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Scottish Pentathlon have moved the Scottish Tetrathlon competition on 19th November!

The event will now be a weekends training in Aberdeen with a Fence/CE competition on the Sunday afternoon. This competition will be a perfect learning event for those first timers who would like to give this a go. The older, more experienced athletes will be more challenged with local fencers invited to compete in the fencing phase.
Stan Stoodley will be providing fencing coaching during the weekend. Billy Mitchell will be leading the laser shooting. Camp organiser, Trish Prise, would like to hear from you if you would like to attend. Training will begin at 10am on Saturday 18th and finish at 4.30pm on Sunday 19th November. Ironman UK have sponsored rug sacks to all who attend the weekend!
Equipment can be provided by request especially laser pistols where we have enough for all.
To book a place please email trishprise@aol.com. We may also be able to help you with accommodation.

Stirling Hub – Autumn Programme

Full details of upcoming activities at the Stirling Hub can be viewed in the attached flier.

Stirling Hub_Oct – Dec Session Flier 2017

Stirling Hub – Pentathlon Camp and Events

Pentathlon Camp 9 – 13 October and Laser Run Event – see attached flier.

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Scottish Pentathlon Limited – Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Scottish Pentathlon Limited will be held at 6pm on Thursday 12 October 2017 in Caledonia House, South Gyle, Edinburgh, EH12 9DQ.

The meeting is open to members of Scottish Pentathlon and an agenda for the meeting is attached here: SP_AGM2017_Agenda_Oct2017(Final

Murdo Macdonald
Chair
Scottish Pentathlon Limited.

Stirling Hub Programme and AGM
An update on the exciting programme of events and training opportunities at the Stirling Hub coming up during the Autumn can be found by accessing the new page or see thread below.

The AGM of Scottish Pentathlon Limited will be held on Thursday 12 October 2017 at 6pm in Caledonia House, South Gyle Edinburgh. A full agenda and associated papers will be issued in due course inline with the terms outlined in the M&As.

Stirling Hub – Programme Update
On behalf of the new Stirling Hub and co-ordinator Billy Mitchell, Scottish Pentathlon is pleased to be able to announce the outline programme for the newly established Stirling Hub for Modern Pentathlon

These activities will run from September to December and have been made possible through the support of Scottish Pentathlon and the University of Stirling.There is further information below on weekly training sessions, a training camp, competitions and a calendar of events, to help with your planning.

For further information please contact Billy at: whj.mitchell@btinternet.com

1 Weekly training sessions

There will be 10 multisport training days (8am – 2pm), with the option of focus on Modern Pentathlon or Triathlon (Swim Bike Run). From 8 – 10am Pentathletes will have fencing and laser sessions, while Triathletes will train in the spin studio and conditioning suite. All athletes then come together for swimming (sessions 3 – 10) and running, on the University track. The first two sessions will have no swimming, in order to have longer sessions of fencing and laser. Triathletes will cover extra running, testing and introduction to weight training in these two weeks. Coaching in Running, Swimming, Conditioning and Laser will be led by myself and Fencing will be led by local coach, Robert Blackburne. We will have specialist guest coaches join us as required. Laser and fencing equipment will be provided. More details will be posted on the Stirling Pentathlon Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ScottishPentathlonHubs/ soon. Cost will be £25 for a single session (day) booking, or £100 for 5 sessions. If you attend all 10 training days, you will have free entry to the Modern Triathlon on 17 December. Athletes will have the option to access bespoke training programmes to help them meet their goals – fun, fitness, participation and performance.

2 Pentathlon Camp

A five day non-residential camp, with sessions in Fencing, Laser, Running, Swimming and Conditioning. I’m happy to discuss accommodation options with parents or individuals. More details will soon be posted on the University website and on the Stirling Pentathlon Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ScottishPentathlonHubs/

3 Competition Programme

To give all the training a purpose, Laser run, Modern Biathlon and Modern Triathlon competitions will be held at the University of Stirling on the dates given below. The events will be tailored to suit total beginners, but experienced athletes are welcome – to show the newcomers how it’s done properly 😊 Further details will be announced shortly, including how to enter, on the Stirling Pentathlon Facebook page.

