The Junior Women's National Cross-Country Championships took place at Ashton Court Estate, Bristol. The Estate is a country park and mansion with 850 acres of woodland and grassland. View From sponsored the race for the fifth year running. The course was 5km and was mostly flat but contained some uphill and downhill sections.
Jane Potter (Charnwood AC) got a good start and was in the leading pack with Emma Ward (City of Stoke-on-Trent AC), Kate Reed (Bristol AC) and Faye Fullerton (Havering AC). Potter, Ward and Reed gradually eased away from Fullerton, then Reed dropped back as Ward and Jane Potter made it a 'two horse' race. A hail-storm blizzard didn't deter the leaders as they battled for supremacy. On the long run to the finish Potter edged ahead to win by 4 seconds in 17:47. Reed was third and Fullerton fourth. Jane emulated her twin sister Juliet's victory from 2011 Emma Ward runner-up for a third successive year. Jane Potter told Athletics Weekly: "I cannot believe I have won it, I have had such a bad time this winter I never dreamt I could win today."