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

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

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

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

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

 
This is a time to be creative or even just celebrate what you already offer by opening your doors to new members through this campaign.
 
If you are interested and want to know more please contact a member of the Development Team who are here to help you make the most of the campaign.  The week will be officially launched on 23rd February. So to make the most of the opportunity we need a full to bursting activity schedule between 6th and 12th April. If you have something to promote as part of this week please complete the attached form and return to 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.

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

Hot temperatures and a last minute change of venue to the Atlantis Hotel on Dubai's Palm did not deter the British Team at the first Biathle World Tour of 2015.

The event held on the Atlantis's Nasima Beach in front of the famous Aquaventure Water Park saw teams from Germany, Italy, South Africa and the host United Arab Emirates as well as ourselves. The GB team were so dominent that no individual finished lower than second position.

The team's first involvement was in the Youth D races and there were immmediately emphatic wins for both Rebecca Wren and Kieron Mutch with Josh Dreelan finishing second.

Sophie Mutch's very impressive swim brought her through the field to finish second in the Youth C Girls race. Kizzie Price showed the rest the way with an easy win in the Youth B Girls race and Jessica Sutton took a deserved second place. Not to be outdone, Jamie Price matched his sister's performance with a win in the Youth A race.

James Greenwell overcame the shock of being lead into transition in the Masters A race with a masterly swim which brought him back into transition with a clear half a minute lead, enough to ensure victory by the end of the race. Andy Price gained second in the Masters B race and Mary and Peter Colett won their masters C and D races respectiveley.

The final events, the seniors, saw victory for Rachel Jones and a silver for Gareth Allen. So 8 winners and 5 runners up - a spectacularly good performance from the team who, imediately following the presentation went into the adjacent water park to relax and rest on their laurels for the remainder of the day.

The next World Tour event is in Italy on 7th June.

BUCS Modern Pentathlon and Biathlon Championships 2015 Thursday, 12th Feb 2015 Alexia Jones  BUCS Modern Pentathlon adn Biathlon Championships 2015

The BUCS Modern Pentathlon and Biathlon Championships 2015 will take place on 13-14 March in Oxford.  Any student at a BUCS affiliated college or university can take part as a biathlete, tetrathlete or pentathlete.  Entries shut on Thursday 26 February (Visit website for entries).  The competition is run with a friendly and helpful atmosphere.  It is designed to cater for both novice athletes at their first competition and elite athletes alike.  

For all news and updates like us on Facebook (BUCS Modern Pentathlon and Biathlon Championships 2015) or follow us on Twitter (@bucsmodernpent)

All competitors need to be members of Pentathlon GB and thanks to the support of BUCS and the University of Oxford entry fees can be kept low:

• Full Pentathlon or Ride Tetrathlon = £35

• Non-ride Tetrathlon = £16

• Run & Swim biathlon = £6

The organisers are always grateful for volunteers, especially fencing referees!  Volunteers on the Saturday will receive a packed lunch and refreshments throughout the day.  Contact: jonathon.wright@ssho.ox.ac.uk for more details.

2014 Biathle World Tour Rankings Friday, 9th Jan 2015 Howard Jones

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.

 

2015 Biathle World Tour Monday, 29th Dec 2014 Howard Jones

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

 

 

Laser Safety Guidance Friday, 19th Dec 2014 Eleanor Guest

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

Pentathlon GB 2015 Selection Policy Tuesday, 28th Oct 2014 Eleanor Guest

The 2015 Selection Policy is now available.   To request a copy please send the member's name and postal address to admin@pentathlongb.org.

A copy of the policy will ONLY be sent to current Pentathlon GB members (or parents of).

Ranking competitions are listed below, to make an entry visit the calendar entry for the competition to download the entry form and return to Pentathlon GB Head Office.

