News Archive, Category: Modern Pentathlon

Myles Pillage and Joe Choong during the run-shoot at the second Pentathlon GB ranking competition of 2019 at the University of Bath Sports Training Village

Student Myles Pillage is top of the class at Pentathlon GB ranking competition as Kate French records second win

11 February 2019

University of Bath sporting scholar Myles Pillage and graduate Kate French came out on top when Britain's top modern pentathletes competed in the second Pentathlon GB ranking competition of 2019 at the Sports Training Village on Saturday. Biochemistry student Pillage, who is supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, edged out Rio Olympians Jamie Cooke and Joe Choong during a men's competition that saw the lead change hands several times. Choong had led going into the ride...

Fed Cup tennis and Pentathlon GB ranking competition provides Super Saturday of sport at University of Bath

08 February 2019

It will be a Super Saturday at the University of Bath this weekend as the Sports Training Village hosts both the final day of the Fed Cup tennis and the second Pentathlon GB ranking competition of 2019. A wonderful week of international competition on the transformed indoor Team Bath Tennis courts will come to an exciting conclusion when the promotion play-off match between the two group winners is played at 4.30pm – the victors will...

Gold for Jo Muir and bronze for Joe Choong as Pentathlon GB are Hungary for podium places at Budapest Indoor International

31 January 2019

Jo Muir bagged a brilliant gold and fellow University of Bath graduate Joe Choong won bronze as Pentathlon GB enjoyed an impressive start to the 2019 international season at the Budapest Indoor International in Hungary. Muir, who studied Sports Performance, produced a supreme display to remain in the top three throughout the women’s final on her way to beating reigning World medallist Annika Schleu to the title. It was a fourth individual international medal of...

Kate French and Jamie Cooke won silver at the 2017 Kremlin Cup in Moscow

Olympians lead the way as Pentathlon GB get 2019 competition season up and running at University of Bath

13 January 2019

World Champion Jamie Cooke and European medallist Kate French made their intentions for the new season clear with commanding victories when the University of Bath played host to the opening Pentathlon GB National Ranking Competition of 2019 on Saturday. Sports Performance graduate French - who, like Cooke, represented Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games - led from start to finish in a competitive women’s field, finishing ahead of Kerenza Bryson and Joanna Muir....

World champ among Pentathlon GB athletes in action at University of Bath in first competition of 2019

10 January 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...

New Year, New You – watch our expert video guide to health, exercise, nutrition and more for 2019

28 December 2018

With 2019 on the horizon, many people's thoughts are turning to New Year's Resolutions - one of the most popular being doing more exercise and getting active. If you have never been to a gym before, are getting back into exercise after a break or are already active but looking to step things up in the new year, our Team Bath athletes and experts have some top tips to help you on your fitness journey....

Olympic, World and Commonwealth crowns among highlights of unforgettable sporting 2018 at University of Bath

26 December 2018

One historic Olympic title defence, two World crowns, three Commonwealth gold medals and a multitude of other national and international medals added up to another outstanding year of sport at the University of Bath in 2018. The University’s unique push-start track, the only one of its kind in the UK, became the focus of national attention in February when three athletes who train on it with British Skeleton won medals for Team GB at the...

World Champion and London 2012 medallist Samantha Murray announces retirement from modern pentathlon

13 November 2018

Olympic silver-medallist and former Modern Pentathlon World Champion Samantha Murray has today announced her retirement from the sport after ten years at the top. The 29-year-old, who also won World Championship bronze in 2012 and enjoyed a World Cup win in 2015, is one of Great Britain’s most successful modern pentathletes. Murray has been based at the University of Bath throughout that decade. As well as training at Pentathlon GB’s National Performance Centre, she studied...

Vicky Holland and Jamie Cooke with the Mayor and Mayoress of Bath at a civic reception in October 2018

Mayor of Bath celebrates achievements of World Champions Jamie Cooke and Vicky Holland at civic reception

24 October 2018

After being crowned as World Champions within 48 hours of each other last month, University of Bath-based Jamie Cooke and Vicky Holland have had their achievements officially celebrated at a civic reception. Cooke, who competes in modern pentathlon, and triathlete Holland were guests of the Mayor of Bath, Councillor Patrick Anketell-Jones, at The Guildhall on Tuesday (October 23). Both were joined by their coaches, training colleagues and Team Bath representatives. The reception recognised their outstanding...

University of Bath-based athletes dominate 2018 Bath Sports Awards shortlists after stellar year

04 October 2018

Team Bath and sportspeople who train at the University of Bath are well represented on the shortlist of finalists in the 2018 Bath Sports Awards. Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold is in contention for the Sports Personality of the Year award, a title she previously won in 2015, along with Team Bath Netball captain Eboni Beckford-Chambers and fellow England Netball team-mate Kadeen Corbin – they helped the Roses to a historic gold at the Gold Coast...

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