Run ((orienteering)) 30:00  *** 3.8 km (7:54 / km)
Back out to Eaglemont Flats on a Saturday morning, a somewhat familiar experience from last year which hopefully won't be quite as familiar this year. Soreness had improved somewhat overnight; still not quite right but runnable. A bit nicer in the terrain than I expected at this time of year - the grass here is the sort that doesn't seed - but still didn't feel a lot of fluency. Reacquainted myself with the spider web facial, something we'll probably see more of next weekend (if it happens). Starting to get a bit more painful at the 30-minute mark and pulled up there, perhaps 10-15 short of what I'd hoped for, but OK for a restart.
I wasn't quite sure whether masks were required running this time, but given that of the 20-odd runners and cyclists I saw on the way here the percentage wearing them was zero, I decided to follow their lead. Even if I've got this wrong (and if I have the authorities need to publicise it better, because it's a change from last year), the chances of running into any police off-track at Eaglemont Flats are pretty low - at any rate lower than they would have been along the Darebin Creek (currently the subject of a murder investigation).
There was a flyer on a sign at the Eaglemont car park offering a $5000 reward for a missing dog. Must have been a valuable dog (the flyer was from October but I don't know what the outcome might have been).