The results of the Inter Service Bobsleigh Championships which concluded on Fri 13 Mar 15 in La Plagne.
For the first time in a number of years the Army Male Team took the Team Trophy beating the RAF by over 3 seconds over 4 runs. The RN brought up the rear and were awarded the wooden spoon. The Team Trophy is regarded as the main event.
The Army Team were as follows:
- LSgt Lamin Deen/LCpl James Steele
- Pte Jonathon Brown/LCpl Darren Little
- Cpl Dan Hawker/Pte Ricky Wilde
- Kgn Matt Lucas/Pte Daryn Smith
LSgt Deen/LCpl Steele were the Individual Champions
LCpl Steel was awarded the Fastest Brakeman Trophy
Sgt “Smudge” Smith from 3 PARA was awarded the Presidents Trophy for all the work he has done in building up the 3 PARA bobsleigh team with their physical training and the brakeman coaching; there were 2 drivers and 4 brakeman from 3 PARA in the Army Team.
Mr Sean Olsson (late PARA) and Mr Steve McFall (late RAF) were the bobsleigh coaches for the 2 weeks and they did a fantastic job of coaching the drivers as La Plagne is a very technical and challenging track.
Great news that LSgt Lamin Deen also placed 5th in the World Championships in Winterberg in the Four Man Bobsleigh in early March.