August 18th; The PC Tetrathlon Championships starts tomorrow in Bishop Burton. There will be even more Scots then normal to add to the usual lively and friendly atmosphere due to the introduction of the junior championships. All information can be found on the Pony Club web site. Good Luck to ALL!!

August 17th; 
Tough or What!
Eilidh Prise is enjoying a well earned rest from Pentathlon competition and trying her hand at Triathlon. She has now competed in three triathlons. The first , in June, the Scottish Sprint Distance Championships, she finished 2nd junior. Then she travelled to Liverpool last weekend to do the sprint age group at the British Series event. She swam through a sea of jelly fish and finished 2nd junior, 4th woman. 
This weekend, however, beats all. She took part in the Kinlochard sprint triathlon which is limited to 30 entrants. The cycle includes the very, very steep Dukes Pass by Aberfoyle, the run also includes a very tough, steep hill. Eilidh stormed around and finished second behind elite triathlete, Lewis Strachan and 9 minutes ahead of the next female. Having said, "that's the toughest thing I have ever done", she went along to the nearby Loch Venachar, where the Scottish Open Water Champs were taking place and Eilidh was entered in the 2 km. The weather was baltic, the water was 14 degrees and they wear NO wetsuit...are they crazy! Eilidh battled trough the wind and waves to finish 6th in her age group. 
What a day!

August 11th; 
Congratulations to all the Scots who went down to the compete at the PC regionals in Melton Mowbray. Well done to Chris Leichti who won the boys and Robert Fraser who was second, also to Aylish Paisley who was 5th in the girls. With lots of teams (15 in the girls) competing, the boys team finished 4th and girls 5th. Full results can be found on

August 8th; 
Congratulations to Freyja and good luck. After a very strong performance from Freyja at the European Championships last month we wish her the best of luck in the world champs.

August 6th; 
Katie Knowles, Jamie Hay and Hamish Barker are this week competing for Scotland at the shooting Internationals in Bisley this week. A number of nations are competing from accross Europe and we wish them the best of luck. Once we get a photo of the trio we will post it. Good luck from all at Scottish Saltires!

August 5th; 
Pentathlon Scotland is looking to recute a new board in order to restart as the governing body for Pentathlon in Scotland. As many of you are aware, Pentathlon Scotland has been pretty useless for a number of years and in many ways, Scottish Saltires has had a major role in keeping Pentarthlon going in Scotland. There are many of you out there who could contribute to the NEW Pentathlon Scotland and make this a really positive start for the sport. Applications are been saught for board members but have to be sent by 8th August (not much time). Details can be found on

July 25th; 
Interesting day today at the Commonwealth Games woman's 10m pistol shooting. Trish, Gail, Elaine and Chris Leichti ( fresh back from Oz) learnt that shooting can be very exciting. Great format, knockout competition in the final. Some of you might recognise Coral Kennerley from Pony Club Tetrathlon. She is on the far left of the picture wearing Welsh colours and finished a fantastic 6 th overall!

July 22nd; 
Congratulations to Chris Leichti, Michael Craig and Callum Fletcher who are in Austrailia representing UK in the Pony Club tetrathlon competition. The boys all competed very strongly and the UK team finished 2nd behind Ireland. Chris finished in 4th place, Michael in 8th and Callum in 11th, all well up the field. By the sounds of the reports from Austrailia, it has been a wonderful trip. Results can be found on

July 17th; 
Congratulations to all who competed at Area Tetrathlon and the Scottish Championships on Monday and Tuesday. A great fun event with some fantastic performances. The athmosphere in all PC tetrathlon is second to none, providing great competition, superb organisation, challenging riding course, encouraging and fun banter and not only enjoyment for competitors but for adults also. All results can be found

July 13th; 
Congratulations to Freyja who was 9th at the Senior European Championships yesterday. It was all so close with only 11 seconds between 9th and 5th. Freyja was the second best Brit only by 2 seconds. Well done Freyja.

July 10th; 
Today the Senior European Championships start in Szekesfehevar, Hungary. Freyja Prentice is competing in the women's individual and today is the semi final. On Tuesday, Jo Muir pairs with Alice Fitton for the woman's relay. Good luck to both and all the GB team. Keep up with the results on the UIPM website.

June 30th; 
Well done Katie Knowles and Grant Smith for carrying the Queens Baton.

