July 22nd, Wimbledon. Bert Mitchell starts the 21st Belgrave 20 miles Road Race, won 1 hr 45 mins 6 secs later by Belgravian Bill Weller.
Bert was a formidable road runner in his own right, setting Club Bests for the marathon in 1936 and '38. In 1948 he donated a shield to be awarded to the first Belgravian home in the Polytechnic Marathon which, from that year, was to be the Club's Championship. In 1972 Lionel Mann took the marathon honours and Bert is pictured making the presentation.