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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 6, No. 9 July 14, 1943

Scots Wha Hae!

Scots Wha Hae!

Twenty-one runners, the largest of all the eight teams entered, represented Varsity at the first inter-club race of the season. Unfortunately in the teams race the best we could manage was a very poor second to our old rivals, Scottish Harriers. Doug. Olson was first home for V.U.C., being placed sixth. Considering the fast pace set by the leaders Doug. did remarkably well. Others well placed were Rowberry (13th), de la Mare (14th), Collins (19th), Daniell (20th), and Hunt (23rd). Bernie Swedlund wishes it to be recorded that he was not last. He is rather vague as to just where he did come.

The next run was long and fast. Starting from Thorndon, we climbed up to Wadestown, slithered down to Kaiwarra, climbed up to Wadestown, slithered down to Khandallah and then ran like——er Scottish Harriers down Onslow Road and home along the Hurt Road.

Last Saturday the prospect of further inter-club races and the N.Z.U. cross-country race in August was enough to make the club captain lead his pack away from the Petone Rowing Club building at little less than a gallop. Up in the Korokoro hills the pace slackened up a little except some spirited running when a farmer with several useful-looking dogs objected to our ill-treatment of his fences.