Run ((street-O)) 47:15  * 8.56 km (5:31 / km) +100m 5:13 / km
Went out at Blind Creek not really sure whether my body was going to hold up. It was quickly apparent that finishing was the only real objective tonight - a sharp twinge in the Achilles on a steep slope in the first few hundred metres made me consider pulling out, but that was a bad as it got. Didn't go too badly as a salvage operation; it helped that I seemed to get the route right.
There were thunderstorms about beforehand (although no significant rain during the run itself). This is an area where we should know exactly how much rain affected the event - it's the only Melbourne park-street map which has an official observation site (Scoresby) on it.
After results were announced this morning, needless to say I was immediately looking for geographic patterns in them. As has been remarked on a fair bit, the areas that voted 'no' were largely areas with large Asian and/or Islamic populations. (That was certainly true in Melbourne - the two seats which voted no were Bruce (out Clayton/Noble Park way with a big Indian/Sri Lankan population) and Calwell (based on Broadmeadows and with a large Islamic population). More subtly, areas with a large percentage of their population under 15 tended to have high 'no' votes; perhaps the nonsense the No campaign were pumping out about Safe Schools had some bite with parents of young children?