On Race day, it was the best three sleds in each Service to count towards the Team Event. The RN fielded three teams whilst the ARMY and RAF each had four teams. After four runs over two days the final results for the Army were as follows:
2nd – LSgt Lamin Deen/Sgt Steve Smith
6th – Pte Ivan Londal/Pte Ricky Wilde (Novices)
9th – Pte James Steel/Pte Daryl Smith (Novices)
11th – Cpl Nepton Dacres/Pte Devin D’Hotman (Novices)
For the first time in living memory the RAF won the Team Event. The Army were second and the RN/RM took home the wooden spoon for coming third.
In the female event, the Army was only able to field one female sled and it was driven by Sgt Sarah Smith (a novice driver). The RN only had one sled whilst the RAF had two. In the individual event the RN came first and in the team event, where two sleds were needed to count, the RAF took the top slot.
Considering that the majority of the Army team for the 2013 Inter Service Championships were novices, it was an impressive result. The male team had strength and depth which supported the experienced Deen and Smith. This was also the first Inter Services for Sgt Sarah Smith as a driver and she performed really well; so well in fact that she remained in Igls to take part in the British Championships where she produced an excellent days sliding.
The Army Bobsleigh is a young team to build upon for the future.