in 34 minutes 50 seconds, on the flat. I have to say the final km was a struggle, and I was very glad when I reached 5k and could stop. I suppose there's a certain tension until you've actually done it, a self-doubt as to whether or not you can do it, and how dreadfully slow is your time going to be? Maybe now I can just enjoy running, and gradually increase my pace and endurance. I'm considering joining a local club, as running alone is getting a bit boring. I'm sure it would be more fun running in a bunch, and enjoying some banter! Any observations on this from those who've gone before me?