before a lunch time presentation ceremony. George Case repeated his impressive achievement from last year by topping the podium for the U15s, while Georgina Mitchell took home the girl's gold medal for the first time. A clear round in the ride, along with the fastest times in the swim and combined event, saw Olivia Hooper win the U13 competition, while accurate shooting and fencing saw Rudi Bruijn-Yard win gold in the boy’s competition. North Kent MPC and Pentathlon Hereford won the team plaudits in the U15 and U13 competitions, respectively.  

For the U17s, U19s and Open athletes taking part in the laser competition, the day started off in the pool, before heading over to the fencing pistes. The show jumping passed without too many thrills and spills and the rain stayed away for the afternoon’s combined event.  Kari Dougall and Richard Carr took the gold medals in the U17 competitions, with Kerenza Bryson and Bradley Sutton winning the U19 competitions. Eimear O’Neill from Ireland topped the table for the U19 girl’s but was ineligible for the gold medal. Plymouth College took home the team gold for both the boy's and girl's U19 competitions. The final medals of the day went to Jessica Varley and James Myatt who both put on a fantastic display of skill and athleticism to make it to the top of podium.  

A full list of the weekend's results can be found here

Hannah Thompson
Tuesday, 16th Jun 2015 2015-06-16 This year's British Modern Pentathlon Championships set to be one of the biggest yet  British Modern Pentathlon Championships 2015

With less than five days to go until the British Modern Pentathlon Championships, final preparations are well underway.

This year’s championships is set to be one of the biggest yet, with more than 150 athletes competing and many more expected to come and support.  The two day event, held at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre with the show jumping taking place at Solihull Riding Club, will showcase Britain’s best pentathletes and tetrathletes at all age groups.

The weekend will be jam packed with both laser and pellet competitions taking place. Both venues have snack and lunch facilities, with Solihull Riding School offering the chance for athletes to purchase new kit and equipment.  Pentathlon GB’s official swimwear supplier blueseventy will be available at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre, offering up to 20% off RRP as well as advice on race suits, sizing and fitting.

Athletes can share their achievements on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #PentChamps15.

We will also be on the lookout for the best photos from the event. Athletes, friends and family can submit their best shots from throughout the day using the above hashtag, and we will share the best ones on our Facebook page!

Hannah Thompson
Tuesday, 16th Jun 2015 2015-06-16 Join The Friendly Sport - Be A Part of the Pentathlon GB Volunteer Team

Pentathlon GB is the national governing body for the Olympic sport of Modern Pentathlon which involves five disciplines; fencing, swimming, riding, running and shooting.  We are a passionate and enthusiastic team, committed to raising the profile of the Modern Pentathlon and with major ambitions to grow the sport at grassroots level: to help us do this we are looking to recruit Volunteer Local Coordinators and Volunteer Mentors to help us put our new volunteer strategy into action.

Volunteer Mentors

We are looking to recruit a team of Volunteer Mentors who have modern pentathlon technical knowledge and event expertise.  As volunteers progress in the sport they require someone to lend them a hand and show them the ropes. Often people do this informally and without knowing they are providing mentoring. For the sport to grow and have a long term future we need to share and spread this technical expertise and help our volunteers become the experts of the future.

You can find out more about this role at the job description here.

Volunteer Local Coordinators

We would like to recruit a team of nine Volunteer Local Coordinators to help recruit, develop, coordinate and manage volunteers at regional and grass roots level.  This new role acting as Volunteer Local Coordinator is vital for the future growth and success of the sport.

You can find out more about this role at the job description here.

Could this be you?

Benefits to volunteering in these roles:

  • The altruistic benefit of helping others through sport.
  • Great social interaction and being part of a supportive and diverse team.
  • A new experience of volunteering – helping other volunteers.
  • Developing new skills including interpersonal skills, and managing and co-ordinating people.
  • Attending a training briefing with likeminded people with expenses paid. Save the date – 25 July 2015 at a central location.
  • CV building and gaining sports development or volunteer development related experience.
  • Raised profile and an acknowledged contribution in the organisation.

 

Some or our current volunteers have said 'Pentathlon events are a breath of fresh air', 'I've made lots of new friends from all over the UK bu volunteering with Pentathlon GB' and 'I get such a diverse experience at your events'.

If you would like to know more about the Volunteer Mentor role please contact Sue Hyde, National Competitions and Events Manager sue.hyde@pentathlongb.org and for the Volunteer Local Coordinator please contact Rebecca Gibson, National Development Manager rebecca.gibson@pentathlongb.org

If you’re keen to join the team then please e-mail your CV along with a covering note telling us which role you are keen to fulfil and why to eleanor.guest@pentathlongb.org by Tuesday 30 June 2015.

Eleanor Guest
Monday, 15th Jun 2015 2015-06-15 Sign up for the next Run Shoot Deliverer's Workshop

Are you interested in delivering the new and exciting RUN SHOOT Event?

Book your place on the next Deliverers Workshop!

The RUN SHOOT competition format has been developed jointly by Pentathlon GB, England Athletics and British Shooting to enable more people to experience and regularly participate in the modern pentathlon combined event of running and shooting.  The three partner national governing bodies believe the multi-sport experience combining two very different sports will enable people to run with the twist of shooting or do a sport they already enjoy whilst trying something new.

RUN SHOOT participants will learn the discipline of air pistol shooting, be instructed in how to warm up and run effectively and then how to combine running and shooting.  A static shooting competition commences proceedings and is followed by a series of races that enable participants to compete to their fitness ability and within each race competitors start based on a handicap start from the results of the static shoot competition.  Adaptable versions including laser shooting, make it widely accessible.

The RUN SHOOT format aims to provide the following:

  • Enable participants to learn something new and have a lot of fun through a diverse activity.
  • A chance for participants new to modern pentathlon, shooting or running to experience a multi-sport competition.
  • Provide an addictive hook into regular participation in modern pentathlon, shooting or running.

Interested in providing something different?

  • We are looking for regular accredited sites to provide RUN SHOOT events.
  • We are looking to recruit an army of RUN SHOOT deliverers.
  • This is a great opportunity for clubs and coaches to provide something new to the sport and physical activity industry.

 

The next Deliverers Workshop will be held on 1st August 2015 at Roefield Leisure Centre, Clitheroe.

 

Get in touch for further information including pre-requisite information!

Contact:

Rebecca Gibson, National Development Manager, Pentathlon GB: 07720591421, Rebecca.gibson@pentathlongb.org

Liz Davidson, National Development Manager, British Shooting: 07931775214 liz.davidson@britishshooting.org.uk

 

 

Hannah Thompson
Saturday, 13th Jun 2015 2015-06-13 Disappointment for GB's pentathletes in World Cup Series Final

GB’s Tom Toolis, Jamie Cooke and Joe Evans manage to hold their own in a tough World Cup Final today, but all three missed out on a podium finish and the coveted Olympic qualification. Toolis finished the competition in 22nd, Cooke in 24th and Evans in 32nd.

Jamie Cooke, gold medallist at the first World Cup of the year, won 15 of his bouts in the fence, but was unable to improve his ranking during the fencing bonus round. He continued his fantastic swimming form, finishing in joint first place after completing the 200m freestyle in 1:56:46. Cooke then built some momentum in the horse riding, jumping a clear round on Klondaik and picking up just two time faults. This put him in 9th position at the start of the combined event with a handicap of 37 seconds but Cooke couldn’t capitalise on his impressive swimming and show jumping results and finished the final in 24th place.

Tom Toolis and Joe Evans both won 13 bouts in the fence and neither were able to win any extra points in the bonus round. Evans went on to record a fantastic time of  1:59:28, finishing 3rd and only had one fence down and five time faults after his round on Kargelen in the show jumping. Evans started the combined event in 23rd place, with a handicap of 1:07, and finished the final in 32nd.

Toolis, competing at the World Cup Final for the first time, came 12th in the swim with a time of 2:03:59 and hand one fence down and seven time faults on his horse Karelia, an 8th place finish. Toolis began the in 26th with a handicap of 1:22. Toolis produced a fine combined run-shoot to put his overall ranking up to 22nd, overtaking teammate Jamie Cooke.  

Italian Riccardo De Luca took home the gold medal and secured himself qualification for Rio 2016.

A full list of results can be found on the UIPM website

Hannah Thompson
Friday, 12th Jun 2015 2015-06-12 World Cup winner Cooke faces the prospect of Olympic qualification  Jamie Cooke takes the gold at the first World Cup of the season

GB’s Jamie Cooke, who took home the gold at the first World Cup of the season, will be competing against the world’s top pentathletes for Olympic qualification at the World Cup Final in Belarus this weekend.

With more than 25 countries being represented, and only two qualification spots up for grabs, this is set to be a fierce encounter. Cooke, however, is remaining decidedly cool in his approach to the final, claiming he has not let the prospect of Olympic qualification affect his preparations.

“I am feeling really good going into the final,” said Cooke. “The team have had a good preparation up at our two-week training camp in Font Romeu. The men’s team atmosphere has been great and allowed us all to really push ourselves.”

Only the top-ranked male and female pentathletes will receive Olympic qualification at the second modern pentathlon Olympic qualifying event, so the challenge will prove a big one for GB’s pentathletes.

Cooke said: “I am not trying to look at the World Cup Final as an ultimate target, but more as the final preparations before the World Championships and the European Championships. I am hoping to get a solid result in which I can gain some confidence and then build on going to the World Championships.”

Cooke, who has been singled out as one of the biggest competitors in this year’s final, will be joined by team mates Tom Toolis and Joe Evans. The men fly out to Minsk, Belarus today before competing tomorrow.

Hannah Thompson
Monday, 8th Jun 2015 2015-06-08 Biathle success under the hot sun

A team of 48 Biathletes braved the unusually hot 36+ degrees of Cascina to compete in the second World Tour event of the year.  Teams from Germany Austria Hungary Czech Republic Mexico Argentina as well as the hosts and our team competed under the hot sun.

The Brits came away with a total of 29 medals and the overall team trophy. Winners were Gregan Clarkson and Rachel Jones (Seniors), Estella Depierre (Youth C), Poppy Clark (Youth D), Harriet Hillman and Jamie Robinson (Youth E), James Greenwell and Claire Forbes (Master A), Mary Collett (Master C) and  Peter Collett (Master D).

