It was my second competition, I was hoping to do it in around an hour, and anticipating to be over the hour, as my previous 10k was fairly flat and I finished that in 57 mins. I was surprised to find that I too did my personal best ! - 56 mins, so I was very pleased with this.
As you say it was a beatiful but cold day. I did suffer in the days after the race, I could hardly walk.