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Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014

From: Neil

Postcard from the Neon Run Melbourne

Took a weekend away from the Hill to go to the Neon Run in Melbourne, a 5km after dark around Albert Park.  It was more a cross of a dance party and a run, with a music and light stage at the start/finish area, and a run in the meantime.  Different start groups for runners, joggers, and walkers, and no timing.  There were extra music stations around the course, the weirdest of which was the "Silent Disco".  People singing and dancing but no sound!?  It took me a while in the dark to spot the bank of headphones.  And then it took me another while to realise that there was different music from different phones, but all the same rhythm.  A great evening out in a city full of great food.  Got a couple of rides in too – magic down there.