Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 3, No. 7
On September 14th harriers, and many old friends of the Club, gathered at the Paekakariki mansion of our worthy coach, Hr. Sherwood. The slow pack were led at a lively clip through the sandhills by Groen and Morton, but in the long run home along the beach R. Smith set a stiff pace. The fast pack was misnamed, its members being only too pleased to amble along after the strenuous race of the week before. An errant golfball brought to light hidden talent, as irresistable passing [unclear: reaches swept] up the beach. An invisible [unclear: fence] brought a groat O'Flynn sprint to a sudden stop.
Bennett Memorial Road Race. The club continued its strong support of interclub events by fielding two senior teams in this race, and a junior team in the Craig Cup race. In a field of sixty runners, our A team finished second to Scottish, with Scrymge our sixth, O'Connor ninth, Collins fifteenth and Daniell twentieth. Holmes, the next A team man, was twenty-seventh. Do la Mare ran very well for the B team, finishing seven-teenth, R. Smith being the next team-mate home in thirty-third place. The juniors performed creditably, with Morton eighteenth and Green twenty-fourth in a field of
Dam. A strong force of harriers invaded the O'Flynn household and set to work to build a dam—a thirsty job. The Daniell [unclear: squeoze-box] kept things moving harmoniously, until the party joined in one of the most enjoyable runs of the season—to catch the midnight train. Our arrival at the station was certainly staggering.
The Soason in Retrospect. The strong social spirit of the Club, fostered so well in past years, was probably the outstanding feature of the season, which has been equally remarkable in that both at Akaroa and here in Wellington a varsity club has shown itself as one of Now Zealand's loading clubs in the sport. The teams that we entered, in the throe major local races were second only to Scottish, who have been unbeaten in Wellington in many years. On one Saturday we fielded two teams in Dannevirke and two in the Shaw Baton race, all of which acquitted themselves well. We have been pleased to see young runners fight their way to prominence, and show themselves little inferior to the veterans. Among those are Scott, [unclear: Daniell], Holmes, R. Smith and Rowberry. It seems clear that our strength has come to stay.