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World Modern Pentathlon Coaches Conference 2014 Wednesday, 30th Jul 2014 Eleanor Guest

You are invited to attend the Pentathlon GB sponsored World Modern Pentathlon Coaching Conference 2014 which will be held at the Manchester Conference Centre, England from the 7th November to the 10th November 2014.

The full Conference, 3 night’s hotel accommodation on full board basis will cost £220.00 per delegate.

The Conference commences with registration from 1100hrs on Friday 7th November 2014, lunch available and followed by a keynote address at 1800hrs.  A three-course dinner follows the keynote address and bar facilities will be available. The Conference will continue on the Saturday and Sunday with the option for round table discussions Monday morning, and discussion as return flights and journeys dictate.

Conference attendance is by prior registration for places.  Full details of the program, speakers and general information will be sent out to delegates expressing interest to attend. You will not be registered for the event until you have completed the application form here.

Confirmation of your conference registration will be sent to you by email once your registration has been processed.

Please do not hesitate to contact  Stuart Mason on +44 1253 859558, stuart.mason@pentathlongb.org should you require further information. 

We look forward to seeing you in November.

Head Office is Moving!! Monday, 23rd Jun 2014 Eleanor Guest

On 25 June the Head Office of Pentathlon GB will be moving.  Whilst we will remain on the University of Bath campus, our address will change to:

22/23 Eastwood

University of Bath

Bath

BA2 7AY

The office will be closed from 25 - 27 June to enable us to move and set up the new offices, you can still send e-mails to admin@pentathlongb.org and we will endeavour to answer queries as soon as possible.

Youth A World Championships - Girls Strike GOLD! Sunday, 18th May 2014 Eleanor Guest

In particularly bad weather conditions the largest group of girls and boys at World Youth A level (90 girls and 99 boys) split into three groups per gender for qualification to the finals.  The weather was so bad it brought about a postponement for the girls Combined Event until the following day.  Three girls Francesca Summers, Eilidh Prise and Kerenza Bryson qualified for the final with Dani Chattenton just missing out on final place despite a very spirited effort throughout the semi final.

Francesca Summers produced a solid performance in the final to take the Bronze Medal, achieving  the UIPM Youth Olympic qualification standard to join Eilidh Prise who gained her qualification standard at the European Continental Championships.  In the final on Saturday the girls team battled hard to take the well deserved team Gold (Summers, Prise and Bryson)! 

In the boy's competition only Henry Choong qualified for the final with William Eccleston just missing out and Josh Miller retiring from qualification after the fence due to injury.  Henry finished 28th in the final on Sunday.

For all the results from the competition click here.

Youth Selection Policy Amendment Wednesday, 5th Mar 2014 John Woodbridge

An amendment to the 2014 PGB Youth Team Selection Policy approved by the EB, as a direct result of NYRC#1 being cancelled is now available here.

This is to be read and incorporated into the main 2014 PGB Selection Policy which was issued in November 2013 and distributed to interested parties.

Recruitment - Event Director Modern Pentathlon Senior European Championships 2015 Tuesday, 4th Mar 2014 Eleanor Guest

Event Director Modern Pentathlon Senior European Championships 2015 Recruitment

Pentathlon GB is the national governing body for the sport of Modern Pentathlon with a rich history of Olympic success. We are seeking to recruit an Event Director for the Modern Pentathlon Senior European Championships taking place in Bath 17 – 23 August 2015.

In August 2015 Europe’s top Modern Pentathletes will begin the battle for selection for the 2016 Olympic Games when the University of Bath hosts the 2015 Modern Pentathlon Senior European Championships – the first senior international Modern Pentathlon competition held in the UK since the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The Modern Pentathlon Senior European Championships 2015 is the highest level of Senior competition in Europe and takes place on an annual basis. In terms of the performance level of competition, it is third only to the Olympic Games and Senior World Championships. In 2015 the status of the Modern Pentathlon Senior European Championships will carry even greater significance as the event will be a key Olympic qualification competition for the Rio Games.

The University of Bath, UK Sport and Pentathlon GB are working in partnership to bring this prestigious event to life and to maximise the opportunity to raise the profile of Modern Pentathlon and to bring the sport to a wider audience.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved with an Olympic sport at a critical point leading into the Olympic Games of 2016.

We are looking for a dynamic Event Manager who will build and lead an effective and enthusiastic team responsible for the delivery of this world class event. Experience in the following areas is essential:

  • Delivering a successful significant (e.g. World or European) major sporting event.
  • Strong event and project management including experience of outdoor venues and temporary build projects for a major event.
  • Budget management and the relevant reporting requirements associated with a major event or project.
  • Risk management.
  • Experience and understanding of high performance sport.
  • Working with a number and variety of contractors.
  • Delivering a project or major event with a number of stakeholders.
  • Understanding of volunteers within sports events.
  • Managing the implementation of commercial and marketing plans within the context of an event or project
  • Proven ability to engage with partners and able to work with and manage a variety of people at all levels
  • Experience of leading teams consisting of paid employees and volunteers.

