Monthly Archives: February 2016

Scottish Athletes represent Great Britain in Cairo World Cup

This year has just seen the start of the World cup season in the run up to the Rio Olympic Games 2016. World cup 1 is underway in Cairo Egypt with two Scottish Pentathletes (Jo Muir and Eilidh Prise) competing in the Qualification rounds of the Competition.

Budapest International bronze medallist Joanna Muir came heartbreakingly close to qualifying through time. She started the day off well with a 6th place finish in the pool after securing a time of 2:15.45, before scoring 11 victories in the fence. Muir went into the combined event in 18th position, with a 74 second handicap but pulled back to finish the group in 12th place, missing a qualification position by three places. (12th in Qualification group C)

Eilidh Prise was making her World cup debut in Cairo, Prise scored 11 victories in the fence and secured a swim time of 2:23.33, before starting the combined event in 24th place with an 84 second handicap. The Scottish Pentathlete ran the combined event in 13:20.54 to move up six places in the table. (18th in Qualification group B)

We would also like to congratulate Georgia Pipes on her World cup debut and finishing 26th in Qualification group A.

And also good luck and congratulations to Junior World Champion Francesca Summers on qualifying for the final of World cup #1, she will be competing again on Friday 26th February against some of the Worlds best pentathletes in the World cup final.

Today will see the mens Qualification rounds and we wish them the best of luck

Go team GB!

Cairo World Cup updates and other information can be found on the UIPM website via the following link; http://www.pentathlon.org/

If you or someone you know would like to get involved with or try pentathlon, please contact; development@scottishpentathlon.org with your interest/current involvement and your contact details.

Scottish Pentathlon Development Squad – Training Report

On Sunday 21 February, Scottish Pentathlon delivered the second of three initially planned Development Squad sessions for our aspiring athletes at Kilgraston School in Perthsire.

The day consisted of training and drills in fencing, swimming, shooting (laser) and running and was attended by eight budding athletes.

The all-day session was planned and delivered by the Scottish Pentathlon Development Coach Sam Sanderson, who again had nothing but praise for all the athletes in attendance.

The Development Coach commented that “all athletes on the squad are showing great enthusiasm and interest in learning new skills and developing their potential in this very challenging sport. It will be great to see how they continue to progress over the coming months and years”.

Details of the next Scottish Pentathlon Development Squad session will be communicated to athletes in due course and will appear on the Scottish Pentathlon website and social media pages.

If you or someone you know would like to get involved with or try pentathlon, please contact; development@scottishpentathlon.org with your interest/current involvement and your contact details.

Scottish Pentathlon Development Squad training

Scottish Pentathlon is delighted to announce that this Sunday (21st February) our Development Coach, Sam Sanderson will deliver the second Development Squad training day at Kilgraston School, Perthshire.

Athletes should arrive in time for a 9.30am start with a view to finishing at 4.00pm. During the day athletes will take part in training for swimming, running, shooting (laser) and fencing.

The first ever Scottish Development Squad session took place at Kilgraston school on Sunday 17th January 2016. As this was the first session, it provided an excellent opportunity for the squad to get to know each other as well as getting to know the new Development Coach. The main focus of the day was skill-based training carried out at low to moderate intensity.

The Development Squad training this Sunday will still be mainly skill-based, but with increased intensity.

All athletes in attendance at the initial session showed great potential and the Development Coach is looking forward to seeing how they adapt themselves to the training over next few months.

Attendance at Development Squad sessions are by invite only.