• Short Summary

    Princess Margaret starts Windsor to Chiswick marathon - winner Bill McMinnis.

  • Description

    Windsor & Chiswick.

    SCU. Princess Margaret talking to Vancouver marathon legend Jim Peters. Standing next to Peters is Jack Holden. LV. The round tower, Windsor Castle SV. Pan with Princess Margaret accompanied by various officials as she walks across lawn to start the race. GV. Competitors lined up at the start. SV. Princess Margaret with starting gun which she fires. Pan to competitors as they start running the marathon. GV. Runners running through Windsor High Street. SCU. Numbers 4, 84, and 114 (the winner) in the lead, & SCU. GV. Polytechnic Stadium, Chiswick. SV. Pan with runners in the three mile race, Chataway laying fourth. CU. Crowds applauding. SCU. Pan with Chataway running behind No 7, he puts on a terrific burst of speed and passes rest of field in grand style. CU. Crowds applauding. SV. Towards, Chataway as he runs up to tape to win easily. CU. Chris Chataway and Ken Norris. SVT. Bill McMinnis entering the stadium running the last lap of the Marathon. SCU. Pan with McMinnis as he runs his lap around the track. SV. Towards, McMinnis as he comes towards finishing line. SV. Hugh Trophy for winner of marathon, Mr McMinnis. SV. Jim Peters congratulating McMinnis on his win.

    (Lav.) (Orig "A")

    Note: List of contestants (with short biography of each contestant) exists in paperwork.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:00:00 / 01:29:27:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    That's my late uncle Bill :)
    Although I may not be as fast as him I have taken up running marathons and now Ultra marathons. Before he past away he heard i was running and was happy that someone in the family had taken up the pastime.
    I never knew him as I live in South Africa, although we may have met when i was a toddler.

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