Welcome to the club Mark!! I am sure you will find a training partner and people that would like to join you, not sure if you been yet down to the club on a Tuesday night to see how things work.
I would not be able to match this pace until later this year and over that distance, but many fast guys at the club. Personally I prefer mountains, fells and trails and long distances so if you ever fancy some nice hills on the fells give us a shout.
I believe the road running guys will spot you and welcome you. Jane does speed sessions on the road, fast girl and nice girl on Thursdays, I think you ll like her session.