Why do one sport when you can do five?
Freshers' Week 2022
The first two weeks of training are completely free! Come to whatever training session you want (see training timetable below) and get to know the sport and the club 🙂
What better way to end our two weeks of free taster sessions than with a taster competition?
Cuppers will be held on Sunday October 23rd and comprises of fencing followed by the combined event (running and shooting), so people can get to know the competition format and, most of all, have a lot of fun!
Many people’s first real taste of competing. Novice Varsity is a tetrathlon competition (without horse riding) against our rivals at Oxford. This year it will be held in Cambridge on Saturday November 12th, with the competition held during the day and a dinner and night out to celebrate afterwards.
What is Modern Pentathlon?
Modern Pentathlon is an Olympic and Full Blue sport
comprising running, swimming, shooting, fencing and show jumping.
We have a wide range of abilities – anyone is welcome to join us whether they have never done any of the sports before or are a seasoned pentathlete.
Epée fencing, one hit only!
4x800m running with 10m laser shooting in between (similar to skiing biathlon).
1m10 show jumping on borrowed horses.
Pentathlon in Cambridge
We train for all 5 sports every week during term time. Details are in the weekly email but a general timetable can be found below.
You can find more details about these trips on the blog.
Many fun competitions leading to Varsity against Oxford.
A lot of socials!
You can follow the club on Instagram to learn more about it.
Training timetable (2022-23)
Strength & Conditioning
sign-up sheets for Riding lessons are published on a weekly basis, with multiple slots available every week
Meet the committee
Armourer, Safety Officer
Were you part of CUMPC too? We would love to hear from you!
In the words of Anna Gibbons, Old Blues President:
“CUMPC has fantastic links with its ever growing group of alumni (or “Old Blues”, as we like to affectionately call them!). I am fortunate to be Old Blues President, which involves supporting the current CUMPC members and helping maintain the link with the alumni. The links between past and present CUMPC members are very strong, so much so we have run joint training camps abroad! We always look forward to meeting new CUMPC members throughout the year at various events, from the annual competition between current club and Old Blues, BUCS, Varsity and Annual dinner. Old Blues provide a lot of the volunteer support for these competitions and will be there cheering along from the sidelines!
I was involved in the club from 2015-2019 so know many of the recent Old Blues. I would love to hear from any alumni that wish to join our Old Blues mailing list to keep up to date with all the various events and news from the current club.”
Most frequent questions and answers
We aim to keep our membership fee as affordable and accessible as possible, so we subsidise all training sessions!
Subs for Michaelmas are set at £75. This includes all training sessions and coaching except horse riding – but don’t worry, we offer riding lessons at a 50% discount!
No, many people learn to ride when they start while others only train for Tetrathlon (run, shoot, swim, fence).
Yes! You can train for Tetrathlon and even take part in the Varsity match with the Seconds team.
Yes! Our annual Varsity match, held at Tonbridge School, is the main competition of the year and is consistently named by members as the highlight of their year.
Then just train for fun!
No, the club provides most of it! You just need trainers and swimming kit.