Why do one sport when you can do five?

Welcome to CUMPC brand new website! It’s still in development, so if you notice any bug or want to offer some suggestions, please let us know!

Coming up!

Special events coming up (the weekly timetable is available here).

We are looking forward to next term freshers week!

Schedule to be confirmed

  • Michaelmas 2020
  • TBC
  • Cambridge

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!

Laser run

4x800m running with 10m laser shooting in between (similar to skiing biathlon).


200m freestyle.

Horse riding

1m10 show jumping on borrowed horses.

Pentathlon in Cambridge

Weekly training

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.

Training camps

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 (2019-20)


Swimming (coached)

Horse riding (optional)

Combined (run and shoot)




Horse riding (optional)


City Fencing



Horse riding (optional)


  • 6pm to 7pm
  • Emmanuel College Squash Courts





Horse riding (optional)

Meet the committee

Mimo Sandford


Amy Radford

Women’s Captain

My role is to coordinate the training sessions alongside Amy and make sure we have the best team possible to beat Oxford at Varsity! We are also in charge of selecting the teams for Varsity. If you have any questions, feel free to message me!

Loïc Lannelongue

Men’s Captain

Fred Benham-Crosswell


Emily Hopgood


Stephanie Gover


Aimee Leonard

Welfare Officer

"The most perfect athletes are the pentathletes because in their bodies strength and speed are combined in beautiful harmony"

Were you part of CUMPC too? We would love to hear about your experience, you can share it here!

Old Blues

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!

Interester in joining? Any questions? Feel free to reach out!

The club is supported by...

Important documents

Code of conduct




Welfare policy