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Get Ready for National Modern Pentathlon Week!

Posted on Thursday, 26th Feb 2015 by Eleanor Guest

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 louise.andren@pentathlongb.org – 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: rachael.handley@pentathlongb.org or 07590 444372.  If you’re in the South then contact Miranda Palmer: miranda.palmer@pentathlongb.org or 07855 957024.


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Thursday, 26th Feb 2015 2015-02-26 Get Ready for National Modern Pentathlon Week!

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 louise.andren@pentathlongb.org – 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: rachael.handley@pentathlongb.org or 07590 444372.  If you’re in the South then contact Miranda Palmer: miranda.palmer@pentathlongb.org or 07855 957024.

Eleanor Guest
Sunday, 22nd Feb 2015 2015-02-22 Hallo from Sarasota

Sunset on Florida west coast is dramatic beautiful and romantic. When the sun reaches horizon it turns purple, skies gradually change from dark blue, dark pink, to bright yellow with light green edges. Nothing disturbs the skyline because of the flat landscape and low buildings. You can enjoy 360 degrees panorama by rotating slowly looking high, feeling almost like a part of the Universe. Sarasota community is a world apart from what we Europeans are accustoming to. Gated residential areas, spacious shopping malls, immaculate wide highways and open spaces featuring endless mini lakes and sub tropical vegetation. You won’t see very often people walking just lazily cruising cars, reminder that America is a country on wheels. This is a place where plastic surgery, rejuvenation, medical treatments and fitness centres targeting elderly population are advertised on each corner. I’ve got a feeling that at the leisure centre where the fencing competition was held never seen so many young and fit people at the same time. Many of the regular customers asked me questions about the sport listened carefully explanations of what Pentathlon stand for and watched parts of the fencing between their moderate fitness routines. I was surprised how many people were informed about the World Cup taking place surely outcome of well managed LOC campaign.          

Significant milestone achieved by the British athletes in Sarasota enhanced the magic of Saturday’s evening. We had privilege to stand up for the anthem and celebrate winning performances twice in two consecutive days. Samantha Murray and Jamie Cooke entered the history books of British Modern Pentathlon, first ever both gender win in the World Cup series.

Questions resonate inside my head from the moment when Jamie crossed the finishing line: isn’t it too early in the season … how can we push improvements even further … is there risk of complacency looming upon us … what individual weaknesses we need to tackle … why we overlooked shortcomings in the competition rules knowledge … is our equipment base up to date … We all know too well that to win is hard but to come back and win again is even harder. There is still a massive amount of work to be done on the way to Rio. We can take momentarily a comfort from the fact that we seem to be on track and over the first hurdle. However we must remember route to Rio just begun and it will be, as Beatles say, a long and twisty road. Cairo World Cup next.      

Jan Bartu
Saturday, 21st Feb 2015 2015-02-21 Dream start for GB as Murray takes gold and French bronze at World Cup

World Champion Samantha Murray started 2015 where she finished last year on the top step of the podium.

This time it was at the season-opening World Cup in Sarasota, USA, where she was joined on that podium by team-mate Kate French in bronze medal position.

“These results far exceeded our expectations”, said Performance Director Jan Bartu.  “They show that the athletes and the coaching and support teams are on track in preparations for the Rio Games.

“Special recognition goes to Samantha Murray for continuing her winning streak and Kate French’s first world cup medal performance indicates her strong future potential”.

Murray held off a strong challenge from home favourite Margaux Isaksen in the final to win gold.  She had a buffer going into the final combined event (the run-shoot) and needed it to keep Isaksen at bay.

French, meanwhile, made up a significant deficit in the combined to post a time of 13:15.82 and take the bronze.  Russia’s Donata Rimsaite was the quickest in 13:05.48 but could not close the gap and took fourth.

Murray had gone into the combined event in pole position. She had a five second advantage over her nearest challenger.

Home favourite Margaux Isaksen had led after the swim and the fence but then knocked down three fences to Murray’s one in the 12-fence riding competition.  From the top group only Frenchwoman Elodie Clouvel went clear in this event.

Kate French, seventh going into the ride, toppled a pole at fence three as well as a fence in the treble.  Earlier Freyja Prentice and Joanna Muir both showed their technical riding ability on equally challenging mounts.

Murray built a good early platform in the competition with 20 wins in the fencing round-robin before posting the day’s second fastest 200m swim time of 2:09.84.

French recorded 21 wins in the fencing but was much slower in the swim with 2:20.26.  Coupled with her riding points it meant that the British no.1 started 31 seconds down on Murray in the combined. 

Joanna Muir was 22nd after the first three events whilst Freyja Prentice was in 28th.  Prentice made up ten places to take 18th overall and Muir finished her debut World Cup in 29th.

A fairytale start to the season for the British squad came just a day after they had announced a new sponsor in legal firm Mogers Drewett.

Bartu was clearly delighted with his charges but continued:  “There is always room for improvement so the upcoming World Cup competitions in Egypt, Rome and Hungary will provide opportunities for more British athletes to make their mark at the top of the international stage”.

A trio of British men are in action in tonight’s men’s individual final – Jamie Cooke, Joe Evans and Joseph Choong.

For full results:  www.uipm.org

Pentathlon GB Team: World Cup 1, Sarasota, USA

Women:

Kate French – 11.02.91, Meopham, Kent – lives Bath

Samantha Murray – 25.09.89, Clitheroe, Lancashire – lives Bath,

Freyja Prentice 20.05.90 – Inverurie, Aberdeenshire – lives Bath

Joanna Muir 30.08.1994 – Castle Douglas, Dumfries – lives Bath

Men:

Joe Evans – 05.09.93, Whitchurch, Shropshire – lives Bath

Jamie Cooke – 03.03.91, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire – lives Bath

Joseph Choong – 23.05.95, Orpington – lives Bath

Tom Toolis – 23.12.92, Hornchurch, Essex – Bath

For further information contact the Pentathlon GB press office at Matchtight Ltd on 01225 384211 or press@matchtight.co.uk

 

Caroline Searle
Saturday, 21st Feb 2015 2015-02-21 Cooke wins gold and makes it a historic double for GB

Great Britain’s Jamie Cooke won the individual men’s gold at the first World Cup of 2015 in Sarasota, USA, tonight to add to the women’s gold and bronze won yesterday by Samantha Murray and Kate French.

The medal tally was a first in recent history for GB.  “I can’t remember us doing this before”, said Jan Bartu, PentathlonGB Performance Director since 1998.  “It is a first to win both individual golds. We are all over the moon and it’s fantastic”.

Cooke’s triumph came today as a result of a series of consistent performances across the four events – fencing, swimming, riding and then the combined event (run-shoot).

Bartu singled out his fencing for particular praise.  “Jamie put in one of his best fencing competitions ever and that set him up. That was a major, major breakthrough for him”, he said.

In the final event of the day Cooke clinched victory by overhauling Egypt’s 2014 World Silver Medallist Amro El Geziry after the second of four shooting stages. The Egyptian had started with a four second advantage.

Cooke, from Cheltenham, then held onto his lead ahead of Russia’s Egor Puchkarevskiy despite a nervous final shooting stage.

Earlier former World Junior Champion Cooke, with 20 fencing wins, went into the riding competition in third place overall, Choong was fifth and Evans 15th at this stage.  All three British men produced some sizzling swim times. Cooke was the fastest in 1:59.21 and the GB trio were all within three tenths of each other.

Only El Geziry, leading after two events, swam faster. He also secured 23 fencing wins.  Puchkarevskiy was lying second and China’s Guo Jianli was in fourth.

Cooke, on a horse called Montey Carlo, put his faith in a controlled and measured ride with the risk of going over the time limit.  His gamble paid off as he went clear and only recorded four time faults.

“He rode very well”, said Bartu.  “He was composed and technically solid”.

By contrast Joseph Choong had earlier lost his balance coming into fence nine, putting all his weight to one side and was unseated at fence ten.  He was disqualified but later permitted to start the run-shoot five minutes behind the leaders.

“It was a pity for Joe as he had earlier fenced well and his is a good swimmer”, said Bartu.

Joe Evans recovered from a poor fencing competition to swim well. He moved up from 28th after the fencing to 14th going into the ride during which he had only one fence down, leaving him in ninth place for the combined run-shoot but eventually slipped back outside the top ten.

“It was a good experience for Joe”, explained Bartu. “He was fatigued towards the end of such a big competition”.

The men’s results followed a dream first world cup performance for GB’s women with Samantha Murray, the reigning World Champion, taking gold and Kate French, the bronze.

“These results far exceeded our expectations”, said Performance Director Jan Bartu.  “They show that the athletes and the coaching and support teams are on track in preparations for the Rio Games.

“There was a strong field here and some strong results for emerging nations like Guatemala.  That can only be good for the sport”.

Britain is not contesting the final event in Sarasota tomorrow, the mixed team relay.

