So what if it wasn't a super competitive field... I beat 400 people, lolz.
One dude went out way fast, knew he wouldn't hold it so slowly went after him. Passed him by 1 mile even though I thought it would be more fun to sit and kick haha. First mile in 5:36. Started moving a little more, 11:00 for 2 so 5:24 next, and had at least 20 second gap so didn't kill the last mile. No need to kick, cruised in to 17:10 for 5:28 pace for the last 1 and change. Would have loved a better time but ran for a decisive win and that was all, haha.
Never won a road race before! Love running road races and not getting POOPED on like usual.