Finished 5th male, 6th overall. Got beaten by the same girl that has beaten me in several other shorter events (she must be getting sick of me "pacing" her by now!). Time 29:49. I was quite happy with this performance given that I still had a little bit of sinus trouble and the temperature during the race was 31-33C. The event was well organised - almost too well organised for the size of the field, ie. marshalls at almost any slight deviation in the course.
Ran the hardest I've run for quite some time. First lap was 14:20 and second was 15:27 but my average HR was 175 in the first lap and 187(!!!) in the second, so I think the heat might have been getting to me in the latter half. I definitely felt overheated by the end, and needed some ice on the noggin to cool down, but recovered fine. Feeling a little sore but not too bad today. May run home as a recovery run.
The pace for this race was a little slower than my PB from last year's Glenelg Classic 10km, so I still have a bit of work to do if I want to get that PB under 36 min (plus pray for a cooler morning for the race).
Re: Red shoes. If I had enough money, I would love to get a pair of these asics flats.