I wouldn’t wish it on anyone, was really just hanging on at the end.
My half pace is on for 3:08 and even my pace through 30 once I’d consciously pulled back a bit would be equivalent to a 3:11 or thereabouts.
Think I could be a good runner if I took it seriously. Just not sure if I really want to be. You’ve got to dedicate a lot of time to speedwork, hills, intervals etc. and I just didn’t do any of that.
Ultimately I didn’t give the distance the respect it deserves, either in training or on the day, and I really suffered for it!