Women's race winner Cpl Helena Scofield (left) and fourth place finisher Cpl Chloe Tyler (right)
Women's race winner Corporal Helena Scofield (left) and fourth place finisher Corporal Chloe Tyler (right).
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RAF cross-country runners enjoy success at Sir Sefton Brancker trophy

Women's race winner Cpl Helena Scofield (left) and fourth place finisher Cpl Chloe Tyler (right)
Women's race winner Corporal Helena Scofield (left) and fourth place finisher Corporal Chloe Tyler (right).

The RAF took on the British Police and the Civil Service at the 92nd Sir Sefton Brancker trophy event at RAF Halton. 

Ninety runners braved the conditions which started off dry until rain provided a challenging race for both the men and women. 

RAF team manager Corporal Helena Schofield took victory in the women's 6k race with team captain Corporal Chloe Tyler finishing fourth at the finish line. 

70 men line up for the annual Sir Sefton Brancker Trophy at RAF Halton
Seventy men line up for the annual Sir Sefton Brancker Trophy at RAF Halton.

In the men's 10k race, 70 runners lined up to see the top three places go to Civil Service runners, with the winner being economic advisor at the Department of Transport, Jack Millar. 

For the RAF, Air Specialist 1 Max Hazell from RAF Benson finished fourth overall. 

The trophy is named in honour of Sir Sefton Brancker, a pioneer in military and civil aviation who died in an airship crash in 1930, 20 years after his first flight. The event has taken place in his honour since 1931.