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).


The British University and College Sport competition

  • 6th - 7th of March
  • TBC
  • Oxford

2020 Varsity Match

  • 3rd and 4th of April
  • TBC
  • Tonbridge School

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


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

Pentathlon doesn’t stop when you leave Cambridge!

  • email me


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!

CUMPC Facebook page

3 months ago

Old Pentathlon

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Important documents

Code of conduct




Welfare policy