Wicksteed Park, Kettering hosted the eighth Women's National Cross-Country Championships. The three-mile course consisted to two laps and was practically all on grass with only 50 yards of road. There was attendance of over 1,000 people.
Lillian Styles (London Olympiades AC) was installed as race favourite after four 'National' victories in the past six years.
London Olympiades were much fancied to regain team honours, for their side has been considerably strengthened by the inclusion of Lillian Styles. The London Olympiades representatives also include other internationals in the sisters Miss Ruth Christmas and Mrs. Esther Raven.
Conditions on the day were almost ideal and Mr. C. Mandeville started the runners on their journey.
Miss Styles was running against doctor's orders but this didn't prevent her from winning as she overcame her rivals to win by 50 yards in 21:26, an incredible fifth victory. A silver medal went to Nellie Bishop (Hallamshire Harriers) and a bronze medal went to Kathleen Cowgill (Skipton & District Harriers).
The race was a great triumph for the London Olympiades A.C. girls, who won the team championship with a total of 31 points - the second lowest since the contest started in 1927. Runners-up were Civil Service A.C. (62 points) and Skipton and District Harriers (70 points). The Olympiades team was Miss L. D. Styles, Mrs. Raven, who finished 4th, and Misses L. Smith and C. Plant, who were 13th and 14th respectively.