The seventy-fourth Youth's English National Cross-Country Championships took place at Harewood House in Leeds. This was the first time the 'National' had been held at Harewood and the race took place on grounds landscaped by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown in the 1770s. The race was 6km and consisted of two 3k laps. Saucony continued their support of the event.
On the first lap the leading group of four consisted of Sam Charlton (Wallsend Harriers), Matt Stonier (Invicta East Kent AC), Will Barnicote (Aldershot, Farnham & District AC) and Henry McLuckie (Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers). On the second lap Charlton mastered the incline to the top of the course and went on to win by 40 metres. Runner-up was Barnicoat with McLuckie third.
Charlton told Athletics Weekly: "It's amazing to win the National as it's such a prestigious event."