For full results:  www.uipm.org

Pentathlon GB Team: World Cup 1, Sarasota, USA

Women:

Kate French – 11.02.91, Meopham, Kent – lives Bath

Samantha Murray – 25.09.89, Clitheroe, Lancashire – lives Bath,

Freyja Prentice 20.05.90 – Inverurie, Aberdeenshire – lives Bath

Joanna Muir 30.08.1994 – Castle Douglas, Dumfries – lives Bath

Men:

Joe Evans – 05.09.93, Whitchurch, Shropshire – lives Bath

Jamie Cooke – 03.03.91, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire – lives Bath

Joseph Choong – 23.05.95, Orpington – lives Bath

Tom Toolis – 23.12.92, Hornchurch, Essex – Bath

For further information contact the Pentathlon GB press office at Matchtight Ltd on 01225 384211 or press@matchtight.co.uk

 

 

Caroline Searle
Friday, 20th Feb 2015 2015-02-20 Choong, Cooke and Evans all through to Sarasota final

British no.1 Joe Evans, from Shropshire, is through to the men’s final at the season’s opening World Cup – one of three GB pentathletes to succeed overnight in Sarasota, USA.

He will be joined in Saturday’s final by Jamie Cooke and Joe Choong.  Cooke and Evans were both fifth in their qualifying groups whilst Choong was eighth. Tom Toolis was the only British athlete to narrowly miss out on progressing. He was 11th in his group.

Former World Junior Champion, Cooke, was the top points scorer from the trio.  He collected 1095 points from the three events contested in the qualifying round (fencing, swimming and the combined run-shoot).  His swim time of 1:58.28 was the fastest in his group.

Evans and Choong scored 1081 and 1088 points respectively.  Evans was top fencer in his group with 24 wins. Toolis scored 1057 points.  The three men will contest their final on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Britain’s four-strong women’s squad will compete in their individual finals later today. Kate French, Samantha Murray, Freyja Prentice and Joanna Muir will be in action with results expected just before 11pm UK time.

In the final, the riding event is added to the fencing, swimming and combined run-shoot in the tradition of the five-discipline Olympic sport.

Britain’s athletes will want to hone their skills on the World Cup circuit as well as aiming for podium places in 2015 as qualifying spots for the 2016 Olympic Games are at stake later in the year.  A significant event on the Road to Rio will be the European Championships staged at the University of Bath, Pentathlon GB’s national training base, as eight quota places for the Games will be on offer there.

Pentathlon GB Selections World Cup 1

Women:

Kate French – 11.02.91, Meopham, Kent – lives Bath

Samantha Murray – 25.09.89, Clitheroe, Lancashire – lives Bath,

Freyja Prentice 20.05.90 – Inverurie, Aberdeenshire – lives Bath

Joanna Muir 30.08.1994 – Castle Douglas, Dumfries – lives Bath

 

Men:

Joe Evans – 05.09.93, Whitchurch, Shropshire – lives Bath

Jamie Cooke – 03.03.91, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire – lives Bath

Joseph Choong – 23.05.95, Orpington – lives Bath

Tom Toolis – 23.12.92, Hornchurch, Essex – Bath

For further information contact the Pentathlon GB press office at Matchtight Ltd on 01225 384211 or press@matchtight.co.uk

 

Caroline Searle
Friday, 20th Feb 2015 2015-02-20 Pentathlon GB has signed a new sponsor

Britain’s best Modern Pentathletes received a boost this week with the news that the national governing body for the sport in the UK has signed a new sponsor.

Law firm Mogers Drewett will back the 20-strong squad up to and beyond the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Pentathlon GB Chief Executive Nigel Laughton said: “We are clearly delighted to enter into this arrangement with Mogers Drewett.  The help we will receive from this leading firm has come at just the right time.  We are staging the European Modern Pentathlon Championships at the University of Bath 18 – 23 August this year and the Olympic qualifying process starts this June.

“Eight of our leading athletes are already in the USA this week to compete at the season’s opening World Cup, so our activities are really accelerating.  We want to ensure that our athletes are the best supported they can be when competing against the finest of the world’s Modern Pentathletes”.

Steven Treharne the Managing Partner at Mogers Drewett said:  “At Mogers Drewett we are very proud of the city’s growing connections with international Modern Pentathlon and the team based at the University of Bath.  We have high hopes for the team in this pre-Olympic season and in showing our support and commitment through this sponsorship deal we believe we are doing our bit to help them achieve even greater success.

“As a West Country based firm we appreciate Pentathlon GB choosing the South West as its home and believe the presence of the entire performance squad helps further underline that the region is as much about sporting excellence, health and personal achievement as it is about heritage, tourism and industry.  We will take great pride in seeing our logo associated with Pentathlon GB”.

British Modern Pentathletes have won medals at every Games since 2000, starting with gold for Steph Cook in Sydney and Samantha Murray is not only the current World Champion but also took Olympic silver on the final day of the London 2012 Games.

The Pentathlon GB National Training Centre is based at University of Bath’s Claverton Down campus and the team trains under the direction of National Performance Director Jan Bartu and a successful coaching team.  The University has a £30 million Sports Training Village, which offers an array of some of the best sporting facilities in the country. It hosts around 250 international level athletes and around 1.3 million people visit the University’s sports facilities each year.

Pentathlon GB also has Academy bases around the UK from which athletes can progress to the national squad.  The organisation is forward thinking and is already developing a legacy participation programme from the staging of the 2015 home Europeans including hub clubs and “splash and dash” activities for young people aged 14-25.

Mogers Drewett has offices in Bath, Sherborne and Wells and a satellite office at Frome market.  The company provides a full range of legal services for commercial clients and private individuals. For more information see www.md-solicitors.co.uk 

Caroline Searle
Thursday, 19th Feb 2015 2015-02-19 All four British athletes through to women's final at opening World Cup

World Champion Samantha Murray moved safely into the final of the year’s first World Cup in Sarasota, USA, overnight.

The 2012 Olympic silver medallist, competing internationally for the first time since winning her title in Warsaw last year, was fourth in her group. Murray posted one of the day’s faster swim times, on the way to registering 908 points.

British no. 1 Kate French was also in fine form to top her group and qualify for Friday’s 36-athlete final with 940 points.

Freyja Prentice and Joanna Muir complete the quartet of British athletes to make the final on a day dubbed “very solid” by GB Performance Director, Jan Bartu.

Prentice was third in high-scoring group B with 946 points whilst Muir, a debutante at this level, was ninth in French’s group with 920 points.

The men’s qualification takes place later today with the women’s final tomorrow and the men’s final on Saturday.  

Pentathlon GB Selections World Cup 1

Women:

Kate French – 11.02.91, Meopham, Kent – lives Bath

Samantha Murray – 25.09.89, Clitheroe, Lancashire – lives Bath,

Freyja Prentice 20.05.90 – Inverurie, Aberdeenshire – lives Bath

Joanna Muir 30.08.1994 – Castle Douglas, Dumfries – lives Bath

 

Men:

Joe Evans – 05.09.93, Whitchurch, Shropshire – lives Bath

Jamie Cooke – 03.03.91, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire – lives Bath

Joseph Choong – 23.05.95, Orpington – lives Bath

Tom Toolis – 23.12.92, Hornchurch, Essex – Bath 

Caroline Searle
Monday, 16th Feb 2015 2015-02-16 Muir steps up as first World Cup team announced  Jo Muir pictured competing here at the GB Open

20 year-old Joanna Muir, twice winner of World Junior relay gold, stepped into the individual limelight this week with a call up to Pentathlon GB’s squad for the season’s opening World Cup in the USA.

Muir, from Dumfries, will join Olympic silver medallist and reigning World Champion Samantha Murray for the event which starts on Wednesday 18th and runs to Saturday 21st February in Sarasota, Florida.

Muir is studying Sports Performance at the University of Bath, which is also home to Pentathlon GB’s National Training Centre.

Freyja Prentice, from Inverurie near Aberdeen, and Kate French, from Meopham in Kent, both winners of the World Championships relay silver last year with Lancashire’s Murray, complete the women’s line up.

The men’s team consists of Shropshire’s Joe Evans, who topped the British rankings list after Pentathlon GB’s recent series of three ranking competitions, Jamie Cooke, from Cheltenham, Joe Choong, from Orpington and Tom Toolis, from Hornchurch. 

Choong, from Orpington, is a Mathematics student at the University of Bath and is a recipient of the Ivor Powell Sports Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships for students who are gifted both academically and in their chosen sport.  He began to show his prowess with World Youth silver in 2013 and silver at the Milan Kalec Memorial in Prague in April of 2014.

Toolis, and a Sport and Exercise student at the University of Bath, won the European men’s relay bronze in Hungary last year.

GB Performance Director Jan Bartu is delighted to have been able to select his top-ranked athletes into a strong team to start the season.  He said:  “Everyone was fit and healthy so we went with the top-ranked athletes based on our recent events”.

For Bartu, just as for the athletes, there will be a sense of stepping into the unknown in Sarasota.  He explained:  “Everyone, athletes included, would say that the first competition of the season can be a little bit weird.  It is essentially a long time since anyone has stepped into that bubble of the big event.  Only comparison with the opposition allows you to see the bigger picture.”

“We think the overall entry will be strong, though, as many nations have already been training in advance of the World Cup at a training camp in Colorado Springs”.

The women will contest semi-finals on Wednesday 18th February and finals on Friday 20th February.  The men will compete in their semi-finals on Thursday 19th February and in the finals on Saturday 21st February.  Pentathlon GB has not entered the mixed relay.

Competition each day will start at 08.00 local time (13:00 in the UK) and the finals will conclude at approx 17.00 in the US (22:00 in the UK).

