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|Get Ready for National Modern Pentathlon Week!||Thursday, 26th Feb 2015||Eleanor Guest||
We're introducing National Modern Pentathlon Week; 6-12th April 2015. The purpose of this campaign week is to:
|British Biathle Team Dominate in Dubai||Saturday, 14th Feb 2015||Howard Jones||
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||
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: email@example.com for more details.
|Modern Pentathlon in Scotland||Monday, 2nd Feb 2015||Eleanor Guest||
Scottish Pentathlon (SP) is the new governing body set up in Scotland to help develop the sport of Modern Pentathlon with the support of sportscotland and Pentathlon GB (PGB).
SP replaces the Scottish Modern Pentathlon Association (SMPA) and has in place a new Board led by Chair, Murdo Macdonald, and a revised plan for developing the sport. The SP Board includes, Trish Prise, Kirsty Craig, Paul Wain, Colin Mackenzie and Jane Scott.
This is a very positive step and Pentathlon GB will support SP in their efforts to develop and promote the sport in Scotland, which includes their running of events, ranging from biathlons to pentathlons.
Please note that membership of Scottish Pentathlon will AUTOMATICALLY include membership of Pentathlon GB, at no additional cost. Scottish members of Pentathlon GB are not required to be members of Scottish Pentathlon, although this is actively encouraged to support the new organisation and the promotion of the sport in Scotland. Naturally and importantly, SP membership will allow both organisations to communicate with you and provide membership services.
If you would like your membership extended to include Scottish Pentathlon (at no additional cost), please email firstname.lastname@example.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 (email@example.com) for further 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 firstname.lastname@example.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
|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:
|Director of Development||Jane Scott
|Director of Sport||Trish Prise
|Director of Partnerships Services||Paul Wain
|Director of Governance and Compliance||Colin Mackenzie
This date is provisional!
|Scottish Saltires Biathlon Time Trial
Venue: International School of Aberdeen
Contact: Trish Prise , email@example.com
This competition is a time trial for the British Modern Biathlon Championships (28th & 29th November 2015) and the British Schools’ Modern Biathlon Championships (TBC). Unlike the County Championships and competitions organised by the Pentathlon GB Regions, it has no automatic qualifying places for either of the British Championships.
For further details of the Modern Biathlon Series 2015/16 including format, how to enter, qualification places available etc. please visit 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 xxx athletes. The competition entry fee is £6. Entries will close once capacity has been reached or the closing date whichever is the sooner. Athletes who are not fully paid up members of Pentathlon GB will be given free First Steps membership, however if they progress to one of the British Championships, full membership (£10) will be required at that stage.
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: 12/01/2015 and last updated: 18/03/2015