June 28th; 
The British Modern Pentathlon Championships have begun!
Saltires members are looking awesome! Results so far.....
Aylish Paisley 3rd in the fence, Abby Hay 8th in the swim with Poppy Drysdale 14th in the same class. The U13 girls ride is underway and Corrie Hay has had a good ride for 1192 points. Chris Liechti is 3rd in both the fence and swim and Ryan Gauld 3rd in the fence, 9th in the swim and 4th overall. Go guys!
You can follow results on the MPAGB website ( click on competitions)

June 7th; 
Congratulations to Freyja Prentice who has WON the french open today. What a star!!! Well done Freyja! So, that's the French open and the Swiss open titles!
June 7th; Three Scottish Saltires members were recognised at the Aberdeen Sports Council awards last night. Katie Knowles won the junior female award. Katie was awarded not only for her achievements in Pentathlon but also in shooting (winning the Scottish Junior Champs at only 15) and fencing as the top ranked Scot on the U17 GB rankings and winner of the Youth Devolopment series. Lewis Khan was nominated in the Youth male section for his strong performances at Pentathlon (3rd in last years British Champs) and PC tetrathlon. Lewis came 4th last weekend at the junior regionals and was part of the boys winning team. Trish Prise was presented with the coaches award. It was good to see Pentathlon making such a mark on these awards.

June 2nd; 
Congratulations to all who competed in the Junior Regional Tetrathlon in Milton Keynes this weekend. 
The junior boys team of Robert Fraser, Daniel Woods, Lewis Khan, Luke Burnett and Joe Argo won the boys event with all putting in fantastic individual performances. 
The girls first team of Ellie Paisley, Anna MacFadyen, Rebecca Duncan, Katie Ritchie and Lucy Ross finished 3rd with a number of top 10 individual placings, the second team finished 9th with Gemma Craig, Abbey Hay, Poppy Drysdale, Daisy Fonicello and Lindsey Browne (who we hear won the shoot and we also hear Luke B won the shoot). Sally Duncan and Corrie Hay also competed as individuals. Full results will be on the PC website and the Scottish Tetrathlon web site soon. 
Well done to everyone, especially the parents who we hear had a great time

May 21st; 
Wow Jo! Congratulations from us all.
Jo had a tough start to the day and it looked like a difficult ride, BUT she came out fighting and had the third fastest combined event to run and shoot her way up to eighth position in the Junior Worlds! Brilliant and a great effort to secure that team medal.

May 20th; 
Good luck to Jo Muir who is competing at the Junior World Championships this week in Poland alongside fellow Scot Maili McKenzie. Today Jo is taking part in the womans relay. Semi final is on Thursday and final on Saturday. Keep up to date with results through the competition on the UIPM website. Go Jo!

May 18th; Congratulations Eilidh. Anyone who has done Pentathlon knows the pain of starting with a bad fence. Eilidh's fighting spirit took her from 28th going into the CE to finish in 15th place....such a brave performance. Fantastic team gold and congratulations to all. Pentathlon GB; An amazing day for our GB girls at the World Youth A Championships today!! Francesca Summers won an individual Bronze medal with Eilidh Prise finishing 15th and Kerenza Bryson 36th (after some technical issues) in an exciting combined event.
As a team they won the Gold medal and are now World Youth Champions!! Brilliant well done to all three girls, a fantastic acheivement with some really tough competition.
May 14th; GOOD LUCK to Lewis Khan, Luke Burnett, Daniel Woods and Anna McFadgen 
They are the Scottish Tetrathlon team heading to Windsor to compete. Have a great time guys!
Results on PC web site.

May 12th; 
Congratulations to Aylish Paisley who won the Youth A (U19) British Modern Triathlon Championships. She had a shoot score of 83, 200m swim time of 2.23 and a winning time in the combined event of 10.47.14. 
Corrie and Abby Hay also competed with Corrie finishing a wonderful 6th out of 32 competitors in the U13 girls. 
Well done to all!

April 18th;Pony Club Tetrathlon camp finished yesterday after 5 days of hard training running, swimming, shooting, fencing and fitness every day. 19 of the 43, 12 to 18 year olds who attended camp were SSMPC members. The camp finished with a competition on the last day. Chris Burnett won the open boys, Sally mair, the open girls, Katie Ritchie, the Junior 2's and Lucy Ross the junior 1's. The weather and facilities at Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh were fantastic. The coaching was second to none and progress made accross the board. Most of all, we had great fun!!!

April 15th;Congratulations from us all to Jo Muir from Dumfries for her fantastic win at the Milan Kadlec Memorial Junior International in Prague. Not only did Jo win by 28 seconds from her nearest rival, but she also had PBs in the fence and swim. You can't ask for more than that! Well done and best wishes from all your Saltires friends.