Completed it in 53:26 this morning. It all went rather well - the hill in the middle didn't really cause too many problems. Lovely atmosphere throughout, plenty of people along the route cheering us on, ringing a cowbell and handing out sweets. It all seemed to pass by much quicker than any previous 10k that I have done... I guess I wasn't looking at my watch quite as much. Plus I was concentrating on overtaking people most of the time!
Yes, it was rather wet - I am glad a brought a dry set of clothes as I was waiting 45 mins afterwards to meet up with my wife and daughter!