Foot felt a bit better this morning so I thought it was worth seeing what it was like to run on, using the park/street "training" at Kerrimuir as my venue. The answer was that it was not too bad on the flat and gentle downhills, but was still too painful to run on on most uphills (except ones steep enough to be on the balls of one's feet). There were a few more of these than I anticipated because this particular incarnation of the Kerrimuir map goes north of the freeway as well as south. Good to get a first run on the board but still a reminder that there's a bit to go to return to normality (and certainly I'll be seeking out flat ground for my next couple of outings).
There was a big tree down near the start, which people whom I presume to be locals were taking to with chainsaws with some enthusiasm. I guess somebody's going to have lots of firewood. (There was plenty of other evidence of storm damage in my post-event excursion, doing a tour of Yarra flood sites within the allowed radius - which included seeing a torrent at Banksia Park (on the south side of the ridge) where the river had just reached the level of going over a bank and was rapidly filling a billabong a couple of metres below the main river level.
Once upon a time, there was a Northcote and District Poultry, Pigeon and Canary Improvement Society
. (Wonder if it lasted long enough for Bill Lawry to be involved in it?).