Paul, I think you'd be pushing it a bit, I've knocked nearly six minutes of my first Great South run time but it took three years and a lot of effort, join a club and get some support and coaching, it makes a difference.
Yeah, you didn't see Portsmouth and Southsea at it's best and perhaps the GSR is getting a bit big, and people who don't intend to try too hard should be a bit more thoughtfull, I was running for a local charity but I was also trying for a PB.
What a difference from the last two years, I ran a PB based on the thought that I had warm dry clothes at the finish. Luckily I was in the orange wave and managed to get near the front so I didn't get caught up with the "walkers". It is a great run though. I think it could be better if the waves were organised by estimated times. Another bonus, the trains were running this year too.