Run 1:11:00  11.4 km (6:14 / km)
Wasn't flying out until the evening so took the opportunity to link up with Louise Oram and Thomas Nipen (over here visiting family) and their running group, mostly other Vancouver orienteers. Thomas's group is too fast for me these days so I joined the Louise group instead, for a session mostly on forest tracks through the Pacific Spirit Park out towards UBC.
This was a very nice run - good setting, good company, and the relevant parts of my body worked (with the Achilles only starting to play up a bit in the last 15 minutes). A nice day too, dry and maybe 6-7 degrees. Definitely felt good for having done this. Good lunch afterwards too (with the added bonus of 1st birthday celebrations for Tessa). A nice note to leave Vancouver on.
(The bus going back to the city was standing room only, at 4pm on a Saturday afternoon. I wonder if it's occurred to anyone in a relevant position of authority in Australia that if you provide frequent services - every 15 minutes for this route - people will use them? In general I was surprised how relatively little peak-hour traffic there was in downtown Vancouver, and can only assume that public transport gets heavily used).
Not really looking forward to plunging straight back into a heatwave, although Melbourne will miss the worst of this.