- Team Selections
- Anti Doping
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|Coaching team update||Thursday, 15th Oct 2015||Hannah Thompson||
Women’s Team Head Coach Istvan Nemeth will be on compassionate leave from the 21st of October until the end of November 2015 in order to support his wife during overseas medical treatment.
To ensure continuity of the Women’s Team preparations for the 2016 Competition Season, National Performance Director Jan Bartu will assume responsibility for the day to day implementation of the training programmes together with the Pentathlon GB coaching team. In addition, former World Champion and Olympian Mhairi Spence will be assisting in the technical realisation of the identified training sessions in Istvan’s absence.
We are wishing Istvan and his wife successful treatment and a speedy recovery.
|Pentathlon Ireland are Recruiting a Fencing Coach!||Thursday, 30th Jul 2015||Charlotte Addis||
Pentathlon Ireland is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic fencing coach to join our High Performance Team.
This is an exciting opportunity for the right coach to work with our High Performance Athletes in the year leading up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, as well as establishing a successful pathway programme to develop athletes of the future. The full job description is available here.
To apply please send your CV by email to Andy Mackenzie – Performance Director – firstname.lastname@example.org by 28th August 2015. The most suitable candidates will be invited to an interview in Dublin at the beginning of September 2015 with a view to start working mid-September 2015. (Dates may be flexible if the right candidate has current contractual commitments).
|Reigning World Champion Murray looking to retain title as GB squad for 2015 World Championships is announced||Thursday, 28th May 2015||Eleanor Guest||
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.
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Ranking List - #1 (February 2015)
Youth Ranking List - #12 (May 2014)
Ranking List - #1 (February 2014)
Ranking List - #5 (July 2013)
Ranking List - Juniors - #3 (July 2013)
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Ranking List - Juniors - #2 (June 2013)
Ranking List #10 & #11 (May 2013)
Ranking List #8 & #9 (March 2013)
Ranking List #6 & #7 (February 2013)
Ranking List #1 (February 2013)
Ranking List - Juniors (August 2012)
Ranking List - Youth A (May 2012)
Ranking List - Youth B (May 2012)
Ranking List #1 (January 2012)
Ranking List #5 - Juniors (October 2011)
Ranking List #4 - Juniors (August 2011)
Ranking List #3 (August 2011)
Ranking List #2 (July 2011)
Ranking List - Youth A (June 2011)
Ranking List - Youth B (June 2011)
Ranking List #1 (February 2011)
Intermediate Ranking List #1 (January 2011)
Ranking List - Youth B (July 2010)
Ranking List #3 (June 2010)
Ranking List - Youth A (April 2010)
Ranking List #1 (February 2010)
Ranking List - Youth A (July 2009)
Ranking List - Youth B
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2015 Youth A World Championships Team Selections - 16 July 2015
The team selections for the forthcoming Youth A World Championships in Buenos Aires on 1st - 6th September 2015 can be found here.
2015 Youth Team Selections - 11 May 2015
The team selections for the forthcoming Youth A and Youth B European Championships can be found here.
2015 Youth Team Selections - 22 March 2015
The team selections for the forthcoming Youth International at Sant Boi 24th - 26th April 2015 can be found here.
2015 Youth Team Selections - February 2015
The team selections for the forthcoming GB Youth International at Solihull on 14th March can be found here.
2014 Team Selections - 07 August 2014
The team selections for the forthcoming Senior World Championships in Poland can be found here.
2014 Team Selections - 03 July 2014
The team selections for the forthcoming Senior European Championships in Hungary can be found here.
2014 Youth Team Selections - 03 July 2014
An update to the team selection for the Youth A European Championships can be found here.
2014 Youth Team Selections - 28 May 2014
The team selections for forthcoming Youth A European Championships can be found here.
2014 Team Selections - 15 May 2014
The team selections for forthcoming international competitions can be found here.
2014 Team Selections - 04 April 2014
The team selections for forthcoming youth international competitions can be found here.
2014 Team Selections - 18 March 2014
The team selections for forthcoming international competitions can be found here.
2014 Team Selections - 28 February 2014
The team selections for the GBR Youth International on 15th March can be found here.
2013 Team Selections - 01 September 2013
The team selections for YOG Qualifier can be found here.
2013 Team Selections - 23 July 2013
The team selections for forthcoming Senior World Championships in Chinese Taipei on 18 - 28 August can be found here. (Updated 5th August 2013)
2013 Team Selections - 02 July 2013
The team selections for forthcoming Junior World Championships in Hungary on 24 - 31 July can be found here.
2013 Team Selections - 17 June 2013
The team selections for forthcoming Senior European Championships in Drzonkow, Poland on 10 - 18 July can be found here.
