47:19 - 126th overall, 8th in 40-44 age group.
I was extremely pleased with this effort. I signed up at the last minute with the intent of just going out and suffering (I have been taking it too easy the last few months, and this was one of the ways I wanted to start to change that).
With very little running in the last few months I improved on the 10k I ran last November by 2:30, and this course was drastically more difficult. There were some serious hills on the course that I figure cost at least a minute or two on the final time. So from a fitness perspective, I'm thinking this is a 45-46 minute type of effort.
Looking back, it appears that my best 10k ever was in the 44 minute range. But back then I was running a ton, and earlier that year I had run a 1:34 half marathon. So given my almost complete lack of running, my fitness level is looking pretty good.
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