• Short Summary

    Long distance relay race from London to Brighton - won by Birchfield Harriers.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "London - Brighton. 'From Big Ben Down to the Sea'. Birchfield Harriers win the 'epic' of all relay races 22 other crack teams from all over Britain, competed. Sergt R R Sutherland (Birchfield Harriers) was first man home."

    London.

    Start of long distance relay race. Various shots of runners handing over the baton at various points on the run. People are gathered to watch the swap over. Travel shots of one runner out on his own - he is followed by men on bicycles. More baton handing takes place outside a pub.

    Closer shots of the last representative of the Birchfield team on his arrival in Brighton, East Sussex. Sergeant Sutherland is lifted shoulder high and given a cheer.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    767.17
    Media URN:
    8188
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:40:00 / 01:48:34:00
    Canister:
    31/30

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