You should have come back to the pre-start and kicked off again under those circumstances.
Depends if she'd just started or was on her way from 8-9! I ran through the start triangle on that leg.
I presume from the context (and the splits) that it was the former rather than the latter :-)
It would only have been 5 secs at most. Don't think it really made that much difference.
You could have beaten Nick.