Snow does not deter the cross country runners in France .
Item title reads: " Record entry in French cross country race - under wintry conditions over 2000 runners take part in contest at Vincennes. "
M/S of hundreds of runners as they set off across a snowy field. The race progresses and the runners pass in a line sloshing through mud and slush beside a snowy field. Some splash in huge puddles, right up to their knees. The winner faces camera.
Note: The pack look like ants as they rush off at the start . One man falls away from the pack of runners and steps right in a huge muddy puddle of cold icy water.