As for the 'sub 45 minute thread'...I think I'll be hanging around on this one for a bit longer, I pushed myself to the absolute limit last night and am really feeling it today (actually feel a bit ill). Think it will be a while before I am able to shave much more off that time.
Just home from that 10k race, and finished in 47.32.
Absolutely over the moon with it. Never thought I was capable of it right now, so delighted. I used different (probably a lot more experienced runners) for pacing the whole way through, and it helped a lot.
Being my first race it's also great to feel the buzz of the local running community, and this has definitely wet my appetite for more.