I decided to chase the 35 minute pacer today. Unfortunately, while it has been quite Autumnish this week, we got some northerly winds in the last couple of days bringing back a touch of summer back from the North. So it was around 23C at 7AM . I did my best and stayed on the pacer's tail - until we had to go over THE bridge at the 4klm mark. I was a bit stonkered by this time - and fell back from her by a couple of hundred metres -- yet surprisingly finished the last 100 metres very strongly ( a sprint- I always seem to be able to do that - must be holding something back!)
So a PB for me of not quite under 35 minutes -- 35:31. But it was only 3-4 weeks ago that I was running 40 minutes for the 5K.
Anyway -- enough of 5k for me now (except that I will still go to Parkrun every weekend and still use the distance as a training tool) - it's onwards toward 18Klm for me now. And although I have lost some weight - I still haven't gotten any younger ! Very disappointing!!