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  • Short Summary

    Men and women take part in the North of Thames Cross Country Championship in Shenfield.

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    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.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:40:00 / 01:27:32:00
    G 1163

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