Philip, an elite is someone who is called an elite. You can't argue with the race organisers. You're getting very defensive over all this.
Cabage patch 10 - 45 minutes.
No, you are getting defensive over it. Your "elite" start at Reading was a blag based on a 80:33 half, claimed you could go sub 70 and delivered 90:17. For 2014, half marathon, runbritain only ranks as a slow as 90 minutes and there are 3,902 runners sub 90. If you are elite, then all those 3,902 runners are elite so that includes me and probably almost everyone else on this thread.
Cabbage Patch, now you are talking. 45 minutes for Cabbage Patch and I will call you elite and change my forum name to acknowledge such. Tell you what, to be generous, I'll even do that if it you get a 10 mile time that starts with a 4, so 49:59 or better. There you are: we agree, you say 45 at Cabbage Patch and if you are within 5 minutes of that I'll call you elite. By the way, that is generous, I know a bunch of runners with sub-50 10 mile times and they do not regard themselves as elite.
For what it is worth, have you looked at the all time 10 mile records? Richard Nerurkar holds the UK 10 mile at Cabbage Patch with 46:02.