well, you got to 5 miles at the Abbey without it starting to hurt, so all you have to endure is 5 miles of pain from there in.
I noticed the sneyd 10m also has a 5 mile race this year. That would be a certain pb for me if I could get there!
I remember when I first joinded my club, there was some chat about a 10 miler and one of the guys told me that before the emergence of 10ks and fun running, 10m races were the big thing and that the mark of a good runner in club cirles was anyone that could go sub 60.
You can get a 'prize' added to the top trumps table now! I suspect if you pick your races wisely next year, that wont be the last prize you get.
Not sure on my plans for tonight. My sniffles have now gone to my ear/throat which led to a very uncomfortable sleep last night, coinciding with a teething toddler who has a cough. I had planned to spin again but might just rest as have a day off tomorrow and planning a good session of some sort then.