I've been a bit slack in posting here, but just a quick update. Over the last few years, I've run in a few events. Notable ones include:
Australian Rogaining Championships, July 2007. This was a 24 hour hiking/navigation event in the Australian Outback, some 80km east of Alice Springs. The scenery was stunning. I haven't got time to recount it all here, but you can see it in my blog at http://t-dubvk.blogspot.com/2007/07/navigating-red-centre.html .
Run For the Kids 2008. This is an annual charity run for the Royal Childrens Hospital. In 2008, I managed a time of 1:23.49 over 14.1km
Melbourne Marathon 2008. My first marathon attempt. I managed a time of 5:19, and had to walk the last 18km, due to injuries from a road incident 3 months earlier.
Run For the Kids 2010. Came back for more. Run For the Kids is a popular charity event, attracting 30,000 runners. The course is quite spectacular, taking in part of Melbourne's toll road system, with a tunnel and bridge crossing, followed by the redeveloped Docklands precinct. This year, the course was 14.38km long, and I finished in 1:24:54 in somewhat warm conditions.
I'll try and post more frequent updates! :)