Jessica Manning (youth B), Josh Dreelan and Rebecca Wren (Youth D), Kitty Marvin and Max Dangerfield (Youth E). Tony Weed (Master A), and David Manning and Margaret Smith (Master C) were silver medal winners

Bronze medal winners were Gareth Allen (Senior), Bradley Sutton (Youth A), Lilyella Harland Fairweather and Matthew McCarthy (Youth B), Rachel Hatherall (Youth C), Georgia Tombs (Youth D), Archie Macer and Hannah carter (Youth E), Jessica Allen (Youth F), Mike Weed (Master A) and Suzanne Clarkson (Master C).

 

Complete Results

Youth F

3rd Jessica Allen 3:00

4th Mille Cooper 3:02

Youth E

1st Harriet Hillman 4:40

2nd Kitty Marvin 4:47

3rd Hannah Carter 4:52

4th Holly Johnson 4:59

1st Jamie Robinson 4:38

2nd Max Dangerfield 4:48

3rd Archie Macer 4:57

4th Rocco Taylor 5:07

Youth D

1st Poppy Clark 4:15

2nd Rebecca Wren 4:18

3rd Georgia Tombs 4:19

5th Millie Porter 4:31

6th Annabel Denton 4:38

7th Charlotte Taylor 4:44

8th Vivien Taylor 4:45

9th Hetty James 4:47

10th Sophie Wilson 4:55

2nd Josh Dreelan 4:17

4th James Hulme 4:31

Youth C

1st Estella Depierre 5:02

3rd Rachel Hatherall 5:10

7th Charlie Madden 5:04

8th Archie Williams 5:06

Youth B

2nd Jessica Manning 9:45

3rd Lilyella Harland-Fairweather 9:48

5th India Cooper 10:06

6th Kimberley Balcombe 10:28

7th Jessica Sutton 10:43

3rd Matthew McCarthy 9:13

5th James McCarthy 9:23

Youth A

3rd Bradley Sutton 12:47

5th Jack Ayling 13:01

6 George Claverley 13:18

Senior

1st Rachel Jones 13:37

1st Gregan Carkson 11:54

3rd Gareth Allen 12:24

Master A

1st Claire Forbes 8:45

1st James Greenwell 8:07

2nd Tony Weed 8:37

3rd Mike Weed 8:40

Master C

1st Mary Collett 11:35

2nd Margaret Smith 14:52

3rd Suzanne Clarkson 15:37

2nd David manning 10:55

Master D

1st Peter Collett 10:23

Howard Jones
Wednesday, 3rd Jun 2015 2015-06-03 Applications for the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence are now open

Are you a Modern Pentathlete with aspirations of fulfilling your potential in the sport? Planning on going to College this September? Why not combine academia with sporting excellence?

The Modern Pentathlon Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence could be for you!

The Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) runs in conjunction with further educational academic programmes at Hartpury College. You are also able to enrol on the programme if you are currently undertaking or planning to undertake a Further Education (not Higher Education) level educational programme with another college provider. Additionally, it is not mandatory to be studying a full time educational programme whilst completing this course.

Entry requirements:

  • 5 GCSEs at a grade C or above;
  • Two of these must be in English and Mathematics;
  • Candidates must be between the ages of 16-18 years (under 19 at the start of the programme).

 

AASE is the perfect way for young and aspiring elite athletes (aged 16-19) to prepare for a career in elite sport. For those athletes who have the potential to compete on the world stage, AASE is the ideal programme to improve your skills and to learn how to manage all aspects of life in sport, whilst still having the option to continue with your education.

First class coaches will support you throughout the duration of your programme; their forward thinking methods will continually test and develop your technical and tactical skills. The programme will enable you to access high quality training environments, well equipped facilities and you will benefit from the input of conditioning experts, physiotherapists, nutritionists and mentors. The programme’s structured training and development route will enable athletes to be provided with everything they need to become successful at World Class level.

It is a two year course that complements students (athletes) training for the Performance levels of Modern Pentathlon. During this period each student will build a portfolio of evidence that is assessed and verified internally before being externally verified.  There are 8 units that cover a range of activities designed to improve your tactical, technical, physical and mental skills in Modern Pentathlon. These units help to create the thinking athlete and this added knowledge can often be the key to unlocking potential. At the end of the programme athletes achieve a Level 3 Certificate in Achieving Excellence in Sports Performance and a Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Sports Performance.

 

Consideration standards for selection onto the Modern Pentathlon AASE programme:

Gender

Age group

Swim

Run

Boys

U17

2:20 (2:26)

5:12 (5:36)

Girls

U17

2:30 (2:35)

5:36 (5:52)

 

You MUST be reaching these standards to be eligible to apply. If the time for one discipline is achieved then the relaxed time (in brackets) can be the maximum time allowed in the other discipline.

The swim time is for 200 metres freestyle short course and the run is for a distance of 1600 metres on a synthetic track.

 

Application Form

 

Applications should be made to:

Mat Dewey

Modern Pentathlon| Sports Academy

07789 127875

mat.dewey@hartpury.ac.uk

 

More information can be found on the Hartpury College website.

Hannah Thompson
Monday, 1st Jun 2015 2015-06-01 Pentathlon GB team launches new partnership with aerospace and defence engineers Avon Valley Precision Engineering

Bristol based Avon Valley Precision Engineering (AVPE) is the latest partner to join the Pentathlon GB family, with a two year sponsorship deal.

The new relationship will bring together the two worlds of engineering and sport in order to harbour a shared approach to quality and attention to detail in both management and planning.

Mark Summers, Managing Director of AVPE, said: “We are delighted to be working with some of the world’s best Pentathletes during such an exciting time for the sport. We find it fascinating how these athletes manage their time in order to train at such a high level for five different disciplines. We are looking forward to visiting the National Training Centre at the University of Bath to explore the world class training facilities and hear from the athletes themselves.”

AVPE’s support has come at a crucial time for GB’s Pentathletes. With the World Championships drawing closer and the European Championships, to be held at the University of Bath’s Claverton Down campus, in less than three months, the athletes are training hard for these critical events in the run up to the Olympic Games in Rio 2016.

Nigel Laughton, Pentathlon GB Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are delighted AVPE have agreed to support Pentathlon GB as one of our partners. This collaboration will provide the sport with a huge boost in the run up to next year’s Olympics.

“Our podium and podium potential athletes have a tough year ahead of them in their preparations for Olympic selection. With the European Championships being held at home in August (18 – 23 August 2015), AVPE’s support has come at just the right time.”

AVPE have more than 20 years’ experience operating in the aerospace and defence sectors. The company is committed to investing in both people and best practice and it is this philosophy it hopes to bring to the development of pentathletes across the UK.

For further information contact the Pentathlon GB press office on 01225 386808 or hannah.thompson@pentathlongb.org.

Hannah Thompson

News from May 2015

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Sunday, 31st May 2015 2015-05-31 Tasker and Pipes reach the top ten in the Junior European Championships Mixed Relay

Luke Tasker and Georgia Pipes took part in today’s Mixed Relay at the Junior European Championships. Despite a fantastic result in the swim, where they placed second, Tasker and Pipes couldn’t quite make the podium. The result topped off a week of mixed emotions for the squad, who struggled to claim a medal after Joanna Muir and Francesca Summers’ silver in the Women’s Relay.

Istvan Nemeth, Women’s Team Head Coach, said: “Joanna and Frankie’s relay silver was the result of their perseverance during the day, after a mediocre start in the fencing.

“Our Women’s Team is quite young; Frankie, Eilidh and Georgia are first year Juniors and they have really only just started to become Pentathletes. All four of them qualified to the final with relative ease, but during the final our opponents' vigour left us playing the supporting part.

“It was a very good and an important experience for the girls. In August at the Junior World Championships we will see what lessons we have learned from Sofia.

“Our three boys (Tommy Lees, Luke Tasker and Harry Sykes), just like the girls, have learned that there is plenty of room for improvement.”

 

Hannah Thompson
Saturday, 30th May 2015 2015-05-30 Disappointment for GB's men in the Junior European Championships final

Tommy Lees, Luke Tasker and Harry Sykes made a promising start in the Junior European Championships earlier this week, when Lees and Tasker placed fourth in the Men's Relay and followed up their success by qualifying for the Men's Individual Final.

But t wasn't meant to be, as both Lees and Tasker missed out on a medal in a tough final in Bulgaria today.

The boys performed well in qualification, with Luke Tasker coming 1st in the swim and Harry Sykes delivering a solid performance at his first ever major championships. Tommy Lees' consistent results in each of the disciplines saw him qualify from Group B in an impressive 8th place.

Both Tasker and Lees had a tricky start to today's final, with Tasker scoring 10 victories in the fence and Lees trailing behind with 9. The boys then went on to compete in the swim, managing to emulate the consistently good results of all GB's athletes during the championships. Tasker just edged Lees finishing 5th, while Lees came in 8th.

It was on to the show jumping and both Tasker and Lees backed up their strong performances in the swim by jumping clear. Lees completed the course with the third fastest time, while Tasker came 8th. Overall this put them at 30th and 28th in the table respectively. It was always going to be a hard challenge in the combined event but Lees fought back to climb his way up the final table. After completing the run/shoot in 12:05 Lees pushed his overall ranking up to 26th. Tasker crossed the line 20 seconds later which saw him drop on place to 29th.

It was Poland's Sebastian Stasiak who took home the gold after a great start to the competition where he secured 24 victories in the fence.

It will be onwards and upwards for GB's men as they turn their attention to preparations for the Junior World Championships which will be held in Mexico at the beginning of August.

A full list of results can be found on the ECMP website.   

Hannah Thompson
Friday, 29th May 2015 2015-05-29 It's a 6th place for Jo Muir as the girls battle it out in a tough final  Joanna Muir places 6th

After a dream start to the Junior European Championships, the GB Women were unable to match their silver medal triumph in today's individual final competition.

All four women found success in the qualification round, with Francesca Summers topping Group A and Georgia Pipes qualifying for her first ever major final. Eilidh Prise and Joanna Muir matched their success in Group B, with Prise qualifying in 2nd place and Muir qualifying in 6th.

