How Green is the (Elan) Valley

Sorry Mike, I know it’s the world’s worst pun…. we hear from Mike Green, who reports from the Republic of Wales (national motto: Not Always Raining)

Elan Valley 10M (Rhayader, Powys), 21/11/09   1:16:45
Pos 42/131, MV50 Pos 8/29
A hilly course, and this year the worst weather I think I’ve ever run in – strong winds and driving rain throughout, parts of the course under a few inches of water. Even the winner took just over the hour, which says everything (the winning time in 2008 was 57:08). Saw Dianne and Adrian Wynne there too.

Aberystwyth 10K, 13/12/09   41:25
Pos 55/300, MV50 Pos 6/21
Fantastic weather again this year (see “not always raining”! – Ed), nice flat course thru the town and along the sea front. My best time at this distance for many years.
Congratulations Mike !

And thank you for grassing up Dianne & Adrian, who finished Elan Valley in 1:25:23 and 1:28:19 respectively.