The Intermediate Women's National Cross-Country took place at Keep Hill Wood, High Wycombe. The 3,500m course was described as tough with a gradual upward slope of plough at the end.
Shiree Hines (Thurrock Harriers) was quickest away from the field at the start and Hines opened up a lead of 25 metres with defending champion Mary Stewart (Birchfield Harriers) leading a single file pursuit. Stewart was followed by the Northern champion Moira O'Boyle (Victoria Park AAC), Jean Haigh (Longwood Harriers), Pamela Davis (Tipton Harriers), Lesley Kiernan (Havering AC) and Julie Horan (Rossendale AC). At the three-quarters of a mile point they entered the wooded section with Shiree Hines still leading but appearing to feel the strain and on the long climb to the finish Mary Stewart caught and passed Hines. Stewart, who was 16 the day before the race, won by 40 metres in 14:04 with Hines second and Haigh third.