Done! The second half of the run was a struggle and I did have a few doubts if I was going to finish the run or not. There was no way I was going to stop, even though I wanted to.
My average pace was 8 seconds slower per km than my last run, but I am not bothered about that.
I am going to go really slow in week 9 to make sure I complete the full 30 minutes. I know it will be very difficult, but I will do it.