Very nice race run in downtown Columbia SC. First half of race is downhill to Lake Katherine and second half of race is the climb out. Ran first 2 miles according to plan, but last 4 miles were not. During 3rd mile my legs felt tired. The hard hill just before mile 4 did not help this. The last 2 miles of the race are slightly uphill or flat. Got home in 40:53, not the time I was looking for, but only a minute slower. Ended up 8th overall and 3rd in age group. Age group awards are nice as they are hand painted tiles.