• Short Summary

    Jack Holden wins the cross country championship in Warwickshire.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Cross Country Championship".

    Brief L/S of flock of flamingos racing across field in Miami, Florida, USA.

    Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.

    Various shots, from start to finish, of the English cross country championship. There are 400 runners competing over a 10 mile course. The winner is Jack Holden, with no. 341 vest.

    Serious race is intercut with comedy sequence about "Flat foot Freddie", a competitor whose race is beset by mishaps. Freddie gets stuck in a gate, loses his boot, loses his way at signpost and stops for a drink in the Windmill Inn pub. Eventually, we see him hitching ride on bumper of passing car.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1376.19
    Media URN:
    45047
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/03/1946
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:56:00 / 01:32:12:00
    Canister:
    46/21

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