That's what the clock read when I crossed the i5k finish line. Much better than I felt and faster than I expected. Don't know what the official time is yet. Will look that up later.

Got rained on for the start of the race. Had a hard time controlling my pace for the first kilometer or so with all the people running up behind me. The last kilometer was pretty rough and there wasn't much left for a finishing kick. Rounding the final corner and seeing 27 minutes on the clock spurred me on though.

Pretty pleased with my time. It was a good run, aside from the rain.

Update: Official results are posted and put my official time at 27:33, 240 out of 663 participants.