Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 15. July 26, 1939
Rather bleak conditions again prevailed for the Harrier Club's run from the 'Varsity gymnasium on Saturday last. The course followed was practically the same as that for the Endeavour Cup race. The runners went along Upland Road and the via duct, then turned off up to the Tinakori hill. Thence a descent was made to Wadestown, and the road was followed back to Karori, the return being through Kelburn again. It was gratifying to see that Fenton and Henderson are now running in the fast pack. Bowyer and Collingwood were also out after a few weeks' absence and also joined the ranks of the fast men. A surprise performance was given by McCullough, who joined the fast pack during the run and ran in great style all the way.
Members were afterwards entertained at afternoon ten by Mr. and Mrs. R. T. McLean.
Provincial Championships at Silver-stream. Non-competitors will run from the 'Varsity gymnasium.
The teams for the Championships are as follows:—
A Team:—Scrymgeour, Newall, de la Mare, Burge, Henderson, O'Flynn.
B Team:—Morpeth, Farquar, Oliver, Fenton, S. J. Wilson, Bowyer.
Junior:—C. G. Wilson, Canter, Hillyer.
'Varsity should be able to do better in the Provincial Championships than was the case in the Dorne Cup race in June. This race, which is run at Silverstream, is over a distance of 6¼ miles, the same as that for the New Zealand University Championships at Auckland next month. This year the old B grade race has been abolished, but has been replaced by a handicap event. This is a new departure for Wellington harriers, but it is hoped that 'Varsity men like Henderson and others of the medium runners should profit by the new system. In addition a shorter junior race of three miles has been introduced, in which the under 19 class will be given a chance.
Of recent years the club has made a feature of its annual run to the Pencarrow Lighthouse from Eastbourne. The run ten days ago, held under perfect weather conditions, was notable for the number of runners who made the full distance. Unfortunately, having reached the lighthouse, there is no short-cut home and runners were faced with about five miles of hard going along the beach back to civilisation. The fast pack, who had a welcome visitor in the person of A. G. Bagnall, 1932 and 1935 Club Champion made good pace along the hill-tops, and after a brief spell, turned homewards along the beach. The pack showed an excellent uniform standard considering the varied nature of the country. It consisted of Newall, Ragnall, Palmer, de la Mare, Brewer, Burge, Scrymgeour. Some of the slow pack also went the full distance, and in company with the former, were pleased to see the houses of Eastbourne again. It was pleasing to see the good form displayed by all, for a run such as Saturday's is a severe test. It augurs well for a good display in the Wellington Provincial Champion ships to be held at Silverstream on July 29th.
Members are again reminded of train ing held at Weir House on Wednesday nights at 7.30 p.m. We have the services of an excellent trainer in Mr. G. C. Sherwood. Let us encourage him with a good attendance.