Pentathletes of the future invited for training with Olympic coaches

  • Budding pentathletes can get training from Olympic coaches at the Bath 5 pentathlon club’s training weekend, on 4-5 December.

    Bath 5 is inviting Pony Club members from across the country, who may already take part in tetrathlons, to learn more about the Olympic discipline.

    Pony Club tetrathlons involve riding, shooting, swimming and running — one fewer element than modern pentathlon, which adds fencing.

    Former Olympic pentathlete Kate Allenby and other Olympic coaches will provide training in the four non-riding elements of the sport.

    “We want to provide more opportunities for young people,” said Kate, who is a member of Bath 5.

    “This may be their first introduction to fencing.”

    Further training sessions will be held next year.

    Last year’s training was attended by more than 60 young people.

    Training on 4 December is only for riders who have already competed in the Pony Club’s regional or national tetrathlon competitions, but the Sunday is open to all Pony Club members.

    Bath 5 trains at the University of Bath’s campus. For more information go to www.bath5.co.uk.

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