I have been trying to get to that elusive 30min/5km time since graduating. Sometimes I feel really good and push like hell at the end to get my time down and it still keeps slipping away from me. Why is it that when you start, the minutes go so slowly and when you are trying to get a better time they flash by?!
Top tip : to get a PB do as I did the other morning. I was having a pretty good, average run and was getting towards the end when I spotted a milk van. I have never seem one of them down that lane before in my life (lived there for 15yrs!). As I went past it, it started up and began to follow me down the lane which was very narrow. I had two choices, stand aside and let it pass or run like stink to get out of the way and not interrupt my finish. I took the second option and ran and as a result got a PB of 33 mins!! Still not the 30 - but, hey! thanks Ernie for providing the 'motivation' for getting me a bit nearer to that 30. I will get there one day.