Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 9, No. 10. August, 7, 1946
We have competed in five interclub races this season, and are now well established as the third strongest club in Wellington, with an opportunity of improving that position.
Our first trial in open company was in Wellington-Masterton relay, and we were a little disappointed in filling eighth place. This was partly due to a late start this season and the very gruelling nature of the contest. However, we enjoyed the part of the journey made by bus. and are all firm advocates of the Wairarapa Tunnel Scheme.
We next competed in the Anderson Rally Shield contest at Dannevirke. in an effort to retain the shield (which we have held since it was last competed for in 1940). but were beaten into third place. On the same day the Shaw Baton Relay Race was held at Miramar. but with two teams at Dannevirke we could only make a token effort locally.
In the Dorne Cup the green singlets began to show up rather better, and we finished a comfortable third, with Scottish only a few points ahead of us. Even the local press were surprised Varsity could field a strong team, and five of our club members were chosen to train for the Provincial team.
For the Vosseler Shield we had a few of our better men absent, but still managed to run third in the teams event. Hawke ran a particularly fine race to finish fourth, with Eccles close behind, seventh.