News Archive, Tag: Nick Woodbridge

Jamie Cooke on the shooting range at the 2015 Modern Pentathlon European Championships

Coach impressed as University students book European Championships final place

20 August 2015

University of Bath students Tom Toolis and Joe Choong will have a shot at Rio 2016 qualification on Saturday after booking their places in the men’s final at the Modern Pentathlon European Championships. They joined fellow Pentathlon GB athlete Jamie Cooke, pictured, in progressing through Thursday’s qualification round and giving the home fans at the Sports Training Village plenty to cheer. Toolis, a Sport & Exercise Science student, performed consistently well and finished sixth overall...

Tom Toolis, Jamie Cooke, Nick Woodbridge and Joe Choong are in the Pentathlon GB men's squad for the 2015 European Championships. PICTURE: Clare Green

Live blog – Modern Pentathlon European Championships day 3

20 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 men's qualifying round on Thursday, with reigning Olympic champion David Svoboda of the Czech Republic among those seeking a place in Saturday's final. Pentathlon GB are represented by double Olympian Nick Woodbridge, former Dual Career athlete Jamie Cooke and University of Bath students...

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

Nick Woodbridge hoping for more home success at Modern Pentathlon European Championships

13 August 2015

Double Olympian Nick Woodbridge is hoping for more home success when the University of Bath hosts the Modern Pentathlon European Championships next week. Woodbridge - pictured promoting ticket sales for the Europeans - is the most experienced member of the Pentathlon GB men’s squad for the continental competition, which runs from August 18-23 and is a qualifying event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. During his 11-year senior international career, he has competed on home...

Joe Choong and Tom Toolis

University of Bath students cannot wait for home European Championships

11 August 2015

It’s where they study, where they train and could be where they set the Olympic qualifying standard – the University of Bath really is home from home for modern pentathletes Joe Choong and Tom Toolis. The two up-and-coming talents will be among the eight Pentathlon GB athletes competing at the Sports Training Village from August 18-23 when it hosts the European Championships, a qualifying event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Both have seen their sporting...

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...

Samantha Murray finished fifth at the 2015 Modern Pentathlon World Championships in Berlin

“Perfect” finish earns Samantha Murray a top-five place at World Championships

05 July 2015

Samantha Murray fought right to the very end in scorching 38 degree to finish a fine fifth in the Modern Pentathlon World Championships women’s final in Berlin, Germany. The University of Bath graduate went into the event as defending champion and made a fantastic start to the day, setting the joint quickest time in the swim. However, the fencing was all too reminiscent of Friday’s frustrations for Pentathlon GB’s men in their final as Murray...

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...

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....

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Men’s quartet complete clean sweep of final places for Pentathlon GB at Rome World Cup

09 April 2015

All four Pentathlon GB men have made it through to Saturday’s final at World Cup 3 in Rome after impressive performances in Thursday’s qualification round. University of Bath students Joe Evans and Tom Toolis finished second and third respectively in Group A, while Joe Choong also placed in the top three in Group B. Double Olympian Nick Woodbridge, making his first World Cup appearance for two years after a hip injury, narrowly missed out on...

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