Watch the Gladiators Return to Bath as tickets go on sale for 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships

19 February 2019

Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships, a Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifying event being staged at the University of Bath this summer.

Styled “Gladiators Return” in recognition of the combative nature of an event in which athletes battle each other across five sports, the UK Sport National Lottery-backed Championships are taking place from August 6-11 at the £30million Sports Training Village.

Britain’s top pentathletes will be joined by the continent’s finest as they battle it out in swimming, fencing, horse riding and a combined run-shoot – all at one venue. Eight Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifying places are available in both the men’s and women’s individual competitions.

Tickets are available at and sports fans will be able to feel part of the Olympic journey from as little as £3 for adults and £1 for U16s as world-class athletes compete in relay and individual events (full price list below).

By creating an event village with food and fun activities, organisers are determined to make the Europeans an early part of the Tokyo Olympic experience with spectators able to try a laser run, the thrilling combined running and shooting finale to modern pentathlon.

The home crowd will also provide a boost for the nation’s hopefuls, including World Champion Jamie Cooke and 2018 European medallists Kate French and Joe Choong – all of them are part of a Pentathlon GB set-up that has called the Sports Training Village home to its National Training Centre since 1998, winning five Olympic medals along the way.

The University also staged a highly-successful European Championships in 2015, attracting big crowds and seeing both French and Choong secure Rio 2016 Olympic qualification.

“Competing on home soil is always an amazing experience,” said Cooke. “British crowds are amongst the best in the world and to have them there backing you the whole way gives you such a lift as an athlete.

“What makes it even more special is having the Europeans in our home training city of Bath. In 2015, it definitely brought us an added advantage so hopefully that will be the case again.

“The Europeans are one of the first chances of qualifying for Tokyo so the competition will be incredibly fierce but we are all looking forward to the challenge.”

Sara Heath, CEO of Pentathlon GB, added: “This is an amazing opportunity to watch and be inspired by our world-class Team GB athletes as they strive to continue their dreams of competing in Tokyo in 2020. It is going to be a fantastic family-friendly event and I hope we can inspire the next generation into being active and taking part in our sport.”

Click here to purchase tickets for the 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships.

Category Tue 6 / Wed 7 Aug – Relay events (medals presented) Thu 8 / Fri 9 Aug – individual semi-finals (NB – no riding) Sat 10 / Sun 11 Aug – individual finals days (medals presented)
Event Pass (6 days ) £50 (early bird) £60 (standard)
Adult early bird See 5 – £14.00 See 4 – £7.00 See 5 – £20.00
See 4 – £10.00 See 3 – £5.00 See 4 – £16.00
See 3 – £8.00 See 2 – £3.00 See 3 – £12.00
Adult standard See 5 – £16.00 See 4 – £10.00 See 5 – £22.00
See 4 – £12.00 See 3 – £7.00 See 4 – £18.00
See 3 – £10.00 See 2 – £ 5.00 See 3 – £14.00
Adult on the day See 5 – £18.00 See 4 – £12.00 See 5 – £25.00
See 4 – £14.00 See 3 – £9.00 See 4 – £20.00
See 3 – £12.00 See 2 – £7.00 See 3 – £16.00
U16 early bird £1 £1 £2
U16 standard £2 £2 £3
U16 on the day £2.50 £2.50 £4

See 5 = Swimming, Fencing, Riding, Combined Running and Laser-shooting

See 4 = Fencing, Riding, Combined Running and Laser-shooting

See 3 = Riding, Combined Running and Laser-shooting

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