Sunday May 16, 2021
Tetrathlon

Welcome to the SH&RHPC Tetrathlon Pages

Tetrathlon (numerical prefix “tetra” – meaning four) is a team and individual competition organised by the Pony Club for its members. It comprises Shooting, Swimming, Running and Riding. It is a variant of, and major recruiting ground for the Olympic sport Modern Pentathlon.

Competition levels progress with age. The Shoot involves shooting with air pistols at targets between 7 and 10 metres, the Swim is the distance swum in 2 to 4 minutes, the Run is normally cross country over a distance of between 1000m and 3000m, and the Ride is over a cross country course, the most exhilarating phase for many.

Tetrathlon was introduced by the Pony Club in 1969 as a way of keeping Boys interested in the Pony Club. Today the number of Girls competing outnumbers Boys by a factor of roughly 2:1.

 

Classes are arranged as follows (age as of 1st January):

  • Open (25 and Under)
  • Intermediate (25 and Under)
  • Junior (14 and Under)
  • Minimus (11 and Under)
  • Tadpoles (9 and Under)
  • Beanies (7 and Under)

 

 

 

Beanies

Tadpoles

Minimus

Junior

Intermediate & Open

Local Triathlon & Tetrathlon

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Area Triathlon & Tetrathlon

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Inter Area Tetrathlon

 

 

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Junior Regional’s

 

 

 

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Senior Regional’s

 

 

 

 

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Triathlon Championships

 

 

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Tetrathlon Championships

 

 

 

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Regional triathlon March 21st unfortunately not gong ahead due to Stoke Manderville being used as a testing centre .

Tet/Tri dates -all provisional at this stage:
Inter area Tetrathlon Bicton 1-2 June 21

Junior Regional/Home International Tetrathlon Moreton Morrell 4-6 June 21 .

Area 9 Tetrathlon Qualifier 24-25 July 21

Senior Regional/Home International Tetrathlon 7-8 Aug 21

Tetrathlon Championships 14-15 Aug 21 Offchurch Bury .

International exchange 2022 Great Britain

All dates can be found on Area 9 Pony club page under Tet .

TBC -Ledbury running Tetrathlon on May 22-23 beanies up to seniors .