2013 Team Selections - 11 June 2013
The team selections for forthcoming Junior European Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria can be found here.
2013 Youth Team Selections - 14 May 2013
The team selections for the forthcoming Youth A European Championships, the Youth B European Championships and the Youth A World Championships have now been made and can be downloaded here.
2013 Team Selections - 8 April 2013
The team selections for forthcoming international events can be found here.
2013 Team Selections - 20 March 2013
The team selections for the forthcoming International at Sant Boi, Spain on 26th - 28th April can be found here.
2013 Team Selections - 18 February 2013
The team selections for the forthcoming GB Youth International on 9th March can be found here.
2013 Team Selections - 05 February 2013
The team selections for the forthcoming World Cup #1 in Palm Springs, USA can be found here.
2012 Youth Team Selections - 16 August 2012
The team selections for the forthcoming Youth A World Championships, Europe Cup and Olympic Hopes competitions can be downloaded here
2012 Team Selections - 14 August 2012
The team selections for the forthcoming Junior World Championships on 2nd-9th September can be downloaded here
2012 Team Selections - 16 May 2012
The team selections for the forthcoming Youth A European Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria on 18th-23rd July and the Youth B European Championships in Drzonlow, Poland 16th � 19th August have now been made and can be downloaded here
2012 Team Selections - 22 March 2012
The team selections for the forthcoming youth international competition at Sant Boi International, Barcelona on 28/29 April can be found here.
2012 Team Selections - 21 March 2012
The team selections for the forthcoming international events
- World Cup 3 12-15 Apr (HUN)
- World Cup 4 19-22 Apr (RUS)
can be found here.
2012 Youth Team Selections - 20 February
The team selections for the forthcoming Youth A International competition at Hartpury can be found here.
2012 Team Selections - 26 January 2012
The team selections for the forthcoming international events
- Indoor Championships 18-19 Feb (HUN)
- World Cup 1 05-11 Mar (USA)
- World Cup 2 12-18 Mar (BRA)
- International Qualifier 24-25 Mar (SWI)
- International Qualifier 24-25 Mar (HUN)
can be found here.
2011 Team Selections - Junior World Championships
The team selections for the Junior World Championships can be found here.
2011 Team Selections - Senior World Championships & Junior European Championships
The team selections for these major championships can be found here.
2011 Team Selections - Olympic Hopes, Warsaw, 29 September - 3 October
The team selections for the forthcoming Olympic Hopes competition in Warsaw can be found here.
2011 Team Selections
The team selections for the forthcoming Senior European Championships can be found here.
2011 Youth Team Selections
The team selections for the Youth European and World Championships can be found here.
2011 Youth B Team Selections
The team selections for the German National Youth B Championships and the International Vila Sant Boi can be found here.
2011 Team Selections
The team selections for the forthcoming World Cup competitions can be found here.
Drugs in Sport
As of 14 December 2009, UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has assumed responsibility from UK Sport as the UK's National Anti-Doping Organisation.
In recognition of the new functions that will be taken on by UKAD there have been some changes to the UK Anti-Doping Rules which have been approved by the Board of Directors at their meeting of 8 December 2009.
For a copy of the UK Anti doping rules please click here.
For UKAD's website please click here
The WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency)Prohibited List 2011 can be downloaded here.
Guidance to who could be drug tested, when and what to do if you are taking medication
Who is liable for testing?
Within the rules of Modern Pentathlon only athletes competing in Senior, Junior, Youth A and B competitions in domestic and international Modern Pentathlon, Tetrathlon and Biathle competitions are liable for in competition testing.
At what competitions could they be tested?
All athletes who compete in competitions below:
- All International Competitions
- British Open Modern Pentathlon Championships
- British Junior Modern Pentathlon Championships
- Selection Competitions
- British Open Tetrathlon Championships
- British Junior Tetrathlon Championships
- British Open Biathle Championships
- British Junior Biathle Championships
Athletes competing in domestic Youth competitions are not liable for testing.
Who is liable for out of competition testing?
There is one pool designated in the sport of pentathlon for this purpose, although athletes from Youth B and above could be tested both in and out of competition.
- IF Registered Testing Pool
- The UIPM have an IF Pool of 15 athletes in the top 15 as at the Ranking List on the 1st Jan of that year.
Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE)
An athlete can take certain medications providing an agreement has been made between either the athlete and UIPM or the athlete and UKAD.
International Athletes have to send their TUE direct to UIPM for approval with a copy sent to UKAD.
National athletes that compete in the above specified competitions by Pentathlon GB have to submit their TUEs to Pentathlon GB who forward them on to UK Sport for approval. More information on TUE is available on the UKAD site where you can also download the current TUE form.
