Competitors in the fifth Women's A.A.A. national junior cross-country championship, which was run at G.E.C. Sports Ground, Witton, Birmingham, wore black armlets or sashes and a silence was observed before the start of the race as a mark of respect for the late King. The race was held over a 2¼ mile course.
Mrs. Cornell, the secretary of the Women's A.A.A., sent the runners away, at the end of the first lap M. Read (Sutton Women's AC), led from H. Adkins (G.E.C. Magnet Harriers) but the last named broke away within sight of the finish to win by five yards. Third place went to H. Beeson (Small Heath Harriers) the Midland junior champion.