This year the weather was a little nicer (overcast, cool, but no rain), and I finished over 2 minutes faster (average heart rate of 173, gasp). The run felt pretty good considering the 8k was the furthest I've ever run.
The oddest thing about the run was how everyone said the view from the top of Bald hill was so beautiful. A view? After
Interestingly, I placed 50th both this year and last (there were more folks this year, I'm not sure how many, but well over 100).
I'll shoot for 49th place next year.