 

Pentathlon GB Selections World Cup 1

 

Women:

Kate French – 11.02.91, Meopham, Kent – lives Bath

Samantha Murray – 25.09.89, Clitheroe, Lancashire – lives Bath,

Freyja Prentice 20.05.90 – Inverurie, Aberdeenshire – lives Bath

Joanna Muir 30.08.1994 – Castle Douglas, Dumfries – lives Bath

 

Men:

Joe Evans – 05.09.93, Whitchurch, Shropshire – lives Bath

Jamie Cooke – 03.03.91, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire – lives Bath

Joseph Choong – 23.05.95, Orpington – lives Bath

Tom Toolis – 23.12.92, Hornchurch, Essex – Bath

 

For further information contact the Pentathlon GB press office at Matchtight Ltd on 01225 384211 or press@matchtight.co.uk

Caroline Searle
Saturday, 14th Feb 2015 2015-02-14 British Biathle Team Dominate in Dubai  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.

Howard Jones
Thursday, 12th Feb 2015 2015-02-12 Muir and Toolis win final Pentathlon GB ranking event

Joanna Muir and Tom Toolis won the final of three Pentathlon GB national ranking series events at the weekend in Millfield School.

Muir pipped 2014 World Champion and London 2012 Olympic silver medallist, Samantha Murray,, by just seven points overall in the women’s event with Kate French, winner on the two previous occasions, in third.

Tom Toolis improved significantly on his previous fourth and ninth places to win the equivalent men’s event ahead of Joseph Choong and Joe Evans who were level on points behind him. Jamie Cooke, winner last month, was fourth.

Jan Bartu, Performance Director for Pentathlon GB, said:  “We have had a good series of domestic competitions and now we shift our focus to the international stage”.

Aggregate scores and performances at the three events have now produced the British national ranking list, published today, with world cup selections in mind and, ultimately, the opportunity for athletes to gain Olympic qualification places for GB.  

French, Murray and Freyja Prentice top the British women’s ranking lists in that order followed by Joanna Muir in fourth.   Joe Evans, Joseph Choong and Jamie Cook have come out on top in the men’s lists with Tom Toolis in fourth and Sam Curry in fifth.   

2011 World Champion Mhairi Spence continues her comeback from a long break and has not completed enough events to gain a ranking.

The first of the Olympic quota qualifying chances for 2015 will be the World Cup Final in June in Minsk but the European Championships, taking place in Bath in August, will be amongst the more key opportunities with eight quota places on offer there.

Selections will soon be announced for the first World Cup of 2015 in Sarasota, USA, starting next week (from 18-25 February).

This will be followed by a World Cup in Egypt from 19-23 March. Some of the younger GB athletes will also contest the GB Youth International in Solihull from 13-15 February.

BRITISH RANKINGS:

Women

1.  Kate French, 2.  Samantha Murray, 3.  Freyja Prentice, 4.  Joanna Muir, 5. Francesca Summer, 6. Maili Mackenzie, 7. Alice Rogers, 8. Jessica Varley, 9. Pillage Kelsey

Men

1.  Joe Evans, 2.  Joseph Choong, 3. James Cooke, 4. Tom Toolis, 5.  Samuel Curry, 6.  James Myatt, 7.  Nick Woodbridge, 8. Luke Tasker, 9. Tommy Lees, 10.  Mathew Dewey, 12.  Lee Ormerod 13.  Edward Norton.  

February Ranking Event Results - top ten only

WOMEN

1.   Joanna Muir          1423pts

2.   Samantha Murray        1416 pts

3.   Katherine French        1394 pts

4.   Freyja Prentice        1349 pts

5.   Francesca Summers    1333 pts

6.   Georgia Pipes        1323 pts

7.   Mhairi Spence        1318 pts

8.   Kerenza Bryson        1291 pts

9.    Alice Rogers        1250 pts

10. Jesscia Varley          1243 pts

MEN

1.  Tom Toolis            1492 pts    

2.  Joseph Choong        1484 pts

3.  Joe Evans            1484 pts

4.  James Cooke        1471 pts

5.  Samuel Curry        1469 pts

6.  Luke Tasker        1469 pts

7.  Nicholas Woodbridge    1442 pts

8.  Tom Lees            1414 pts

9.  James Myatt        1398 pts

10.  Mathew Dewey        1353 pts

January Results – top ten only

Women

1.  Kate French        1381pts

2.  Freyja Prentice        1371 pts

3.  Samantha Murray        1359 pts

4.  Eilidh Prise            1343 pts

5.  Yane Marques (BRA)    1333 pts

6.  Francesca Summers    1284 pts

7.  Joanna Muir        1267 pts

8.  Georgia Pipes        1264 pts

9.  Mhairi Spence        1236 pts

10.Priscilla Oliveira (BRA)    1236 pts

Men

1.   James Cooke        1478 pts

2.   Joe Evans            1475 pts

3.   Joseph Choong        1474 pts

4.   James Myatt        1462 pts

5.   Samuel Curry        1439 pts

6.   Nick Woodbridge        1422 pts

7.   Luke Tasker        1402 pts

8.   Tom Lees            1380 pts

9.   Tom Toolis            1369 pts

10. David Atkinson        1329 pts

December Results – top ten only

MEN

1.   Joe Evans 1512 pts

2.   James Cooke 1444 pts

3.   Joseph Choong 1434 pts

4.   Tom Toolis 1409 pts

5.   Sam Curry 1388 pts

6.   Nicholas Woodbridge 1382 pts

7.   Henry Choong 1381 pts

8.   Tom Lees 1374 pts

9.   Mathew Dewey 1323 pts

10. Lee Ormerod 1287 pts

WOMEN

1.   Kate French 1314 pts

2.   Francesca Summers 1278 pts

3.   Joanna Muir 1264 pts

4.   Freyja Prentice 1259 pts

5.   Samantha Murray 1237 pts

6.   Jessica Varley 1150 pts

7.   Maili Mackenzie 1127 pts

8.   Kelsey Pillage 1089 pts

9.   Alice Rogers 1084 pts

10.  Holly Parker 976 pts

For further information please contact the Pentathlon GB press office at Matchtight Ltd on 01225 384211 or at press@matchtight.co.uk

Caroline Searle
Thursday, 12th Feb 2015 2015-02-12 Europeans excitement builds as British Ranking list published  Samantha Murray, Kate French and Freyja Prentice have all been top-three finishers this season

Kate French and Joe Evans top the British Ranking lists, Pentathlon GB announced today, as the excitement of the 2015 season looms closer.

French won two of three PentathlonGB ranking events and Evans won the opener and placed second and third in the other two.

Samantha Murray, World Champion and 2012 Olympic medallist, was also in strong form at the weekend to take second place in the final event in the series.

With Jamie Cook, Joseph Choong, Tom Toolis, Joanna Muir, Freyja Prentice and Francesca Summers all having posted top-three finishes in the series at Millfield School, the scene looks set for some intense internal rivalry before selections are made for British teams at the key events.

One of the more important events on that 2015 calendar will be the European Championships at the University of Bath this August. Not only will the European crowns be at stake but also eight quota qualifying slots for the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016.

As the year turned into 2015 there was a palpable sense of excitement around this event which will be staged on the most compact site of modern times.

The University’s £30 million Sports Training Village sits next to the accommodation that will be used by the athletes and support personnel.

Within the Sports Training Village there is a 50m swimming pool and the Team Bath Arena hall which will be used for the fencing competition (one that will have added spice this year because of the new bonus round).

The show-jumping element will be on the athletics in-field and the run-shoot will use the existing 400m athletics oval and a new pistol range.  

Crowds will be able to get up close to the action and cheer on their local but global heroes and heroines.

With such intense rivalry in the GB ranks this early in the year, there is no doubt that GB will field a strong team for the 2015 European Modern Pentathlon Championships.

Caroline Searle
Thursday, 12th Feb 2015 2015-02-12 European Championships - Contractor Opportunity

Pentathlon GB has been awarded the rights to host the Modern Pentathlon European Championships, which will take place from 18 - 23 August 2015. 

The event forms part of the £27 million UK Sport Gold Event Series and we require a contractor to provide a range of Venue Overlay services. 

This will be the second time that the senior competition will be held on UK soil and the event will be held at the University of Bath. 

To download the ‘Invitation to Tender’ please click here

To download the ‘Form A Venue Overlay ITT Pricing & Specification Form’ please click here.

John Woodbridge
Thursday, 12th Feb 2015 2015-02-12 BUCS Modern Pentathlon and Biathlon Championships 2015  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: jonathon.wright@ssho.ox.ac.uk for more details.

Alexia Jones
Friday, 6th Feb 2015 2015-02-06 World Cup selections in sight at final of three ranking events  Jamie Cooke won the last event in January

The nation’s top modern pentathletes will go head to head tomorrow for the third and final time as they seek to gain vital ranking points before the World Cup season.  

This year the ranking competitions open up the opportunity of gaining Olympic qualification places for the athletes, the first opportunity for this being the World Cup Final in June in Minsk – to qualify for the final the athletes must prove themselves throughout the World Cup season, with the top 36 athletes (and a maximum of three per nation) from the Pentathlon World Ranking list being invited to compete. 

Kate French, winner of the two previous rounds, will start as favourite as the five sport, four-event (swimming, fencing, riding, run-shoot) schedule gets underway at 7am.

