RAF and Army Dominate OA Inter-Services Triathlon

Teams from the Army, Navy and RAF competed in the annual OA Inter-Services Triathlon, on Wednesday 26th July at Cotswold Water Park. The RAF won both the men and women’s individual races, while the Army dominated the team categories.

The event, sponsored by the Officers’ Association (OA), was organised this year by the RAF Triathlon Association. Competitors swam through 1.5 km of open water, cycled 41 km of tricky terrain and finished the course with a 10 km run. The rain added an extra challenge, making the road and track slippery.

Senior Aircraftman Luke Pollard completed the race in one hour, 54 minutes and 40 seconds, and Flight Lieutenant Lucy Nell finished in two hour, 11 minutes and 44 seconds.
Remarkably, this is the third time they have both won the OA Inter-Services Triathlon.

Luke said: “Winning for a third time is as exciting as the first. I always work hard towards the OA Inter-Services Triathlon. It’s a race that always carries a lot of prestige. I’m so pleased to take the title for another year. It was great too see so many competitors out there taking on the challenging course. I’m already looking forward to 2018’s race!”

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