Our Weekly Training Schedule
Michaelmas 2023 Timetable
Oxford University Modern Pentathlon Association offers one of the university's most challenging and diverse interdisciplinary sports opportunities. We cater to those of all skill levels, from complete beginners to those seeking challenging high-level competition.
Modern pentathlon as a sport consists of five disciplines designed to test the complete athlete, which are spread between four events:
Combined Event (Running (4x800m) and Pistol Shooting)
For the social athlete, OUMPA also offers regular social events with meals, crew dates and nights out being offered throughout term time. The opportunity for a trip to G&Ds after Tuesday night training is often the highlight of the week and at competitions the team is infamous for its ability to perform in the notorious 6th and 7th events.
This is an exciting time for the sport of modern pentathlon and a great time to get involved. Watch Team GB take double gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics!
(details tbc on WhatsApp group each week)
*Trainings highlighted in yellow are free beginner-friendly taster sessions! From 1st - 3rd Week feel free to just show up - no need to book! From 4th Week on, send us an email or message to let us know you are coming along.
SAT 28/10/23 (3rd Week): Swimming will be at 3:00-4:30pm today (1hr later than usual)!
SAT 11/11/23 (5th Week):
If you are a new member to the club (with no previous pentathlon experience) this one is for you!! It's your chance to have a go at your first pentathlon events (fence, run, shoot and swim) and compete against Cambridge's novice members.
SAT 04/11/23 (4th Week):
Fireworks Night at Emma's house! Contact us for details
WED 08/11/23 (5th Week):
Crew-date with Boxing at Vinnies! Sign up coming soon...
SAT 25/11/23 (7th Week):
Christmas Dinner (and Old Blues Comp). Sign up here
OUMPA runs and competes in several key events throughout the year, so keep your diaries open for these exciting opportunities:
Novice Varsity Match, MT - A friendly introduction competition for pentathlon beginners to compete against those from Cambridge. Held this year at Oxford on Saturday 11th November 2023.
Cuppers, HT - Bring all your friends along for the ultimate competition to decide which college is truly the best! A friendly, open-to-all competition, which will take place in Hilary term.
Old Blues, HT - Your chance to compete with the golden oldies themselves and meet some living legends. Though the meal is by far the most famous part, the competition is a good one. Held on Saturday 25th November 2023.
BUCS, HT - Your last chance to prove yourself before varsity selection. OUMPA have a history of doing Oxford proud at this one. Plus there are shiny medals up for grabs.
Varsity, Easter Vac - The Oxford vs Cambridge showdown. Held on neutral ground in Tonbridge, Kent, this is the competition of the year. And oh boy is it a big one. This will be the highlight of your pentathlon career.
If you have any questions, queries, issues or suggestions please don't hesitate to get in contact! You can use the form below or email directly.
Contact Details for 2023/24:
Men's captain: Max Cowan
Women's Captain: Joanna Leadley