The sixty-ninth Junior Men's English National Cross-Country Championships took place at Donington Park in Leicester. This was the first time that the venue had been used for the 'National' and the first time the championships were held in Leicestershire since 1980. The race was 10km in length and consisted of two laps plus the start and finish straights. Local farmers made their land available for the race and one of radish fields had a section turned over to allow the runners to pass through.
Early race leader was Max Nicholls (Tonbridge AC), Nicholls battled with Gus Cockle (Aldershot, Farnham & District AC) before Ellis Cross (Aldershot, Farnham & District AC) took over and built a substantial lead. Cross went on to win by 29 seconds from Cockle with Chris Olley (Tonbridge AC) coming through for third.
Cross told Athletics Weekly: "I'm really pleased, I can't thank my coach enough [Mick Woods]."