Running 17:28  5.03 km (3:28 / km) +6m 3:27 / km
Skipped 2x 4min tempos for the parkrun. Good group out.
Didn't know what to expect, so decided to make sure I wasn't ahead of Purko early on as I know he's good at setting a conservative pace.
Stuck in behind Purko, and most of the first 2.5k felt very easy. It was weird, too much time to think.
Turned back into the wind and I was by myself, 10m off the back of a group of 5 headed by Purko. Bridges the gap, and tucked in at the back.
Gaps started to appear and while I tried to react, the crosswinds got the better of me and there was a split. Dropped the 3 back guys in pursuit of the ones in front, couldnt get there though.
This was probably the only time it felt like I was pushing hard.
Got to 1k to go and was keen to stop already, legs were feeling fine, but I just didn't want to keep going. Cruised in at what I tried to think was a respectable pace, but still was working hard.
Overall: pretty much where I would have expected to be / maybe even a bit better. Hopefully a couple more weeks of running and this will drop nicely.