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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 6, No. 7. June 9, 1943

Sherwood Cup

Sherwood Cup

Since the vast stretch of territory from the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli has been extended to include the lupin hills of Paekakariki, the Sherwood Cup course this year was laid through the gorse bushes of Tawa Flat, which even the toughest marines find most inhospitable. Thus, instead of the usual course from "Sherry's" the run took place from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Newall at Lindon.

A close finish resulted in Ian McDowell winning from Peter de la Mare and Gift. Rowberry, with Doug. Olson and Miles O'Connor close behind. For most of the race Doug. Olson was in the lead and probably wasted considerable effort finding the trail for the more experienced members, who held back until the last few hundred yards before passing him. The simple-minded Doug., though quite new to the sport, shows all the Swedes' aptitude for hareing at high speed round the country, but he is as yet no match in low cunning for the wily veterans. During the race he had the misfortune to [unclear: lose] a shoe.

The sealed handicap for the cup resulted in a tie between Doug, and Peter, with Ian next. Apparently the slow runners were not sufficiently compensated this year, but naturally handicapping for a new course is difficult.