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NOTES BY AMATEUR.

In all nrcbabiliiy Dunedin will be represented at the New Zealand Cross-country Championship, to be held in Christchurch on the 14th of next mouth, by H. Burk, H. C. Murray. P. Bennett, T. Cowie, A. Every, T. Webb, S. Peters, T. Gordon, and H. Reid. It is also expected that the Dunedin A-.A. Club and the University will nominate P. H. Buck, O'Kane, Davie, H. Burk, and V. S. Jacobs for the Australasian Championshios. On Saturday, October 10, the Otago High School sports take place on the Carisbrook ground. In addition to the usual school events there are- the following outside races:— ICOyds and Half-mile (Old Boys), 220 yds and Half-mile (D.A.A.C), 220 yds (Pirates and Carisbrook), One Mile and A-half (Dunedin Harriers)', 440 yds (UniverAt a meeting of the Otago Centre a few week 3 ago it was decided in connection with th,e New Zealand Cross-country Championihip that the secretary be instructed to write to the council of the New Zealand A.A.A. that the race be held over actual crosscountry. Will the responsible persons on the Otago Centre state if the rpcommer.dation was forwarded to the N.Z.A A.A. exactly as worded, and, if not, why was it not done so? The secratary of the English Amaveur Athletic Association has written to the council of the New Zealand Amateur Athletic Association that it is very doubtful whether a team can be raised to visit the colony. The matter is to be placed before the English «ommittee. iVU J. M. Strain has been elected to fall the vacancy on the Dunedin Harriers Committee, vied Mr Divers, resigned. The Dunedin Harriers run on Saturday last concluded th« season, with tho exception of. the championship, which is to be run on Saturday next at Forbury Park. There is a good entry for the big event, and a good go for promiei honours should be witnessed bstween Burk, Murray, Cowie, Ewing, Bonnin, and M'Curdy. A sealed handicap will be run at the same time. Friday, 16th October, is the date fired for the distribution of prizes by the Dunedin Harriers, and a sub-commitiee has been selected to make arrangements. The Half-mile lace at the Boys' High School sports is open to all harriers, and not as advertised, the Dunedin Harriers alone. The Georgetown (America) sprinter •Arthur Duffey' s burst of speed in the 100 yds -at tho Rangers' sports, Ayr, when he cut out the distance m 9 4-ssec, was accomplished on a grass track soaked with rain. What a wonder the little American gentleman must be ! ■The annual meeting of members of the Auckland. Amateur Athletic and. Cycle Club was by no means encouraging. I understand (wires my Auckland correspondent) that the Management Committee are determined to hold another carnival on the Domain in ifovember in the hope of bringing about a revival of public interest in this one time popular sport. Mat Roseingrave, the wellknown Irish athlete, left to-day for Sydney, where he will take charge of an hotel for his brother (W. J. Roseingrave). It was in June three years ago that Roseingrave landed in Auckland, having accepted an invitation from the local Amateur Athletic Club to run 6. W. Smith over the 120 yds hurdles at the club's carnival. The race was attended with quite a lot of interest, and several thousands turned out to witness the eoijj&st between the New Zealand , champion and his noted Irish rival. It was a great race up to about the sixth or seventh hurdle, the pair being at this point almost in hue, then Smith began to forge ahead, and the Irishman, coming to grief at the ninth fence, the Aucklander ran in himself in 15 3-558 C A second match \ya»3 arranged for 12 months later, but Roseingrave was not afforded an opportunity of putting himself against the Aucklander in tho three-stride game again, c.3 after training for some four or five months he broke the main tendon at the back of the Mt ankle while running over the sticks a few days before the meeting. This terminated his racing career, a* tho einews had to be cut, leaving the Irishman with a stiff ankle, which, however, does not inconvenience him in walking.

At * meeting of the Pioneer Amateur Bicycle and Athletic Club it was decided not to hold the customary athletic meeting end fireworks display on show night, owing to insufficient support given last year by the public. Arrangements were made for holding a bicycle road race, from Riccarton Io West Melton and back, on ' October 3. Messrs Menzies, Harper, and Green were appointed to select members to represent the club in the test race prior to the Croes- • xmntry Steeplechase ChampionEbip, to be h&ld on Labour Day. It was agreed to hold a two days' athletic and cycling meeting on November 19 and 21, and Messrs Menzies, Harper, and Green were appointed a sub-committee to draw up the programme. Lieut. J. L. Phillips won the 120 yds Hurdle race in the excellent time of 16 4-Sseo at the Army Athletio Meeting at Aldershot on August 8.

