The nineteenth Junior Women's National Cross-Country Championship took place at Wordsley near Stourbridge. A proper cross-country course was set out by Stourbridge & Wordsley Harriers starting with a couple of circuits of a small park, the trail then lay for well over half the full distance on a steep hill, so typical of the countryside in the Stourbridge area. The fields of the hillside were ploughed making the ascent and descent difficult going. The two-and-a-quarter miles course was heavy on the day of the race. In a warm and pleasant atmosphere, and watched by a fair-sized crowd, the competitors got away to a good start. J. Sephton (Tipton Harriers) was soon in the lead, followed by Pam Myatt (Smethwick Harriers) and Madeline Wooller (Spartan LAC). As the race progressed Madeline Wooller, the Southern Junior champion, went into the lead and was never headed despite losing the trail for over 100 yards. Wooller won in 18:32, 12 seconds ahead of Pam Myatt with Pam Turney (Coventry Godiva Harriers) third.