University of Bath proud to host 2017 British Modern Pentathlon Championships

06 January 2017

The University of Bath Sports Training Village has been confirmed as the host venue for this year’s British Modern Pentathlon Championships.

Open to spectators, the competition for both seniors and juniors will see the best pentathletes from across the country battle it out in swimming, fencing, riding and the combined run-shoot.

The University of Bath has a rich history when it comes to modern pentathlon, with Pentathlon GB’s National Training Centre being based here since 1998.

Five Olympic medals have returned to the Sports Training Village during that time, starting with Dr Stephanie Cook’s gold and Kate Allenby’s bronze at the Sydney Games in 2000.

The University also hosted the 2015 Modern Pentathlon European Championships, a qualifying event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games which attracted capacity crowds and was hailed as a success by athletes, coaches and spectators.

The male and female winners of the British Championships – taking place on the weekend of June 3-4 – will be automatically selected for the 2017 European Championships to be held in Minsk, Belarus.

The Junior British Champion (ages 19-21) will be selected for the 2017 Junior European Championships which will take place in Barcelona.

The British Championships will be open for the public to watch with spectator initiatives planned to encourage people to both watch and try a new sport.

Click here to find out more about modern pentathlon at the University of Bath.

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