Put in a strong run and sprint finish to end up in 16th place at the Master Pentathlon World Championships. Delighted!
Tonight we party as United Nations!
Swam 1.19 inthe 50m pool. Solid result. Celebrated the end of day 1 with a poor impression of Usain Bolt!
Tomorrow we fence and run.
Off to do a night bus tour of Berlin this evening!
Second event completed. Bonny and I quickly bonded in the practice arena. An earnest horse, she delivered a great performance. We rode steadily and used the full arena to line up for the jumps. In the end we had a one second time penalty so I scored 299/300 points.
Swim this afternoon.
First event completed. A couple of mistakes but overall happy. Here is on of my (better) targets. We had to shoot 10 cards with 2 shots on each.
Onto riding next. I have drawn a bay called Bonnie. Seems to be a good horse.
Rain and cooler temperatures today.
We have completed the relay competition day. Shot, fenced, swam, rode and ran. Final places have not been confirmed yet but big thanks to my wonderful team mate Vicky. We gave it out best. Our medal hopes were dashed during the riding when I fell off at the 8th jump. Bruised and with a mouthful of sand, scrambled back into the saddle and jumped the last fence. No disqualification, but lost a lot of points due to the extra time I took. Lajos and Denise did a great job and were leading all the way until the final lap of the run, but are in for a medal.
Two more days to go. Tomorrow starts the individual competition. Due to numbers it is over two days. Tomorrow we shoot, ride and swim.
Finally we also welcome Michael Greville to the competition. He starts tomorrow in the individuals. So we end the day with a photo of our Masters British Team.
Off to eat pasta!
All checked in and ready for the first competition tomorrow of the Masters World Championships. Mixed Relay Modern Pentathlon with my teammate Vicky Russell
Reigning Champion Rain from Latvia has arrived. Others have come from as far as Oz, NZ and RSA. Two people from Panama together with athletes from North America. The technical meeting was the usual confusion of Q&A mixed with simultaneous translation into various languages. We got there in the end but it took longer than the allocated 20 minutes.
Running order for tomorrow is:
We start at 7.20am and it will go on til late.
Co-founder of Oxford Capital Partners. Husband, father, adventurer and polar marathon runner. Represent Great Britain at master level in Modern Pentathlon.