11mph is 5.3 minute mile pace. I agree with others that that seems unlikely. Treadmills can have calibration issues.
I'm also a hiker by background and have found that it doesn't cross over well to running. Road shoes are typically light and fairly smooth. The soles don't bear up well when hiking. Trail shoes can. Inov-8 shoes work for me for both running and hiking, but the only way you'll know if the work for you is through trial and error.
You may want to look at the LDWA for off road events where both runners and hikers are welcome. And, if you ever get into the ultra world, you will find you have cross-transferable skills.
In contrast to Ben, sweet things don't work well for me. Maybe this is because I don't have a sweet tooth in real life? Veggie, so pork pies don't appeal, but I mainly run on cheese sandwiches. At my last race I took onion bhajis - I guess the veggie equivalent of the above - which worked well.
I repeat, though, if you're unhappy with the food choices then that's useful feedback for the RD. It may be there's a very good logistical reason for the food choices; it may be that he's providing what he thinks his customers want. Yours is a reasonable question - it may as well go to the person who can answer it.