The women’s field includes 2014 World Champion and 2012 Olympic silver medallist Samantha Murray and 2011 World Champion Mhairi Spence.

Jamie Cooke and Joe Evans have shared the honours in the men’s events so far. Evans won the first event and Cooke reversed that result in the second.

Cooke, the 2011 World Junior Champion, said: “I’m looking forward to getting this last selection done. It means that the winter training is coming to a finish and we can set our sights on to the World Cups”.

Pentathlon GB National Performance Director Jan Bartu has already underlined the importance of the events to him and his coaches he said: “This is the climax of the 2015 ranking series so the competition is very important for all athletes who wish to become eligible for the World Cup season.”  

Selections will soon be made for the first World Cup of 2015 in Sarasota, USA, later this month (from 18-25 February).

This will be followed by a World Cup in Egypt from 19-23 March. Some of the younger GB athletes will also contest the GB Youth International in Solihull from 13-15 February.

January Results – top ten only

Women

1.  Kate French        1381pts

2.  Freyja Prentice        1371 pts

3.  Samantha Murray        1359 pts

4.  Eilidh Prise            1343 pts

5.  Yane Marques (BRA)    1333 pts

6.  Francesca Summers    1284 pts

7.  Joanna Muir        1267 pts

8.  Georgia Pipes        1264 pts

9.  Mhairi Spence        1236 pts

10.Priscilla Oliveira (BRA)    1236 pts

Men

1.   James Cooke        1478 pts

2.   Joe Evans            1475 pts

3.   Joseph Choong        1474 pts

4.   James Myatt        1462 pts

5.   Samuel Curry        1439 pts

6.   Nick Woodbridge        1422 pts

7.   Luke Tasker        1402 pts

8.   Tom Lees            1380 pts

9.   Tom Toolis            1369 pts

10. David Atkinson        1329 pts

December Results – top ten only

MEN

 

1.   Joe Evans 1512 pts

2.   James Cooke 1444 pts

3.   Joseph Choong 1434 pts

4.   Tom Toolis 1409 pts

5.   Sam Curry 1388 pts

6.   Nicholas Woodbridge 1382 pts

7.   Henry Choong 1381 pts

8.   Tom Lees 1374 pts

9.   Mathew Dewey 1323 pts

10. Lee Ormerod 1287 pts

 

WOMEN

 

1.   Kate French 1314 pts

2.   Francesca Summers 1278 pts

3.   Joanna Muir 1264 pts

4.   Freyja Prentice 1259 pts

5.   Samantha Murray 1237 pts

6.   Jessica Varley 1150 pts

7.   Maili Mackenzie 1127 pts

8.   Kelsey Pillage 1089 pts

9.   Alice Rogers 1084 pts

10.  Holly Parker 976 pts

For further information please contact the Pentathlon GB press office at Matchtight Ltd on 01225 384211 or at press@matchtight.co.uk

You can also find more information about Pentathlon GB at www.pentathlongb.org by liking us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/PentathlonGB or following us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/PentathlonGB

Notes for editors

  • •    Pentathlon GB is the national governing body for the Olympic sport of Modern Pentathlon.
  • •    Modern Pentathlon sees athletes compete in five disciplines – fencing, swimming, riding and a combined run-shoot – all in one day.
  • •    Britain’s Modern Pentathletes have been successful at the highest level, winning medals at the last four Olympic Games. Steph Cook and Kate Allenby won gold and bronze respectively at Sydney 2000, Georgina Harland won bronze at the Athens 2004 Olympics, Heather Fell won silver at the Beijing 2008 Games and Samantha Murray won silver at London 2012.
  • •    Pentathlon GB receives National Lottery funding from UK Sport and Sport England. You can find out more about UK Sport at www.uksport.gov.uk and about Sport England at www.sportengland.org

 

 

 

Caroline Searle
Monday, 2nd Feb 2015 2015-02-02 Modern Pentathlon in Scotland

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 admin@pentathlongb.org

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 (trishprise@aol.com) for further details.

Eleanor Guest
Monday, 2nd Feb 2015 2015-02-02 Ranking Competition 3 and Under 17 Ranking Competition Timetable

TIMETABLE

National Ranking Competition # 3 and Under 17 Ranking Competition

Street – Millfield School – 7th February 2015 (Saturday)

 

Swimming – Millfield School - Swimming Pool (50m)

06:45 – 07:00                   Registration                                 (all classes)

07:00 – 07:20                   Warm Up                                       (all classes)

07:20                                 U 17 swimming                            (5 heats)

After                                  Senior and Junior swimming      (5 heats)

 

Fencing – Millfield School – Jubilee Hall

 

08:45                                 Warm Up – Men and Women

09:15                                 Fencing Competition

 

CE – Under 17 – Millfield School – Jubilee Hall

 

12:15 – 13:00                   Warm Up & 1st Heat                     (under 17 girls)

13:15 – 14:00                   Warm Up & 2nd Heat                    (under 17 boys)

 

Riding – Millfield School – Riding Centre

 

11:15                                 Horse Inspection, Jump Test

12:30                                 Course Open – Course Walk

13:00                                 1st Rider Warm Up                        (Women)

Followed by other Women (15min interval – Warm Up)

                                           Followed by Men (15min interval – Warm Up)

 

CE – Senior & Junior

 

15:00                                 Warm Up & 3rd Heat                     (Women)

15:50                                 Warm Up & 4th Heat                     (Men)

 

Jan Bartu

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Wednesday, 21st Jan 2015 2015-01-21 French tops table for second time whilst Cooke takes men's honours  Kate French in action at Millfield

Kate French, 2014 World Championships Mixed Relay silver medallist, topped the table once more at the second of three Pentathlon GB national ranking events which took place at Millfield School over the weekend.

In a tight contest she took the honours by ten points from Freyja Prentice with World Champion and Olympic silver medallist Samantha Murray, from Clitheroe, Lancs, in third. 

Mhairi Spence, the 2011 World Champion, made her return to competitive action after a post season break and produced a top ten finish.  

Eilidh Prise, from Aberdeen, was the surprise package of the competition. The 19 year old who has already won medals at Youth International level, was fourth just 16 points behind Murray.

French, from Meopham, nr Gravesend, Kent, said:  “It’s a good start to the year so I’m really pleased. There’s still room for improvement and I know what I’ve got to work on for next time.  I really liked the ride, I had a lovely horse which made it enjoyable.  I’m looking forward to the season and I’m focused on selection for the World Cups and qualifying for the World Cup Final”.

The men’s event also produced a close finish with only four points separating the winner Jamie Cooke from Joe Evans and Joseph Choong in second and third respectively.

Cooke’s victory reversed the outcome of the equivalent December event in which Shropshire’s Evans came out on top.

Cheltenham’s Cooke, a former World Junior Champion, said:  “It was really nice to win today. We’ve just got two weeks of training under the belt after the Christmas break and they’re always quite hard and then to come out and perform it’s been really good.  

“We’re quite a tight group at the moment, we’re always pushing each other on and I think that was shown today by the first five or six athletes finishing so close together.  Obviously that’s really good for the programme because we’re all pushing each other.  

Looking forward this is a big season with Olympic qualifiers – like the European Championships in Bath this summer coming up – but I just want to get the World Cups under my belt and see how they go, I’m really pleased with how things have been going training wise so it will be good to see how I get on at the internationals”.

About the format of the competition Jan Bartu said “This is the first time ever that we’ve simultaneously run the Youth A and the Junior/Senior ranking competitions over in one day – the competition started at 0800 and by 1800 everything was packed and we were on our way back home.  Thanks to all involved and especially those who voluntarily gave us a hand on the day.” 

The third and final ranking event will be at Millfield School once more on February 7.

RESULTS (top ten only)

Women

1.  Kate French        1381pts

2.  Freyja Prentice        1371 pts

3.  Samantha Murray        1359 pts

4.  Eilidh Prise            1343 pts

5.  Yane Marques (BRA)    1333 pts

6.  Francesca Summers    1284 pts

7.  Joanna Muir        1267 pts

8.  Georgia Pipes        1264 pts

9.  Mhairi Spence        1236 pts

10.Priscilla Oliveira (BRA)    1236 pts

Men

1.   James Cooke        1478 pts

2.   Joe Evans            1475 pts

3.   Joseph Choong        1474 pts

4.   James Myatt        1462 pts

5.   Samuel Curry        1439 pts

6.   Nick Woodbridge        1422 pts

7.   Luke Tasker        1402 pts

8.   Tom Lees            1380 pts

9.   Tom Toolis        1369 pts

10. David Atkinson        1329 pts

 

Caroline Searle
Friday, 9th Jan 2015 2015-01-09 2014 Biathle World Tour Rankings

The 2014 Biathle World Tour Rankings are now available at http://www.pentathlon.org/biathle-triathle-world-tour-ranking-2014/ .

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.

 

Howard Jones

News from December 2014

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Wednesday, 31st Dec 2014 2014-12-31 Obituary - Pat Arrand

It is with great sadness that we have to report the sudden passing of one of our very active volunteers, Pat Arrand, just before Christmas. Pat had been on the committee of Yorkshire Pentathlon Club since its formation in 2003 and had only just last month decided to retire from the committee.

Pat had officiated at National and International Pentathlon competitions on both the ride and the shoot/run, culminating with being a Technical Official at the London 2012 Olympics.

