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Biathle success under the hot sun Monday, 8th Jun 2015 Howard Jones

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


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

Scottish Pentathlon - Development Officer Job Opportunity Thursday, 2nd Apr 2015 John Woodbridge


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


Get Ready for National Modern Pentathlon Week! Thursday, 26th Feb 2015 Eleanor Guest  Pentathlon Week 2015

We're introducing National Modern Pentathlon Week; 6-12th April 2015. The purpose of this campaign week is to:

  • To create an inspirational and co-ordinated week of Modern Pentathlon related activity to attract and retain members.
  • To engage the whole pentathlon family in one activity campaign and therefore provide a motivational centre piece.
  • To link localised provision for the sport to our mass participation event – the British Schools’ Modern Biathlon Championships – providing follow up activities introducing the different disciplines and easing the transition into clubs and Modern Pentathlon activity.
  • To raise the profile of Modern Pentathlon as a participation sport as well as at performance and elite level.  Linked to this would be delivering some of the key messages about what our fabulous sport has to offer.  

Pentathlon GB cannot make this campaign happen without YOU!  We are looking for a range of activities to demonstrating the range and breadth of our sport: from grass roots to talent; from two to five disciplines; from taster days to competitions.  All of these activities should show that we are fun, diverse and challenging as a sport.
Activities can happen across the country at any point through the week commencing 6 April.  Examples of activities include:

  • Taster sessions
  • Family fun days
  • Holiday camps
  • Introductory competitions – inter/intra club (Modern Biathlon, Biathle, Modern Triathlon, RUN SHOOT)
  • Adapted activities – for young participants, participants with disabilities
  • Activities to engage participants/parents into coaching
  • Charity activities
  • Challenge activities
  • Engage a role model to help with your club activity

This is a time to be creative or even just celebrate what you already offer by opening your doors to new members through this campaign.
If you are interested and want to know more please contact a member of the Development Team who are here to help you make the most of the campaign.  The week will be officially launched on 23rd February. So to make the most of the opportunity we need a full to bursting activity schedule between 6th and 12th April. If you have something to promote as part of this week please complete the attached form and return to – we need the details of your activity by Thursday 19th February.
Our Development Officers can help by giving guidance on the activities you would like to run.  If you’re in the North then contact Rachael Handley: or 07590 444372.  If you’re in the South then contact Miranda Palmer: or 07855 957024.

British Biathle Team Dominate in Dubai Saturday, 14th Feb 2015 Howard Jones  GB Team at the Atlantis

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  BUCS Modern Pentathlon adn Biathlon Championships 2015

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: for more details.

Modern Pentathlon in Scotland Monday, 2nd Feb 2015 Eleanor Guest

Scottish Pentathlon (SP) 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 (PGB).

SP replaces the Scottish Modern Pentathlon Association (SMPA) and has in place a new Board led by Chair, Murdo Macdonald, and a revised plan for developing the sport.  The SP Board includes, Trish Prise, Kirsty Craig, Paul Wain, Colin Mackenzie and Jane Scott.

This is a very positive step and Pentathlon GB will support SP in their efforts to develop and promote the sport in Scotland, which includes their running of events, ranging from biathlons to pentathlons.

Please note that membership of Scottish Pentathlon will AUTOMATICALLY include membership of Pentathlon GB, at no additional cost. Scottish members of Pentathlon GB are not required to be members of Scottish Pentathlon, although this is actively encouraged to support the new organisation and the promotion of the sport in Scotland. Naturally and importantly, SP membership will allow both organisations to communicate with you and provide membership services.

If you would like your membership extended to include Scottish Pentathlon (at no additional cost), please email

Scottish Pentathlon is in the process of establishing a new website and a presence on Facebook and Twitter.  Once these are up and running we will announce them on the Pentathlon GB website.

Scottish Pentathlon’s inaugural event will be on Sunday 01 March 2015 when SP is running their Biathlon Championships in Aberdeen, hosted by Scottish Saltires MPC.  If you are interested in taking part or supporting, please contact Trish Prise ( for further details.

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.


Chair Murdo Macdonald
email Murdo
Director of Development Jane Scott
email Jane
Director of Sport Trish Prise
email Trish
Director of Partnerships Services Paul Wain
email Paul
Director of Governance and Compliance Colin Mackenzie
email Colin
Director Kirsty Craig
email Kirsty


Date Event Closing Date
This date is provisional!
Scottish Saltires Biathlon Time Trial
Venue: International School of Aberdeen

Contact: Trish Prise ,

This competition is a time trial for the British Modern Biathlon Championships (28th & 29th November 2015) and the British Schools’ Modern Biathlon Championships (TBC). Unlike the County Championships and competitions organised by the Pentathlon GB Regions, it has no automatic qualifying places for either of the British Championships.

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 xxx athletes.  The competition entry fee is £6.  Entries will close once capacity has been reached or the closing date whichever is the sooner.   Athletes who are not fully paid up members of Pentathlon GB will be given free First Steps membership, however if they progress to one of the British Championships, full membership (£10) will be required at that stage. 


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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: 12/01/2015 and last updated: 18/03/2015

Scottish Saltires Trish Prise
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