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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z Vol. 3, No. 5.

Along all Varsity Supporters and Give the Team the Support it Desvrees — Harriers

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Along all Varsity Supporters and Give the Team the Support it [unclear: Desvrees]


The support of a large and enthusiastic band of runners is making this season an enjoyable one.

The novice race held on 27th April, was won by R. M. Daniell in the record time of 12 min. 25 sec., this boating the previous best time by half a minute for the 2½ mile course. The other placings were: O'Flynn, Rowbbrry, de la Mare. MacDowell, in filling [unclear: stuck] place, showed encouraging form.

The highlight of the club's activities so far has been the performance of an eight man team which finished fourth in the A grade of the Takahe=Akaroa centennial relay race. A feature of this 48½ miles race, so far as V.U.C. :was concerned, was the rivalry with the A grade team from C.U.C., which finished only 20 yards or so behind.

In a field of 42 first lap men, Nowall did well, considering the calibre, of his opponents, to finish eleventh. He passed the baton on to Scrymgeour, who in a sterling effort brought our position up to fifth. He was unfortunate to be wounded in a lightning encounter with a barbed wire fence which was unsuccessful in its effort to impede him. De la Mare ran well to maintain the position of fifth, which was held throughout the race. He also suffered an accident on the road, but grinned and here it to the end of his lap. Rowberry performed meritoricusly in the fourth lap, registering second fastest time for the lap. Collins maintained our good standard over a monotonous seven mile stretch to pass the baton to O'Flynn, who showed his fine form by registering third fastest time up a steep hill four and a half miles long. He established here a four minute lead on the C.U.C. man. Honderson held his place in a three mile run down the other side of the hill, followed by a flat and a ridge, and Davey Cairns capably handled the last and most difficult lap, consisting of 7.1/5 miles of hilly, rough road. He did well to lead in the Canterbury University crack runner D.H. Adamson, who set a record of 39 mins for the lap.

Some quick ones at the Metropole, before the bus left Akaroa to catch the Saturday night boat, were the limit of our local celebrations after "The biggest athletic event of its kind held in Australia or New Zealand.".

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