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The Spike or Victoria College Review, June 1906

Mile Walk Handicap

Mile Walk Handicap.

A. Tudhope, scr., 1; W. Crcxton, 80 yds., 2; J. M. Hogben, 45 yds., 3. Time, 8 min. 4 secs. Also started—R. Latham 50 yds., and E. Beaglehole 80 yds.

This was the best race of the day, being in the opinion of the judge (Mr. D. Leslie) the finest walk seen on the Basin Reserve for many years. Latham was quickly disqualified for lifting. Croxton at once proved himself a most promising walker. Halfway round the third lap Hogben challenged Croxton for the lead, immediately followed by Tudhope, Beaglehole close up. About 200 yards from home Croxton, who was then last, spurted strongly and appeared to be leaving the others standing when he accidentally tripped. Thinking he was disqualified he stopped till told by the judge to continue. He again spurted and passing Beaglehole and Hogben raced down the straight neck and neck with Tudhope who just managed to win on the tape. Both Hogben and Beaglehole were within a few yards.