The seventeenth Women's National Cross-Country Championship took place at Grange Farm, Alder Forest, Worsley, Manchester. The race was held over a three-mile course.
20-year-old Miss Enid M. Johnson (Airedale Harriers) holder of the Northern championships and Miss Ruby Wright (St. Gregorys' AC) the Midland champion were expected to be the main protagonists in the battle for the individual title and Birchfield Harriers were expected to retain their team title.
On race day three inches of snow, a blinding snowstorm and a heavy course meant that 10 competitors retired, one of them being last year's champion Ivy Kibbler (Birchfield Harriers) who collapsed after two miles.
Miss Enid M. Johnson led all the way and came home in 19:25. Ruby Wright (St. Gregory's), was the runner-up. She made a great bid for victory but could not match the speed of the Johnson in the closing stages. Third place went to E Garritt (Ilford AC). After the race Miss Johnson who was employed in the post office savings department in Harrogate, told The Yorkshire Post - "The snow made it a real blinder, the going was pretty tough and muddy, but it was a good race and I wanted to be in the first six to be selected for the English team which opposes Belgium in Kent on March 26."