The twelfth Women's National Cross-Country Championships took place at Luton Hoo Park, Luton over a three-mile course.
The defending champion, Miss L. D. Styles running in the colours of London Olympiades A.C. was endeavouring to secure her seventh success since the inaugural championships in 1927.
Birchfield Harriers, last year's emphatic winners, had a strong team and were attempting to retain their title.
Miss Evelyn Forster (Civil Service W.A.C.) went into the lead at the start of the race and at the halfway stage led by 70 yards over the gruelling 3 miles course. Forster went on to win by about a hundred yards from the Midland champion, Miss M. Armstrong (West Bromwich Harriers). Miss L. D. Styles (London Olympiades) was close up third. In the southern women's championship held a week earlier, Miss Styles won by thirty yards from Miss Forster. Miss Evelyn Forster, a Surrey girl who attributes her fitness to the fact that she walks three miles every morning to the station.
Birchfield Harriers retained team honours with a total of 28 points, Small Heath Harriers being second with 73 points and Bradford A.C. third with 83 points.