The first Intermediates Women's National Cross-Country Championship took place at Witton Park, Blackburn. Previously the Junior race and been run separately but from 1967 it was merged with the Senior Women's race. The age categories in the race were seniors, intermediates and juniors, this meant the age category below seniors was intermediates (under 17) were previously it had been juniors and the junior age category (under 15) was now below intermediate.
The Intermediates had to endure heavy rain throughout most of the race, this made the conditions very muddy in places. Phyllis Lowis (Bury & Radcliffe AC) went into an early lead wearing a very heavy jumper which took on water and the extra pounds of weight helped Ann Yeoman (Feltham AC) in her quest to catch Lowis. However, Lowis held on for the win edging Yeoman by 6 seconds.