After the first discipline of today’s final Summers secured 9th place following a successful 21 bouts. Muir finished the fence in 23rd, Prise in 26th and Pipes in 27th. Muir then started her climb back up the table with an impressive 4th place finish in the swim, while Summers dropped to 16th.  Debutant Georgia Pipes also had a successful swim which placed her 22nd overall, one place ahead of team-mate Prise.

All four went on to have a fantastic round in the show jumping, with Muir, Pipes and Prise all going clear. The team went into the combined event in a good position; Muir in 14th with 792 points, Pipes in 17th, Prise in 18th and Summers trailing in 32nd.

Muir showed her grit and determination to cross the line 9th in the run/shoot, bringing her up to 6th overall. Prise crossed the line paces behind Muir, finishing the competition in a respectable 12th. Pipes and Summers finished to take 30th and 31st place in the final table. 

A full list of results is available on the ECMP website.

It's the turn of the men tomorrow and GB's Luke Tasker and Tommy Lees will be hoping to bring home individual medals.

You can following the action as it happens via the Pentathlon GB Twitter feed or live on the Pentathlon BG website

Hannah Thompson
Thursday, 28th May 2015 2015-05-28 Reigning World Champion Murray looking to retain title as GB squad for 2015 World Championships is announced

With five weeks until the Modern Pentathlon World Championships in Berlin, kicking off from 28 June, the GB squad has been announced.

Current World Champion and Olympic silver medallist Samantha Murray will be joined by Kate French, Freyja Prentice and Francesca Summers, who makes her debut at the Senior World Championships. The women have enjoyed a successful start to the season, with Murray topping the table at the First World Cup and French placing third.

Thomas Toolis, James Cooke, Joseph Choong and Joseph Evans have been selected for the men’s team. Toolis, Cooke and Evans will also be heading to the World Cup Final, held in Minsk between 11 and 14 June.

Marian Gheorghe, Men’s Team Head Coach, said: “We have had good results up until now, particularly in the fencing and combined events, but we are only in the middle of the season and we have to continue to get good results.

“For the men’s team, I would like all four of them to qualify for the final and I think it would be the first time in history for that to happen. From there, anything can happen, but the first step is to qualify for the final. I would like each of them to have an opportunity to prove that the British men’s team are a force to be reckoned with, not just the women.”

Both squads will now head to Font Romeu in France for an intensive training camp at altitude in preparation for the competition.

The 2015 World Championships will be broadcast live on the UIPM YouTube channel. The championships begin on Sunday 28 June, with the Men’s final on Friday 3 July and the Women’s final on Saturday 4 July.

Pentathlon GB has also announced a strong squad for the Junior European Championships, held in Sofia, Bulgaria between 25 and 31 May. Joanna Muir will be looking to improve on last year’s 14th position with added confidence after her triumphant performance at the Swiss Women’s International competition earlier this year.

Joining her on the women’s team will be Francesca Summers, Eilidh Prise and Georgia Pipes, who makes her debut at a major championship competition.

The men’s team has been named as Luke Tasker, Tommy Lees and Harry Sykes, who will also be competing in a major competition for the first time.

Eleanor Guest
Tuesday, 26th May 2015 2015-05-26 Follow Junior European Results

http://www.pentathloneu.org/index.php?p=results

You can follow the Junior European Championship (Bulgaria) by clicking the link above

 

Stuart Mason
Wednesday, 20th May 2015 2015-05-20 Millfield School Modern Pentathlon Coach Vacancy

Millfield School is looking to recruit a Recoverable Modern Pentathlon Coach. The candidate must have minimum level NSRA club instructor qualification or equivalent (experience coaching the modern pentathlon combined event is highly desirable).  If you are interested, an application form and further details are available from the Millfield School website here.

Closing date: 21st May 2015

Eleanor Guest
Wednesday, 6th May 2015 2015-05-06 Non-Executive Director Recruitment

Pentathlon GB is the national governing body for the Olympic sport of Modern Pentathlon which involves five disciplines; fencing, swimming, riding, running and shooting.  We are highly successful in winning Olympic and World Championship medals, including at London 2012 and the World Championships 2014.  We have been successful in securing and maintaining funding to support our participation and world class aspirations for the 2013-17 funding cycle and are now looking to achieve major ambitions by growing our sport and continuing its sustained success internationally. 

Vacancies

We are looking to recruit Non-Executive Directors to the Board. There are two current vacancies with a further two posts becoming vacant after Rio 2016.

In particular we are looking for Independent Directors with specific skills and experience in one or more of the following areas: accountancy, legal, HR, commercial, marketing, social media and communications and sports development.

These are voluntary positions, with travel expenses paid.  

The Board

The Board consists of ten Non-Executive Directors plus the Chief Executive Officer and the National Performance Director.  They meet six times a year, usually in London, and attend at least one of the five national domestic competitions held each year.

The Role

The role will require a time commitment of 10 - 15 days per year. The following accountabilities reflect the role:

  • Constructively formulate Pentathlon GB’s strategic aims, ensuring that the necessary financial and human resources are in place for us to meet our objectives.
  • Provide leadership within a framework of effective controls which enable risk to be assessed and managed.
  • Set our values and standards and ensure that our obligations to our members and others (including funders) are understood and met.
  • Scrutinise the performance of the Senior Management Team in meeting agreed goals and objectives and monitor management reporting.
  • Satisfy yourself as to the integrity of the company’s financial information and reports provided to the Board; and that financial controls and systems of risk management are robust and appropriate.
  • Constantly establish and maintain confidence in the conduct and performance of the company and, through it, the national governing body.

 

Person Specification

Our ideal candidates will have:

  • Success and seniority in a professional career with experience of a high level of accountability.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively within the Board and knowledge of how a Board should operate.
  • The highest standards of corporate governance, integrity  and management.
  • The ability to listen sensitively to the views of others, inside and outside the Board, displaying good judgement and decisiveness in pressured circumstances and the skills and experience to influence decision making.
  • A proven ability to operate and plan at a strategic level.

 

Pentathlon GB is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. We recruit openly and without discrimination.

How to Apply

Applicants should apply by email to the Company Secretary Ellie Guest eleanor.guest@pentathlongb.org in confidence with a CV, a supporting reference (or at least the identity of a referee who we may approach) and any other relevant information.

Closing Date

28 May 15

Interviews

19 June in London, or on an alternative date in agreement with the interview panel.

Eleanor Guest
Wednesday, 6th May 2015 2015-05-06 IQ Laser Upgrade

For attention of all coaches and athletes that have an IQ Laser Barrel and or Target (that is not set at 50 seconds)

In order to ensure your IQ equipment (laser container and target) is fully up to date with the latest upgrade from the manufacturer, thus ensuring it will function correctly with other target systems at competitions, it is necessary for you to read the following carefully:

Pentathlon GB has agreed with the company (IQ) that all IQ laser containers and targets will be upgraded at the Modern Pentathlon National Training Centre Bath and this will take place on 13th May 2015. The logistics to facilitate this are complicated and the following instructions would have to be followed in full, the upgrade is not mandatory but is highly recommended:

LASER CONTAINER (BARREL)

1. Your laser container would need to be at the Modern Pentathlon National Training Centre, Bath University NO LATER than 12th MAY 2015.
2. They can be delivered by hand to Frici Foldes at the Modern Pentathlon Training Centre, Bath University or:
3. They are to be securely packaged and posted special delivery with a deadline delivery date of no later than 12th MAY 2015, addressed to
Mr Frici Foldes, Modern Pentathlon, 22/23 Eastwood, Bath University, Bath BA2 7AY
4. Each item is to be CLEARLY labelled with name of athlete – sticky label is best option
5. A return jiffy bag with correct postage and return address on it is to be included
6. PGB has negotiated a reduced fee due to volume for the upgrade of  £50.00 for personally owned equipment – the payment is to be made by enclosing a cheque made payable to PENTATHLON GB in with your laser and PGB will be invoiced by IQ for payment in full.

Note: anyone that has a PGB Pathway Programme Laser on loan should comply with the above instruction and clearly annotate that the laser barrel is on loan from........ (name) do not send a cheque

TARGET

If your IQ Laser Target has not been upgraded to 50 seconds and still set on 70 seconds then you have the opportunity to have this carried out at the same time. The process/logistics are exactly the same as above and there will be a cost of £37.00

There is a thought that if your target is only used at home for training purposes then this upgrade may not be necessary, but that would be your personal decision.

This upgrade session is a one off opportunity organised by PGB with IQ to come over to the UK and carry out the upgrades, thereafter you would have to send the equipment to IQ in Germany to get the upgrade carried out.

Stuart Mason
Wednesday, 6th May 2015 2015-05-06 NYRC#5 - National Pentathlon Championship

Athletes please note that NYRC#5 applies to Youth A athletes only (and Youth B athletes that intend competing up an age group in the Youth A Ranking Competition). The Youth B Ranking series for 2015 concluded at NYRC#4.

When completing the entry form for the National Pentathlon Championships read it carefully and note the laser and pellet sections as this will determine what part of the championships you are competing in.

Stuart Mason
Sunday, 3rd May 2015 2015-05-03 Toolis top Brit in men’s final at World Cup 4 in Kecskemét, Hungary.

Pentathlon GB

For immediate use: Sunday 3 May, 2015

 

Toolis top Brit in men’s final at World Cup 4 in Kecskemét, Hungary.

 

Tom Toolis was the highest-placed Brit in the men’s final today finishing 13th overall, his best ever result in a World Cup.

 

Toolis performed strongly in the fencing to record 19 wins that moved him from 18th up to 11th place, a position that he held after a fine ride that scored him 294 points. He finished the run/shoot in 11:26.08, which scored him 1450 points overall.

 

Jamie Cooke, a World Cup winner earlier in the season, finished 27th overall with 1409 points, with team mate Sam Curry coming home in 35th place with 1367 points.

 

Cooke started the day superbly recording the fastest time in the swim of 1:56.82, but dropped down to 25th place after winning only 12 of his fencing bouts. 

 

Curry also dropped places after the fencing to 34th, and neither could better their positions after Cooke finished 19th and Curry 28th in the run/shoot. 

 

“It was definitely an interesting weekend,” said Jan Bartu, the GB Performance Director.  “It was a tough competition for the athletes, as all of the nations are now gearing up for the big competitions ahead.”

