British Pentathlon - Performance

Bath Performance CentreNational Training Centre, Bath showing electronic firing points.


In 1998, as part of the MPAGB World Class Performance Plan, it was identified that there was a need for a high class training centre with world class coaches for Modern Pentathlon if the athletes were to compete with the best in the world.

Following a review of the athletes? individual training programmes, support services, various sites and locations in the UK , the National Performance Director submitted a draft planning document to UK Sport and Sport England.

Within the plan it was recognised that there would be limited resources available from UK Sport and Sport England and therefore a decision was made to concentrate these resources in one location.

University of Bath and its Department of Sports Development who have had a long history of involvement in Modern Pentathlon, invited British Pentathlon to become one of the founder sports of the English Institute of Sports Training Village project in early 1999.

High Performance Centre for Modern Pentathlon

State of the art Fencing Hall and Electronic Shooting Range for Modern Pentathlon were designed and built alongside an existing 50m Swimming Pool and Athletic Track. This centre, in one location, formed an ideal training base for top British Modern Pentathletes. National Training Centre, Bath

Sports Training Village is located on the University of Bath Campus comprising world class training venues for fencing, shooting, swimming, running and conditioning. English Institute of Sports and the University have been continuously developing athlete support area which include applied sport science, sports injury and medicine, with a support team that includes. world class physiotherapists, masseurs, physiologists, sports psychologists, strength and conditioning coaches and video analysts, who have worked with the UK's top athletes and coaches to improve performance

University of Bath is one of the highly recognised educational institutions in Great Britain. Athletes eligible for the World Class Performance Programme have the opportunity to combine their academic preparation with a professionally managed training programme.

The Future

National Training Centre in Bath regularly hosts British competitions and UIPM International Qualification competitions. The Modern Pentathlon Association of Great Britain are aiming to host World Cup events and major championships in the future at the facility.

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