The Song of the Ungirt Runners

If you’re looking for a really good underrated film, look up Clockwork Mice.

It seems impossible to get hold of, the limited copies seem to be extortionately priced.  But if it’s ever on TV, Netflix’s, or whatever other less than legal methods to watch it – if you really like your running films it is worth checking out.

It’s about a teacher (Ian Hart) who starts a job at a Special Needs school and reaches out to the children using his love of running.  It is both amusing, touching and makes you just want to go for a spontaneous run in the English countryside.

Here is a great scene that concludes the film (not spoiler), featuring the poetry of Charles Hamilton Sorley – The Song of the Ungirt Runners:

 

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