 

Ranking Competition 1              13 December 2014, Millfield Modern Pentathlon Academy

Ranking Competition 2              17 January 2015, Millfield Modern Pentathlon Academy

Ranking Competition 3              07 February 2015, Millfield Modern Pentathlon Academy

 

Youth Ranking Competition 1                17 January 2015, Millfield Modern Pentathlon Academy

Youth Ranking Competition 2                7 February 2015, Millfield Modern Pentathlon Academy

GB Youth International, YRC 3              14 March 2015, Tudor Grange, Solihull

Youth Ranking Competition 4                2 – 3 May 2015, Hartpury Modern Pentathlon Academy

Youth Ranking Competition 5                20 – 21 June 2015, Tudor Grange, Solihull

Pentathlon GB Archivist Update Tuesday, 21st Oct 2014 Eleanor Guest

October 2014 Archivist Update

Bath Archive

There have been impressive developments at the archive in recent months. In addition to Lizzie Richmond’s curating of the archive, an additional archivist, Adrian Nardone, is working specifically on the pentathlon archive two days a week. It is his aim that, by the time of the European Championships at Bath (August 2015):

(a) the archive will be catalogued and there will be online access to it;

(b) there will be an exhibition celebrating Modern Pentathlon at the University library.

The Pentathlon GB office continues to transfer materials to the archive on an occasional basis and I hope to visit more regularly during the coming year in order to assist Adrian in identifying material. Papers at Bath are all stored in professional archive conditions and there is space for visiting researchers. Anyone wishing to make a visit should contact Lizzie Richmond (liser@bath.ac.uk) although, if specific details are sought, it would be best to contact me first at archibaldandy@gmail.com.

 

Archive Website

The website www.andyarchibald.com is devoted entirely to providing pentathlon photos as well as new and historical articles. The website is regularly visited by many people and I have been able to provide information and material for both archival and personal requests from Spain, Austria and the USA as well as in GB in the past year.

There are now many thousands of documents and photographs stored as computer files, including all recent significant items appearing on the UIPM and Pentathlon GB websites. It is, therefore, possible to supply information /photographs promptly for any e mail enquiry.

 

Obituaries

One useful function for the archive is to provide obituaries for recently deceased pentathletes and administrators to websites and other publications. In the past year, an obituary has been provided for John Majendie, Hon. Sec. of the MPAGB 1960s.

 

Reunion proposal

At a meeting in September, Martin Dawe proposed a reunion of former pentathletes to coincide with the European Championship in Bath 2015. Preparations for such a reunion would also establish an up-to-date list of contact details to be available to Pentathlon GB. It was also proposed that such a reunion might assist Pentathlon GB by increasing MPAGB membership.

 

Advertising

There is good communication between the Pentathlon GB office and the archive at Bath. We are always grateful for any submissions to the archive at all (programmes, photos, result sheets etc), no matter how recent. All enquiries about the archive should be made, in the first case, to archibaldandy@gmail.com

Gruelling Guatemala Monday, 13th Oct 2014 Howard Jones

A 30 strong British team of Biathletes embarked on the demanding journey to Central America and faced the 36 deg C heat and 60%+ humidity of Guatemala's  Pacific Coast.

Fifteen countries were represented including newcomers Japan. South Africa, Egypt and hosts Guatemala had strong teams and next years World Championship Hosts Georgia were also present.

GB's team was not up to their usual numbers due to a combination of high costs and safety fears. The cost of attending was indeed high but fears over safety were allayed by the LOC who maintained excellent safe transfers and very good safe accommodation.

Competition day arrived with clear skies and no sign of the seasonal thunderstorms which plague this area at this time of year. The exceptionally hot and humid condition, as was to be seen suited the locals, South Africans and Egyptians better than they did the British athletes.

First up for GB were the Youth E Girls with Poppy Clark and Olivia Heron who both managed well to finish in 4th and 6th respectively with times of 4 mins 52 secs and 4 mins 54 secs. Egypt taking gold and RSA taking silver and bronze.

The Youth D Boys provided GB with the team's fist medal courtesy of Jack Goodman who finished third behind two Egyptians in a time of 4mins 14 secs. Aurelio Calipa and Josh Dreelan finished 4th and 5th in 4:17 and 4:33 to ensure the team gold for GB.

The Youths D Girls Race saw another GB team win courtesy of Saoirse McClure-Fisher 4th (4:22), Sophie Mabbs 7th (4:34) and Rebecca Wren 8th (4:37) in a race dominated again by RSA and Egypt.

The Youths C Girls was won by Japan with Daisy Anderson again agonisingly close to the medals in 4th place in 5 mins 39 secs and with Alannah Mabbs 7th (5:51) and Jessica Sutton 12th (6:30) took another gold team win for the GB.