Pat was also the present District Commissioner of the Hurworth Hunt Branch of the Pony Club and worked tirelessly with all disciplines of the Club but with a particular interest in Tetrathlon and the link with Pentathlon. Our thoughts must go to Pat’s husband Charles and all her family.

The funeral will be held at 12:00 on 7th January at St Felix Church, Felixkirk, Thirsk, North Yorkshire.

John Woodbridge
Monday, 29th Dec 2014 2014-12-29 2015 Biathle World Tour

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

 

 

Howard Jones
Tuesday, 23rd Dec 2014 2014-12-23 Our year in Quotes

Our Year in Quotes

We take a backwards stroll through another very successful year for Pentathlon GB in 2014.  We wish all ahtletes, coaches, staff, technical officials, volunteers and fans a wonderful festive season and we look forward a great 2015.

December

Dominic Mahony MBE on plans for the 2015 Europeans:

"In my memory there has never been a more compact venue than the one we are offering in Bath in August of next year”.

November

Jan Bartu on the new Pentathlon GB Academies:

“The Academies signal our resolve to build a strong and dynamic future for our sport and to create a pipeline of talent at all levels”.

October

Samantha Murray on her Awards shortlisting:

"It's an honour to be nominated for the Sky/Sunday Times Sports Sportswoman of the Month award. My victory at the world championships was a huge milestone for me as an athlete. I wanted to put our sport in the spotlight after so many athletes did us proud at the Commonwealth Games this summer. 

"It was a great achievement and it has given me lots of confidence in my training as I gear up and prepare for Olympic qualification for Rio."

September

Nigel Laughton on his appointment has CEO:

“I am honoured to have been offered this incredible opportunity to lead Pentathlon GB in the lead-up to Rio 2016 and beyond.  I look forward to working with both the development and performance staff, in Bath and across Great Britain, to fulfil the ambitious strategic goals of the association.

“With an Olympic qualifying championship in Bath next summer, we have a great chance to showcase the facilities at the University of Bath, which is home to our National Training Centre, and for our athletes to perform on home soil in front of big audiences and crowds”.

Joe Evans on his relay medal at the Worlds:

“We’ve got a really strong team.  It’s fantastic to be training in Bath with everyone else and hopefully we can bring more results through in the future.”

Samantha Murray on her World title:

“I’ve worked so hard for this and I’ve been aiming for this competition for a while. To be able to say I’m world champion is absolutely fantastic. I dreamed of this so often and now my dream has come true”.

August

Jan Bartu on Joe Choong’s Worlds selection:

“This is going to be a massive opportunity for Joe to see if he can compete at the top senior level,”

July

Bartu on the emerging athletes in action at the Europeans:

“These young kids are going through a learning phase that will serve them massively for the competitions which are coming up.”

Nick Woodbridge on his return to action after a hip injury:

“This year has really been quite difficult, it’s all been about rehab. I’m in quite good shape, but I’m not quite 100 per cent at the moment. It’s a long time since I’ve competed, so it will be good to see where I am fitness-wise”.

June

Kate French on competing at her first senior World Cup Final

“I'm really pleased and excited to compete at my first World Cup Final.  We’re in a hard training block at the moment because the European and World Championships are our main aims this year. This will be a good warm-up and I’d be happy with a good, solid performance”.

May

On GB winning women’s team gold at World Juniors

“What a great result.  It’s gold for GB at the World Junior Champoinships. That’s particularly impressive for 18 year old Francesca Summers, the youngest member of the team”

April

Istvan Nemeth on Spence and French progressing to world cup final in Hungary

“Mhairi and Kate were both impressive today”.

January

Olympian Weale announces retirement:

“I’ve had a fantastic career. The men’s team is looking absolutely fantastic at the moment and it’s nice to see the achievements of the men equalling those of the women.  One of my biggest regrets is not winning a team medal, but hopefully there are a lot of team medals in the men’s team now.”

The Europeans are coming to the UK. Penathlon GB CEO:

"We're delighted to bring the European Championships back to the UK in 2015. It's good news for the sport and good news for Britain's modern pentathletes.

"Because of the way Olympic qualification works, the European Championships the year before an Olympic Games traditionally provide the best opportunity for Britain's pentathletes to try to achieve the Olympic qualifying standard. Our athletes will have the opportunity to do that with British supporters cheering them on, and that's got to be good news".

Caroline Searle
Friday, 19th Dec 2014 2014-12-19 Laser Safety Guidance

For our updated guidance on laser safety for competitors and organisers please see the document here.

Eleanor Guest
Friday, 19th Dec 2014 2014-12-19 Recruitment: Membership Services Coordinator

We are recruiting for a Membership Services Coordinator, here are the details:

Start date:                   Immediate

Salary:                         £15,000 - £18,000 dependent on experience

Place of work:             Head Office, Bath

Position:                      Permanent

Hours:                         37 hours per week (full time)

Holiday Entitlement:    25 days per year plus Bank Holidays

 

Pentathlon GB is the national governing body for the Olympic sport of Modern Pentathlon which involves five disciplines; fencing, swimming, riding, running and shooting. We are highly successful in winning Olympic medals, including success at London 2012 and in securing funding to support our participation and world class aspirations. We are now looking to achieve ambitious targets by growing our membership of individuals and clubs.

 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven Membership Services Coordinator with a genuine flare for customer service to join the team at Head Office in Bath. You will be a dynamic team player, bringing energy and enthusiasm to a busy but rewarding role.  This is ideal for someone looking who wishes to make a start in the sporting or customer service sector.

 

Job Summary

 

This is a challenging and varied role which will see the successful candidate using their skills to ensure that customer service and administration of all member services is efficient and effective, making an overall contribution to the success of Pentathlon GB. 

 

On a daily basis you will be developing membership growth through proactive customer relationship management and dealing with a wide variety of enquiries from existing and potential members.

 

Whilst you will need to be focussed on customer service, your administration and IT skills will need to be excellent to maintain data accuracy in the membership database.  

 

The role is primarily office based but there will be occasional weekend work promoting membership of the organisation at a number of national competitions and events.

 

Person Specification

 

Essential requirements for this role:

 

  • Excellent communication skills both internally and externally, verbal and written
  • Excellent customer service skills including problem solving and complaint handling
  • Highly computer literate and able to use Microsoft Office applications in a day to day office environment
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Able to work independently, knowing the appropriate times to make decisions or ask for support
  • Able to multi-task and prioritise in a busy office environment
  • A good level of education with a high level of numeracy and literacy

 

Full details of the role and person specification can be found on the job description here.

 

Pentathlon GB is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

 

Job share opportunities are available.

 

How to Apply

 

Complete the application form here and return with the Equality Monitoring Form to eleanor.guest@pentathlongb.org no later than midnight on 19 January 14.  If you have any queries please contact the Operations Manager, Ellie Guest via e-mail at the above address or by phone 01225 386808.

 

Interview Date

 

27 January in Bath

Eleanor Guest
Thursday, 18th Dec 2014 2014-12-18 Contenders for European Crowns will contest a new Bonus Round in fencing

Contenders for the crown of European Champion in 2015 will take part in an exciting “Bonus Round” in the fencing competition. This new format was adopted by the sport’s international federation just over two weeks ago and looks set to prove a hit with spectators and TV alike.

As reported by the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM) website, Modern Pentathlon continues to evolve with the establishment of this new and exciting fencing format which won the approval of a huge majority of delegates at the Congress in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The Bonus Round will take place at the end of the traditional Round Robin stage. Finalists will fence in a one-to-one format on a single piste, creating a more exciting finale.  All athletes will have the chance to add bonus points to top up their score.

The format was vigorously tested this year at numerous events, including the prestigious World Cup Final in Sarasota, USA and the World Championships in Warsaw, Poland.

Fencing is one of the five disciplines that make up Modern Pentathlon, one of the most challenging of Olympic sports.  The others are swimming, Riding, running and shooting.

Modern Pentathlon has deep and traditional Olympic roots but is also known for its unique mixture of heritage and modernity.  Athletes already use laser pistols in the combined event, the run and shoot format which was adopted for the London Games of 2012.

The 2015 European Championships will be hosted 17 – 23 August at the University of Bath, England, by PentathlonGB.

For further information please contact the Pentathlon GB press office at Matchtight Ltd on 01225 384211 or at press@matchtight.co.uk

You can also find more information about Pentathlon GB at www.pentathlongb.org by liking us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/PentathlonGB or following us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/PentathlonGB

Caroline Searle
Tuesday, 16th Dec 2014 2014-12-16 Evans and French top British ranking points list

Joe Evans and Kate French topped the men’s and women’s points list at the end of the weekend’s first of three Pentathlon GB ranking competitions for the 2015 season.

French recovered from what she describes as a “disappointing swim” to move into top position after the fencing competition in the women’s competition.  She followed that with a strong riding performance and entered the final discipline, the combined run-shoot, with a good lead.

“Riding is definitely one of my strengths; it can be a bit up and down though as you never know in our sport which horse you will get to ride.  Fortunately on Saturday I got a nice horse and we did OK”, explained Kent’s French, who was asilver medallist with Shropshire’s Evans in the mixed relay at the World Championships in September of this year.

French came home 36 points ahead overall from Francesca Summers in second with Joanna Muir in third, fourteen points adrift of Summers.

