the snow hasn't arrived yet in the Queensland high country, so it was a bit warmer than expected today. Apparently tomorrow is going to be a different matter.
After a "hardish" parkrun yesterday, I decided to do an "easy" 4Klm Orienteering course which was being held in a beachside park as part of a Fitness Expo. -- and it was FREE!!! The park was 2 klm long so with 26 checkpoints to find, I guess I ran about 6K. It takes me a bit to figure out where all the checkpoints are and then to actually find them - so, as a run, it is quite easy with lots of short runs and stops to scratch my head!! Of course , there are also the keen athletic types who run it HARD and seem to have a magic knack to find these checkpoints while on the run -- but there are also VERY EASY and EASY courses for the children to do and a short 2K course, which my wife did by walking it - so there are people of all types doing the different courses at different starting times.
It turned out to be a nice Qld winter's day - the calm before the storm!!
I recommend people have a look at any local Orienteering in their neighborhood -- it's a lot of fun and is good for an "easy" or "hard" day