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Choose from 95 pictures in our Runner collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Lord Burghley engaged to Lady Mary Montagu-Douglas-Scott Featured Print

Lord Burghley engaged to Lady Mary Montagu-Douglas-Scott

David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter (1905 - 1981), Lord Burghley, athlete, sports official and Conservative party politician pictured at the time of his engagement to Lady Mary Montagu-Douglas-Scott (1904-1984). Burghley won a gold medal in the 400 metre hurdles at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. As an athlete, Burghley was a very keen practitioner who placed matchboxes on hurdles and practised knocking over the matchboxes with his lead foot without touching the hurdle. In 1927, his final year at Magdalene College, Cambridge, he amazed colleagues by sprinting around the Great Court at Trinity College in the time it took the college clock to toll 12 o'clock, inspiring the scene in the film Chariots of Fire (whose character Lord Andrew Lindsay is based upon Burghley) in which Harold Abrahams accomplishes the same feat. Lord Burghley did not allow his name to be used in the film because of the inaccurate historical depiction in the movie. There was never a race upon which Harold Abrahams beat Lord Burghley in this feat as the movie depicts. Burghley is also said to have set another unusual record by racing around the upper promenade deck of the Queen Mary in 57 seconds, dressed in everyday clothes. Burghley later served as president of the Amateur Athletic Association for 40 years, president of the International Amateur Athletic Federation for 30 years and as a member of the International Olympic Committee for 48 years. He was also chairman of the Organising Committee of the 1948 Summer Olympics. Date: 1928

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Pierce Egans Anecdotes: hopping race Clapham Featured Print

Pierce Egans Anecdotes: hopping race Clapham

Colour plate: The hopping match on Clapham Common: Jackson the runner exhibiting his agility from Pierce Egan's anecdotes of the turf, the chase, the ring and the stage, 1827. Egan was a popular journalist and sports writer. Date: 1827

© Mary Evans Picture Library/Harry Price

1827, Agility, Anecdotes, Chase, Clapham, Colour, Common, Egan, Egans, Exhibiting, Hopping, Jackson, Journalist, Match, Pierce, Plate, Popular, Ring, Runner, Sports, Stage, Turf, Writer

Messengers proclaim victory in the Russo-Japanese War Featured Print

Messengers proclaim victory in the Russo-Japanese War

Two post runners proclaiming good news to the populace as they race along the road bearing a proclamation, they heads adorned with both the National Flag of Japan (the Civil and state flag and ensign of the Empire of Japan) and the Rising Sun Flag (the Ensign of the Imperial Japanese Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force). Their joy is likely due to victory over Russia in (or during) the Russo-Japanese war of 1904-1905. Date: 1905

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection