Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 10, No. 11. July 30, 1947
John Hunt, another very good harrier—he runs between third and fifth in the club—has one serious drawback, he is inclined to go in the wind with consequent painful stitch.
Alister Hall shows particular promise as a cross-country man. One thing in his favour is that he is very solid. With more experience he may very well be moulded into a top-liner.
John Goodwin, along with Hall and Eccles, runs for Training College. Hall's ability is reflected in his nineteenth placing at Dannevirke, but he tends to be inconsistent. This inconsistency may be traced to the fact that he runs on Thursdays for Training College—so do Goodwin and Eccles—and it is debatable whether the very short break between events is conducive to a high standard of performance.
Peter Whittle is paying the penalty for overtraining. He is a first-class harrier, but too much preparation has caused some inconsistency in performance. Chalk up John Holden as the most erratic runner. He was an emergency only for the Shaw Baton event, but finally ran in place of Goodwin. Then he was fourth man home in the Dorne Cup. To cap everything he was entered in the B grade team at Dannevirke and recorded faster time than Hall and Whittle.