2014 World Champion Samantha Murray was leading after the swim but finished fifth after a difficult ride. Freya Prentice, silver medallist with French in the women’s relay at the World Championships this year, was fourth.

“It was a good experience for me as I’ve never been out front before the combined event which means that you shoot on your own.  Normally there are others around you at that point.  I think I handled the pressure OK. I didn’t shoot badly”.

The ability to experience the pressure of competition during the long winter of training was a key component of the weekend’s event for Performance Director Jan Bartu.

Evans, still only 22, led throughout the men’s competition and comfortably finished in first position after the combined event.

His nearest rival and former World Junior Champion Jamie Cooke from Cheltenham was by far the fastest in the run-shoot moving him up from 11th place after the ride to second overall.

Joe Choong, from Orpington, was third and Tom Toolis came home fourth.  Choong ‘s brother Henry was seventh with Nick Woodbridge sixth and Sam Curry fifth.

“This was a test of endurance with longer swim and running distances than normal”, said Istvan Nemeth, PentathlonGB Women’s Team Head coach.  “In that sense it was a good event and we can see that the winter training is on track”.

Results – top ten only

MEN

1.   Joe Evans 1512 pts

2.   James Cooke 1444 pts

3.   Joseph Choong 1434 pts

4.   Tom Toolis 1409 pts

5.   Sam Curry 1388 pts

6.   Nicholas Woodbridge 1382 pts

7.   Henry Choong 1381 pts

8.   Tom Lees 1374 pts

9.   Mathew Dewey 1323 pts

10. Lee Ormerod 1287 pts

 

WOMEN

1.   Kate French 1314 pts

2.   Francesca Summers 1278 pts

3.   Joanna Muir 1264 pts

4.   Freyja Prentice 1259 pts

5.   Samantha Murray 1237 pts

6.   Jessica Varley 1150 pts

7.   Maili Mackenzie 1127 pts

8.   Kelsey Pillage 1089 pts

9.   Alice Rogers 1084 pts

10. Holly Parker 976 pts

Caroline Searle
Friday, 12th Dec 2014 2014-12-12 Bath set to host most compact Europeans of all time  Modern Pentathlon European Championships 2015 Logo

Next year Europe’s best Modern Pentathletes will enjoy a European Championships in the most compact setting ever, according to Pentathlon GB who today launched the event’s official website.

“In my memory there has never been a more compact venue than the one we are offering in Bath in August of next year”, said former Olympic medallist and current Olympic Team Leader, Dominic Mahony.

The University of Bath, which is home to Pentathlon GB’s National Training Centre, will play host to the Championships from 17-23 August 2015.  With fantastic facilities on offer, the athletes will swim, fence, ride, run and shoot all within 400m of each other in spectator-friendly arenas.  As an added advantage athlete accommodation is on site as well as the stabling for the horses.

Eight Olympic quota places are on offer for men and women at the event, making it one of the most significant competitions for athletes on the Road to Rio.  The event is part of UK Sport’s National Lottery Funded £27 million Gold Event Series and one of 14 major events in 2015.

Samantha Murray, London 2012 Olympic silver medallist, said she was excited by the prospect of competing in an Olympic qualifier at her home training base.

“It will be a fantastic opportunity for our sport to harness the interest generated by the 2012 Olympics and by the performance of the British men and women there.”

“From my experience in London I know it will be a fabulous occasion for British athletes to compete on home soil in front of friends, families and supporters, and that’s always an advantage,” she added.

Spectators, athletes and officials alike, can visit the new website from today and can register to receive more information: www.pentathlongb.org/europeanchamps

More than 100 pentathletes, including Olympic and World medallists, from around Europe are expected to compete.  Kara Luck, Event Director, said:  

“We are looking forward to welcoming the athletes and their support teams as well as spectators to the UK for the event.  Bath is a World Heritage site and we have a history of success in this fascinating Olympic sport. So there will also be plenty of excitement for the home crowd.”

Modern Pentathlon is one of the most demanding Olympic sports and sees athletes tackle swimming, fencing, riding and a combined run and shoot all in one day.  

Meanwhile, GB’s top athletes will be in action tomorrow at Millfield School in the first of three ranking competitions which will give the athletes a chance to impress the coaches who will use the results to decide on their major event line-ups in 2015.  

For further details contact Bryn Vaile or Caroline Searle in the Pentathlon GB press office at Matchtight Ltd on 01225 383518 or by email at press@matchtight.co.uk

About UK Sport

UK Sport is the nation’s high performance sports agency responsible for the strategic investment of a record £350 million of National Lottery and Exchequer funding in Olympic and Paralympic sports preparing for Rio 2016.

UK Sport’s Gold Event Series will invest £27 million of National Lottery funding to support the bidding and staging costs of major events on home soil, as well as providing specialist support to organisers. Events are supported for their likely performance impact on GB athletes, but also to maximise the wider sporting, social, cultural, economic and environmental benefits.

The Gold Event Series will aim to bring over 70 of the world’s most prestigious sporting events to the UK, including 26 World and European Championships. This ambitious programme will support British athletes’ preparation and qualification for Rio 2016, while generating approximately £287 million of additional expenditure in host cities and regions and bringing over 250,000 overseas visitors to the UK. Events already secured include the 2017 World Athletics and IPC Athletics Championships to be staged in the London Olympic Stadium and the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships at the Hydro Arena in Glasgow. More @ www.uksport.gov.uk/events

About Pentathlon GB

Pentathlon GB is the National Governing Body for the Olympic sport of modern pentathlon. As well as running a successful performance programme, it also runs a range of multisport competitions including in biathlon (running and swimming) and biathle (a continuous run/swim/run).

Britain’s modern pentathletes have an impressive track record at Olympic Games, having won five medals from the last four Games. Steph Cook won gold and Kate Allenby bronze at Sydney 2000, Georgina Harland won bronze at Athens in 2004, Heather Fell took silver at Beijing in 2008 and Samantha Murray’s London 2012 silver was Britain’s last medal of the Games. For further information please see www.pentathlongb.org

About the University of Bath

The University of Bath is one of the UK’s leading universities with a vibrant and innovative academic community. It is recognised internationally for the quality of its teaching and research and regularly features in the top-10 in national university ranking lists.

It came out top for student satisfaction in the 2013 National Student Survey and was named as the Best Campus University in Britain in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014. You can find out more about the University at www.bath.ac.uk

The University’s sports brand is known as Team Bath and offers a world-leading sports environment for student, elite and recreational level sport.

The £30 million Sports Training Village hosts around 250 international level athletes and around 1.3 million people visit the University’s sports facilities each year. Further information at www.teambath.com

Caroline Searle
Wednesday, 10th Dec 2014 2014-12-10 Bartu says Saturday marks opening of Olympic qualifying season

The nation's top modern pentathletes will be put through their paces under pressure this weekend as the sport holds its first of three planned ranking events.

Performance Director Jan Bartu says Saturday’s event, to be held at Millfield School, Somerset, marks the beginning of the Olympic qualifying season.

“Obviously it’s an opportunity for a bit of competition in the middle of the winter training but it’s also a chance for the athletes to feel the pressure and to deal with it”, said Bartu.

“The sport has three Olympic qualifying opportunities next year and these ranking events will help indicate how we might maximise the athletes participating at those events”, he added.

Saturday’s event is designed to test endurance with the swim and run taking place over double the normal Olympic distance.

Athletes seeking to impress will have two further chances on January 17 and February 7.

Olympic silver medallist Sam Murray will be on the starting line on Saturday.  She, with others, will be hoping for selection to the world cups but also the events which count for Olympic qualification places for GB. These are the World Championships (late June) and the World Cup final (also June) but culminating in the most significant opportunity for GB athletes when eight places are available at the home European Championships, also being staged in Bath in August.

For further information please contact the Pentathlon GB press office at Matchtight Ltd on 01225 384211 or at press@matchtight.co.uk

You can also find more information about Pentathlon GB at www.pentathlongb.org by liking us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/PentathlonGB or following us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/PentathlonGB

John Woodbridge
Tuesday, 9th Dec 2014 2014-12-09 2015 Ranking Competition 1 Schedule

Please note the schedule for the 13th of December Ranking Competition 1/2015 at Millfield School, Street.

Schedule is identical for both women and men with exception of the CE:

0800              Registration                                    Swimming Complex

0830 - 0850   Swimming Warm-up

0850 - 0930   Swimming

1015 - 1045   Fencing Warm-up                           Jubilee Sports Hall

1045              Fencing Start

1300              Course walk                                    Equestrian Centre

1330              1st Rider Warm-up

1350              Riding Start

1530              Combined Event Heat 1 Women    Jubilee Sports Hall

1620              Combined Event Heat 2 Men

Note: All eligible athletes will have opportunity to ride.

                    

Jan Bartu



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 Joe Choong Eilidh Prise win Silver at Mixed Relay at the Youth World Championships 2012

The Youth World Championships in Tata, Hungary concluded with a very satisfactory haul of medals this week.

The Championships got underway with the relay events and Eilidh Prise and Joe Choong got off to a great start taking silver in the mixed relay, which is becoming an increasingly popular format with no fewer than 18 teams taking part.

