Two years in a row now that the Victorian State Relay has been an urban park. I think this evolution tells us something about the future of the sport in Melbourne. Despite the venue, I enjoyed the event, partly because I managed to finish the course at a (slow) run. Injured back has progressed from sore to uncomfortable. The high proportion of track and lawn running helped. Feeling more optimistic about next weekend at Pittwater.
Three controls with minor errors, mostly due to rocks being shorter than the grass. I think the minimum mapping height for Melbourne Park maps is 30 cm.
Highlight was leg 15 where I found myself running through a barrage of plastic balls where another group was playing party games with a large herd of children.
Driving home I asked Julie if I could count this as one of my bush events for the year... it did have trees. Her answer was "No". So annual tally remains at 5.