What is Pentathlon?

Pentathlon is a five discipline sport that has the distinction of being the only sport created specifically for the Olympics.  The disciplines are riding, swimming, running, shooting and fencing.

Ed's Medals from European Masters 2019
Among Evesham Fencing Club’s regular members is Ed Norton who won this pair of gold medals in the 30+ catogory at the UIPM European Masters Championships in Budapest (Hun) in 2019. He was top fencer across the whole event.

The fencing element of Pentathlon is fought with Epee but unlike the rest of fencing it is done to one hit, yes first hit wins, first blood if you like!  They also have a one minute time limit resulting in a double defeat if neither person scores before the one minute is up.

For more information, visit the Pentathlon GB website.