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Inter Service Triathlon Championships 2023

This season the Open/ Male Team have won the Inter Service in the Standard & Middle Distance Triathlon; a great effort by the army representative teams.

The Female team have won the Inter Service in the Standard Triathlon, Middle Distance Triathlon and the Duathlon Championship 2023, a fantastic achievement for Team Army!!

Triathlon Championship

The Inter Service standard distance triathlon title took place at a new location at Queensford Lake near Oxford. The British Army took first place in Senior Open/Male and Female Team Category and Master Open/ Male and Female Team  Category. The Army Individual also podiumed in both Senior and Master Open/ Male and Female Category.

Congratulations to the Army Team and Individual winners.

Individual Male/ Open Winner – Sam Wordley – Royal Navy

Individual Male/ Open Runner Up  -Simon Fear РArmy

Individual Male/ Open 3rd place – Nick Drabble – Army

Individual Female Winner – Rosie Wild – Army

Individual Female Runner up – Jasmine Holmes – Army

Individual Female 3rd – Hannah Dodwell – RAF

Individual Male/ Open Masters Winner – Al Fortune – Army

Individual Male/ Open Masters Runner Up – Tim Watson – Army

Individual Male/ Open Masters 3rd Place – Jappas Du Preez – Army

Individual Female Masters Winner – Louise Parr – RAF

Individual Female Masters Runner Up – Ela Stachow – Royal Navy

Individual Female Masters 3rd Place – Natalie Grainger – Royal Navy

Male / Open Team Winners with a combined time of 15:45:02 – Army – Simon Fear, Nick Drabble, Sam Littlewood, Mark Vowles, Owen Graham, James Surmon, Will Sadler, Simon Kershaw

Male / Open Team Runners Up with a combined time of 17:25:32 – RAF – Sam Murray, Thomas White, Simon Flynn, George Westall, Lewis Cooper, Craig Alexander, Scott Young, Alan Kinnaird

Female Team Winners with a combined time of 08:41:09 – Army – Rosie Wild, Jasmine Holmes, Jessie Rowlands, Natalie Waddington

Female Team Runners Up with a combined time of 09:31:03 – RAF – Hannah Dodwell, Harriet Haywood, Claire Weston, Georgia Robertson::

Male/ Open Masters Team Winners with a combined time of 08:15:25 – Army – Tim Watson, Al Fortune, Jappas Du Preez, Mark Bowman

Male/ Open Masters Team Runners Up with a combined time of 08:45:12 – RAF – Jonathan Hynes, Gavin Wedlake, Wayne Lovejoy, Oz Ellis

Female Masters Team Winners with a combined time of 09:40:49 – Army – Sarah Bennetts, Kath Baker, Gemma Simister, Lucy Powell

Female Masters Team Runners Up with a combined time of 10:28:09 – Royal Navy – Ela Stachow, Natalie Grainger, Leanne Fullwood, Jennifer Clow

British Armed Forces article link

Full results link

Middle Distance Championship

The Inter Service middle distance triathlon championship took place at Rutland Water park at the Vitruvian event. The Services started the event off at 06:30hrs and with the heat building throughout the race every athlete pushed themselves to their limit. The Army got a clean sweep again in both Open/ Male and Female Team categories with the Royal Navy runners up. Not only did the Army dominated the Inter Services they also Podiumed overall at the Vitruvian event!

Congratulations to every athlete that took part in the event and Congratulations to Team Army for winning the Inter Services. Full results can be found here.

Open/ Male Team Winners in a combined time of 26:04:33 – Army – Nick Drabble, Luke Mason, Owen Graham, James Parkes, Craig Bickerton, Matt Hanson

Female Team Winners in a combined time of 26:59:59 – Army – Rosie Wild, Jasmine Holmes, Lucy Davies

Individual Open/ Male Winner – Nick Drabble – Army – 04:09:35

Individual Open/ Male Runner Up – Ethan Charlton – Royal Navy – 04:11:49

Individual Female Winner – Rosie Wild – Army – 04:32:10

Individual Female Runner Up – Jasmine Holmes – Army – 04:42:27

Individual Masters Open/ Male Winner – Gareth Bennett – Royal Navy – 04:20:13

Individual Masters Female Winner – Ela Stachow – Royal Navy – 05:16:39

Duathlon Championship

The Inter Service Duathlon took place at HMS Yeovilton on 09 November 2023. Unfortunately, the Open/ Male Army representatives were unsuccessful in winning the Duathlon Championship. The Female Army representatives had a great race and secured the female senior and masters team top spot.

Open/ Male Individual Winner – Adam Baker – RAF

Open/ Male Individual Runner Up – Sam Wordley – Royal Navy

Open/ Male Individual 3rd Place – Oz Ellis – RAF

Female Individual Winner – Rosie Wild – Army

Female Individual Runner Up – Grace Williams – Army

Female Individual 3rd Place – Lucy Davies – Army

Open/ Male Masters Individual Winner – Oz Ellis – RAF

Open/ Male Masters Individual Runner Up – Richard Allen – RAF

Open / Male Masters Individual 3rd Place – Chris Carre – RAF

Female Masters Individual Winner – Nerys Jones – Army

Female Masters Individual Runner Up – Kate Dunscombe – Army

Female Masters Individual 3rd Place – Cat Kemeny – Army

Open/ Male Team Winners – RAF – 08:30:10 – Adam Baker, Patrick Cutmore, Richard Summerbell, George Westall, Harry Brierley, Mark Daly, Thomas White, Joshua King.

Open / Male Team Runners Up – Navy – 09:29:48 – Sam Wordley, Ashley Scott, James Large, Kris Dawson, Daniel Earland, Toby Fyfe, Marc Mansell, Will Searight

Female Team Winners – Army – 04:30:40 – Rosie Wild, Grace Williams, Lucy Davies, Rebecca Collinson

Open/ Male Masters Team Winners – RAF – 04:13:48 – Oz Ellis, Richard Allen, Chris Carre, Wayne Lovejoy

Female Masters Team Winners – Army – 03:49:19 – Nerys Jones, Kate Dunscombe, Cat Kemeny

Full results Link