 

Bartu was pleased with Tom Toolis’s performance. “This is Tom’s second consecutive solid performance at this level and he has made the most significant improvement so far this season.”

 

In the women’s final yesterday, Kate French produced a strong run/shoot to finish as the highest-placed Brit in 13th, three places ahead of teenager Francesca Summers.

 

Reigning World Champion Samantha had to settle for 29th place after being eliminated in the ride, and Mhairi Spence eventually finished 24th overall in her first World Cup for 12 months.

 

Murray had made an excellent start to Saturday’s competition by recording comfortably the fastest time in the swim of 2:08.73, but saw her chances disappear in the ride as she was eliminated on Zermatt, meaning she picked up no points and went into the final run/shoot ranked 31st.

 

Spence was fourth going into the combined event but, in her first World Cup for 12 months, struggled for pace and eventually finished 24th overall.

 

 “It was a good experience for all of the athletes,” said Bartu, “but we are looking forward to the big championships now.”

 

 The World Cup Final will take place in Minsk, Belarus from June 11-14.

 

A key event on the road to Rio will be the Modern Pentathlon European Championships, taking place at the University of Bath from August 18-23.

Caroline Searle
Sunday, 3rd May 2015 2015-05-03 Kecskemet Calling

Intensity of the men’s semi-finals has been extraordinary so far this World Cup Season. No mistake or moment slump in performance goes unpunished in the terms of achieving places in the Finals. Athletes know too well that every victory in the fencing, second in the swimming or missed shot in the combined event may be difference between make it or break it. Then there is a compensation factor each athlete needs to have in the armoury. Nowadays it seems to be exceptionally strong running. We have some excellent runners in the competition good enough to tackle 8:40min in 3000m athletic track race, standard of performance unthinkable 10 years ago. Lactate tolerance, lower leg strength, core strength, maximum oxygen consumption, running economy and transitions from running to shooting phase and return to running have been improving over the past 3 to 4 years dramatically. Watch this space, characteristics of the future athlete in Modern Pentathlon are emerging. 

For the finalists the day is long and demanding. Fencing Bonus Round, introduced by the Union in preparations for the 2016 Rio Games, in addition of the pool unique, has been tested in the 2015 World Cup Series. We are still learning how potential gain of 1 to 5 seconds in the Bonus Round would affect the overall Pentathlon results. Bonus Round adds, at this testing stage, about one and half hours to the competition schedule when conducted in One Day Format. There is some outstanding work to be done on the point tables to ensure fairness to all athletes irrelevant to their placing after pool unique and investigate an option to seed the athletes for the Bonus Round after two disciplines.

It was a hit and miss competition for the girls. Samantha rode exceptionally well until taking a wrong turn after the obstacle 6 hearing liberating sound of the bell as a result. Kate struggled through the fencing but fought back in the combined event finishing in respectable 13th place. Mhairi experienced a good day returning from prolonged recovery but not yet in full fitness. Francesca should be happy with the 16th place finish. She was well balanced and had some fan too. In the heat of the fencing battle she had a core and core contact with one of the athletes who ended up flat face down on the piste. Frankie did not hesitate a second, followed through hitting gently her adversary helplessly lying on the piste. It was not attempt to score but a clear reminder to her opponent: do not mess with me I bite. 

Jamie, Tom and Sam compete today in the prestigious final stage of the World Cup 4 in Kecskemet, Hungary, all the best!

Jan Bartu
Saturday, 2nd May 2015 2015-05-02 Strong run/shoot sees French finish as top Brit in women's final at World Cup 4

It was a day of ups and downs for Pentathlon GB in the women’s final of World Cup 4 in Kecskemét, Hungary.

There were good individual performances across the disciplines, with Kate French producing a strong run/shoot to finish as the highest-placed Brit in 13th, three places ahead of teenager Francesca Summers.

Mhairi Spence was fourth going into the combined event but, in her first World Cup for 12 months, struggled for pace and eventually finished 24th overall.

And reigning World Champion Samantha Murray had to settle for 29th place after being eliminated in the ride.

She had made an excellent start to Saturday’s competition by recording comfortably the fastest time in the swim of 2:08.73. Spence was 12th in 2:16.79, French 31st in 2:21.49 and Summers 33rd in 2:23.22.

Spence and Summers impressed in the fencing, winning 23 and 22 bouts respectively to climb up the rankings. Murray won 16 and French 15.

Murray was still well placed overall but saw her chances disappear in the ride as she was eliminated on Zermatt, meaning she picked up no points and went into the final run/shoot ranked 31st.

Spence and French both scored 293 points, on Jagello and Boby respectively, while Summers added 282 points to her tally on Londi.

That meant she started the final discipline in 16th, a position the 19-year-old maintained by completing the run/shoot in 13:02 to finish with 1,298 points.

French was 22nd but surged up nine places to 13th overall on 1,312 points after producing the fourth-fastest run/shoot of the day in 12:30.

Murray was 11th fastest in 12:48, meaning she climbed two places to finish 29th on 1,044 points. Spence was five places ahead on 1,266.

The men’s final is on Sunday, with Britain represented by Jamie Cooke, Sam Curry and Tom Toolis.

Caroline Searle
Friday, 1st May 2015 2015-05-01 Pentathlon GB trio progress to final of World Cup 4

The British trio of Jamie Cooke, Tom Toolis and Sam Curry have qualified for Sunday’s final of World cup 4 in Kecskmet, Hungary.  

 

Jamie Cooke, winner of the first world cup of 2015, qualified comfortably in Group A. Cooke started strongly recording 16 wins in the fencing and posted the second fastest time in the swim, which put him first going into the combined run-shoot. He finished fifth overall with 1151 points.

 

Tom Toolis, also in Group A, produced a fine combined run-shoot to climb the rankings and finish 10th overall and secure his place in the final with 1141 points.

 

In Group B Sam Curry finished in 10th place overall with 1157 points to see him through to the final. Curry performed strongly in the fencing competition to record 19 wins and in the swim, which sat him in fifth after the first two disciplines.

 

There was disappointment though for Nick Woodbridge as he finished 19th in Group C and will not progress further.

 

Yesterday in Kecskmet, all four British women qualified safely for tomorrow’s final.  Samantha Murray and Mhairi Spence were particularly impressive in Group C, with Murray taking first spot with 1,045 points and Spence – in her first World Cup for 12 months – fourth on 1,031.

 

Kate French, a bronze medallist from world cup 1 and Francesca Summers, making only her second world cup appearance, join them in the final after finishing seventh and 12th respectively in Group A. 

Caroline Searle
Friday, 1st May 2015 2015-05-01 Follow us for updates on the European Championships!!  Pentathlon European Championships

This year Pentathlon GB is honored to be host the Modern Pentathlon European Championships in Bath, Somerset; it will be a week full of fun activities, exciting competition and world-class performances.  Follow our official European Championship Twitter here and like our Facebook page here for live updates, tickets, and news about the event, prize giveaways and much more!  Bring friends and family and join us in cheering onour GB athletes in their fight for European titles and Olympic qualification to Rio de Janeiro 2016.

Charlotte Addis
Friday, 1st May 2015 2015-05-01 From Kecskemet

Pentathlon GB National Training Centre at the University of Bath inaugurated a new Combined Event Facility located on the side of athletic track aiming to provide additional training opportunity to the top British athletes. Built has been fairly lengthy process associated with refurbishment of the Open Air Combined Event Range, resurfacing of the athletic track, installation of the 2012 Olympic Games legacy swimming pool and adjacent Sports Training Village support areas. This has been mammoth project undertaken by the UK Sport Elite Training Centre initiative, University of Bath and its Sports Development Department led by Stephen Baddeley, funding partners, Sport England and National Governing Bodies of Skeleton-Bobsleigh, Swimming, Athletics and Modern Pentathlon. We can’t be thankful enough to the National Lottery Sports Fund for continues generation of so vital support to the British sporting community and in particularly, to the Pentathlon GB programmes.

In contrast to recent undoubtedly positive developments and fruitful efforts to add upgraded training facilities to existing portfolio we are occasionally confronted with frustrating lack of appreciation and understanding on the part of the very individuals for whom the negotiations, planning, investments and constructions are undertaken. I am not the only one amongst the Performance Directors who would share concerns about programme athletes that have become accustom to take provided support and opportunities for granted. Risks of diluting the athletes’ focus on the delivery of utmost quality training programmes meanwhile waste unnecessary time and energy on discussions why and where this or that can’t be done is growing.  It is very simple the top performance can be only achieved when fundamental hours of dedicated training have been completed. Some of the training volume needs to be purposefully conducted under duress of bad weather conditions and imperfect training facilities. Exposing athletes to additional challenges stimulates their adaptability and coping skills, elementary virtues for any aspiring champion. To me the proposition of conscious continues increase of the training demands is the way forward. I sincerely believe the Rio hopefuls embrace the concept and make it work.  

Samantha and Mhairi controlled their destiny in the semi-finals from the leading positions thanks to strong fencing and swimming. It could be advantage in the finals to be able dig in to energy reserves not depleted in the qualification round. Kate and Francesca have done exactly opposite in the battle for top qualification places. They had to run flat out in the closing stages of the combined event to secure passage to the Saturday’s finals. That is now history and girls have a day to replenish, relax and have a massage treatment. It will be interesting Final of the World Cup 4 with currently the most experienced British female athlete Mhairi Spence and the youngest contender on the team Francesca Summers going head to head. I suspect it’ll be rather exciting to watch, don’t miss.   

Good luck today to the Men's Team.

 

Jan Bartu

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Thursday, 30th Apr 2015 2015-04-30 British quartet book place in women's final at World Cup 4 in Hungary

All four of Pentathlon GB’s women are through to the final of World Cup 4 in Kecskemét, Hungary after impressive performances in Thursday’s qualifying round.

Samantha Murray and Mhairi Spence – World Champions in 2014 and 2012 respectively – were in fine form in Group C and sat first and second after the fencing and swimming disciplines.

They then eased through the combined run/shoot, with Murray eventually taking spot with 1,045 points and Spence – in her first World Cup for 12 months – fourth on 1,031.

Kate French – a bronze-medalist at World Cup 1 in the United States in February – produced a strong run/shoot to secure seventh place in Group A.

