The twenty-second Women's National cross-country championships were held at Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. The two-lap course was 3 miles in length and was flat.
Miss Diane Leather (Birchfield Harriers) went into the lead immediately after the start and by the end of the first lap she had established a good lead over Ann Oliver, the Northern cross-country champion. Dilys Williams (Birchfield Harriers) was in third place. There was no change of positions in the final circuit and Miss Leather won in 19:16, 44 seconds clear of Oliver.