In samir's defence I feel his pain. I once started a race like him. The Rota 10 km in pain, thankfully it was only 10km! I remember I went out at what I thought was a comfortable speed but ended up doing the looking behind me thing. Too embarrassed to slow down i kept running behind the moped until I was caught between 2-3km and finished red faced in about 15th place and 35 min. Afterwards I was congratulated for my tenacity and their shock as they knew the normal winners were 31 min men so shocked to see me go off so fast. Maybe I lacked beliefe.