Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 10. June 14, 1939
There was a good muster of the remaining members of the club for their run from the 'Varsity gymnasium, twenty-one members running in two packs. A course of six miles was followed along Kelburn Parade, down Devon Street and up Ohiro Road to Brooklyn. The runners then took to the hills and struck down a gully, encountering much muddy ground en route. A return to the starting point was made via Happy Valley Road.
In the fast pack Powell ran well throughout, and in the run-in he was first man home, closely followed by Henderson. The slow pack, with McLean as leader, kept a good pace, all the runners performing quite creditably.
Varsity sent two teams of four men each to Dannevirke on Saturday to compete in a 61 mile race there. The course covered was of 2 laps, with a lot of road in parts, but some good open country for the rest of the distance. Of the seven clubs represented In the A and B grades. Varsity was placed fourth in the A and fifth in the B grade. The best performance in the A grade was given by Scrymgeour, who finished fourth. Newall also ran well to fill thirteenth place, with O'Flynn and Burge in the twenties.
In the B grade field of about 60 starters. de la Mare ran well all the way, finishing in the first ten. Palmer started well but fell back In the second lap. Brewer was second man home in the team, being in the early twenties.
Another Harriers Novelty.
Harriers are on the top for novelty again. Last-Saturday two of the slow pack elected to leave the rest of the pack and have afternoon tea at a house by the wayside. No doubt considerably refreshed by this they eventually made their own sweet way home again. We hope they enjoyed their afternoon ten, but while not meaning to be offensive, would like to cast an official frown on this sort of thing. It is the second time this year that harriers have wandered off in pursuit of their own pleasures, regardless of the fact that they are supposed to be running In a pack. The lot of the pack leader is difficult enough, without having it made more so by upsetting the pack with such foolish antics.