Just to inform everyone, I'm gonna be away from the forum for two weeks, as I'm going on holiday. I've managed to fit in a 10k @ the end of 2nd week, working in the philosphy 'I'm going on holiday to enjoy myself, and I enjoy running'. Sorry to hear about your GSR Drew, I'm sure youll smash your PB next attempt mate. Like you say, sometimes it can all conspire against us! You might do better in a low key race. I often find thats the way. Good luck to anyone who is racing in my absence. Happy training!!!