Army success at Inter Services Championships

Congratulations to all members of the Army Team for a convincing victory over the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy this weekend. The match, hosted by Southampton Orienteering Club, was held on Sunday 19 February 2023 in glorious sunshine at Long Beech, New Forest.

With the RN and RAF unfortunately unable to field sufficient female runners to make a team, the Army Women’s Team, racing on the Blue course, were assured victory in the team competition but nevertheless dominated, with four runners in the top six.

The Army Men’s Team, running Brown, had a combined time of 6hrs 11mins 15secs (6 runners), 1hr 24mins faster than second placed team, the RAF. Five Army runners featured in the top six.

In the individual competitions, Maj Kezia Jukes RE was women’s runner-up and Capt Paddy Jones AMS was the men’s winner.

Full results are on the Southampton Orienteering Club website. Following this match, the Combined Armed Forces team will be selected to compete against British University teams on 18-19 March 2023 in Edinburgh.