For the fist time in any event I RAN THE WHOLE WAY! I'm so chuffed with myself about this, and can not express my appreciation to my trainer enough.
I felt like I was going to vomit for the last 1.5km, but figured I could wait until the finish line to do so. But once I crossed the finish line I just collapsed on the grass without vomiting. My average pace was 6:42m/k which is considerably better than the last run I did where I ran 7km in 53:41minutes; 8:20m/k.
Afterwards it took me 10 minutes to recover, before the runners high kicked in. I raced home (in the car), downed some Gatorade with a fried egg and ham on toast and then set off to compete in Hydro Derby. From one extreme to the other!
P.S. There is still time to sponsor my efforts for MS research at http://www.everydayhero.com.au/anak