The Youth B Boys race was a much closer affair with Matthew Griffiths leading into the dubiously long swim but a slight error on the final leg of the swim meant a he had to settle for a very well deserved Silver medal behind an Egyptian in a time of 9 mins 24 secs. He was closely followed by Jonathan Chatten who collected bronze in a time of 9 mins 29. Bradley Sutton who was 4th (9:35) completed another gold winning team. Sam Matthews 8th 10:14), Chris Luff 10th (10:24), Michael Sallis 11th (10:25) Elliott Lavile 12th (10:27) and Charlie Goriup 14th (10:43) completed the team.

GB were represented by India Cooper and Olivia Lowe in the Youth B Girls race and they finished in 5th (11:17) and 7th (11:50) in a race dominated by the Russians.

Greece took their only gold medal in the Youth  A Boys race in which our sole representative was Alexander Allen who finished in 8th place in 12mins 31secs. Unfortunately for all the 1500 metres run courses the local organisers forgot to completely change the course from the previous 1000 metes resulting in some quick time despite the rather long swim.

The Junior and Senior races were run together and provided the GB team with more medals. Hannah Parkinson took bronze in the Junior race in a time of 13 mins 38 secs. Rachel Jones claimed silver in the senior race in a time of 13 mins 09 secs  with Kathy Wellam bronze in 14 mins 06secs.

James Greenwell continued his improvement in the Masters A race with a fine silver in 8 mins 54 secs, Steve Luff gained (9:49) a bronze in the Master B race and Peter Collett (12:10) a silver in the Masters D Races but pride of place and two gold medals went to Barbara Holmes (10:19) Master B and Mary Collett (12:36) Master C.

So the provisional final table reads:

Country Gold Silver Bronze
RSA 10 3 2
EGY 5 3 3
GBR 2 4 5
GUA 2 1 2
RUS 1 1 -
JAP 1 - 1
GRE 1 - -
USA 1 - -
POR - 3 2
ESP - 2 -
ITA - 1 -
CRC - - 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President Bridget Robbie
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Chair Timothy Fraser
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Secretary Andrew Inkester
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Treasurer Nick Bright
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Member Bill Bland
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Member Lawrence Moss
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Member Christina Hales
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Member Sheena Moss
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Competitions Secretary Kim Myatt
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Pentathlon Development Officer (South) Miranda Palmer
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Date Event Closing Date
28/03 to 29/03/2015 British Schools' Modern Biathlon Championships
Venue: Olympic Park (London Aquatics Centre & Stratford Waterfront)


Contact: Sue Hyde , 07590 444374 , sue.hyde@pentathlongb.org

The provisional timetables are now available by clicking the relevant links.  Please note that whilst run and swim times may change slightly, to aid your planning, both registration and presentation times will remain the same.  Please check the programme issued on the day for the final timetable plus individual run and swim heats.

The Photo/Video permission form is also available for download should you wish to take photographs or video's on the day - please complete and bring it with you to the competition with photo ID

This event posted: 04/06/2014 and last updated: 03/03/2015

23/02/2015
28/03 to 29/03/2015 'Bye' Entry Request for the British Schools' Modern Biathlon Championships
Venue: Olympic Park (London Aquatics Centre & South Lawn)


Contact: Sue Hyde , 07590 444374 , sue.hyde@pentathlongb.org

This competition is for teachers who wish to compete at the Schools' Championships.  To enter you must have competed in the biathlon series as Seniors or Masters athletes.

This event posted: 09/02/2015

15/02/2015
08/04/2015 Ashford Pentathlon Training Day
Venue: Ashford Prep School


Contact: Miranda Palmer , 07855 957924 , miranda.palmer@pentathlongb.org

A full day of training in shooting, fencing, running and swimming.

Open to all, from newbies that have never taken part to the more experienced athletes.

The groups will be split according to age and ability and we are keen to encourage everyone to come and have a go. If you can already run and swim why not learn some new sporting skills and meet like minded people.

Ashford Pentathlon Club meets weekly and from the summer term will be offering both fencing and shooting coaching on a weekly basis

Fencing kit and pistols will be provided, just bring your swimming and running kit and packed lunch.

If you have any quersies or would like to discuss the day please contact Miranda.

 

 

This event posted: 13/03/2015

11/04/2015 Surrey Shooting Training
Venue: Bookham Rifle Club


Contact: Miranda Palmer , miramda.palmer@pentathlongb.org

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Please follow link to book on.