Her time of 12:36.0 in the combined event was the fourth fastest overall and gave French a final points tally of 1,041.

Nineteen-year-old Francesca Summers, making only her second World Cup appearance, also produced a determined run/shoot to climb the rankings and finish 12th overall in Group A.

Her final total of 1,018 was more than good enough to ensure she progressed to Saturday’s final on points.

Britain’s male quartet of Jamie Cooke, Nick Woodbridge, Sam Curry and Tom Toolis will be hoping to repeat the clean sweep in their qualifiers on Friday.

 

Caroline Searle
Wednesday, 29th Apr 2015 2015-04-29 Mhairi Spence makes World Cup return as strong Pentathlon GB squad head to Hungary  Mhairi Spence in training in the new London 2012 Legacy Pool at the University of Bath

Former World Champion Mhairi Spence will make her first World Cup appearance of 2015 after being named in an eight-strong Pentathlon GB squad for World Cup 4 in Hungary.

She will be joined by reigning World Champion Samantha Murray, Kate French and Francesca Summers in the women’s competition, with the qualifiers on Thursday and final on Saturday.

Representing Britain in the men’s event – being staged on Friday and Sunday – will be double Olympian Nick Woodbridge, Jamie Cooke, Tom Toolis and Sam Curry.

Spence has not contested a World Cup since the same stage of the 2014 competition, which also took place in the city of Kecskemét.

She has been working her way towards full fitness during the winter, with her only competitive appearance of 2015 coming at the Swiss Women International when she finished a fine fifth.

Murray returns to action for the first time since winning World Cup 1 in Sarasota, United States in February – an event where French took the bronze medal.

Nineteen-year-old Summers is making her second World Cup appearance, having made her debut in Cairo, Egypt last month.

In the men’s event, Cooke will be looking for a second podium finish of the season after winning gold at World Cup 1 in Sarasota.

Woodbridge continues his comeback from injury after making a first World Cup appearance in two years at Rome earlier this month.

Toolis enjoyed his best-ever World Cup finish at that competition and will be looking to build on that, while 21-year-old Curry continues to gain valuable international experience.

World Cup 4, Hungary

Women:

Kate French – 11.02.91, Meopham, Kent – lives: Bath

Samantha Murray – 25.09.89, Clitheroe, Lancashire – lives: Bath

Mhairi Spence – 31.08.85, Farr, near Inverness – lives: Bath

Francesca Summers – 13.02.96, Guildford – lives: Paris

Men:

Jamie Cooke – 03.03.91, Cheltenham – lives: Bath

Samuel Curry - 03.09.93, Salfords, Surrey – lives: Bath

Tom Toolis – 23.12.92, Hornchurch, north-east London – lives: Bath

Nick Woodbridge - 01.07.86, Telford – lives: Bath

 

Caroline Searle
Monday, 27th Apr 2015 2015-04-27 NYRC#4 Information and Timings

The National Youth Ranking Competition #4 will take place over the weekend 2nd/3rd May 2015 at the PGB Hartpury Modern Pentathlon Academy in accordance with the Pentathlon GB 2015 National Youth Selection Policy which is available upon request from Head Office.

RULES:
This competition will be run in accordance with the current Pentathlon GB Rules for Modern Tetrathlon and Modern Pentathlon (available from the resources page of the website – www.pentathlongb.org) plus Rule changes agreed at the UIPM congress 2014. 

Youth A – 2nd May 2015

Swim

200m Freestyle

0645 hrs Registration Cheltenham pool
(Cheltenham Leisure Centre Tommy Taylors Lane Cheltenham GL50 4RN)
0700 hrs Warm Up GIRLS and BOYS together
0725 hrs first heat GIRLS followed directly by the BOYS heats
0800 hrs Finish

Fence (Hartpury GL19 3BE)

Each Competitor must have two working Epées & body wires.  Failure to meet this requirement will result in a penalty.
All competitors must be correctly dressed and protected in fencing kit at the following minimum standard:
Fencing Jacket - minimum 800N (CE level 2) in combination with Plastron FIE 800 Newton (CE level 2).
Fencing Breeches - minimum 800N (CE Level 2).
Fencing Breeches - minimum 800N (CE Level 2).
Mask - Bib 1600N (CE Level 2). Transparent masks will not be allowed.
Female competitors must wear a chest protector made from a rigid material or metal.
No jewellery or any visible body piercings are permitted.
The Fencing Director and Fencing Referee have the authority to exclude and eliminate any competitor unable or unwilling to change into clothing that complies with the Rules.

0930 hrs GIRLS warm up
1000 hrs GIRLS first bout
1145 hrs Finish

1145 hrs BOYS warm up
1215 hrs BOYS first bout
1345 hrs Finish


Combined Event (Hartpury GL19 3BE)
The combined event will be only laser shooting
It is hoped to use the outdoor range which means that the run will be on a grass track and spikes will be allowed.  If the weather dictates that the combined run/shoot has to be conducted indoors, then flats/trainers only (no spikes will be allowed).

Format:
Youth A: Handicap start, approx. 20m run; 4 x (5 Targets down (time limit 50”); 800m run)

1415 hrs Warm up first heat GIRLS
1440 hrs Start
1510 hrs Warm up second heat BOYS
1535 hrs Start

Youth B – 3rd May 2015

Swim

200m Freestyle

0745 hrs Registration Cheltenham pool
Cheltenham Leisure Centre Tommy Taylors Lane Cheltenham GL50 4RN)
0800 hrs Warm Up GIRLS and BOYS together
0825 hrs first heat GIRLS followed directly by the BOYS heats
0900 hrs Finish

Combined Event (Hartpury GL19 3BE)
The combined event will be only laser shooting
It is hoped to use the outdoor range which means that the run will be on a grass track and spikes will be allowed.  If the weather dictates that the combined run/shoot has to be conducted indoors, then flats/trainers only (no spikes will be allowed). 

Format:
Youth B: Handicap start, approx 20m run; 3 x (5 targets down (time limit 50”); 800m run)

1030 hrs Warm up first heat GIRLS
1050 hrs Start GIRLS
1115 hrs Warm up second heat BOYS
1135 hrs Start BOYS

Stuart Mason
Thursday, 23rd Apr 2015 2015-04-23 Coaching Development Programme Recruitment

Pentathlon GB is the national governing body for the Olympic sport of Modern Pentathlon which involves five disciplines; fencing, swimming, riding, combined running and shooting.  It’s an exciting time to join the team, with an 18-month lead in to the Olympic Games, Rio 2016.  Our Head Office is located at the University of Bath, alongside our National Training Centre for performance athletes and later this summer where we will host the European Championships.

The Coaching Development Programme formally commenced in October 2013 with the selected coaches undergoing a 2 year course finishing in October 2015. The programme is an essential element of our ambitious strategy for the development of the future high performance coaches. It is designed to ensure that experience from elite athletes, current coaches from various disciplines or aspiring new coaches is harnessed and shared whilst working through the Coaching Development Programme

The content of the Programme will be shaped by the individual participants starting point and current coaching experience, following a comprehensive needs analysis. We look to create an individual learning pathway for each participant that truly reflects personal and sport-specific requirements, starting with where the coach is now and looking where the sport needs them to be to consistently deliver excellence.

Pentathlon GB invites applicants wishing to be considered for inclusion on the Coaching Development Programme commencing October 2015 to complete the online registration form here:

http://form.jotformpro.com/form/50744915404959

The closing date for registration is 1200 08 May 2015.

 

 

 

Eleanor Guest
Friday, 17th Apr 2015 2015-04-17 New Club Receives Big Lottery Award Funding  WS7.5 Modern Pentathlon Club Fencers

The exciting and new WS7.5 Modern Pentathlon Club, based in Lichfield, has been successful in achieving an award from the Big Lottery Award Fund to help support and develop their aspirations to grow the sport in their area.

The Big Lottery Award Fund has awarded the club funding for their project to deliver various sporting activities based around the disciplines of Modern Pentathlon in an area of deprivation.  Their the aim is to increase community participation in physical activities by offering a new and different challenge.

WS7.5 is a club which provides the opportunity for people to get involved in Modern Pentathlon no matter what their age, ability or experience and with coaches and equipment available, people can turn up and try the sport or a combination of the disciplines very easily.

The next taster day is the 9 May with future dates on 13 June and 25 July and will have shooting, fencing and running available. If you would like to come and have a go please contact Rachael Handley rachael.handley@pentathlongb.org or 07590444372.

Eleanor Guest
Thursday, 16th Apr 2015 2015-04-16 Recruitment for Two Part Time Pentathlon Development Officers

Roles:            Pentathlon Development Officer East and South East

                      Pentathlon Development Officer South and South West

Reports to:    National Development Manager

Location:       Both roles are regional but usually home based or at an agreed location with a requirement to travel

Salary:           £24,000 - £26,000 pro rata plus benefits

Hours:            Part time 20 hours per week (with flexibility to meet the needs of the organisation)

Please note the role requires a clear DBS check

Pentathlon GB is the national governing body for the Olympic sport of Modern Pentathlon which involves five disciplines; fencing, swimming, riding, running and shooting.  It’s an exciting time to join the team as we move forward to year three of delivering the Whole Sport Plan, having exceeded expectations for year two. 

We are a passionate and enthusiastic team, committed to raising the profile of the Modern Pentathlon and with major ambitions to grow the sport at grassroots level: to help us do this we are looking to recruit two experienced and dynamic individuals to join Development team.  One to work in the East and South East Regions and the other to cover the South and South West Regions.

Role Summary

The main development aims for these roles are:

  1. To provide opportunities for supporting the development of the English Talent Programme at regional and national levels.
  2. To increase the number of people participating in the sport of Modern Pentathlon and in particular competing in the different competition formats of the sport from Biathlon to Pentathlon.
  3. Translate the national strategy into action through co-ordination of coaches and organisers at a local level and to maximise opportunities to build capacity in the sport.
  4. To support the areas with identified priority hot spots.

 

Person Specification

We are looking for driven and enthusiastic individuals with a proven experience of developing sport, excellent people skills and the ability to deliver on objectives.  This should include the ability to demonstrate experience in the of the following areas:

  • Able to demonstrate a good understanding of the sporting structures in Great Britain.
  • Previous experience of developing sport and encouraging participation.
  • Able to demonstrate previous experience in managing projects, setting goals and achieving results.
  • Able to form effective relationships and partnerships to enable the delivery of projects.
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of coordinating and managing teams of people.
  • Proven ability to effectively work as part of a team and if necessary be able to use initiative and lead peers when required.

