Media item

First(?) cross-country run in the Netherlands

Week number 22-13

Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented.


First a group of exhausted women run through the loose sand, then a larger group of men follow. The cross-country run is organised by HAV. Presentation of teh female group in sport clothing, behind the women are the spectators with hats 24". Start of the women, spectators look on 7". Women cross the top of the dune with difficulty 35". Start of the men from a sports complex (?), spectators around them 12". Men running in the dunes, boy scouts guard the track 32". Uphill, close up along the camera 18". Total shot of runners on the sand flat 15". Finish of the first runner, between rows of applauding spectators 11". Close up of the male winner, P. de Boer 9". Close up of ms. D. Van Gelder, the female winner 12". Close up of W. Geresse, winner of the veterans 13".

Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
14 October 1922


Original format:
Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid