Why do one sport when you can do five?
Freshers' Week 2022
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
Meet the committee
Tads Sebastien Ciecierski-Holmes
Senior Women’s Captain
Junior Women’s Captain
Welfare & Webmaster
In the words of Alice Watson, Old Blues President:
“CUMPC has fantastic links with its ever growing group of alumni (Old Blues). I am fortunate to be Old Blues President which involves supporting CUMPC and helping connect alumni and the current club. Sometimes this even involves helping with training camps abroad. We always look forward to meeting new CUMPC members throughout the year at Old Blues, BUCS, Varsity and Annual dinner. Willing Old Blues volunteers also help to provide support for BUCS and Varsity.
I was involved in the club from 2013-2017 so know many of the recent Old Blues. I would love to hear from any alumni that wishes to join our Old Blues mailing list.”
Most frequent questions and answers
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.
No! The club provides most of it. You just need trainers and swimming kit.
Then just train for fun!