COMMENTS: Kept pace with a blond guy from the 5K's, joined by Andrea S. at 3, and Spencer B. at 4. Johnny D. dropped back within 30s of me by then but Andrea grew a good lead for the remainder. Spencer gave a sprint and dropped back. Began picking people off in the last half mile. A short tank of a dude sprinted ahead on the last hill and I caught him at the finish, neck and neck.