At the Celtic Athletio Meeting on Saturday, August 8. Con Leahy won the High ■fump with sft llin. Dpnis Hortran won the 16lb Shot Put with 46ft lm ; T. R. Nicholson 44ft. Nioholson's put baata the Scottish record of 43ft 3in, held by J. D. M'lntch. The Long Jump was won by Con Leahy ivilh a 22ft lOiin effort. T. R. Nicholson iron the Hammer Throw with 153 ft. Nioholfoii beat his own Scottish, record of 151 ft blfin. There was quite an international flavour .ibout the athletic meet of the Gla^ow Rangers at Ibrox Park on August 1. Ens;and was repreae.ntfd by E. EL Kengon, R. W. Wadsloy. G. W. White, and R A. Thomas : Ireland by J. J. Daly. J. "E. Finnesran. %sd Denis Horcan: America by Arthur Buffey and J. S. Weotrey. In last week's noies I gave the result of the 100 yds Invitation Rae-3, which Duffey won after a magnificent struggle in 9 4-ssec. Denis Horgan won the 161b Shot Put with 43ft 2iin, T. R. Nicholson being second half an inch less. R. L. Murray, of Scotland (rec 2in). sft lOin, tied in the High Jump with J. S. Wr-Mrey (rec. siu) sft lOin. Throwing tho 161b Hammer waa won by T. R Nicholson with 151 ft 6iin. E. H. Kenyon, off syd-", won the Quarter in 50sec. At Port Elizabeth, on August 13, Professor ■West and Instructor Hobbs concluded a olub-sw inging contest, in which they sought

to lower Australian Tom Burrows Capetown record of 40hr lOmin. Having succeeded in accomplishing this they gave up together. Burrows, who was present, at once challenged the pair to a contest.

The Five-mile Cross-country Championship of New South Walee, decided on Saturday, September 5, was won by last year's holder, S. W. York, of South Sydney, by 20yds in 30min Msec. York has now won this race three years in succession, and four times since its inauguration.

Cibot, of the Club Athletique Parisien, has gained the seventh Marathon road race disputed over the classic course, Acheres to Paris, via Saint Germain, Versailles, and Turesnes, on August 4, arriving at the Buffalo Velodrome. Out of 175 entries, 136 faced the starter, including all the stars bar Len Hurst, of London, who has been indisposed of late: Showing how the popularity of podestrianism is increasing in France, 79 runners completed tho course as against 46 last year. The final classification of the first 12 for the 40 kilometres (21 miles 1506 yards) was as fellows: — Cibot, time, 2hrs 34min 50sec, 1 ; Vianzoni. 2hrs 41min 2=ee, 2 ; Ssgers, 2hrs 41min 30sec, 3 ; Longevial. 2hrs 42niin 6sec, 4: Gaston Ducros, 2hrs 43min 28 4-ssec. 5 ; Orphee. 2hrs 45min 4se-c. 6 ; Rouchy, 2hrs 45min 25 2-ssec, 7 ; Charbonnel, 2hrs 46min lsec, 8 : Schunch. 2hrs 48min Bsec, 9; Eugene Velu, 2hrs 49min, 10; Chanteloup. 2hrs 50min lOsec, 11 ; Bacie, 2hrs 51min, 12.

PREVIOUS WINNERS. 1896.— Len Hurst, England, 2hr 31min

29 -i-Ssec. 1698. — Albert Champion, France, 2hr 30min

lOsoc. 1899. — A. Charbonnel, France, 2hr 33rnin l&sec. 3900.— Len Hurst, England. 2hr 26m In 47 2-ssec. 1901.— Len Hurst, England, 2hr 34rmn

52 2-ssec. 1902.— A. Charbonnel, France, 2hr 52min ssec. 1903.— Cibot, France, 2hr 34min 50=ec.

ENGLISH AMATEUR ATHLETIC TEAM.

A Christchurch telegram states that the secretary of the Arna-teur Athletic Association, England, has written to the council of the New Zealand Association that he is very doubtful whether a team can be raised to visit the colony. The matter is to be placed before the English committee.

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