• Short Summary

    Athletics attend a summer school at Loughborough and are seen in action.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Teaching the Teachers - With commentary by Capt. FAM Webster, the well-known Athletic Authority and Writer."

    Loughborough, Leicestershire.

    Various shots of the first Summer School for Athletes at Loughborough.

    German athletes Rudd and Hampson show how starting off in a race should be done then watch novices perform what they have just taught. Slow motion shots show one man starting off before the pistol.

    Baton passing is demonstrated by Tom Hampson and Beville Rudd. Some shots in slow motion. Bare chested South African hurdler Viljoen does some bending exercises on the ground - he is very supple. He shows others how to do them. Shots of Viljoen jumping hurdles in normal time and slow motion. Policeman hurdler Joe Simpson jumps hurdles.

    English junior long jump champion Breach is seen taking the long jump. An instructor shows students an exercise for the Eastern cut-off (a way of landing on one foot). Jack Mole takes the high jump. The instructor lies under the high jump bar to watch the centre of gravity of Brewster and Gold as they take the jump. Gerry Moll takes the high jump. He is the English Public Schools record holder.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:27:00 / 01:44:37:00
    PSP 859

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