Running 11:39 
Park, few drills, back.
Circuits 20:00 
Running 10:02 
Warm up round the field a few times and up the track with the various ShUOC womenfolk and Wil. Few drills and lots of speculation about the river.
Running 28:21 
Paced it well - set off quick but held it this time. Felt relatively comfortable throughout really which is pleasantly surprising - never really seemed I was holding much back either though.
River crossings were hilarious - wading speed only. Belly-flopped in on the second one as I misjudged the depth, disintegrating my race number in the process. Bit odd that I lost places on the river crossings and the downhills but made them back on the road and the final hill; usually the opposite happens.
Kicked on from the farmhouse on the final stretch - just enough to keep me at the head of a large group (including Wil, Karl and Graham). Probably top 10 or thereabouts? Very happy with that all things considered. Knee was generally ok too.
Edit: 8th. Yay.
Followed by Lucy and I inventing the synchronised ITB stretch...