So we got to to the 5k marker just before the course turned for home and the pace increased noticeably. From that point onwards Matt just continued to apply the pressure and the elastic would stretch as we overtook some other runners. Inside the final 1k the elastic finally broke and Matt sneaked ahead by 4 seconds at the finish. I crossed the line in 34:14 for 9th place and first vet.
I also turned out in the cross country relay but my legs were still empty after the efforts of the 10k.