4 Weekly laser taster sessions

These will be held in the Swimming pool meeting room 6.30 – 8.00 on each Wednesday in September, (before Stirling Tri Club Swimming) and will be free of charge. Due to the size of the room, we can only take 10 athletes each week (adults and children aged 8+), first come, first served.

Date Activity at Stirling University Other Activity / notes
10-Sep Pentathlon / Tri Training
17-Sep Pentathlon / Tri Training
24-Sep Pentathlon / Tri Training
01-Oct STC Tri Camp (Arran)
7&8 Oct Tetrathlon Camp (Kilgraston)
9 Oct – 13 Oct Pentathlon Camp 5 day Camp, non-residential
14-Oct Laser Run Competition
15-Oct Pentathlon / Tri Training Morning
15-Oct Biathlon Competition Afternoon
22-Oct Pentathlon / Tri Training
29-Oct Pentathlon / Tri Training
05-Nov Saltires Biathlon (Qualifier)
12-Nov Pentathlon / Tri Training
19-Nov National Tet Champs (tbc)
26-Nov Pentathlon / Tri Training British Biathlon Champs
03-Dec Pentathlon / Tri Training
10-Dec Pentathlon / Tri Training
17-Dec Modern Triathlon Competition

REGIONAL HUBS

Formal agreements are now in place with Hubs in Aberdeen (Scottish Saltires) and in Stirling to deliver an agreed programme of events through the year, while discussions are at an advanced stage with two further Hubs to come on track in the next few months.

It is hoped that the activities within each Hub will serve to help grow and support the sport and lead to further expansion of the network of Hubs in the future.

The programme in Aberdeen for 2017 – 2018 features:

• Weekly swimming sessions (Tuesdays) coached by trained coaches
• Weekly laser and Fencing sessions (Fridays) utilising qualified fencing coaches
• Runs regular Biathlon competitions, for beginners and those familiar with the disciplines
• Stages a number of Laser / Run events
• Hosting a Biathlon qualifier (for Scottish Championships ) in November 2017
• Identification, for possible purchase, of new equipment for the Hub and possible loan to athletes for training and competition purposes

Contact Trish Prise (email: trishprise@aol.com)

And for Stirling, the programme, based at the University of Stirling, will feature:

• Weekly Laser, Fencing and Conditioning sessions, ideally as a single combined delivery along with swimming and running. Duration around 4 hours
• Biathle training sessions, leading to a Biathle competition
• Biathlon competitions, for beginners and those familiar with the disciplines
• Deliver a winter Laser / Run series (Combined Event)
• Host a Modern Tetrathlon Training event, as preparation for the Scottish Championships
• Host a Laser Training Course for Coaches, attracting local volunteers as new Coaches

Contact Billy Mitchell (email: whj.mitchell@btinternet.com)

EQUALITY STANDARD

The Board of Scottish Pentathlon is pleased to advise that the Governing Body has recently achieved Foundation Level of the Equality Standard.

This followed an in depth assessment of policies and procedures across the organisation and the sport, which identified the following strengths:

 The Board and Chair are committed to the principles of equality and to ensuring that the sport is open and accessible to all
 Scottish Pentathlon has fully embraced the Equality Standard and worked diligently to meet the criteria, putting in place an up to date Equality Policy
 Equality training has been delivered to all Board and staff members as part of the SGB’s away day annual event
 The SGB are clear about their focus areas for equality and are realistic in terms of what is feasible to deliver within the budget available

Scottish Pentathlon will continue to ensure Equality is embedded across the sport and:

 Ensure that the Equality Policy is dated and annually reviewed
 Ensure that the SGB continues to communicate its commitment to equality to clubs and retain equality as an agenda item on all future Board meetings
 Consider how greater diversity at Board level can be achieved going forward
 Consider how activities can be made more accessible through the club hubs going forward

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