I had a different race strategy for this one – instead of starting slow and then gaining speed, passing lots of people as a motivator, I positioned myself from near the front of the line and went off fast, passing the “playground turn” (1km) at just under 4 minutes. I felt quite comfortable throughout the rest of the race, and was still able to pick off a few people – also didn’t get passed on the final straight which was encouraging. Finished 26th – highest placing so far. Also a new PB by 22 seconds. My 19 minute target is looking more attainable now. I’m not going to shout about the target too much though – SGB can do 16:29 and Roger T 17:01.