Title Details

To Run

A look at the art and rigours of Nordic or cross country skiing, including training, preparations and competition in an actual race.
Series : Outlook | Year : 1971 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes | Producer : Gil Brealey
Director : Stanley Dalby |
Cross-country skier along track POV skier's legs. WS screen divided into four segments with race scenes in each. CU of skier Ross Martin's face and WS of start of Paddy Pallin Classic race in falling snow. Track following skiers in snow storm conditions. Split screen with Martin's face on left and skiing in race on the right with voice over of him talking about Nordic skiing.
Access No. 136775 | 1 min 14 secs | 1970s | Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | Colour |
WS of cross-skier Ross Martin almost completely obscured in blizzard during the Paddy Pallin Classic race and track following him skiing downhill then uphill along track past snow gums and other eucalypts. Split screen with CU Martin eating on left and more footage of him cross-country skiing on the right.
Access No. 136788 | 1 min 20 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS of cross-country skier Ross Martin in training running across mountains in summer. Zoom out of him running past fisherman seated at campfire drinking from thermos. Split screen of Martin cross-country skiing in blizzard on left side of screen and Martin running on right. Voice over of Martin talking about his training. CU to his feet running on right side of screen.
Access No. 136789 | 46 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS of cross-country skier Ross Martin running across scattered trees with other competitors in running race. Runners pass close to camera over foot bridge. Split screen with Martin cross-country skiing on left hand side and setting up wooden plank to do sit-ups on on the right side of screen. Split screen of Martin doing sit-ups intercut with VS of him skiing.
Access No. 136790 | 1 min 1 sec | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tracks of cross-country skier Ross Martin skiing through gum trees, turning and joining coach who advises him on turning techniques with footage of him demonstrating. Split screen with Martin skiing in middle flanked by footage of Martin in discussion with coach either side. Track of Martin cross-country skiing uphill in misty conditions.
Access No. 136791 | 54 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GS cross-country skier Ross Martin fitting ski boot to ski and split screen with him doing fitting on left and CU drilling ski on right hand side. Split images with Martin examining skis on left then using flame during waxing and taking external temperature in snow with ski loge in background on right. MS Martin opening kit bag containing various kinds of wax on snow and tilt to him waxing back of ski.
Access No. 136792 | 44 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS of cross-country skier Ross Martin overtaking fellow cross-country skier during Paddy Pallin Classic race. VS of Martin while he competes skiing. Track of Martin skiing on long downhill run and tripping over on flat. Split screen of Martin warming toes near open fire on left side of screen and recovering from fall during race on right. Slow-motion Martin getting up after fall and winning race in front of onlookers.
Access No. 136793 | 2 mins 1 sec | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS of cross-country skier Ross Martin crossing finish line of Paddy Pallin Classic race to win and collapsing on his trainer's shoulders. VS on screen of various times during win with split shots of second place getter, shaking hands with Martin, Martin celebrating, Martin in running training by sea and skiing with voice-over about his feelings during racing and winning.
Access No. 136794 | 1 min 8 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |