The tenth Women's National Cross-Country Championships were held at Grange Hill, Chigwell Row in Essex. The race was held over a heavy three miles course.
Miss Nellie Halstead (Radcliffe Harriers) known as the "Bury Flier" was the reigning champion and was hoping to defend her title against five times winner Miss Lillian Styles (London Olympiades AC).
An open race was expected in the team event with Small Heath Harriers, the Midlands team champions, only formed 4 years earlier hoping to make the podium.
Miss Halstead ran a well-judged race to beat Miss L. D. Styles who made the running over most of the course. About 400 yards from home Miss Halstead moved up and passing Miss Styles with a fine sprint, won in 22min. 12sec. Miss Styles was beaten by nearly a minute and was distressed at the finish. Miss Gwen Camfield (Mitcham) was third.