• Short Summary

    Gordon Pirie breaks world record again - and still not satisfied.

  • Description

    Paddington, London.

    LV. Massed crowds at Paddington recreation ground. SV. Gordon Pirie seated on ground in track suit adjusting running shoes, getting ready for one and a half mile race. LV. Crowds waiting for start of race. SCU. Starter firing pistol. It fires. SV. Line up and start of race with Gordon Pirie on the outside, left of picture, pan to back view. GV. Track with crowds in foreground watching runners. SV. Pirie now in lead running towards camera followed by Ralph Dunkley, No 2, running second and Ken Norris No 4, third - these two pass camera. LV. Pan, Gordon Pirie now completely in the lead running on his own, & SCU. Pan. SV. Pan, Dunkley followed closely by Norris and Thorpe, No 8. LV. Pan, Pirie running round track past crowds. SV. Crowd watching. SV. Pirie running round track past crowds and few kids running with him at side of track. Head on shot Pirie running towards down straight. He passes tape. LV. Crowds applauding. SV. Pirie unlimbering followed by mass of kids. General back view, mass of kids chasing Pirie. CU. Pirie. SV. Pirie being told of his time and being congratulated.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    533.10
    Media URN:
    30901
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/07/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:25:00 / 01:14:35:00
    Canister:
    55/54

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