Graves Park in Sheffield hosted the twenty-first Youth's English Cross-Country Championships. The hilly course was three miles in length.
The start appeared to give some runners an advantage as the hill and the bend favoured one side of the draw particularly in the Youth's race as scarcely anyone on the far side of the course achieved a decent position. Northern champion Brooks Mileson (Sunderland Harriers) won a close race with Tony Simmons (Luton United). Simmons lost some time when a marshall said 'right' and he went sharp right instead of bearing right, Mileson exploited Simmons' hesitation to take the lead and held on to win by 4 seconds. Third place went to J Holden (Preston Harriers).