The International Standard for TUEs can be downloaded here.
|What are the World Class Pathway Programmes?||
On 1 April 2006, UK Sport assumed full responsibility for all Olympic performance-related support in England, from the identification of talent right the way through to performing at the top level to help improve performance and drive success in the future. In taking on this new responsibility, and remaining focused on a 'no compromise' approach, UK Sport has redefined the terms under which funding and support will be provided. It operates a World Class Performance Pathway at three key levels:
To aid a wider understanding amongst all sports the terminology for each programme will be the same.
|Can you tell me more about World Class Podium?||
This Programme will support athletes with realistic medal capabilities at the next Olympic Games (i.e. a maximum of four years away from the podium). At this level, an assessment of realistic medal projections determines the required investment per sport using the models introduced post-Beijing for Olympic sports. Athlete places are distributed to a sport based on a combination of the sport's:
Support is provided through a performance programme with the governing body and an athlete personal award.
|Can you tell me more about World Class Development?||
This Programme is designed to support the stage of the pathway immediately beneath the Podium. It will comprise of sports that have demonstrated that they have realistic medal winning capabilities for 2016. Olympic athletes at this level are typically six years away from the podium.
|Can you tell me more about World Class Talent?||
This Programme is designed to support the identification and confirmation of athletes who have the potential to progress through the World Class Pathway with the help of targeted investment. Funding provided through the programme will allow sports to identify the athletes with all the right attributes to ensure they can go on to compete effectively on the world stage. In addition, this programme will look to raise the level of sophistication by which sports approach the identification of new athletes and examine ways in which talent, where appropriate, can be transferred across sports. Olympic athletes will be a maximum of 8 years away from the podium.
|How does an athlete get a place on the programme?||
The main entry point is through the Annual Talent ID Camps that immediately follow the National Triathlon each year. The Entry and Exit Procedure can be found on the download pages of the website.
Entry can also be by achieving one or more of the Consideration Standards issued by the National Governing Body, Pentathlon GB will identify whether an athlete has met the required standard. The standards must be achieved in National or International Competition.
|What help will the athlete receive?||
A wide range: for Podium and Development athletes, financial support towards training costs; access to facilities; access to a full athlete support programme for potential athletes which includes medical services, physiotherapy, strength and conditioning and sports science support. In addition, the athlete's personal coach will receive significant benefits from the programme, such as joining the athlete for biomechanical testing etc.
|How long can an athlete stay on the programme?||
Other than in exceptional circumstances, providing the athlete continues to meet the consideration criteria and targets they are likely to remain on the programme through to the transition stage to the Senior WCPP. Successive years will be dependent on athletes meeting both the performance and non-performance targets in their individual programme but the principle of demonstrable upward mobility will be applied.
|How much money might an athlete receive from the programme?||
This varies and will depend on which programme the athlete is on.
|How does the Programme work?||
The main aims of the World Class Pathway Programmes are to:
|Do athletes get help with Strength and Conditioning?||
The Strength and Conditioning Initiative aims to ensure that all athletes and coaches recognise the importance of strength and conditioning, have the knowledge to apply new techniques and that the correct strength and conditioning programmes are devised and applied for each athlete on the World Class Pathway Programmes.
|What are the levels of International competition for youth athletes?||
The youth athletes are divided up into Youth A and Youth B age groups.
The Youth A athletes compete each year in a European and a World Championship. The disciplines are fencing swimming and combined event in both competitions.
The Youth B athletes compete in a European Championship each year and their disciplines are swim and combined event.
|When do the youth international events take place?||
The international calendar is determined by the international governing body (UIPM). It is usual for them to be spaced out between April and August, although sometimes they are held closer together.
|What about training camps?||
Training camps for the Youth programme athletes are held regularly throughout the year. The year runs from the beginning of April until the end of the following March. During this time there is generally at least one camp (weekend) a month as well as foreign training camps (during some of the school holidays). There is a calendar that is produced at the beginning of each programme year that is regularly updated to reflect any changes.
|Who can award Riding Certificates?||
Riding certificates can be awarded by any qualified riding instructor. Full details of the qualifications of the assessor are on the individual certificate forms which can be found in the resources section of the website.
Any Youth athletes on the Pathway Programme athlete wanting to be awarded a Junior riding certificate or above must be assessed by the Pentathlon GB riding coach in front of one of the Performance Team Coaches. There are currently three times in the year (the dates are published on the calendar) when this can happen.
|Who can award Fencing Certificates?||
There are two levels of fencing certificate a Level 1 Certificate and a Level 2 certificate. These can be awarded by an assessor with a coaching qualification in line with the requirements stated on the certificate which can be found in the resources section of the website.
The Level 1 fencing certificate is valid for only two years from the date of assessment.