 

The full job description and competency profile for the East and South East role can be found here and for the South and South West here.

Pentathlon GB is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact National Development Manager Rebecca Gibson on 07720 591421 or rebecca.gibson@pentathlongb.org

How to Apply

To apply please send your CV and covering letter detailing why you are suitable for the role plus the equality monitoring form to eleanor.guest@pentathlongb.org by 1700 on Wednesday 13 May 2015. 

Interview Dates

Interviews are likely to take place on 26 or 27 May 2015.

Eleanor Guest
Wednesday, 15th Apr 2015 2015-04-15 NYRC#4 Closing Date

Reminder that the Closing Date for NYRC#4 is 19th April 2015

Stuart Mason
Tuesday, 14th Apr 2015 2015-04-14 National Pentathlon Week Comes to an End!

The inaugural National Modern Pentathlon Week has come to a close. The week aimed to celebrate our fantastic fun and diverse multi-discipline sport. A variety of activity took part from the North to the South from taster days, fun camps for everyone to training for our potential elite. The week also included an inclusive Biathle event organised by the North West Biathle Hub Club enabling para Biathle competitors to take part. We think the following clip from Hereford says it all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwgBXo3qxE0

If you got involved in any of our activities during Pent Week we hope you had a great time and we hope to see you again soon in training or competition.

Charlotte Addis
Sunday, 12th Apr 2015 2015-04-12 Rome Immortal

Foro Italico is impressive reminiscence of the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome. Gigantic statues symbolising athletic strength with strong patriotic subtext circle the venues and mark out the avenues. Sculptures are almost threateningly looking down at you purposefully fulfilling the creator’s artistic intent to make you feel inferior in the face of greatness. I was not taken aback to see in the congress hall of the Italian Olympic Committee massive rural painting featuring Mussolini, disgraced ‘Duce’ of upraise of the Italian nationalism in times leading to the Second World War. Perhaps politically incorrect it somehow sums up for me the country’s spirits and links together the past and contemporary in this immortal city that was once the centre of the civilised World.

It is enriching experience to visit this place but it is a pain in the neck to travel elsewhere these days. I have no problem to drive thousand miles just to avoid airport security checks or French air traffic controllers. What is the point of torturing ladies by forcing them to take their shoes off, sneaking through the toiletry, x-raying people to find miniature pocketknife, bottle of water or investigate closely people’s crutches? Someone should explain to us how anybody, for instance, is able to control all packaging supplying endless shops and restaurants in the departure halls. How can we be sure that all airport personnel come to work to work only? How big is a danger to security from potential sources outside of passenger travel? Current airport security checks are non-sense I am afraid and unnecessary imposition on millions of normal people. In the end after all you have been put through to board the aircraft a disturbed lunatic who obtained for unknown reasons commercial pilot license plunges the plane at 500 miles per hour to the mountain meanwhile you watch helplessly keeping your handset turned off for flight safety reasons, thanks a lot.

Kate French experienced in the Finals a rapid decent herself. From Sarasota medal podium to the gutter of Rome competition. I am sure Kate wishes to forget that bad hair Friday quickly. No need to over analyse or begin questioning now, another opportunity to restore confidence is coming up soon. Freyja Prentice has been consistent in her third World Cup Final appearance. She looked strong in the Combined Event moving up to 6th place approaching the remaining shooting stage.  What happened next is something I would call ‘the laser tax collection’.  That is 2015 Season phenomena striking randomly without prejudice ruining athletes’ efforts with vengeance. Freyja kept firing to the apparently numb target timing out and loosing all day work in less than minute. This situation is beneath contempt requiring immediate solution ensuring level playing field for each athlete in the competition.  

Four British men did not hesitate in the semi-finals proving undisputable competitiveness. It seems obvious however that we struggle a bit to transfer the technical ability to the dog fighting intensity of the Final competition phase. Results in Rome also indicate that there is a room for specific fitness improvement and more self-confidence building. Tom Toolis was the top British finisher crossing the line in 17th position, congratulations. Kecskemet, quiet provincial Hungarian town will be the next location for the World Cup 4. Keep in touch.                

 

Jan Bartu
Sunday, 12th Apr 2015 2015-04-12 National Modern Pentathlon Week in Full Swing  National Pentathlon Week 2015

Modern Pentathlon Week is a national initiative led by Pentathlon GB to get more people engaged and enjoying multi-disciplinary sport. We are over half way and the week is already a celebration of why multi-sport and in particular Pentathlon is fantastic.

We are not just saying Pentathlon is fantastic – it is! Pentathlon GB recently commissioned the Youth Sport Trust TOP Foundation to conduct research into the role Pentathlon can play in creating a sporting habit for life and to better understand the unique selling points of a sport that consists of 5 disciplines. The full report can be read here but in a nutshell:

A standout finding is that a high proportion of competitors felt that their involvement in Modern Pentathlon provided them with an experience that is unique and different to other sports.
Participants involved in Modern Pentathlon formats have a tendency to take part in physical activity on a regular basis. More so than the average population.

Participants have a sustained and long term interest in sports participation. Many participants through Modern Pentathlon have taken part or transferred into other sports due to their exposure to new and diverse activity.
Competitors most frequently cited fun, enjoying competition and to get better at sport as the top three reasons for taking part in Modern Pentathlon. The majority of competitors felt that Modern Pentathlon provides a breadth of experiences that challenges them and keeps them doing a sport longer than if participating in one sport. They also felt it motivates them to try harder and train more often; the range of sports deters boredom and provides a greater level of satisfaction and accomplishment. 
Parents felt positive about the wider benefits of their child being involved in Modern Pentathlon including personal development and a positive impact on school performance.

So what exciting things have been happening this week so far?

The eve of Modern Pentathlon Week the North West Biathle Hub held a Biathle training session and Rossall School (also a Pentathlon GB Academy) held a Mini Biathlon Competition.

Tuesday saw the majority of activity kicking off. A three day training event full of fun activities and open to all started at Pentathlon Hereford. This is a new Pentathlon club based at Lucton School which is already seeing high attendances in its first year and is becoming a hot bed for the sport. Activities this week have even included the Ride discipline done in a different way:

In Dorset at Leweston School a 6 day residential camp has seen 120 young people engage with Triathlon (Run, Swim and Bike), Biathle and Modern Pentathlon activities. This will culminate in the South West Biathle Championships on Sunday.

On Wednesday the newly formed Ashford Pentathlon Club held a training day focusing on swimming, fencing, shooting and running. 22 young people attended of which 12 were completely new members. Feedback from the day has been extremely positive including the following quote from a parent of a participant who attended following their involvement in the Schools Biathlon Finals:

“Thanks to everyone for devoting their time today for all the activities, it was much appreciated all round. Gemma had a fantastic day, and I think against her expectations, enjoyed the fencing and the Pistol shooting”

Yesterday (Thursday) saw more activity in the North and a newly emerging club hold its first training day. Pentathlon GB North and the Yorkshire Pentathlon Club both held training days and Yorkshire Pentathlon Club’s residential camp kicked off.  The East Anglia Pentathlon Club held its first training day. Many of these activities have been supported by our links with Pony Club.

We love Modern Pentathlon because of the diverse experience it offers. A new experience of Modern Pentathlon as also offered on Thursday – a stunt offer! Pentathlon GB North West has worked with a Professional Stunt Co-ordinator and Regent Park Studios in Morecambe to offer a unique training day.

Celebrating our performance pathway

Not only is Modern Pentathlon Week a great opportunity to get involved we are also showcasing our performance pathway. This week has also included two residential camps for athletes on the start of their performance pathway journey. The first of these camps has just finished at Bishop Burton College providing training for 26 English Talent Programme athletes and the second camp is underway at Wellington College for a further 18 athletes. Both of these sites are accredited Pentathlon Academies. 

And if you haven’t already been tracking the progress we have the Pentathlon GB Podium Squad competing in the World Cup in Rome! The Rome World Cup is the latest major competition in a big year for Pentathlon GB, which includes the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification period.

There is more to come….

Saturday 11th April:

Decorum Modern Pentathlon Club - Tetrathlon Training. The day is open to all athletes regardless of ability or experience (prerequisite to be able to swim 100m). The day will cover coaching in shooting, fencing, swimming and running. Equipment will be available for hire if required. Hemel Hempstead Sports Centre Hemel Hempstead Herts HP1 1JS More Info Speak to Denise 0777 1862552

Sunday 12th April:

North West Biathle Hub - A fun and friendly competitive opportunity combining the run and swim in a continuous format. Fleetwood Swimming Pool, Fleetwood Lancashire FY76HF. More Info speak to Nicola 07940587964
West Midlands Training and Taster Day - An opportunity to try other events in a friendly environment, come and meet other regional biathletes and pentathletes. Coaching will be available in shooting, fencing and running and suitable for all levels of abilities and experience: 10-4pm Tudor Grange Sport Centre Solihull West Midlands B911NB

More Info Speak to Rachael 07590444372

Monday 13th April:

Pentathlon GB South – Three days devoted to shooting, fencing, swimming, games and athletic development as well as running Aldershot Garrison Sports Centre, Rawlinson Road Aldershot GU11 2LQ

More Info speak to Russell 078252231

John Woodbridge
Saturday, 11th Apr 2015 2015-04-11 Jan Bartu in "philosophical" mood after Rome World Cup final performances

Performance Director Jan Bartu said he was in “philosophical” mood after two incident-packed finals for Pentathlon GB’s athletes at World Cup 3 in Rome.

He was pleased to see Tom Toolis finish 17th in his first senior men’s final on Saturday, which made him the top-placed Brit ahead of Nick Woodbridge in 20th, Joe Evans in 26th and Joe Choong in 27th.

But Bartu added that a possible problem with the laser scoring system in the combined run/shoot had contributed to Freyja Prentice missing out on a top-ten finish in the women’s final on Friday.

She finished 17th, while Kate French – who was eliminated in the ride after four refusals – was 33rd.

