Sorry you missed your target Malcs butthat last 5K was a real killer.I found it far more crowded this year and as others have said my watch miles buzzed way before the mile markers. I knew in my heart the 3:30 wasn't realistic but went with the plan to use the pacers and hang on as long as possible. Felt good until 21 miles then they just began to get away from me. A blister on my little toe burst at 25 miles so the last mile was a painful hobble run but I finished in 3:32:20 a respectable 14th place VW55. Happy!
The crowds were really uplifting and kept me going when it got tough.