Cyprus training camp

From the 15th to 21st September, a small group of pentathletes made the most of a pre-season warm weather training camp in Cyprus. We were kindly hosted by the 1st Battalion of the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment. Many thanks must be given to those who hosted us, especially Billy, and particular thanks must go to Seb Pollington who made the trip possible

Arriving at the camp soon after midnight meant the team were running on just a few hours sleep but all were raring to go the next morning. A typical day consisted of an early morning run as the sun went off followed by breakfast and a sea swim. In the afternoon various touristy trips were done, typically followed by a strength and conditioning / circuits session before dinner.

During the trip we did a mix of training sessions from long runs and hill reps to the odd recovery run. In terms of swimming we had some epic long reps across the bay as well as some short sprints from buoy to buoy. Circuit training was typically a tough way to end the day with the last session consisting of all of our least favourite exercises! In total we did approximately 32km running, 20km swimming and 5hrs of circuits plus some much needed stretching.

Highlights on the tourist front have to include our trips to Cape Greco and night in Ayia Napa as well as the trip to the Troodos mountains.

Training camp completed it was time to return back to the UK for a well deserved rest before the start of term. If you’re interested in joining the modern pentathlon club this year please contact Amy (avr37@cam.ac.uk) or Loïc (ll582@medschl.cam.ac.uk).

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