Elan Valley 10

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02/11/2011 at 11:07

Any previous runners, is this race hard like doing a flat HM hard, like Sirhowy 10 hard, or just like it's a 10 miler with a bump in it?  How many minutes down on your 10m PB is it?

On the flip side, how's the scenery and the organisation?  Is it easy to find, is parking available, and are the locals friendly?

02/11/2011 at 13:36

Flip side first ...great organisation, great cakes or soup afterwards, stunning scenery. ....I mean to die for but it is a hilly ten miler no doubt about that one Good changing facilities and toilets but no showers.  Parking easy peasy so is finding it and YES the locals couldn't be friendlier.....the runners are friendly too

Did it last year and loved it but some of the hills are tough ...not sure about doing it this year after blasting out a pb in Snowdonia marathon

5 minutes down on my 10 mile pb time but that wasn't done on a flat course either

02/11/2011 at 14:10

Congratulations on the PB, nicola.

5 mins slower than an alternate bumpy 10 miler gives me an impression of how hilly it might be.  Hmmm...

02/11/2011 at 14:27
What goes up must come down ....and thats the fun of it   In all honestly it is not that bad it is a lovely run and one I am sure that I will go back and do again....there are some nice long flat pulls on the course and a very nice finish
Edited: 02/11/2011 at 14:27
02/11/2011 at 14:47

Here are my splits from last years race...might give you an idea to the hills ....

6:52 7:52 8:59 7:07 7:25 8:05 7:28 7:33 7:58 7:05
04/11/2011 at 22:26

NQ- Hi there Might do this again this year

Ratz- About 4 mins on flat time I reckon. 1:09 for me last year, though hope to be a good bit quicker this year. Splits were: 6:02 7:03 8:13 6:58 6:44 7:12 6:55 6:38 7:04 6:34 . So mile 3 is one to watch! 

Apart from the hills, I remember that there was a lot of slurry on the roads in places!!! Quite slippery for a good bit.... 

Edited: 04/11/2011 at 22:27
04/11/2011 at 22:29

Hey there JD....can't do this race this time around as I am away with work ....otherwise I would be there...recovery permitting ofcourse

 Might have to settle for Ras y Mast instead......

04/11/2011 at 22:39
NQ2- see you there then
05/11/2011 at 14:02

I really enjoyed this run I'd be there again this year but it's my brothers wedding on same day. 

05/11/2011 at 23:30

Away with work, Brother's wedding, you all say it's lovely then you make up excuses...

Must be that hill at mile three. 

Still debating due to other potential commitments, but this is beginning to sound like a nice replacement for a long run.

18/11/2011 at 08:48
So who's racing tomorrow?
18/11/2011 at 17:43
Wish I could go really loved doing Rhayader 20. This one is a nice one to do. Best of luck all.  
18/11/2011 at 20:08
I'll be there- anyone else?

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