Thanks Rod, I had been looking rather ambiously for a sub 35min time, I suppose it's also a bit of a how long is a piece of string question too as depending how sore it is I could be running before Christmas but I'm working on ruling myself out until first week of Jan to give it plenty of time. Cheered me up to think it's not completely out of reach.
Looking for some advice, I entered my first 5k for the 23rd Feb at Richmond, so far training has been a bit interrupted due to illness of my son and working commitments so not at the point I had hoped to be at training wise. Jump forward to today and I have trodden on a nail right through the ball of my foot and unable to currently weight bear. Obviously not going to be able to swim for a few weeks due to the lovely large hole! So any suggestions what I can do training wise to try and keep/increase my CV fitness and try and keep running muscle going, or do I just accept now that it's not going to happen?
Lady F-B your comment about the gloves made me go for this one as I quite often run with my dog who has to stay on her lead and I can't hold her lead with gloves on (don't ask its a pyschological thing) so will also keep my hands warm, and thin enough I can also do my archery in it.
Thanks everyone, shall look into the Helly Hansen and Ronhill ones and then use whatever birthday money I get at the weekend to invest one, not sure I'll last much longer in these temps in just a t shirt!