News Archive, Category: Modern Pentathlon

(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...

Samantha Murray August 2017

Pentathlon GB’s 2018 season starts with ranking wins for Olympic duo at University of Bath base

13 January 2018

Reigning British Champions Samantha Murray and Jamie Cooke enjoyed more success on home soil when the University of Bath Sports Training Village hosted the first Pentathlon GB ranking competition of 2018. Rio 2016 Olympian Cooke led from start to finish in the men’s competition, winning 27 of his 36 fencing bouts and recording the third fastest 200m freestyle swim of the day in the London 2012 Legacy Pool. He then maintained his advantage in the...

First chance to impress as University of Bath hosts opening Pentathlon GB trials of 2018

11 January 2018

The University of Bath Sports Training Village will this weekend play host to the first Pentathlon GB ranking competitions of 2018 as Britain's best modern pentathletes look to impress selectors ahead of this year's international season. London 2012 silver-medallist and former World Champion Samantha Murray headlines the entries for the women's senior competition on Saturday and is joined in a high-quality field by fellow University of Bath graduate Jo Muir and 2015 Junior World Champion Francesca...

World wins, family fun and a royal return made 2017 memorable at Sports University of the Year

26 December 2017

It was a year that saw the University of Bath named as the country’s top sports university, welcome royalty and thousands of families to the Sports Training Village and celebrate plenty more success on the national and international stage. Now, with a memorable 2017 coming to a close and the dawn of an exciting Olympic and Commonwealth year upon us, it is time to reflect on another outstanding 12 months at one of the country’s...

Students identified as having Olympic potential as Pentathlon GB name performance athletes for 2018

20 December 2017

University of Bath students Charlie Follett, Bradley Sutton (pictured) and Jess Varley have all been added to Pentathlon GB’s World Class Performance Programme (WCPP) for 2018. The trio – who study Psychology, Sports Performance and Natural Sciences respectively – are among ten athletes on the Podium Potential programme who have been identified as having the potential to win medals at major international events. Joanna Muir, Georgina Summers, Francesca Summers, Sam Curry and Tom Toolis are...

National champions and international athletes among exciting new cohort of University of Bath sporting scholars

18 December 2017

Sixteen student-athletes who have already made their mark on the national and international stage are the latest intake of scholars to receive support on both their sporting and academic journeys from the University of Bath. This year’s cohort includes an England Rugby Sevens player, an international heptathlete from the United States, three Team Bath Netball stars, a British swimming champion and emerging talents in hockey, modern pentathlon, rowing, tennis and windsurfing. The talented group, who...

Jamie Cooke on his way to winning the 2017 British Modern Pentathlon Championships men's title at the University of Bath, June 2017

Pentathlon GB to bring best of British to Sports Training Village in 2018

08 December 2017

Four major British Championships will be staged by Pentathlon GB at their University of Bath Sports Training Village headquarters during 2018 as part of preparations for the 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships. The British Open Modern Pentathlon Championships return to the National Training Centre for a second successive year, with healthy crowds having watched Olympians Samantha Murray and Jamie Cooke take the titles when the 2017 edition was staged in June. The STV will also...

Johnny Davis has been appointed as Event Director for the 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships at the University of Bath

Johnny Davis named as Event Director for 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships at STV

02 December 2017

Two-time Olympic fencer Johnny Davis has been appointed as Event Director for the 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships, which are being staged at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Davis, who often trained with pentathletes during his sporting career, was selected for the role following an extensive recruitment process by Pentathlon GB. The European Championships, taking place in August 2019, will be a qualifying event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. “I feel extremely...

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