World champ among Pentathlon GB athletes in action at University of Bath in first competition of 2019
Both Pentathlon GB and the University of Bath will step up their preparations for this summer’s Modern Pentathlon European Championships when the first British ranking competitions of 2019 are staged at the Sports Training Village.
The competition – which draws the top pentathletes from all over the country – will help to determine team selection for this year’s international events, which includes the European Championships.
That is a Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifying event and will also be taking place at the Sports Training Village, home to Pentathlon GB’s National Training Centre, from August 6-11 – click here for more information.
Among those lining up in Saturday’s senior ranking competition is reigning World Champion Jamie Cooke and fellow Rio 2016 Olympians Kate French and Joe Choong, the latter an Ambassador for Team Bath sponsors MJ Church.
Fencing will get under way at 9am, followed by swimming in the Olympic-sized London 2012 Legacy Pool at 12.20pm. The laser run will take place on the outdoor athletics track at 1.30pm before the competitors travel to West Wiltshire Equestrian Centre for the riding at 3.30pm.
Saturday will also see the junior ranking competition of the year for pentathletes aged 19-21 before the U19s take part in a tetrathlon – fencing, swimming and laser-run – at the Sports Training Village on Sunday.
Picture of Jamie Cooke winning the 2018 World Championship courtesy of Nuno Goncalves.