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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 5, No. 8. October 6, 1942

Closing Time

Closing Time

With a run Which featured leapfrog along Upland Road, and the maximum amount of shady tactics in the relay races in the Botanical Garttens, the Harrier Club wound up its most irresponsible season so far. It was the tenth season in the club's history, arid looking back it seems to have been more or leas a continuous birthday party. There appears to be neither regret nor remorse about this Good Thing, which is as it should be.

After the run there was the usual end of season tea at the home of our president, Mr. G. F. Dixon, where the cups won during the season were presented. The Shorland Cup for the club championship went to Ian McDowall, the Endeavour Cup for an eight miles sealed handicap race to Steve Wilson, the Sherwood Cup for a three miles sealed handicap to Dave Hefford, and the Cairns Cup for the most improved runner to Peter Marchant. Also a book was presented to Sherry Sherwood, who has been as valued a friend to the club as ever this season. It was decided that, despite changes in method, Sherry was still the club's official trainer, arid he was seen shortly after comparing a few points with his star protege, Dave Hefford, who is believed to have maintained a strict training schedule throughout the season. This was possibly due to the martinet tactics Frank O'Flynn adopted from the first run onwards:

Nothing can be forecast for next season, but if we have done nothing else this year we have shown that close knit friendship within the club is a better guarantee for happy running than any number of wins and trophies. The camaraderie of the season has been something which none of us will readily forget, something which has been very precious at this stark time.