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  • Short Summary

    Athletics champion Violet Piercey trains and demonstrates her running technique.

  • Description

    Miss Violet Piercey the long-distance record holding runner is featured.

    Miss Piercey ran 26 1/2 miles non stop from London to Windsor in record time. Miss Piercey runs in a white jersey and black shorts. Three cyclists accompany her and she is followed by a car. M/S of Miss Piercey running - moving shot presumably from the car. We then see Miss Piercey in training - skipping at an athletics track. C/U of her feet as she skips. Interesting to note that her running shoes are nothing like the trainers of the 1990s. More like tap dancing shoes. Miss Piercey runs around an athletics track. We then see her run past the camera in slow motion. C/U of the sportswoman - she smiles at the camera.

    Was originally an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 306.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    868.23
    Media URN:
    36393
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1927
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:42:00 / 01:52:37:00
    Canister:
    EP 085

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