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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 6, No. 11 August 11, 1943



To return the hospitality so often extended to us by other harrier clubs, Varsity invited the Hutt Valley and Combined Church Clubs to run with us from V.U.C. A large number of runners in assorted singlets left the gymnasium on the long climb up to Tinakori Hill. In spite of delays caused by dental nurses, all the fast pack managed to reach the top of Orangi-Kaupapa Roard just in time to see the slim forms of a rival pack ahead. At last we had encountered the women's harrier club! The running became very spirited until we caught them up, and Dickie was even provoked to pass some remark about the fox running third. Our curiosity satisfied, and with minds set on higher thoughts (unfortunate expression) we were soon on our way again and after a short detour through Karori returned to the gym. Thirsts and hungers were satisfied by a plain but no doubt wholesome afternoon tea, followed by a few words of welcome by the club captain.

In almost two weeks' time the annual inter-varsity harrier tournament for the Dixon Trophy will be held in Wellington. Teams representing the four colleges will compete over the 6½ mile course at Silverstream. Victoria has reasonable hopes of winning the Shield, which Otago so narrowly beat us for in 1941. We will have a strong team, with talent such as Rowberry, McDowell, de la Mare, Daniell and others, certainly possess. After the race the visitors will be entertained at a dinner, which, since no hotels are willing to provide it, will be catered for by the cafeteria. A dance to follow the dinner is at present being arranged.