Mother set the run of the year
Before the run I started to talk about things that would be seen on the run – such as the new swamps that are being put in place by the council, which will breed mosquitoes, and the reinforced concrete sewerage viaduct – the first use of reinforced concrete in Australia which has lasted for 123 years to date, but Mongrel said, “Get on with it”.
Laundromat told me years ago that you could set a run by using an old run map and setting the run in the opposite direction.
Fetchit worked out that the run was the same as the run of 15 January 2019. I pointed out that the run was now in the opposite direction and that I had added another loop with views across the water and which meant that the run would be the right length and so would take 60 minutes to complete.
The run was 7.34 km long. Fetchit finished it in 57 minutes.
It was a pleasant warm evening. After recent rain there was still some smoke haze but it was a lot clearer than last week when the sun appeared only as a red ball in the sky.
The only criticism was that the runners were too spread out. That there were not enough on backs and the checks were easy to find.
Some runners and some of the walkers came back from wrong directions and so must have short-cut home.
There were about 32 at the bucket. The run report was given by Saint although she did the walk and not the run. Saint gave a Run Score of 9.5. The Mongrel told us about the council and the effort to put the swamp (and the mosquitoes) in place and added .08 to the score so that it was 9.58.
At the bucket were 2 Chinese visitors. One was given the name Dementia by the Larrikins. The other was a virgin and so was not named. Curtseying had his grandson Hugo at the run for the second time.
The Harold Park Hotel had a 2-4-1 night. The pub staff were very helpful. The food was good.