The playing fields of Hagley Park School in Rugeley, Staffordshire were hosts to the Intermediate Women's National Cross-Country Championships. Local club Cannock Chase AC helped facilitate the event that had attracted over 2500 entries of which 404 were for the intermediate women's race. The two-lap course included four steep hills and two streams. The event was sponsored by ICL.
Amanda Alford (Stevenage & North Herts AC) was first to show followed by Linda King (Basingstoke AC), King took the lead with half a mile to go and went on to win by 8 seconds in 16:35. Marion Witts (Essex Ladies AC) was runner up with Susan Walker (Sale Harriers) third.