Our Weekly Training Schedule
Subject to change due to covid restrictions
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.
As you might expect, we are currently running a reduced timetable in order to ensure safety measures are met. But don't let that discourage you from getting involved! We have all the necessary precautions in place to make sure that training can continue in a safe and fun manner.
Iffley Sports Hall
Iffley Sports Hall
For Test and Trace purposes, we need all athletes to book in advance of each session.
S&C sessions (available to Blues athletes only) can be booked using the 'OU Sport' app. For all other sessions, please book using the 'Playwaze' app.
Due to covid restrictions, there are a limited number of spaces available at some sessions, so please make sure you book in advance.
If you have any questions, or need help with booking a session, please don't hesitate to get in contact using the form below.
We are running taster sessions throughout Michaelmas Term 2020 for any newcomers. Please get in contact to find out more!
A great chance to meet the team or ask any questions you may have! This year our welcome drinks are being held at Varsity Club at 7:30pm Wednesday 21st October. It's open to all, so feel free sign up if you are interested in pentathlon.
You can sign up to attend here.
OUMPA runs and competes in several key events throughout the year, so keep your diaries open for these exciting opportunities. Note that all competitions listed are subject to current government guidelines and restrictions. However, we expect to have the following events:
Novice Varsity Match, MT - A friendly introduction competition for pentathlon beginners to compete against those from Cambridge. Expected to be held remotely this year, details to come soon.
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 hopefully 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.
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. Sponsored by EY, 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 2020/21:
Men's captain: Dougal Burden
Women's Captain: Emma Godden