OXFORD UNIVERSITY MODERN PENTATHLON ASSOCIATION
Our Weekly Training Schedule
Riding usually takes place on weekend afternoons, subject to the level and availability of those attending.
Oxford University Modern Pentathlon Association offers one of the university's most challenging and unusual 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:
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.
Michaelmas 1st - 4th week:
Monday 7.30-9pm - Swimming at Iffley Swimming pool
Wednesday 5-7pm - Combined at Cricket Schools (Iffley)
Friday 8-10pm - Fencing at Cricket schools (Iffley)
Saturday 2-3pm - Social Run meet at Rad Cam
Thursday 17th Oct 8pm at Vincent's Club.
Open to all; come and meet the team! The dress code for Vinnie's is shirt and tie for men and equivalent for women. No denim or trainers.
OUMPA runs and competes in several key events throughout the year so keep your diaries open for these exciting opportunities.
Dates for 2019/2020:
Novice Varsity Match, Saturday 2nd Nov - This year held at Cambridge. This beginners competition is open to anyone who hasn't competed at varsity.
Cuppers, Saturday 23rd Nov - Bring all your friends along for the ultimate competition to decide which college is truly the best!
Old Blues, Saturday 15th Feb - 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.
BUCS, Saturday 7th March - 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 - Held on neutral ground in Tonbridge, Kent, this is the competition of the year. And oh boy is it a big one. Sponsored by EY this will be the highlight of your pentathlon career.