GBR could not manage to emulate this performance in the boys and girls team relays with the boys (Allen, Dewey and Lees) coming home in 8th and the girls (Westgate, Summers, Pipe) just missing out on a medal in 4th. 

Onto the individual and team competitions where a field of 79 boys resulted in a grueling day’s fencing. Tom Lees finished the event in a very creditable 6th place with Joe Choong finishing 14th, Michael Allen 52nd and Matthew Dewey 62nd.

In a similarly large field of 71 competitors the girls had a very successful competition with Eilidh Prise finishing in 3rd place. She won the Combined Event in a time of 11:56.60 which hauled her from a starting position of 19th through to her podium place, an incredible achievement. Francesca Summer finished in 13th, Jemma Westgate in 15th and Georgia Pipes in 32nd. Their combined scores gave the GBR girls team a further bronze medal, just pipping the French team to a medal by 4 points.
 


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Thursday, 26th Feb 2015 2015-02-26 Get Ready for National Modern Pentathlon Week!

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 louise.andren@pentathlongb.org – 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: rachael.handley@pentathlongb.org or 07590 444372.  If you’re in the South then contact Miranda Palmer: miranda.palmer@pentathlongb.org or 07855 957024.

Eleanor Guest
Thursday, 12th Feb 2015 2015-02-12 Europeans excitement builds as British Ranking list published  Samantha Murray, Kate French and Freyja Prentice have all been top-three finishers this season

Kate French and Joe Evans top the British Ranking lists, Pentathlon GB announced today, as the excitement of the 2015 season looms closer.

French won two of three PentathlonGB ranking events and Evans won the opener and placed second and third in the other two.

Samantha Murray, World Champion and 2012 Olympic medallist, was also in strong form at the weekend to take second place in the final event in the series.

With Jamie Cook, Joseph Choong, Tom Toolis, Joanna Muir, Freyja Prentice and Francesca Summers all having posted top-three finishes in the series at Millfield School, the scene looks set for some intense internal rivalry before selections are made for British teams at the key events.

One of the more important events on that 2015 calendar will be the European Championships at the University of Bath this August. Not only will the European crowns be at stake but also eight quota qualifying slots for the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016.

As the year turned into 2015 there was a palpable sense of excitement around this event which will be staged on the most compact site of modern times.

The University’s £30 million Sports Training Village sits next to the accommodation that will be used by the athletes and support personnel.

Within the Sports Training Village there is a 50m swimming pool and the Team Bath Arena hall which will be used for the fencing competition (one that will have added spice this year because of the new bonus round).

The show-jumping element will be on the athletics in-field and the run-shoot will use the existing 400m athletics oval and a new pistol range.  

Crowds will be able to get up close to the action and cheer on their local but global heroes and heroines.

With such intense rivalry in the GB ranks this early in the year, there is no doubt that GB will field a strong team for the 2015 European Modern Pentathlon Championships.

Caroline Searle

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Friday, 12th Dec 2014 2014-12-12 Bath set to host most compact Europeans of all time  Modern Pentathlon European Championships 2015 Logo

Next year Europe’s best Modern Pentathletes will enjoy a European Championships in the most compact setting ever, according to Pentathlon GB who today launched the event’s official website.

“In my memory there has never been a more compact venue than the one we are offering in Bath in August of next year”, said former Olympic medallist and current Olympic Team Leader, Dominic Mahony.

The University of Bath, which is home to Pentathlon GB’s National Training Centre, will play host to the Championships from 17-23 August 2015.  With fantastic facilities on offer, the athletes will swim, fence, ride, run and shoot all within 400m of each other in spectator-friendly arenas.  As an added advantage athlete accommodation is on site as well as the stabling for the horses.

Eight Olympic quota places are on offer for men and women at the event, making it one of the most significant competitions for athletes on the Road to Rio.  The event is part of UK Sport’s National Lottery Funded £27 million Gold Event Series and one of 14 major events in 2015.

Samantha Murray, London 2012 Olympic silver medallist, said she was excited by the prospect of competing in an Olympic qualifier at her home training base.

“It will be a fantastic opportunity for our sport to harness the interest generated by the 2012 Olympics and by the performance of the British men and women there.”

“From my experience in London I know it will be a fabulous occasion for British athletes to compete on home soil in front of friends, families and supporters, and that’s always an advantage,” she added.

Spectators, athletes and officials alike, can visit the new website from today and can register to receive more information: www.pentathlongb.org/europeanchamps

More than 100 pentathletes, including Olympic and World medallists, from around Europe are expected to compete.  Kara Luck, Event Director, said:  

“We are looking forward to welcoming the athletes and their support teams as well as spectators to the UK for the event.  Bath is a World Heritage site and we have a history of success in this fascinating Olympic sport. So there will also be plenty of excitement for the home crowd.”

Modern Pentathlon is one of the most demanding Olympic sports and sees athletes tackle swimming, fencing, riding and a combined run and shoot all in one day.  

Meanwhile, GB’s top athletes will be in action tomorrow at Millfield School in the first of three ranking competitions which will give the athletes a chance to impress the coaches who will use the results to decide on their major event line-ups in 2015.  

For further details contact Bryn Vaile or Caroline Searle in the Pentathlon GB press office at Matchtight Ltd on 01225 383518 or by email at press@matchtight.co.uk

About UK Sport

UK Sport is the nation’s high performance sports agency responsible for the strategic investment of a record £350 million of National Lottery and Exchequer funding in Olympic and Paralympic sports preparing for Rio 2016.

UK Sport’s Gold Event Series will invest £27 million of National Lottery funding to support the bidding and staging costs of major events on home soil, as well as providing specialist support to organisers. Events are supported for their likely performance impact on GB athletes, but also to maximise the wider sporting, social, cultural, economic and environmental benefits.

The Gold Event Series will aim to bring over 70 of the world’s most prestigious sporting events to the UK, including 26 World and European Championships. This ambitious programme will support British athletes’ preparation and qualification for Rio 2016, while generating approximately £287 million of additional expenditure in host cities and regions and bringing over 250,000 overseas visitors to the UK. Events already secured include the 2017 World Athletics and IPC Athletics Championships to be staged in the London Olympic Stadium and the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships at the Hydro Arena in Glasgow. More @ www.uksport.gov.uk/events

About Pentathlon GB

Pentathlon GB is the National Governing Body for the Olympic sport of modern pentathlon. As well as running a successful performance programme, it also runs a range of multisport competitions including in biathlon (running and swimming) and biathle (a continuous run/swim/run).

Britain’s modern pentathletes have an impressive track record at Olympic Games, having won five medals from the last four Games. Steph Cook won gold and Kate Allenby bronze at Sydney 2000, Georgina Harland won bronze at Athens in 2004, Heather Fell took silver at Beijing in 2008 and Samantha Murray’s London 2012 silver was Britain’s last medal of the Games. For further information please see www.pentathlongb.org

About the University of Bath

The University of Bath is one of the UK’s leading universities with a vibrant and innovative academic community. It is recognised internationally for the quality of its teaching and research and regularly features in the top-10 in national university ranking lists.

It came out top for student satisfaction in the 2013 National Student Survey and was named as the Best Campus University in Britain in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014. You can find out more about the University at www.bath.ac.uk

The University’s sports brand is known as Team Bath and offers a world-leading sports environment for student, elite and recreational level sport.

The £30 million Sports Training Village hosts around 250 international level athletes and around 1.3 million people visit the University’s sports facilities each year. Further information at www.teambath.com

Caroline Searle



UK Modern Pentathlon Roll of Honour

Top 6 finishers in Olympic Games, World Championships and World Cup Finals

2014
Senior World Championships Samantha Murray Individual Gold
Senior World Championships French, Murray, Prentice Women's Team Silver
Senior World Championships Evans, French Mixed Team Relay Silver
Youth Olympics Francesca Summers Individual Silver
Junior World Championships Fitton, Muir, Summers Women's Team Gold
Youth World Championships Francesca Summers Individual Bronze
Youth World Championships Bryson, Prise, Summers Women's Team Gold
2013
Senior World Championships Nick Woodbridge Individual Silver
Senior World Championships Jamie Cooke Individual 5th
Senior World Championships Evans, Murray Mixed Relay 4th
Senior World Championships French, Prentice, Spence Women's Team Relay 4th
Senior World Championships Cooke, Evans, Woodbridge Men's Team Relay 5th
Senior World Championships French, Murray, Spence Women's Team Gold
World Cup Final Jamie Cooke Individual 6th
Junior World Championships Fitton, Muir, K.Prise Women's Team Relay Gold
Youth A World Championships Joe Choong Individual Silver
2012
London Olympics Samantha Murray Individual Silver
Senior World Championships Mhairi Spence Individual Gold
Senior World Championships Samantha Murray Individual Bronze
Senior World Championships Fell, Murray, Spence Women's Team Gold
Senior World Championships Burke, French, Livingston Women's Team Relay Bronze
Junior World Championships Fowlie, Prise, Wain Women's Team Relay Bronze
World Cup Final Heather Fell Individual Silver
World Cup Final Nick Woodbridge Individual 5th
2011
Junior World Championships Jamie Cooke Individual Gold
Junior World Championships Freyja Prentice Individual Bronze
Junior World Championships Lydia Rosling Individual 5th
Junior World Championships French, Prentice, Rosling Women's Team Gold
Junior World Championships Prentice, Rosling Women's Team Relay Gold
Junior World Championships French, Myatt Mixed Team Relay 4th
World Championships Burke, Prentice, Spence Team 5th
World Cup Final Nick Woodbridge Individual Bronze
World Cup Final Mhairi Spence Individual 5th


