To mark this occasion, I decided to run the same route that I did for last year's event. The result was that this year I ran it a whole 7 minutes faster than last year.
My time of 27:22 was a new 5k PB and was 37 seconds faster than my previous best, set at the end of March.
How much of that improvement is down to the shoes, and how much is down to having had a break from running since I completed my #MilesForMind challenge on Friday is a matter of conjecture, although they did feel decidedly springier than the pair they replaced have felt in quite a while.
Anyway, it does seem like an auspicious start and hopefully it won't be the last PB I set in them.