News Archive, Tag: Mhairi Spence

The women's relay medallists at the 2015 Modern Pentathlon European Championships

European pentathletes wowed by University and crowds as home teams finish fourth

19 August 2015

Germany and Ukraine struck team relay gold at the Modern Pentathlon European Championships on Wednesday – and the University of Bath was also placed on top of the podium. Athletes from across the continent have been full of praise for both the facilities at the £30million Sports Training Village and the spectators who have turned out in all weathers to provide vocal support. After glorious sunshine for Tuesday’s mixed team relay, won by Italy, the...

Samantha Murray and Mhairi Spence are all smiles after winning the team relay fencing at the 2015 Modern Pentathlon European Championships

Live blog – Modern Pentathlon European Championships day 2

19 August 2015

The Modern Pentathlon European Championships - a qualifying event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games - are taking place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village all week. It is the team relay competitions on Wednesday, with former World Champions Samantha Murray and Mhairi Spence (pictured) teaming up for Pentathlon GB in the women's event. Business Administration graduate James Myatt and Sam Curry, a Politics and International Relations student, compete in the men's relay. This page will be updated...

Freyja Prentice of Pentathlon GB

Freyja Prentice completes Pentathlon GB team for home European Championships

14 August 2015

Freyja Prentice has been confirmed as the final member of the Pentathlon GB women’s team for next week's Modern Pentathlon European Championships at the University of Bath. The 25-year-old has recovered from severe bone stress to her tibia to edge out former World Champion Mhairi Spence and join Samantha Murray, Kate French and Francesca Summers in the women's individual competition. “The thought of competing at the Europeans is what has kept me going," said Prentice,...

Samantha Murray of Pentathlon GB, July 2015

British squad named for Modern Pentathlon European Championships at University of Bath

16 July 2015

An eight-strong Pentathlon GB squad has been announced for next month’s European Championships, taking place at the University of Bath. London 2012 silver-medallist Samantha Murray and University of Bath students Tom Toolis and Joseph Choong are among those looking to secure a Rio 2016 qualifying place at their home training venue. Pentathlon GB Performance Director Jan Bartu said: “Bath is the home of the GB team and this is only the second time the Europeans...

Nick Woodbridge and Mhairi Spence launch ticket sales for the 2015 Modern Pentathlon European Championships

Mhairi Spence and Nick Woodbridge added to Modern Pentathlon World Championship squad

26 June 2015

Mhairi Spence and Nick Woodbridge have been added to the Pentathlon GB squad for next week’s World Championships in Berlin, Germany. The call-up means University of Bath graduate Spence, who replaces the injured Freyja Prentice, has the chance to replicate her world-title triumph of 2012. Reigning World Champion Samantha Murray will also be looking to join the elite group of modern pentathletes who have won multiple global titles. Kate French and Francesca Summers complete the...

Fantastic four through to women’s final at Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Hungary

30 April 2015

All four of Pentathlon GB’s women are through to the final of World Cup 4 in Kecskemét, Hungary after impressive performances in Thursday’s qualifying round. University of Bath graduates Samantha Murray, pictured, and Mhairi Spence – World Champions in 2014 and 2012 respectively – were in fine form in Group C and sat first and second after the fencing and swimming disciplines. They then eased through the combined run/shoot, with Murray eventually taking spot with...

Mhairi Spence in training in the London 2012 Legacy Pool. PICTURE: Clare Green

Mhairi Spence makes World Cup return as Pentathlon GB athletes head for Hungary

29 April 2015

Mhairi Spence will be looking to stake her claim for a place at this summer’s Modern Pentathlon European Championships at the University of Bath when she makes her World Cup return this week. The 2012 World Champion, a Coach Education and Sports Development graduate who has trained at Pentathlon GB’s National Training Centre in Bath for 12 years, is in an eight-strong British squad for World Cup 4 in Kecskemét, Hungary. It is her first...

Pentathlon GB train in new London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool. PICTURE: Clare Green

Pentathlon GB athletes give new swimming pool the thumbs-up ahead of public reopening

21 April 2015

The newly-refurbished London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool at the University of Bath officially re-opened to the public at 6am on Wednesday after being put through final testing by Pentathlon GB’s elite athletes. Mhairi Spence, 2012 World Champion, was first to dive in and was joined by reigning World Champion Samantha Murray and fellow Olympian Nick Woodbridge as they trained in the world-class facility on Tuesday ahead of next week’s Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Hungary....

Rio 2016

500 days to go – University of Bath-based athletes start countdown to Rio 2016 Olympic Games

24 March 2015

It is exactly 500 days until the 2016 Olympic Games get under way – and elite athletes at the University of Bath are starting to map out their road to Rio. Nearly 40 athletes who train or trained at the Sports Training Village competed at London 2012 and hopes are high for another big Bath representation when the Olympic cauldron is next lit on August 5, 2016. Nick Woodbridge knows exactly what it is like...

Nick Woodbridge and Mhairi Spence launch ticket sales for the 2015 Modern Pentathlon European Championships

Olympians call on people of Bath to turn out in force for 2015 Modern Pentathlon European Championships

20 March 2015

Olympians Mhairi Spence and Nick Woodbridge have called on the people of Bath – “our home city” – to turn out in force and back their bid for Rio qualification at this summer’s Modern Pentathlon European Championships. The major international competition, featuring more than 100 elite athletes from across the continent, is being staged at the University of Bath Sports Training Village from August 18-23, with tickets now on sale from as little as £1...

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