Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 13, No. 13. June 29, 1950
The Club reported some time ago about two of its early season races, but we apologise for the non-printing of this material.
They were the Lowie Race, a club event held but a few hours after the closing of Capping Ball—a race won convincingly by Ron Milburn who is a new runner to the club, but one who shows a great deal of promise. We regret to say that his poor showing—only sixth place—in the Sherwood Cup was rather due in fact to the bad influence of the Chemistry Department and their ways. Bob Hunt came in first in the Sherwood with Mike Truebridge second and Warnock third. There was no doubt at all that Bob did extremely well to win from K. Turnbull, the Massey champion. But even Bob's lead was not sufficient to save the four man team's race from Massey—a race which was run off simultaneously with the Sherwood. Massey held into second, third and fourth places, giving them a lead of 1min. 17sec.
The club has recently elected a new secretary, Alan McDiarmid, owing to the retirement of Toby Blundell, who is going overseas: and there are two new committee men also—Tony Latham and Mike Truebridge. We are extremely pleased to report that training has been under way for the events which face us.
(The Masterton road race was run off on June 10 this year, but the club has not let us know what happened. This is printed as a reminder.)
The baton change in last year's Wellington Masterton road race: no information yet about this year's.