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  • Short Summary

    A mammoth running relay race from London to Brighton.

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    London, Brighton, and various locations in Sussex.

    Title: "BRIGHTON RELAY RACE. 16 Teams of ten runners from the leading Harrier Clubs, put up magnificent struggle all along the London - Brighton Road".

    C/U of the clock face of Big Ben, the hands are at 11 o'clock. M/S of a tightly packed group of runners coming down a crowd lined street, people cheer them on enthusiastically.

    Intertitle: "Horley - half way".

    High angled shot of a crowd lined country lane, a man runs into frame and passes a baton to a fellow club member. We see two more sets of running partners swop batons on the same stretch of road. The runners are separated by a greater distance now.

    Intertitle: "Surrey A.C. won in 4 hrs. 50 mins. 0 1/5 secs.". (i.e. 4 hrs 50 mins. 45 secs.)

    Panning shot follows the winning runner coming over the finishing line, he is swallowed up by a crowd of well-wishers. M/S of an ornate clock tower in Brighton, looks like it might be on one of the piers. The time reads 10 minutes to 4 o'clock.

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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:
    01:49:41:00 / 01:50:42:00
    G 1049

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