Why do one sport when you can do five?

Freshers' Week 2022

Sports fair

Freshers' fair

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 (2022-23)







Strength & Conditioning



City Fencing









Meet the committee

My role is to make sure that the club runs smoothly and heads in the right direction! I coordinate with everyone in the committee to facilitate day-to-day organisation as well as planning for larger events. Message me if you have any questions!

Tads Sebastien Ciecierski-Holmes


My role is mainly to coordinate all of the training and run some of the sessions, along with Ben the men's captain. I'm also responsible for looking after the women's team generally and making sure everyone is having a good time and getting the most from the sessions. Feel free to contact me with any queries to do with training or Pentathlon generally!

Stephanie Gover

Senior Women’s Captain


Junior Women’s Captain

I coordinate training in conjunction with the women's captains Steph and Pops. We put together training sets and try and provide motivation with weekly emails keeping everyone in the loop with how we're all training hard and improving. Come varsity we select the teams to take on and smash Oxford. #GDBO

Loïc Lannelongue

Men’s Captain

Ben Turner

Social Secretary

I am the armourer for the club which means I am in charge of all the kit to make sure all club’s members can train properly! This involves mainly looking after the shooting and fencing kit, keeping track of it when taken home by athletes and fixing epees.

Alex Moor


Ross Brown

Welfare & Webmaster

"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!

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

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

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