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Modern Pentathlon membership breaks 4,000posted by Peter Hart on14-12-2006

Membership of the MPAGB has reached an all-time high with over 4,000 subscribing members. The MPAGB today announced final membership figures for the 2006 season which reflect the rapid growth in interest and participation in Modern Pentathlon since 2004 and the continued growth of the sport throughout Great Britain.

Girls'/women's participation continues to experience significant growth, with 2166 athletes registered in 2006.

The South East Region leads the nation with more than 800 members, ahead of the Southern Region and South West, each with more than 500 participants.

Anthony Temple QC, the MPAGBs Chairman, said: 'This continuing growth reflects the enthusiasm and commitment of our staff and members. We changed the basis of our individual and school membership in 2005, and have been pleased to see the surge in participation since then. We have doubled our membership in the last 18 months, but as far as I am concerned this is just the beginning: we are looking forward to further increases next year.'

Possible Website Disruptionposted by John Woodbridge on13-12-2006

Please be aware that due to maintenance work being undertaken by our web hosts there may be disruption to the MPAGB website this weekend 16th/17th December 2006.

We apologise for any inconvenience which may be caused, which is beyond our control.

Accommodation Special Offer for MPAGB membersposted by John Woodbridge on30-11-2006

Check out the Benefits page for information about this special offer for MPAGB members.

AGM Minutesposted by Peter Hart on07-11-2006

The minutes of the AGM held in September are now available form the download page.

Anti Doping Rulesposted by Peter Hart on06-11-2006

The MPAGB Board at their meeting on 3 November approved an amended Anti-Doping Policy. The amendments are minor and were made at the request of UK Sport's legal Advisor. The changes will be implemented with immediate effect.

The revised Policy can be obtained from the Downloads page.

Biathle World Tour & Schools World Rankingposted by Howard Jones on20-10-2006

Congratulations to all our medal winning participants in the 2006 Biathle World Tour and the Schools Biathle World Rankings.

In the World Tour, Gold medals were won by Chris Wilson (Junior Men), Natalie Barnard (Junior Ladies), Gregan Clarkson (Senior Men), Caroline Slimin (Masters A), Margaret Smith (Masters B), Geoff Lewis (Masters C), Lucy Baker (Youths A), Ed Ponsonby (Youths B), Sophie Crumley (Youths B), Greg Longden (Youths C), Tim Longden (youths D) and Anouska Geenaway (Youths D).

Silver medals were won by Jon Fletcher (Senior Men), Rachel Jones (Senior Ladies), Kevin Jones (Youths A) and Melissa Courtney (Youths C). Bronze medals were gained by Richard Dunbabin (Masters A), John Hill (Masters B) and Callum Batten (Youths C).

In the Schools Biathle World Rankings the following were medallists:

Laura Bowen-Ashwin - Gold (13-14 yrs)

Oscar Tweed - Gold & Thomas Lewis - Silver (12yr)

Joanna Puckett - Gold & Melissa Courtney - Silver (12yr)

James Rafferty - Gold & Marcus Crew - Bronze (11yr)

Callum Flawn - Gold & Mat Cracknell - Bronze (10yr)

Bethany Letherby - Bronze (10yr)

Connor Aitkin - Gold (9yr)

Kathleen Rafferty - Gold (9yr)

William Burrows - Gold,

Oliver Mullins - Silver

Paul Bevan - Bronze (8yr)

Imogen Slade - Bronze (8yr)

Once again congratulations to all those who took part and the medals will be sent out to those successful athletes in the very near future.

The provisional dates for the 2007 Biathle International events are as follows:

08Apr Cape Town RSA Biathle World Tour Race 1

22 Apr HurghadaEGY Biathle World Tour Race 2

09-10JunHavana CUB Biathle World Tour Race 3

30 Jun Weymouth GBR Biathle World Tour Race 4

tbc Jul? NED Biathle World Tour Race 5

tbc Jul? ITA Biathle World Tour Race 6

tbc Jul Anatolya TUR 2nd European Biathle Champs

08-09Sep Chiba JPN Biathle World Tour Race 7

22-23 Sep Monaco MON Biathle World Championships

Should you require an further information on the 2007 International events please contact Howard Jones ( or ) and for information on the Schools Biathle World Ranking events for 2007 contact Mick Flaherty ( or ) or keep watching the web site for further information.

MPAGB office closureposted by Liz Hunt on17-08-2006

The MPAGB office in Bath will be closed from 5pm Friday 18th August and reopen on Wednesday 30th August. If you have an urgent issue during this time, please either contact Peter Hart on or email .

Biathle Training at Weymouthposted by Andy Surplice on03-08-2006

  • Sunday 6 August 10.30
  • Sunday 13 August 10.30
  • Sunday 27 August 10.30

The training will be biathle races with sea swimming and running training at Greenhill Gardens at Weymouth. Anyone interested to contact me. The training is open to all standards, and will be good practice for any athlete taking part in the world Biathle championships.


Mick Flaherty

Biathle Results Updateposted by Howard Jones on02-08-2006

The results from the British Biathle Championships and the latest rankings after four events are now available here.

MPAGB Officeposted by on24-07-2006

The MPAGB office in Bathwill be closed Wednesday 26thto Friday 28th July. Please email if you have an urgent query during this time. The office will reopen Monday 31st July.

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