Schools Competitions

British Schools' Modern Biathlon & World Schools Biathlon

 Schools Biathlon 2010

Modern Pentathlon is a multi-discipline sport that traditionally consists of the five disciplines of fencing, swimming, riding and a combined run and shoot. However, we don’t just organise Pentathlon competitions and there are opportunities for every age, level of technical and fitness ability to get involved in an enjoyable and safe environment. The competition types that we run are:

  • Modern Biathlon swim - run
  • Biathle continuous run-swim-run
  • Modern Triathlon swim - combined run/shoot
  • Modern Tetrathlon swim - fence - combined run/shoot
  • Modern Pentathlon swim - fence - ride - combined run/shoot


The British Schools’ Modern Biathlon is a great example of a competition that we run to encourage as many children as possible to get involved in an exciting multi-discipline sporting environment. The Modern Biathlon consists of a separate swim and run for all age groups with the distances depending on the competitor’s age.

Points are awarded for the competitor’s result in each discipline, with the final positions being decided by the total number of points achieved overall after both disciplines. There is also a team element to the competition, as the three top scoring individuals in each age group from a school will count as a team. A school can have more than one team in an age group if they have enough entries, this adds to the sense of competition on the day!

To see how the competition will run in 2013-14 click on the 2013-14 season tab.