Day turrned out fine and with not much wind at all. Pity this course is so hilly for most of it.
Did a 2k warmup before starting and notice Tom was missing but sore Scott Westcott and Tim Rowe who were to battle for the win on the day. Scott came out a minute ahead.
I was ok through the 2k mark in 7:20 and then it all fell apart and I was through the 5k in about 20:40 I think. Basically stayed the same pace to the end to finish in 41:24. About a min and a half slower than last year. Holy crap. I might retire. 7th in the age group so not even a gong to take home.