JC -- I'd also like to see a free bottle of water and a banana (not too ripe) at the end of every event/race... Perhaps we should lobby UKA to have it made a mantaory requirement I also like to get a medal... Beyond that I'm not fussed and most of the other stuff isn't worthwhile anyway.
My preferred method of calculating predicted race times is to use Peter Riegel's formula... I like it because of its simplicity and the fact that a time for any given distance can be predicted from the time of any other distance... See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Riegel for details... Interesting if nothing else... From a predicted finish time an average pace per km/mile can easily be calculated.