Well it's over, phew. I was dreading it and it's done. I got worried about running in a crowd when it's usually a solitary activity for me, but I quickly discovered that most of the field were bunched up way ahead, and down where I was we were quite spaced out. I stayed nice and slow for the first 2k and let everyone whizz ahead of me, and then sped up a bit once I was confident I was going to finish.
I ran a time of 1 hour 3 minutes, which is 7 minutes faster than I've done 10k before. And when I crossed the finishing line my two year old was there with a big sign saying come on mummy.