“We were expecting to be a bit more towards the top but I take a philosophical view about these things,” said Bartu.

“The girls had some really bad luck and sometimes that happens. Kate had a dismal ride but she is usually one of the top riders in the competition, so that was unusual to see.

“Freyja was having a good day and was well placed going into the combined event but she timed out on the fourth shoot, which was most likely due to a failure with the laser scoring system, and that ruined her day.

“As for the men, it was very good to see all four of them reach the final but it was an uphill struggle for them after the fencing, we expected better results from that.

“They fought back with some good swimming and riding performances, and for Tom Toolis to finish 17th in his first senior final was a very respectable result – congratulations to him on that.”

The British men got off a slow start in Saturday’s final, with Woodbridge 21st after winning 17 of his fencing bouts, Choong 28th after 15 wins, Toolis 29th after 13 wins and Evans 33rd after 12 wins.

However, Evans was quickest in the pool and one of only two athletes to go under two minutes as he touched the wall in 1:59.27.

Woodbridge produced the third quickest time of 2:00.12 to move up to tenth overall, while Toolis and Choong clocked 2:04.02 and 2:04.98 respectively.

Toolis continued his climb up the rankings with a perfect ride, becoming one of only two athletes to record a maximum 300-point haul.

Choong picked up 293 points, while Woodbridge and Evans both added 286 to their total.

That moved Woodbridge up to ninth going into the combined run/shoot, 40 seconds behind leader Jiahao Han of China and one place ahead of Ukraine’s Pavlo Tymoshchenko who surged through the field to claim an impressive victory.

Robert Kasza was runner-up, while fellow Hungarian Adam Marosi just failed to catch third-placed Pierpaolo Petroni of Italy on the line.

The next World Cup will take place in Kecskemét, Hungary from April 30 to May 4.

The Rome World Cup is the latest major competition in a big year for Pentathlon GB, which includes the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification period.

A key event on the road to Rio will be the Modern Pentathlon European Championships, taking place at the University of Bath from August 18-23.

Tickets are now on sale for the event – visit www.pentathlongb.org/euros2015 for more information.

Caroline Searle
Friday, 10th Apr 2015 2015-04-10 Final frustration for Freyja Prentice and Kate French at Rome World Cup

It proved to be a frustrating day in Rome for Pentathlon GB duo Freyja Prentice and Kate French during an incident-packed women’s final at World Cup 3.

Prentice finished 17th overall after a technical problem with her final shoot and French was 33rd after a frustrating afternoon which saw her eliminated in the ride after four refusals.

Victory went to London 2012 champion Laura Asadauskaite in remarkable fashion – the Lithuanian had been 20th going into the combined run/shoot, 59 seconds adrift of leader Sarolta Kovacs on Hungary, but surged through the field to claim the most unlikely of wins.

Prentice and French, who had both won bronze medals at the two previous World Cups this year, were looking to maintain Pentathlon GB’s impressive run of podium finishes at women’s finals.

They were 20th and 30th respectively after the opening fencing discipline, Prentice winning 18 bouts and French 14, and were unable to make up ground in the swimming pool, clocking 2:25.47 and 2:20.09.

Prentice got right back into contention for a top-ten finish when she produced a perfect ride on Eskimo to gain a maximum haul of 300 points.

But French did not fare as well on her horse, Corrading, and picked up no points after four refusals led to elimination.

That meant she started the run/shoot five minutes behind leader Kovacs, while Prentice was 45 seconds adrift.

She was performing well but lost valuable ground after the laser scoring system timed out on the final shoot and eventually finished 17th after clocking 13:14.50. French completed the run/shoot in 13:09.36.

Pentathlon GB’s men will be hoping for better fortunes in Saturday’s final, with Joe Evans, Joe Choong, Tom Toolis and Nick Woodbridge all in action.

 

Caroline Searle
Thursday, 9th Apr 2015 2015-04-09 Pentathlon GB's fantastic four book men's final places at Rome World Cup

All four Pentathlon GB men have made it through to Saturday’s final at World Cup 3 in Rome after impressive performances in Thursday’s qualification round.

Joe Evans and Tom Toolis finished second and third respectively in Group A, while Joe Choong also placed in the top three in Group B.

Double Olympian Nick Woodbridge, making his first World Cup appearance for two years after a hip injury, narrowly missed out on one of the eight automatic qualification places in Group B but his total of 1,198 was more than good enough to put him through on points.

Evans made a solid start to the day, winning 20 of his fencing bouts for 229 points before producing the fastest swim in his group – 1:59.73.

He then completed the combined run/shoot in 11:10.69 to record 1,200 points overall, matching the total of group winner Simon Casse of France.

Just one point behind Casse and Evans was Toolis, who won 21 of his fencing bouts before clocking 2:04.93 in the pool and 11:03.01 in the run/shoot.

Pentathlon GB team-mate Choong scored 1,207 points for third place in Group B. He started the day by winning 17 fencing bouts before recording the fourth-fastest times in both the swim and run/shoot – 2:01.94 and 10:43.42 respectively.

Woodbridge was well placed for automatic qualification after winning 19 of his fencing bouts and clocking 1:59.98 in the swimming, the second quickest time in Group B.

He was unsurprisingly a little rusty in the run/shoot and lost ground with a time of 11:12.17, which put him tenth overall in the group. However, he had comfortably done enough to progress through points qualification.

That means that Pentathlon GB will have six representatives in the finals in Rome, with Freyja Prentice and Kate French having progressed through the women’s qualifiers on Wednesday. Their final takes place on Friday.

 

Caroline Searle
Thursday, 9th Apr 2015 2015-04-09 Freyja Prentice and Kate French march on in Rome

Pentathlon GB duo Freyja Prentice and Kate French are safely through to the women’s individual final at World Cup 3 in Rome, Italy.

Prentice – who won a bronze medal at the last World Cup in Cairo, Egypt in March – topped Group B in the qualifying stages on Wednesday with 1,080 points, ranking her ninth overall.

And French – a third-placed finisher at World Cup 1 in Sarasota, US in February – scored 1,076 points to rank eighth in Group B and 16th overall.

Prentice made a solid start, winning 19 of her fencing bouts for 236 points. French’s 17 wins earned her 222 points.

They then clocked times of 2:27.10 and 2:22.59 respectively in the 200m swim before finishing strongly in the combined run/shoot.

Prentice’s time of 11:55.61 was the fourth fastest of the day in Group B and worth 585 points, while French was fifth fastest in 11:59.23.

Joanna Muir missed out on a place in Friday’s final after placing 15th in a strong Group A.

She won 11 of her fencing bouts and recorded a good time of 2:16.55 in the pool but was not able to make up the necessary ground in the run/shoot, where she clocked 12:22.26.

World Champion Samantha Murray was due to compete in Rome but Pentathlon GB Performance Director Jan Bartu explained she had been withdrawn to prepare for the next World Cup in Budapest, Hungary.

Pentathlon GB’s men are in qualification action on Thursday, with Nick Woodbridge – making his first World Cup appearance in two years – in action alongside Joe Evans, Tom Toolis and Joe Choong.

The Rome World Cup is the latest major competition in a big year for Pentathlon GB, which includes the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification period.

A key event on the road to Rio will be the Modern Pentathlon European Championships, taking place at the University of Bath from August 18-23.

Tickets are now on sale for the event – visit www.pentathlongb.org/euros2015 for more information.

Pentathlon GB Selected Athletes

World Cup 3, Italy

Women:

Kate French – 11.02.91, Meopham, Kent – lives: Bath

Freyja Prentice – 20.05.90, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire – lives: Bath

Joanna Muir – 30.08.1994, Castle Douglas, Dumfries – lives: Bath

Men:

Joseph Choong – 23.05.95, Orpington – lives: Bath

Joe Evans – 05.09.93, Whitchurch, Shropshire – lives: Bath

Tom Toolis – 23.12.92, Hornchurch, north-east London – lives: Bath

Nick Woodbridge - 01.07.96, Telford – lives: Bath

For further information contact the Pentathlon GB press office at Matchtight Ltd on 01225 384211 or press@matchtight.co.uk

Caroline Searle
Wednesday, 8th Apr 2015 2015-04-08 2015 World Modern Pentathlon Conference

In this the Week of Modern Pentathlon we want to draw your attention to The 2015 World Modern Pentathlon Conference which will once again be held at The Manchester Conference Centre 6th 7th and 8th November 2015. Being one year out from The 2016 Rio Olympic Games it will be the most important one held to date so in addition to the leading Modern Pentathlon Coaches we have already engaged some of the world’s leading authorities in their particular field to come along as Guest Speakers:


Graham Taylor: UK Sport Head of Performance Coaching.  World Class Coaching support is vital to our success and  Graham works directly with sports Performance Directors and Programme staff to build on existing coach support and seeks to accelerate the development of elite coaching within the high performance system. Prior to his position at UK Sport Graham had  22 years experience in high level Motor Sport. Competed all across the globe and recognised as a talented trackside Race Engineer and Team Leader. 6 Years Experience in F1 as chief race engineer at Arrows F1


Dr Steve Peters: His book The Chimp Paradox explains how the human mind operates and how people can learn skills to manage their mind. Has helped sports stars including Ronnie O'Sullivan, Steven Gerrard, Craig Bellamy, Sir Bradley Wiggins, Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton.  Teams he has assisted include the GB Olympic cycling team, Team Sky, England's rugby union side and Liverpool FC.  Hoy said "without Steve I don't think I could have brought home triple gold from Beijing" while Pendleton said he was "the most important person" in her sporting career.


Yogi Breisner:  PERFORMANCE MANAGER, EVENTING AND LEAD FOR WORLD CLASS PROGRAMME 

Yogi was appointed World Class Performance Manager and Chef d'Equipe to the British Eventing team in 2000. He had just eight months to get to know the squad before the Sydney Olympics, at which they won team silver, Britain's first eventing Olympic medal for 12 years. Yogi has since led medal winning teams at the 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympic Games in addition to enjoying many successes at both European Championships and World Equestrian Games.


