• Short Summary

    Professional running tournament - and some other disciplines - at Hackney Wick Stadium.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "BRITISH PROFESSIONAL RUNNING - Wonderful times recorded at Hackney Wick Stadium."

    Crowds at the Hackney Wick Stadium. Start of the 100 yards race. Four runners run towards the camera. Winner, Willie MacFarlane of Glasgow, breaks the tapes. Winner receives the trophy from a girl. Start of the half mile race. Several shots of the runners racing. Winner, Duffy (sp?) of Scotland, breaks the tapes. Caber tossing competition is won by George Clark. A man tossing caber - possibly Clark.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    787.22
    Media URN:
    9727
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1934
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:19:00 / 01:30:20:00
    Canister:
    34/42

Comments (4)

  1. jamied says

    "George Clark" IS the correct spelling.

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  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks for confirming.

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  3. jamied says

    "Willy MacFarland (sp?)" is likely to actually be Willie MacFarlane, a sprinter from Glasgow referred to in this piece.....

    www.glasgowhawks.com/news/2716

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  4. British Pathé says

    Makes sense - thanks.

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