PPP - Ron Hill used to tell race organisers in advance what he wanted to win. I shall start negotiations with ES soon over my appearance fee for next year. I want a giant toblerone and a puppy please.
Doing track sessions properly without piking out has helped me. Also, started doing most of our longer runs on the flat so that we can pick up the pace and do them as progession runs rather than just plodding along. Its boring as it means Transpennine Trail or Middlewood Way type runs but it has definately helped.
SSP - surprised myself - didnt really know what time I was on for (I am rubbish at working out times and hard o figure out when you are not running even pace) until I went past the 9 mile marker and my watch said 57 something minutes - got a bit of a shock!
TST - why was the winning man grumpy? What did he do?