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2014 Biathle World Tour Rankings Friday, 9th Jan 2015 Howard Jones

The 2014 Biathle World Tour Rankings are now available at .

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.


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.

Pentathlon GB 2015 Selection Policy Tuesday, 28th Oct 2014 Eleanor Guest

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

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

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


Ranking Competition 1              13 December 2014, Millfield Modern Pentathlon Academy

Ranking Competition 2              17 January 2015, Millfield Modern Pentathlon Academy

Ranking Competition 3              07 February 2015, Millfield Modern Pentathlon Academy


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

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

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

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

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

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

October 2014 Archivist Update

Bath Archive

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

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

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

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


Archive Website

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

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



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


Reunion proposal

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



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

Gruelling Guatemala Monday, 13th Oct 2014 Howard Jones

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So the provisional final table reads:

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













AGM Calling Notice Tuesday, 16th Sep 2014 Eleanor Guest

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

Please e-mail if you would like to attend.

AASE Application form 2014-15 Friday, 12th Sep 2014 Bernie Moss

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

If you want to know more about the Academy or AASE check out this page or contact Bernie Moss -

President Bridget Robbie
01689 856903
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Chair Timothy Fraser
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Secretary Andrew Inkester
020 8642 5781
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Treasurer Nick Bright
01342 311354
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Member Bill Bland
020 8300 5247
07956 652108
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Member Lawrence Moss
01474 703028
07810 543621
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Member Christina Hales
07736 074546
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Member Sheena Moss
01474 703028
07850 415507
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Competitions Secretary Kim Myatt
01634 254463
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Pentathlon Development Officer (South) Miranda Palmer
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Date Event Closing Date
01/02/2015 South East Regional ETP Training
Venue: Whitgift School

Contact: Miranda Palmer , 07855 957924 ,

Open to all ETP and ETP Consideration athletes.

10 till 4pm.

The day will consist of fencing, laser and pellet air pistol coaching with a running and strength and conditioning session and combined event training.  Please bring your ETP diaries with you.

Please contact Miranda for any further details.


This event posted: 18/12/2014 and last updated: 15/01/2015

08/03/2015 South East ETP Regional training
Venue: Whitgift School

Contact: Miranda Palmer , 07855 957924 ,

Open to all ETP and ETP Consideration athletes.

10 till 4pm.

The day will consist of fencing, laser and pellet air pistol coaching with a running and strength and conditioning session and combined event training.  Please bring your ETP diaries with you.

Please contact Miranda for any further details.

This event posted: 18/12/2014

22/03/2015 SE Region Modern Triathlon Championships
Venue: Medway Park, Mill Road

Contact: Kim Myatt , 079460 88646 ,

U11, U13- 50m, U15 and Masters -100m, U17, U19 Junior and Senior – 200m
• Individuals and teams of three. The top three scoring individuals from an affiliated Club/School in a class will count as a team.
• All events staged under Pentathlon GB rules, please see National website for details.
• All competitors must be current members of Pentathlon GB
• All Clubs/Schools must be affiliated to Pentathlon GB ( please go to for details)
• The first 6 individuals and the top 2 teams in each Triathlon class qualify for the National Triathlon Championship. (Excluding U11 classes)
• You must live in the South East or be a Member of a SE club to be eligible for qualification to the Nationals Championship. 
• All Triathlon competitors must have some competition shooting experience or attended at least one Pentathlon GB Shoot training day.
• Maximum of two competitors per pistol.
• All competitors are responsible for supplying all necessary and correct competition equipment.
• By entering the athlete and parent/ guardian agrees to abide by the rules and the Code of Conduct for Parents & Spectators.
• Refreshments available on the day.

This event posted: 20/11/2014

28/03 to 29/03/2015 British Schools' Modern Biathlon Championships
Venue: Olympic Park (London Aquatics Centre & South Lawn)

Enter Online Now

Contact: Sue Hyde , 07590 444374 ,

This event posted: 04/06/2014 and last updated: 16/09/2014

17/10/2015 Kent Schools and South East Region Biathlon Championships
Venue: Medway Park

Contact: Bill Bland ,

This is a qualifying competition for the British Modern Biathlon Championships (28th & 29th November 2015) and the British Schools’ Modern Biathlon Championships (Date TBC). It has automatic qualifying places for BOTH of the British Championships. The swim is in a 25m, 6 lane pool and the run on a tartan track.

For further details of the Modern Biathlon Series 2015/16 including format, how to enter, qualification places available etc. please visit

Entries for the following classes will open online at 11am on 1st September and will be restricted to 600 athletes.  Entries will close once capacity has been reached or the closing date whichever is the sooner.  The competition entry fee is £10 and athletes need to be fully paid up members of Pentathlon GB. 


Age taken as at 31st December 2015

Year of Birth

Run Distance

Swim Distance










































1993 or earlier




1980 or earlier

800/1600 (f/m)






The competition will be organised in accordance with the Pentathlon GB Rules for Modern Biathlon effective 1st September 2015.  These are available from the resources page of the Pentathlon GB website -

This event posted: 05/11/2014 and last updated: 16/01/2015

Beacon Swimming Club Carol McCarthy
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Dartford District Swimming Club Kerry Booth
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Heathfield Community College David Moore
01435 866066
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New Ash Green Epee and Shooting Club Marina Nicholls
01474 871484
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North Kent MPC Bill Bland
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Rainham Mark Grammar School Kerrie Clarke
01634 364151
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Vinehall School R Follett
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Whitgift School Laura Gomersall
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