 

This event posted: 25/03/2015

20/04/2015 Ashford Fencing Training
Venue: Ashford Prep School


Contact: Denise Walsh , walshd@ashfordschool.co.uk

Fencing sessions for 10 weeks as part of Ashford Modern Pentathlon Club

See flyer

This event posted: 25/03/2015

27/06 to 28/06/2015 SE Region Pentathlon on
Venue: Chessington EC and Medway Park LC


Contact: Mrs Kim Myatt , 07946088646 , johnandkim@jkm-international.co.uk

The Ride will be from 3pm on Saturday 28 June at Chessington EC, Clayton Road, Chessington.  KT9 1NN.   All remaining disciplines will be at Medway Park Gillingham on Sunday 29 June as above.

There will be a maximum of 42 rides.

This event posted: 17/02/2015

15/06/2015
11/10/2015 K2 Biathlon Championships
Venue: K2 Crawley, Pease Pottage Hill


Contact: Katie Tinkler , 07973 785431 , Katie@s2performance.co.uk

County Competitions

This competition is a time trial for the British Modern Biathlon Championships (28th & 29th November 2015) and the British Schools’ Modern Biathlon Championships (TBC).

For further details of the Modern Biathlon Series 2015/16 including format, how to enter, qualification places available etc. please visit https://www.pentathlongb.org/schools/index.php

It has automatic qualifying places for the British Schools’ Modern Biathlon Championships only.

For further details of the Modern Biathlon Series 2015/16 including format, how to enter, qualification places available etc. please visit https://www.pentathlongb.org/schools/index.php

Entries for the following classes will open online at 11am on 1st September and will be restricted to 550 athletes.  Entries will close once capacity has been reached or the closing date whichever is the sooner.  The competition entry fee is £10 and athletes need to be fully paid up members of Pentathlon GB. 

CLASS

Age taken as at 31st December 2015

Year of Birth

Run Distance

Swim Distance

U10

2006

800

50

U11

2005

800

50

U12

2004

800

50

U13

2003

1600

100

U14

2002

1600

100

U15

2001

1600

200

U16

2000

1600

200

U17

1999

1600

200

U19

1997/1998

1600

200

Teachers

n/a

800

50

Masters

1980 or earlier

800/1600 (f/m)

100

The competition will be organised in accordance with the Pentathlon GB Rules for Modern Biathlon effective 1st September 2015.  These will be available from the resources page of the Pentathlon GB website - https://www.pentathlongb.org/pentathlongb/resources.php?tab=1  by 1st August 2015.

This event posted: 23/03/2015

21/09/2015
17/10/2015 Kent Schools and South East Region Biathlon Championships
Venue: Medway Park


Contact: Bill Bland , bill.bland@btinternet.com

This is a qualifying competition for the British Modern Biathlon Championships (28th & 29th November 2015) and the British Schools’ Modern Biathlon Championships (Date TBC). It has automatic qualifying places for BOTH of the British Championships. The swim is in a 25m, 6 lane pool and the run on a tartan track.

For further details of the Modern Biathlon Series 2015/16 including format, how to enter, qualification places available etc. please visit https://www.pentathlongb.org/schools/index.php

Entries for the following classes will open online at 11am on 1st September and will be restricted to 600 athletes.  Entries will close once capacity has been reached or the closing date whichever is the sooner.  The competition entry fee is £10 and athletes need to be fully paid up members of Pentathlon GB. 

CLASS

Age taken as at 31st December 2015

Year of Birth

Run Distance

Swim Distance

U10

2006

800

50

U11

2005

800

50

U12

2004

800

50

U13

2003

1600

100

U14

2002

1600

100

U15

2001

1600

200

U16

2000

1600

200

U17

1999

1600

200

U19

1997/1998

1600

200

Junior

1994/1996

1600

200

Senior

1993 or earlier

1600

200

Masters

1980 or earlier

800/1600 (f/m)

100

Teachers

n/a

800

50

The competition will be organised in accordance with the Pentathlon GB Rules for Modern Biathlon effective 1st September 2015.  These are available from the resources page of the Pentathlon GB website - https://www.pentathlongb.org/pentathlongb/resources.php?tab=1.

This event posted: 05/11/2014 and last updated: 16/01/2015

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