@Nabil - you can easily run that pace. Obviously you don't run that pace everyday. The trick is to get a really good program and never run the same pace/distance two days in a row.
@Marbles - Cheers for directing us to Wiggle.
@Lach - Minimalist running isn't a trend, we've been doing it for about 40,000 years.
@G-banger - I was thinking about doing the half-marathon but I ran City2Surf the other weekend in a pair of old ASICS and I totally busted my foot, so I can't run for a while. That's another note, if you train barefoot on grass all the time, and then suddenly switch it to old shoes and go out hard, you'll destroy yourself. Blisters and blood was everywhere. So yes, get the right shoe :).