Men and women take part in the North of Thames Cross Country Championship in Shenfield.
Item title reads - 27th North of Thames Cross Country Championship. 293 runners from 29 teams compete - Southend Harriers scored double success with first man home and winning team honours. Shenfield, Essex.
L/S as all the runners set off up the track, the camera follows them round. M/S as they run in single file up the field. M/S as they jump a ditch and carry on. L/S as the winner waves as he approaches the finish line, people wave and cheer him on. C/U of him after the race smiling and having his hand shaken by other competitors.
Intertitle - 'Now for the ladies who are enthusiastically taking up this sport.' L/S of the ladies at the starting line, they set off past the camera. M/S as they climb up a hill, M/S as they climb over a fence and jump over the stream. L/S as they run through a wood. M/S in slow motion as they jump over a ditch.
Intertitle - 'How soon will it be before we shall see a lady National Cross Country champion?' M/S of the ladies stood in a line, they have been splashed with mud and are laughing.