2010
Senior World Championships Fell, Murray, Prentice Women's Team Silver
Junior World Championships Burke, Murray, Prentice Women's Team Gold
Junior World Championships Burke, French, Prentice Women's Team Relay Gold
Junior World Championships Freyja Prentice Individual Silver
Junior World Championships Kate French Individual 4th
Junior World Championships Jamie Cooke Individual 5th


2009
Senior World Championships Fell, Livingston, Spence Women's Team Silver
Senior World Championships Weale, Woodbridge Men's Team Relay 4th
Senior World Championships Fell, Spence Women's Team Relay 4th


2008
Olympic Games Heather Fell Individual Silver
Senior World Championships Katy Livingston Individual Bronze
Senior World Championships Fell, Harland, Spence Team Silver
Senior World Championships Fell, Livingston, Spence Team Relay Silver
World Cup Final Heather Fell Individual Silver
Junior World Championships Ferguson, Grandfield, Prentice Women's Team Silver
Youth World Championships Jamie Cooke Individual Silver
Youth World Championships Cooke, Legon, Worrall Team Bronze


2007
Senior World Championships Livingston, Spence, Weedon Women's Relay Gold


2006
Senior World Championships Harland, Spence, Weedon Women's Team Relay Silver
Senior World Championships Harland, Spence, Livingston Women's Team Silver
Junior World Championships Mhairi Spence Individual Silver
Junior World Championships Spence, Helyer, Gomersall S Women's Team Gold
Junior World Championships Spence, Helyer, Gomersall S Women's Team Relay Gold


2005
Junior World Championships Spence, Livingston, Gomersall S Women's Team Gold
Junior World Championships Mhairi Spence Individual Bronze


2004
Junior World Championships Spence, Fell, Livingston Women's Team Relay Silver
Junior World Championships Spence, Fell, Rowell Women's Team Bronze
Junior World Championships Mhairi Spence Individual 5th
Olympic Games Georgina Harland Individual Bronze
Youth World Championships Nick Woodbridge Individual Gold
World Cup Final Kate Allenby Individual Gold
World Championships Allenby, Clark, Harland Women's Team Gold
World Championships Kate Allenby Individual Silver
World Championships Georgina Harland Individual 5th


2003
World Cup Final Georgina Harland Individual Gold
World Cup Final Kate Allenby Individual 5th
World Championships Kate Allenby Individual Bronze
World Championships Allenby, Harland, Lewis S Women's Team Gold
Junior World Championships Heather Fell Individual Gold
Junior World Championships Lindsey Weedon Individual Bronze
Junior World Championships Fell, Livingston, Weedon Women's Team Relay Silver
Junior World Championships Fell, Livingston, Weedon Women's Team Gold


2002
World Cup Final Georgina Harland Individual Gold
World Championships Georgina Harland Individual Bronze
Junior World Championships Clark, Fell, Langridge Women's Team Silver


2001
World Cup Final Sian Lewis Individual Gold
World Cup Final Georgina Harland Individual 5th
Junior World Championships Emily Bright Individual Silver
Junior World Championships Bright, Clark, Langridge Women's Team Bronze
Junior World Championships Bright, Clark, Langridge Women's Team Relay Silver
World Championships Steph Cook Individual Gold
World Championships Georgina Harland Individual Bronze
World Championships Kate Allenby Individual 5th
World Championships Allenby, Cook, Lewis S Women's Team Gold
World Championships Allenby, Cook, Harland Women's Team Relay Gold


2000
World Cup Final Georgina Harland Individual 5th
Olympic Games Steph Cook Individual Gold
Olympic Games Kate Allenby Individual Bronze
Junior World Championships Bright, Clark, Langridge Women's Team Relay Bronze
Junior World Championships Emily Bright Individual 6th
World Championships Kate Allenby Individual 6th
World Championships Allenby, Cook, Harland Women's Team Silver
World Championships Cook, Kinsey, Lewis S Women's Team Relay Silver


1999
World Championships Allenby, Cook, Lewis S Women's Team Silver
World Championships Cook, Harland, Lewis G Women's Team Relay Gold
World Cup Final Kate Allenby Individual Bronze
World Cup Final Steph Cook Individual 4th
Junior World Championships Giles Hancock Individual 6th


1998
World Championships Lewis S, Cook, Allenby Women's Team Silver
World Championships Allen, Allenby, Cook Women's Team Relay Bronze
World Cup Final Kate Allenby Individual Gold


1997
World Championships Allen, Allenby, Houston Women's Team Relay Bronze
Junior World Championships Georgina Harland Individual Silver
Junior World Championships Harland, Bright, Lewis G Women's Team 6th


1996
World Championships Kate Allenby Individual 6th
World Championships Allenby, Lewis G, Wilmott Women's Team Relay 6th
World Cup Kate Allenby Individual Bronze
Junior World Championships Lewis, Leach, Harland Women's Team 5th
Junior World Championships Lewis, Leach, Harland Women's Team Relay 6th


1995
World Championships Allen, Allenby, Andrews Women's Team Relay 5th
Junior World Championships Kate Allenby Individual Silver


1994
World Championships Phelps, Brookhouse, Whyte Men's Team Silver
Junior World Championships Kate Allenby Individual Bronze
Junior World Championships Allenby, Kimberley, Lewis Women's Team 6th
Junior World Championships Allenby, Kimberley, Kipling Women's Team Relay 6th


1993
World Championships Ric Phelps Individual Gold
World Championships Macfadden, Houston, Rowe Women's Team Relay 5th
Junior World Championships Allen, Kimberley, Kipling Women's Team Silver


1992
Olympic Games Phelps, Mahony, Brookhouse Men's Team 6th
World Championships Cox, Houston, Kipling Women's Team 5th
Junior World Championships Allen, Kimberley, Kipling Women's Team Relay 5th


1991
Junior World Championships Kimberley, Kipling, Nicholas Women's Team Relay 4th


1990
World Championships Ric Phelps Individual 5th
World Championships Mahony, Phelps, Brookhouse Men's Team 5th
Junior World Championships Nicholas, Macfadden, Kimberley Women's TeamRelay 6th
Junior World Championships Nicholas, Macfadden, Kipling Women's Relay 6th


1989
World Championships Ric Phelps Individual 5th


1988
Olympic Games Ric Phelps Individual 6th
Olympic Games Mahony, Phelps, Brookhouse Men's Team Bronze
World Championships Norman, Ball, Cox Women's Team 6th


1987
World Championships Dominic Mahony Individual 6th
World Championships Mahony, Phelps, Brookhouse Men's Team Bronze
World Championships Norman, Ball, Flaherty Women's Team 4th
Junior World Championships Whyte, Ball, Chaffey Men's Team 5th


1986
World Championships Norman, Purton, Ball Women's Team 6th
World Championships Mahony, Hart, Phelps Men's Team 6th
Junior World Championships Lawrence, Whyte, Griffiths Men's Team 4th


1985
World Championships Wendy Norman Individual 5th
Junior World Championships Dominic Mahony Individual 6th


1984
Olympic Games Ric Phelps Individual 4th
World Championships Wendy Norman Individual 4th
World Championships Norman, Sowerby, Purton Women's Team 6th


1983
World Championships Sarah Parker Individual Bronze
World Championships Teresa Purton Individual 5th
World Championships Parker, Purton, Sowerby Women's Team Gold
World Championships Ric Phelps Individual 6th


1982
World Championships Wendy Norman Individual Gold
World Championships Sarah Parker Indivdual Silver
World Championships Kathy Tayler Individual Bronze
World Championships Norman, Parker, Tayler Women's Team Gold
Junior World Championships Ric Phelps Individual Bronze
Junior World Championships Phelps, Royston, Tayler Men's Team Bronze


1981
World Championships Wendy Norman Individual Bronze
World Championships Norman, Tayler, Parker Women's Team Gold
Junior World Championships Ric Phelps Individual 5th
Junior World Championships Phelps, Tayler, Royston Men's Team 4th


1980
Junior World Championships Ric Phelps Individual Silver
Junior World Championships Phelps, Tayler, Royston Men's Team Bronze


1978
Junior World Championships Phelps, Humpage, Brodie Men's Team 4th


1976
Olympic Games Parker, Nightingale, Fox Men's Team Gold
Olympic Games Adrian Parker Individual 5th
Junior World Championships Clarke, Tolfree, Mumford Men's Team 5th


1975
World Championships Jim Fox Individual Bronze


1974
World Championships Jim Fox Individual 6th


1973
Junior World Championships Wall, Nightingale, Mullis Men's Team 5th


1972
Olympic Games Jim Fox Individual 4th


1967
World Championships Jim Fox Individual 5th


1966
World Championships Jim Fox Individual 5th


1957
World Championships Don Cobley Individual 6th


1951
World Championships Lumsdaine, Percy, Blacker Men's Team 4th


1950
World Championships Lumsdaine, Duckworth, Marsh Men's Team 5th


1949
World Championships Lumsdaine, Duckworth, Brooke Men's Team 4th


1928
Olympic Games David Turquand-Young Individual 6th