There's good news and bad news.
First the bad news - I didn't get a PB - actually I ran about 15 seconds slower (36:56) than last year's event (36:41). The course was new but was also potentially faster, although there was a reasonable headwind for 3 km in the second half of the race. The temperature was warmish but not so hot as to significantly affect performance.
So to the good news. I came third, no girls beat me Tesso, and I felt like I had a pretty good run. The field wasn't as strong as last year but I'll take the result anyway. I got a medal for my efforts and as soon as we have some money (this may be a while), I'll be keeping my wife to her word and getting some racing flats. In case you hadn't heard, she said that if I get a top three place in an official race, I can get a pair of racing flats.
I'm pretty happy with the results, but obviously I'll need to work a bit more on my speed to be able to get up there in the results again and to get some PBs. This week I'm going to have a bit of recovery, then back into things next week building up to the next major events, a 10km run in April and a couple of half marathons in May.