East region coaches & members at European Champs

A proud time for the East Region & Dacorum MPC as our coaches and members contribute to 10 medals at European Championships for Masters team!

See below the press release from Pentathlon GB

The British Masters team enjoyed another amazing Major Championships as they claimed 10 medals, 7 of them gold, at the 2017 European Masters Pentathlon Championships in Ukraine.

The team of six consisted of Denise Silk, Suzie Cave, debutant Sophie Saudo, Lajos Fazekas, William Stratemeier and Ed Norton. There were a hat-trick of successes in the individual competitions with Denise, Lajos and Ed all claiming gold. Denise’s victory means she is now the reigning World and European Champion having won the Masters World Championships in Prague in fine style 12 months ago. Sophie Saudo, competing in her first Masters event for Great Britain, took silver with Suzie Cave adding bronze in their respective age groups.

The individual results meant there were also team gold medals for both the men’s and women’s trio.

The medal rush continued in the relays with Dacorum MPC duo Lajos and Denise winning gold to make it three golds apiece for the Championships. Suzie and Sophie also added gold to their week’s collection whilst Will and Ed took silver to round off a stunning week for the team.

Commenting on the week Denise said “One of the great things about Masters Pentathlon is that we go to countries you would never normally go to and this in itself made it a worthwhile experience.

“We were very well looked after by the organising committee during our stay. The Ukrainian horses were of great quality, but by no means an easy ride, and this put the GB team at the top of the table on points. The riding facility was one of the best I have seen and very unexpected. The fencing was wireless, which was also a new experience for most of the team.

“The Ukrainian organisers went out of their way to welcome us and show their generous hospitality which included the best ever closing banquet with amazing food and vodka on tap!”

A huge congratulations go to all six members of the team and our thanks go to Denise for the pivotal role she plays in organising international competition entries for Masters athletes.