Run 1:04:00  11.2 km (5:43 / km)
A fairly similar run to the two over the weekend - felt like it was a struggle most of the way, just picking up a bit at the end. Slight calf twinge on the climb out of the river into Kew but no further problems. Had a few unsettling thoughts (of the hopefully-implausible-outside-an-airport-thriller variety) of possible fates of people in possession of information that the incoming US government would rather people didn't know. First warm morning run of the year (26 at 7.30), although outside of Sydney and surrounds, this is a not-particularly-significant heatwave, notwithstanding what you may have seen in the media. (Special brickbats to the Daily
Fail Mail for claiming that it was going to be Australia's hottest December day in 44 years when it won't even be Australia's hottest December day in the last week).
Compliance rate in the dog-on-leash area at the back of Willsmere: 0 out of 6.
The Australian Sports Commission released a set of survey results from a survey on national sports participation. This had some interesting results at the national level, but once you drill down to individual sports (except for the largest) the sample size was clearly too small to give reliable results, because if you believe the raw numbers, Australia has 3,700 female rogainers and no male ones. (I couldn't find the actual sample size, but 3,700 would equate to about 4 people out of a sample of 20,000). The same survey found that 19,000 people had participated in orienteering (which sounds plausible, if perhaps a little on the high side), but nearly 90% of them were men (which definitely isn't plausible). Hopefully no-one gives us a hard time about gender balance on the basis of these figures.
My nomadic existence continues - back up to Canberra tonight for a couple of days (mostly for a talk on Thursday, although I'm also doing a briefing to DFAT on drought in Africa).