News Archive, Category: Modern Pentathlon

Kate French and Joe Choong are best of British as University of Bath hosts national modern pentathlon champs

09 June 2018

Rio 2016 Olympians Kate French and Joe Choong were crowned as the new British Modern Pentathlon Champions after a thrilling day of competition at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Sports Performance graduate French, fresh from winning World Cup gold in Bulgaria, overtook Holly Parker on the second 800m loop in the decisive run-shoot discipline and went on to record an ultimately convincing win. Parker, producing arguably the best performance of her career so...

Dame Katherine Grainger (left) and Michael Jamieson (right) were among the panel at an Athletes Future Roadshow that took place at the University of Bath in June 2018

Athlete Futures Roadshow provides University-based sportspeople with careers advice for life after sport

07 June 2018

Olympic, World and Commonwealth champions based at the University of Bath were among a host of athletes who received careers advice for life after sport. The University hosted the third of four Athlete Futures Roadshow events in 2018, organised and run by the Athlete Futures Network, a partnership between UK Sport and the English Institute of Sport (EIS) that is supported by the British Olympic Association and the British Paralympic Association. The Network provides services...

Pentathlon GB's Kate French on her way to winning gold at the Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Sofia, May 2018

Superb Sofia showing sees Kate French strike gold at Modern Pentathlon World Cup

25 May 2018

Pentathlon GB athlete Kate French has won the second Modern Pentathlon World Cup gold medal of her career after a stellar performance in Sofia, Bulgaria on Friday. The Rio 2016 Olympian and University of Bath Sports Performance graduate was making only her second international appearance of the season after taking an extended break from training following last year's World Championships. She was in outstanding form throughout the women's individual final, clocking 2:22.16 in the swimming...

Mathematics student Joe Choong, of Pentathlon GB, outside the University of Bath library

Pre-exams boost for Mathematics student Joe Choong as he secures wider-podium place at Modern Pentathlon World Cup

09 May 2018

University of Bath student Joe Choong produced one of the most consistent performances of his modern pentathlon career to date to finish a fine fifth at World Cup 3 in Hungary. The Pentathlon GB athlete and MJ Church Ambassador starts his final Mathematics exams next week so is not in peak condition but he showed tremendous character and skill to impress across all five disciplines in Sunday’s final. Choong clocked 2:02.98 for the 200m freestyle...

Zoe Davison (left) and Charlie Follett (right) won silver and bronze respectively at the Milan Kadlec Memorial modern pentathlon competition in Prague, April 2018

Two medals and five top-ten finishes for Pentathlon GB at Milan Kadlec Memorial in Prague

29 April 2018

Zoe Davison and University of Bath student Charlie Follett won silver and bronze medals during a successful visit to the Milan Kadlec Memorial junior competition in Prague for Pentathlon GB athletes. It was a first career international medal for Davison and a second for Psychology student Follett, while Kerenza Bryson made it three Brits in the top ten in the women’s final as she came home seventh. Holly Parker was 12th and Thompson Education Trust...

Aerial Views of the University of Bath Campus showing buildings, landscaping, new developments and surrounding areas. Main focus STV, Sports Training Village. Running track. Athletics pitch. 3G pitch. Taken October 2016

Have your say on the Team Bath experience in our 2018 Express Customer Survey

17 April 2018

How satisfied are you with the Team Bath experience? Now is the chance to have your say. The Team Bath Customer Care Team is staging its annual Express Customer Survey to see what all those who use the Sports Training Village – students, athletes, public and staff – think of the service and facilities. The question is straightforward – How likely would you be to recommend your centre on a scale of 0 to 10,...

Pentathletes hit the top ten in Los Angeles during encouraging Modern Pentathlon World Cup

31 March 2018

Pentathlon GB athletes recorded three top-ten finishes when they competed in Los Angeles at the second Modern Pentathlon World Cup of the 2018 season. Former World Champion Samantha Murray (pictured) achieved her highest international placing since 2015 when she finished a fine fifth in the women’s competition, with team-mate Francesca Summers placing 18th overall. Rio 2016 Olympian Jamie Cooke was seventh in the men’s competition, his fourth top-ten finish in as many visits to the United...

(From left) Jamie Harper, Bradley Sutton and Eilidh Prise won team gold at the 2018 BUCS Modern Pentathlon Championships

Double gold among medal haul for Bath students at BUCS Modern Pentathlon Championships

10 March 2018

University of Bath students won team gold and two individual medals when they competed in the 2018 BUCS Modern Pentathlon Championships in Oxford. Whiteley Sporting Scholar Eilidh Prise, who studies Mathematics, led the way in the women’s individual competition to claim 12 BUCS points for Bath. Katherine Townsend and Sarah Collin were seventh and 12th respectively. Sports Performance student Bradley Sutton, supported by a Santander Sporting Scholarship, was runner-up to Sport & Exercise Science graduate...

Tough test but invaluable experience for Pentathlon GB juniors at Budapest International Competition

28 January 2018

University of Bath students Charlie Follett and Georgia Hannam gained invaluable international experience when they were among five Pentathlon GB athletes to reach the finals of the Budapest Indoor Competition in Hungary. Follett (left), who studies Psychology, was 27th overall in the women’s competition and Santander Sporting Scholar Georgia Hannam, who studies Physical Activity & Health, finished 28th. Fellow junior athlete Kerenza Bryson also qualified for the final, placing 31st. [caption id="attachment_59139" align="alignright" width="292"] Georgia Hannam in...

Students and alumni among Pentathlon GB squad starting international season at Budapest Indoor

25 January 2018

Five University of Bath students and four graduates are among an 11-strong Pentathlon GB squad starting their international modern pentathlon seasons at the Budapest Indoor Competition in Hungary this week. Natural Sciences student Jess Varley, supported by the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS), will compete in the women's qualifiers on Thursday alongside Psychology student Charlie Follett and Santander Sporting Scholar Georgia Hannam, who studies Physical Activity & Health. Completing the GB women's squad are graduates...

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