 

The Event Director will be responsible for the operational delivery of the event including the management of contractors and stakeholder relationships. The role involves working closely within the organising framework and will report to the Chair of the Stakeholder Group. They will establish the administrative framework and the delivery plan including the project timeline for the organisation of the Championships. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate these personal qualities and key skills:

  • Good team player able to work for periods without direct supervision
  • Goal oriented, highly motivated, able to use initiative
  • Able to evaluate situations and react accordingly
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Able to prioritise and be calm under pressure
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Personable, able to meet and work with people at all levels
  • High standards of discretion and integrity
  • Proficient and comfortable with IT

 

The base location of the successful candidate is flexible but there will be a requirement to be based in or around Bath at an agreed point prior to and during the Championships.

This will be a fixed term self employed role starting around 1st May 2014 with completion around September 2015. Hours will be discussed with the successful candidate.

The total amount for the contract will be £30,000 including expenses.

Pentathlon GB welcomes applications from individuals or companies with the relevant experience.

For further information including the Job Description please contact Ellie Guest via e-mail on

eleanor.guest@pentathlongb.org

To apply for this role please send a CV and covering letter detailing your suitability for the role to eleanor.guest@pentathlongb.org by 5pm on Wednesday 26th March 2014. It is anticipated that the interviews will be the week commencing 31st March 2014.

GB Youth Team Selection Friday, 28th Feb 2014 Eleanor Guest

GB YOUTH TEAM SELECTION

In full compliance with the 2014 Pentathlon GB Selection Policy the following athletes have been selected to form the teams representing GBR as shown below.

Congratulations to all athletes and we wish you the best of luck for the competition. 

Results and photos from the competition will on Pentathlon GB Facebook and Twitter using #GBYouth2014.

GB Youth International 15 March 14

Youth A Girls

Catherine Bishop

Chloe Hamilton

Charlotte Summers

Phoebe Baxter

Rebecca Bowles

Kerenza Bryson

Dani Chattenton

Sarah Collin

Naomi Craig

Charlie Follet

Amelia Hide

Bryony Martel

Aylish Paisley

Georgia Pipes

 

 

Youth A Boys

Joseph Barton

David Carr

Henry Choong

William Eccleston

Christopher Harris

Christopher Hendry

Alexander Macaulay

James Male

Joshua Miller

David Pearson

Benjamin Pond

Bradley Sutton

Harry Sykes

Harrison Yarnold

Youth B Girls

 

Helen Sheffield

Darcey Barham

Hannah Featherstone

Zoe Gowers

Georgia Hannam

Paris Allen

Jasmine Harrison

Zoe Davison

Annabelle Cole

 

Youth B Boys

 

Charlie Goriup

Finn Slattery

Adam Brown

Josh Hawkard

Kelton Aldridge

Luke Ash

Oliver Murray

Thomas Bawden

Alex Coveney

Nicholas Law

Myles Pillage

Daniel Pengelly

 

 

2014
Youth Ranking List - #12   (May 2014)
Ranking List - #1   (February 2014)

2013
Ranking List - #5   (July 2013)
Ranking List - Juniors - #3    (July 2013)
Ranking List - #4   (June 2013)
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)

2012
Ranking List - Juniors   (August 2012)
Ranking List - Youth A   (May 2012)
Ranking List - Youth B   (May 2012)
Ranking List #1   (January 2012)

2011
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)

2010
Ranking List - Youth B   (July 2010)
Ranking List #3   (June 2010)
Ranking List - Youth A   (April 2010)
Ranking List #1   (February 2010)

2009
Ranking List - Youth A   (July 2009)
Ranking List - Youth B  
Ranking List #1   (February 2009)

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

  1. World Cup 3 12-15 Apr (HUN)
  2. 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

  1. Indoor Championships 18-19 Feb (HUN)
  2. World Cup 1 05-11 Mar (USA)
  3. World Cup 2 12-18 Mar (BRA)
  4. International Qualifier 24-25 Mar (SWI)
  5. 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

Related Downloads

UK Anti-Doping Rules 2009
UIPM Medical Rules
UIPM Disciplinary Rules

Related Guidance

Anti Doping Advice Card
Athlete's Guide to anti doping procedures

Advice to Parents of Young Athletes
Testing Procedures

Related Links

World Anti-Doping Agency
Drug Information Database

USEFUL CONTACTS

UK Drug Information Line: +44 (0)800 528 0004
TUE Applications Fax: +44 (0)800 298 3362
TUE Information (including the TUE form)
World Anti Doping Agency

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.

  1. 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.

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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:

  • World Class Podium Programme
  • World Class Development Programme
  • World Class Talent Programme

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:

  • Results at the last Games
  • Competitive track record
  • Projected medal capability in the future
  • Demonstrated ability to constantly produce athletes through the pathway.

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:

  • identify athletes with the potential to successfully progress through the pathway
  • help prepare and develop them for progression to the World Class Performance Programme
  • provide appropriate competition opportunities at age group international level
  • support them with structures/facilities and personnel to facilitate the process
  • create a structured youth pentathlon programme in Great Britain
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.