The news in brief, is that I ran 5km in about half an hour. I am a very happy as well as strangely lush runner.
I found the experience very inspiring. It's good to know that I can run among a crowd of people - though I'm sure at the starting line, women are less pushy than a mixed or male group of runners.
Plenty of people stopped and started, walked and strolled. I kept to my pace and ran the whole way round. The route was pretty flat, though by the end of the run my eyes were really itchy. A touch of hayfever wasn't helped by the rural route.
There will be photos - I started loading these at home, but left the house without remembering to hit the 'Done' button. Don't worry though - you WILL get to see how pink I went. I did think about you guys as I ran around, thank you for all your encouragement.
Oh - and if in doubt, I'm still happy to receive donations. I've got a few more coming in from work (off-line) so who knows, I might yet make that target.
See that? I made the target... and still counting. The company sponsored me £30 and other colleagues are chipping in. Very heartwarming.