Dan well done, sounds like a great experience. Glad to hear you avoided all the problems.
DT - Good news, must have all been pretty alarming.
I had a good run at the 5.67 mile Blaydon race last Thursday. Finished in 32.36 which would translate into a 10k time I'd be very happy with. Slight caveat that the course is net downhill but a promising effort and 18 seconds faster than last year.
Muddy - Sounds like you are beginning to make some good progress. Do you have any plans to race soon?
The fast pack at my club have just started doing track sessions on a Tuesday so I went along last night with the view to doing it weekly. Session of 2K (6.53) followed by 6x400 (75s). Hoping a bit of track work can help squeeze out some improvement.
I was a DNF rather than DNS. Just man flu coupled with rather humid conditions. I actually managed 6 miles which is a stupid point to drop out. But I thought I was going to be sick so thought I'd better stop.