Well nothing much to report.... 28min run (+ a couple of mins) and all went fine. Starting to think that something has "clicked" which of course makes me very happy. My pace was not fast and probably never will be, but my breathing was OK and my legs felt OK.
SO... if anyone just starting out is wondering if it gets easier... well yes it does... keep going!!! I can still recall my early weeks of gasping, aches and pains. I am not an athlete, i'm in my 50's, never done any running before and don't supplement my running with other exercise... so if I can do it, anyone can.