Park Run (Lakeview) 42:53  5.0 km (8:35 / km)
Again lovely conditions and feeling a bit more comfortable, I arrived a little later and so with checking in and loo stop I started well socially distanced from the back of the pack - no matter.
1-2 7:59 (17:55))
T-3 4:28 (26:09)
3-4 9:07 (35:16)
4-5 7:36 (42:53)
Still very unsettled by John's medical episode I was almost just going to walk it and felt content with that decision. Being under 10, just, for first km was a surprise in that scheme and with the way i was feeling, as it is the steepest part for the longest stretch in the course. Then, the (not) halfway point at well under 22 also was a surprise. However it all fell apart when I came upon a runner who had fallen just before the 4km mark. He was down the hill ie off the track a bit wrapped around a tree. I did a bit of a freak for a second, noted that a young guy was with him, a woman was there with a mobile and was ringing someone and the guy was conscious and talking. So I figured i knew where the tail walkers were and it was closer for me to continue on and raise the alarm, if necessary. The course photographer was just after the 4km mark but he didn't have a phone. I didn't have anyone around me who was faster than me so I had to keep on.
Got to finish, alerted RD and gave details to her. She hadn't been informed, so I must have been very close to seeing it happen. Still tail runners hadn't got to him but they sped up after the phone call. Feeling I'd done all i could, but gave details to RD, I came home.
Comparison with last week's times show great improvement, which is very surprising, and the only section where I went slower was the 3-4 with the encounter.