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RAF Dominate At Inter-Services Cross Country Championships

They took all the individual titles and all but one of the team races...

The RAF has dominated the 2018 Inter-services Cross Country Championships, taking all the individual titles and all but one of the team races.

Difficult conditions for all the athletes didn't stop the runners, with the senior men and veterans taking on 10K and the women and under-23s taking on 6k around the Gibraltar Barracks course.

The RAF women looked especially strong from the off, led by Tamsyn Rutter, who was aiming for her first individual inter-services title.

She came home first, but the rest of the women's race was tight and it was the Army who came through to take the women's team victory, led by Rosie Wild and Rosanne Vickers.

That would be their only success as the RAF were dominant in the Master's, under-23 and senior men's races.

The veteran's title went to Cpl Keiran White, with Flight Sgt Paul Vernon second and Sgt Dan Lewis 3rd.

The under-23 race was the same, with Will Gardner the top finisher, leading in the RAF.

It was a strong entry in the senior race but again dominated by the RAF in their centenary year.

Mike Kallenberg led four RAF runners in the top five places. It was the top six who counted for team points and the RAF were at the top.

The UKAF selectors will now be choosing a joint military team to compete at the major British and International Championships at Woolerton Park in Nottingham next month.