Pentathlon at the heart of school sport in Saint-Cyprien
Saint-Cyprien: the pentathlon at the heart of school sport
During the 12th national day of school sport, the pentathlon and in particular the laser-run was highlighted, through the Saint-Cyprien modern pentathlon (SCPM).
Groups of college students from Saint-Cyprien and Argelès-sur-Mer were gathered at La Prade Park, and were thus able to practice this world discipline in groups of 8-10, for 2 hours and 30 minutes.
The laser-run, particularly spectacular combined events, combining concentration, endurance, speed and regulation of effort, has a French championship which allows access to European competitions, then to the worlds in each category. It is an integral part of modern pentathlon, an Olympic discipline. Two disciplines follow one another with sessions of laser gun shooting and racing. The test begins with a session at the shooting range. The athlete must reach the target five times (at a distance of 5 or 10 m depending on the category). As soon as this has been reached five times, he can leave the shooting range and continue on the race course (200 m to 1,600 m, depending on the category or the event).
The number of shots to reach the target is unlimited, but a time limit is set at 50 seconds, after which time the athlete must leave his shooting station to continue on the race, even if the target is not has not been reached five times. The first to cross the finish line at the end of the last racing session is the winner.
This sport is for everyone, from leisure to high level competition.