|Headline||Date Posted||Posted by||Details|
|Non-Executive Director Recruitment||Wednesday, 6th May 2015||Eleanor Guest||
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.
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 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 will require a time commitment of 10 - 15 days per year. The following accountabilities reflect the role:
Our ideal candidates will have:
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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19 June in London, or on an alternative date in agreement with the interview panel.
|Get Ready for National Modern Pentathlon Week!||Thursday, 26th Feb 2015||Eleanor Guest||
We're introducing National Modern Pentathlon Week; 6-12th April 2015. The purpose of this campaign week is to:
|British Biathle Team Dominate in Dubai||Saturday, 14th Feb 2015||Howard Jones||
Hot temperatures and a last minute change of venue to the Atlantis Hotel on Dubai's Palm did not deter the British Team at the first Biathle World Tour of 2015.
The event held on the Atlantis's Nasima Beach in front of the famous Aquaventure Water Park saw teams from Germany, Italy, South Africa and the host United Arab Emirates as well as ourselves. The GB team were so dominent that no individual finished lower than second position.
The team's first involvement was in the Youth D races and there were immmediately emphatic wins for both Rebecca Wren and Kieron Mutch with Josh Dreelan finishing second.
Sophie Mutch's very impressive swim brought her through the field to finish second in the Youth C Girls race. Kizzie Price showed the rest the way with an easy win in the Youth B Girls race and Jessica Sutton took a deserved second place. Not to be outdone, Jamie Price matched his sister's performance with a win in the Youth A race.
James Greenwell overcame the shock of being lead into transition in the Masters A race with a masterly swim which brought him back into transition with a clear half a minute lead, enough to ensure victory by the end of the race. Andy Price gained second in the Masters B race and Mary and Peter Colett won their masters C and D races respectiveley.
The final events, the seniors, saw victory for Rachel Jones and a silver for Gareth Allen. So 8 winners and 5 runners up - a spectacularly good performance from the team who, imediately following the presentation went into the adjacent water park to relax and rest on their laurels for the remainder of the day.
The next World Tour event is in Italy on 7th June.
|BUCS Modern Pentathlon and Biathlon Championships 2015||Thursday, 12th Feb 2015||Alexia Jones||
The BUCS Modern Pentathlon and Biathlon Championships 2015 will take place on 13-14 March in Oxford. Any student at a BUCS affiliated college or university can take part as a biathlete, tetrathlete or pentathlete. Entries shut on Thursday 26 February (Visit website for entries). The competition is run with a friendly and helpful atmosphere. It is designed to cater for both novice athletes at their first competition and elite athletes alike.
For all news and updates like us on Facebook (BUCS Modern Pentathlon and Biathlon Championships 2015) or follow us on Twitter (@bucsmodernpent)
All competitors need to be members of Pentathlon GB and thanks to the support of BUCS and the University of Oxford entry fees can be kept low:
• Full Pentathlon or Ride Tetrathlon = £35
• Non-ride Tetrathlon = £16
• Run & Swim biathlon = £6
The organisers are always grateful for volunteers, especially fencing referees! Volunteers on the Saturday will receive a packed lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Contact: email@example.com for more details.
|2014 Biathle World Tour Rankings||Friday, 9th Jan 2015||Howard Jones||
The 2014 Biathle World Tour Rankings are now available at http://www.pentathlon.org/biathle-triathle-world-tour-ranking-2014/ .
Congratulations to Bea Stanton, Poppy Clark, Jake Fisher, Conor Jelley, Elizabeth Tolley, India Cooper, Bradley Sutton, Matthew Cook, Harry Lane, Rachel Jones, Emma Fisher, James Greenwell, Nicola Quinlan, Mary Collett, Michael Covell and Peter Collett for topping the rankings in their respective categories.
British Biathletes also took 17 second places and 15 third places in the overall rankings which counted the best four results from the seven 2014 World Tour events available.
Congratulations to all who participated.
|Obituary - Pat Arrand||Wednesday, 31st Dec 2014||John Woodbridge||
It is with great sadness that we have to report the sudden passing of one of our very active volunteers, Pat Arrand, just before Christmas. Pat had been on the committee of Yorkshire Pentathlon Club since its formation in 2003 and had only just last month decided to retire from the committee.
Pat had officiated at National and International Pentathlon competitions on both the ride and the shoot/run, culminating with being a Technical Official at the London 2012 Olympics.
Pat was also the present District Commissioner of the Hurworth Hunt Branch of the Pony Club and worked tirelessly with all disciplines of the Club but with a particular interest in Tetrathlon and the link with Pentathlon. Our thoughts must go to Pat’s husband Charles and all her family.
The funeral will be held at 12:00 on 7th January at St Felix Church, Felixkirk, Thirsk, North Yorkshire.
|2015 Biathle World Tour||Monday, 29th Dec 2014||Howard Jones||
The UIPM have announced the venues and provisional dates for the 2015 Biathle World Tour:
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14th February
Cascina, Italy, 6th - 7th June
Setubal, Portugal, 18th - 19th July
Weymouth, GBR, 5th - 6th September
Goa, India, 27th - 30th October
The Selection form for the first event in Dubai is on the web site calendar and discounted accommodation is limited and available on a first come basis
|Laser Safety Guidance||Friday, 19th Dec 2014||Eleanor Guest||
For our updated guidance on laser safety for competitors and organisers please see the document here.
|Regional Co-ordinator||John Richardson
|Pentathlon Development Officer (North)||Rachael Handley
|31/05/2015||Pentathlon GB North Training Day
Venue: Teesdale Leisure Centre
Contact: John Richardson , firstname.lastname@example.org
This event posted: 07/05/2015