Richard Waygood MBE: Former Riding Master of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment; Choreographer to the world famous Musical Ride; television presenter, event organiser, international Three-Day-Event competitor, Chef d’Equipe to British equestrian teams; leadership and motivational speaker, and experienced team leader. Now an Ambassador for The Brooke equine charity, equestrian advisor to the Bahraini Ministry of Interior, Chef d’Equipe (Team Manager) to the British CIC 2 Star Event Team, Chef d' Equipe (Team Manager) for the Team and Individual Gold Medallists GBR Dressage Team at the London 2012 Olympiad, his sights are currently set on the Rio Games.

Interest is already high and places at the conference being booked. Registration can be carried out via the conference website www.wmpcc.org and go to online registration.

 

 

Stuart Mason
Thursday, 2nd Apr 2015 2015-04-02 Join us for National Pentathlon Week!!

Looking for something to do next week, or want to try the various Pentathlon disciplines?

Pentathlon GB are proud to introduce National Modern Pentathlon Week where everyone can get involved with clubs, regions, organisations and schools  organising taster sessions, activities and camps. With this week we are trying to create an inspirational and co-ordinated week of Modern Pentathlon related activity to engage people in this exciting sport. Whatever your age, experience and knowledge we hope to engage you along with the entire pentathlon family throughout this activity campaign. This week we hope to share our passion for the sport and hopefully many of you will get involved.

The timetable of events is available here. We hope to see you there!

Charlotte Addis
Thursday, 2nd Apr 2015 2015-04-02 Scottish Pentathlon - Development Officer Job Opportunity

DEVELOPMENT OFFICER - FIXED TERM – MARCH 2017

Scottish Pentathlon is the new governing body set up in Scotland to help develop the sport of Modern Pentathlon with the support of sportscotland and Pentathlon GB.

It replaces the Scottish Modern Pentathlon Association (SMPA) and has in place a new Board led by a new Chair, Murdo Macdonald and a new plan for developing the sport. This is a very positive step supported by sportscotland and Pentathlon GB who have committed to work with Scottish Pentathlon in their efforts to develop and promote the sport in Scotland.

This is a unique opportunity for the right person to join a new, fresh and dynamic organisation, working closely with the Board and our partners to achieve the sport’s objectives.

You will be in at the start of something new and part of a sporting organisation at the earliest stage of its development, making a real impact on the growth and sustainability of a sporting organisation.

The principle focus of the Development Officer will be to lead on the development of an infrastructure for the sport of Modern Pentathlon in Scotland and to increase participation in the sport and grow clubs and Scottish governing body (SGB) membership.

The Development Officer will report to the Director of Development and be supported by a broader team including the Pentathlon GB Development team.

This post involves regulated work with children and employment is conditional on the successful candidate being able to obtain/holding PVG scheme membership.

Salary £24,000 per annum – 37 hours per week

Benefits package including pension and life insurance. The standard holiday entitlement is 25 days to be taken by arrangement.  In addition, there is an annual entitlement of 10 days public holidays. 

Closing date: 17 00 hrs on Wednesday 22 April 2015

Interviews will be held in Edinburgh on Thursday 14 May 2015

Scottish Pentathlon is committed to equality of opportunity.

The following documents are available for download:

  1. Advert
  2. Application Form
  3. Application Information
  4. Job Description
  5. Candidate Specification
  6. Equal Opportunities Form

 

John Woodbridge
Thursday, 2nd Apr 2015 2015-04-02 European Championships 2015- Marketing and Campaign Manager Recruitment Opportunity

Stakeholders are seeking to appoint a marketing and campaign manager  (person or organisation) to fulfill a short-term project specifically in relation to the European Championships 2015.

The Championships will take place at the University of Bath, 18 – 23 August 2015 and will be the first major international Modern Pentathlon competition held in the UK since London 2012.

Applicants should have a proven track record in delivering successful campaigns to drive spectators to major events.

The role will involve developing an overall event Marketing & PR strategy, which you would lead and implement including:

  • Identifying the most appropriate and effective way of reaching and engaging with the target markets
  • Developing a campaign across multiple platforms for each of the target markets
  • Measuring effectiveness against ticket sales, reviewing and refining the strategy as required
  • Creating and implementing a PR strategy to underpin ticket sales
  • Contact and on-going engagement with digital & media providers, generating content to drive interest in the event

The remuneration for this piece of work is fixed at £3,000 (+VAT) and further information can be found within the job description here.

 

Application process:

Applicants should submit:

  • A covering letter / summary on how you intend to fulfil the role for the advertised remuneration, including an outline work programme and whether you are applying as an individual, a joint approach with another person or an organisation.
  • An outline of relevant skills and experience (e.g. list of relevant previous events, projects and references) that will meet the event needs set out in the job description.
  • CVs of anyone to be employed on the project, individual time commitment to the project and identification of areas which they will be working on.

Interested individuals or organisations are requested to submit their application by Monday 13 April 2015 by email to: kara.luck@pentathlongb.org

Charlotte Addis
Thursday, 2nd Apr 2015 2015-04-02 Pentathlon GB sign blueseventy  Swimming is a crucial part of the sport

With qualification for Rio 2016 now underway Britain’s Modern Pentathletes have had an excellent start to the year, winning four World Cup medals, including two golds so far.

The swimming is a crucial event in giving our athletes a competitive advantage and with that in mind Pentathlon GB is pleased to announce sponsorship from elite swimwear brand blueseventy.

blueseventy, a New Zealand brand, has 30 years of experience in all areas of swimming, from open water and triathlon, to elite pool swimming. This experience has allowed blueseventy to become market leaders in competition swimwear and world-class athletes rely on them time and time again to help them swim faster, whatever their discipline. Their pledge of support for the Pentathlon GB Podium and Podium Potential squads with competition and training swimwear is therefore an enormous boost to the team.

“Modern Pentathlon is a great blend of the traditional and the cutting edge and we are very excited to be supporting some of Britain’s finest athletes within Pentathlon GB. We are sure that our nero race suits can become part of their ritual and give them another performance edge”, said Rebecca Jenkins from blueseventy, whose UK base is in Bath.

The news has come just at the right time for the team with the European Championships held at Pentathlon GB’s national training base at the University of Bath on 18-23 August 2015, providing eight direct qualification places for the Rio 2016 Olympics. The competitive advantage the blueseventy kit could provide will be a crucial factor in deciding these qualification places, with the first opportunity starting in June at the World Cup Final.

“This blueseventy sponsorship is another step on our journey to the Olympics in Rio in just 18 months.  For the athletes to know they are supported by such a quality swim brand that boasts the latest technology in performance swimwear, will give them great confidence.  The timing couldn’t be better, ahead of so many crucial events this season and Rio qualifying competitions looming”, said Nigel Laughton, Chief Executive Officer of Pentathlon GB.  “Great swimming times are vital to our athletes and having blueseventy on board for the next two years is a significant boost”.

The partnership with blueseventy, agreed by Laughton, will last until the end of December 2016, seeing the team through two competitive seasons, including the Olympic year.

The deal has been announced just a few weeks after tickets went on sale for this year’s Europeans Championships. Tickets are now on sale here, with under 18’s welcome from only £1 a day. There will be options to try out individual disciplines during breaks in the competition action and an event village of stands and displays to add to the event experience.

“It is not every day that live Olympic sport is on the doorstep, so we are hoping that local people will join those coming from around the country to cheer our athletes on.  This is a crucial event on the Road to Rio for the GB pentathletes as well as being an exciting spectacle”, said Event Director Kara Luck.

For further information contact the Pentathlon GB press office at Matchtight Ltd on 01225 384211 or press@matchtight.co.uk

 

Caroline Searle
Wednesday, 1st Apr 2015 2015-04-01 Olympian Woodbridge receives season's first World Cup call-up

Double Olympian Nick Woodbridge will make his first World Cup appearance for two years after being named in the Pentathlon GB squad for this season’s third World Cup in Rome from 8-13 April.

Reigning World Champion Samantha Murray – who struck gold at the opening World Cup in Sarasota, US – also returns to a women’s team which features Kate French and Frejya Prentice, who have both won bronze medals this season.

Woodbridge – who competed at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic Games – has struggled with hip problems during the past couple of years and last appeared at a World Cup in Chengdu, China, in April 2013.

However, he is working his way back to full fitness and made his first competitive appearance of 2015 at the Budapest Cup in Hungary earlier this month.

Woodbridge is joined in the Pentathlon GB men’s team for Rome by Tom Toolis, Joe Choong and Joe Evans, who is making his third World Cup appearance of the season.

That record is matched in the women’s team by Prentice, who finished a fine third at the Cairo World Cup earlier this month.

Making their second World Cup appearances will be Murray and French, both of whom were on the podium in Sarasota, and Joanna Muir, who was victorious at the Swiss Women's International last week.

Pentathlon GB Performance Director Jan Bartu believes his team will face their strongest competition of the year so far in Rome.

“I expect that this World Cup will be the best attended of the season up to this point,” he said. “There will be plenty of teams from Asia taking part, which wasn’t the case in Cairo.

“I would not like to predict anything in terms of performance but I would like to see all of our team feature in the final stages.

“Nick Woodbridge is returning to the World Cup stage and it will be good to see what he is capable of doing at this stage of his comeback.

“Samantha, Kate and Freyja have all done really well this season and there will be expectation on their side but every single competition is different.”

The Rome World Cup is the latest major competition in a big year for Pentathlon GB, which includes the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification period.

A key event on the road to Rio will be the Modern Pentathlon European Championships, taking place at the University of Bath from August 18-23.

Tickets are now on sale for the event – visit www.pentathlongb.org/euros2015 for more information.

Pentathlon GB Selected Athletes

World Cup 3, Italy

Women:

Kate French – 11.02.91, Meopham, Kent – lives: Bath

Samantha Murray – 25.09.89, Clitheroe, Lancashire – lives: Bath

Freyja Prentice – 20.05.90, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire – lives: Bath

Joanna Muir – 30.08.1994, Castle Douglas, Dumfries – lives: Bath

Men:

Joseph Choong – 23.05.95, Orpington – lives: Bath

Joe Evans – 05.09.93, Whitchurch, Shropshire – lives: Bath

Tom Toolis – 23.12.92, Hornchurch, north-east London – lives: Bath

Nick Woodbridge - 01.07.96, Telford – lives: Bath

For further information contact the Pentathlon GB press office at Matchtight Ltd on 01225 384211 or press@matchtight.co.uk

Caroline Searle



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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