Since my last post it has been go, go, go as we wind up to the start of term. Firstly CUMPC held a training camp out in Cyprus with the British Army which was a fantastic week and a great way to kick start Michaelmas training. The incredible setting allowed for swimming in the sea, fencing on the beach and running along the coast, as well as shooting and riding at top-class facilities on the island. Sadly I personally couldn’t make it due to previous commitments with placements but a big thank you to Col Seb Pollington and the rest of the team out there for hosting and coaching us.
This year CUMPC is involved in an exciting PentGB initiative to promote Modern Pentathlon participation in 18-25 year olds, and next up came a meeting to learn about exactly what this will involve followed by the British Tetrathlon Championships the next day. A couple of members managed to make this competition and, as well as gaining useful competition experience, managed to win some silverware with a one-two finish in the pellet competition, and a victory in the laser competition.
Then it was time to move back to Cambridge with all the associated packing and unpacking madness – luckily everything made it over in one piece and nothing too vital has been forgotten! Since arriving back I’ve been getting reacquainted with my usual running routes over here and have paid Parkside pools a visit as club sessions haven’t started up yet. With committee meetings coming up we will be finalising this term’s training timetable as well as our plans for the Freshers’ Fair and taster sessions so keep your eyed peeled for updates!