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SMAD. An Organ of Student Opinion. 1936. Volume 7. Number 8.



The chief interest of the Harrier Club's Novice Race lies in the indications it affords of the ability of newcomers to the club. This was certainly evident in Saturday's event, although the actual winner was Alan Horsley, a runner who, in his three season's experience, has by sheer grit and training developed remarkably in both style and stamina. Assisted no doubt by his training over the recent weeks, Horsley had no trouble in maintaining the leading position over most of the 2½ miles. and finished with pienty in reserve. The second place was fought out early in the race between new men, Tuck and Reid, the latter gaining the advantage on the downhill stretch leading to Broadway from Seatoun Heights. Conditions were not the best for fast times from the heavy nature of the ground, while the strong wind tested the mettle of the new men over what is usually a critical period of the race-namely the uphill grind after the steep ascent to the heights has taxed the first enthusiasm. The same wind, however, helped considerably on the long homeward stretch by the beach. The final order was:—Horsley (15 min. 44 secs.), 1; Reid (16 min. 17 sec.), 2; Tuck (16 min. 40 sec.) 3; Miller, 5; Gretton, 5.