Birchfield Harriers on Saturday scored their sixth successive National cross-country championship win in a field of 347 runners, representing 37 clubs and ?? individuals, at Alderley Park, Cheshire.
They have now won the race on 24 occasions since 1880, including a tie with Essex Beagles in 1892. Whilst they won by only it 21 points from Salford Harriers, they were never in danger of defeat, for it was only in the last circuit that the Salford Club got within striking distance of their rivals. The winners were ably led by Sutherland, but although J. E. Webster, twice previous winner, was in front at three miles, he could finish no nearer than ninth.
J. T. Holden (Tipton), the Midland champion, was always with the leaders, and looked to have the race well in hand after passing the judges for the third time, but a mishap when crossing the brook in the last lap lost him much ground, and his ultimate position was eighth, just in front of Webster.