Champion cross country runner demonstrates his technique.
H.W. Payne demonstrates his cross country running technique.
L/S of three men running across a roughly ploughed field. Mr Payne takes the lead. L/S of the men running down a country road then jumping over a large log. C/U of Mr Payne's lower body as he runs past - seen in slow motion. Intertitles advise the audience on correct cross country running techniques. M/S of Payne running across deeply furrowed field in slow motion. We are then shown how not to do it.
Gate vaulting is shown - three different runners are shown to demonstrate the differences in their landings. M/S of a gate, three runners cross the gate. L/S of the three approaching a gate and jumping over. Mr Payne's technique is shown in slow motion. "And don't let anything damp your enthusiasm" reads an intertitle before a shot of Mr Payne and his colleagues jumping into a river and running through it.
M/S of a runner being given some water then another shot of him running into the distance. This is Mr Hart from EP116 item called "The Runner".
Was item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 421.