I'm glad you had as much fun as I did, and yes - 5-6 people walking side by side was a bit rude, especially near the start. I passed Ronald McDonald on the hill on the Inner City Bypass. He did well to run that well with a heavy costume and oversized shoes.
You did well to finish in 36 mins if you've never done 5km before. I think I could have done it in my best time if it wasn't for the walkers. I was just fueled on by adrenalin. The weather could not have been nicer. The hoses at the finish looked inviting, but the sensible side of me said that I shouldn't get wet.
I think I'm hooked. I was looking for other fun runs on the weekend, and I might enter the Turtle Way 5k near Gladstone in October.
Next year, it's 10k or bust