Run 1:00:00  10.4 km (5:46 / km)
Back in Canberra for the day - this time for a work thing which got called at fairly short notice (by which time it was too late for me to change my flights to stay on after the sprint).
Flew up last night and was staying in Forrest, so headed for the vicinity of Red Hill. This being my first run longer than 22 minutes for a while, I didn't go as far as a full frontal assault, instead doing the bulk of our old school cross-country course which ran along the back of the houses on Mugga Way, as far south as Hindmarsh Drive - a long climb if never a particularly steep one. Hard work on the uphill sections (and back was a bit iffy early, although it's not used to an uphill start), better after that but never especially smooth. A humid morning.
The workshop itself featured people from a wide range of (mostly) government agencies looking at climate risk. This was interesting, but perhaps more interesting is that everyone wanted to talk about Cape Town - clearly this has been a massive wake-up call as to what impacts climate extremes can have. It's a positive story in some ways, although a scary one in others, that a couple of decades of policy decisions (and good underlying science) in WA probably saved Perth, which has a lot of climatic similarities with Cape Town, from having its own Day Zero in 2010-11. (I've been suggesting that one of my colleagues, who led the work on the project which dealt with climate change in southwest WA, should be given the key to the city the next time she fronts up in Perth).