Beyond expectations (for me at least...), Caroline and I in third place. Fellow GB team mates Denise an Lajos in second. Ex-Olympians, Peter and Katalin Partics, the brother and sister team from Greece, claimed first place. A great competition - thanks all!
All five sports in just one day in a relay with modern pentathlete Caroline Nickerson.
We both scored max points in the riding and had a respectable swim, but my lack of fencing skills and experience has left us in sixth place as we prepared for the final event, the combined run & shoot relay. Thanks to some excellent shooting by Caroline and some gritty fast paced running from the two of us, we climbed up the rankings to reach the podium and claim a bronze medal. Incredible! Many thanks, CN!
Some of the athletes at the end of the run. Aged 30 to 77. That means I could still be doing this in 37 years time! What a great thing to look forward to!
My run went well and placed 6th out of 20 with another PB of 7.28 over 2km.
Overall I am 11th out of 15 in my age group for the European Masters. I am delighted with the score, especially given I have only had 4 weeks of training.
Tomorrow is the team relay event - all 5 sports in one day. Go GB!
38 bouts against several Olympians and international épéists. I have only fenced 6 times ever. I managed 11 wins.
Now it is all down to the run...
PB of 1.18 for 100m. Cold and rainy but we got to keep warm in a hot spring by the pool!
Three down, two to go.
Just shot 164. My second best. Slightly disappointed to have shot a 5 in the first 10 but had a good home run averaging 8.6.
Two events down. Three to go.
Completed the jumping course clipping one fence and going over the time by 1 second. Total deductions 44 points. This gives me 1156 points after the first event.
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We are gathering for the Opening Ceremony in Budapest's National Showjumping Arena. The Union flag has pride of place above and I am wearing my Team GB shell suit!
Co-founder of Oxford Capital Partners. Husband, father, adventurer and polar marathon runner. Represent Great Britain at master level in Modern Pentathlon.