London Marathon 2014 GFA

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30/04/2012 at 21:09
Hi guys

I ran the London Marathon this year and ran a time of 2 hours 52 mins. I don't want to run next year (due to family time) but I intend to run in the 2014 in my 40th year.

My question is will my time this year still be valid to qualify me good for age in 2014 for an automatic place?


30/04/2012 at 21:33
30/04/2012 at 21:39
Thanks Phil!
30/04/2012 at 21:41
Yep, they are good for two years.
30/04/2012 at 22:18

In theory you could actually have two places in 2014.........

1) a straight entry for 2014 based on your 2012 time

2) a deferred entry from 2013 based on your 2012 time

...but that would just be being greedy!

04/05/2012 at 16:14


I have never ran The London Marathon before, I have and am doing a =agin this year the Cancer Research UK's Race for Life's but I am so desperate to complete the London Marathon.

I know that the 2013 ballot is now closed but any tips or guidance as to how to be accepted in 2014?


Would really appreciate some help

04/05/2012 at 17:40

be quick in appling   i missed out as it filled very fast

05/08/2012 at 16:54
I would like to do the vlm in 2014, but have not looked into the entry system. Is there a link or webpage which explains the process, entry times etc? Thaks
09/08/2012 at 00:20
Google London marathon good for age, it's the only way in unless your very lucky in the ballot or can raise ??1500-2000.
30/10/2012 at 13:05

How is GFA computed?

Age on race day? Age you turn the year of the race? Age you were when you ran your GFA?

cougie    pirate
30/10/2012 at 15:01

Elton - I'd ring them - 


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30/01/2013 at 19:36

Evening all, I have some places for the VLM 2013. Trying to raise £4k with four runners. One runner should hit £2k, and with the gift aid element means around £700 pledge. Any takers for Mayor of Southwark's common Good Trust please get in touch. Regards

30/01/2013 at 19:39
Prep. I don't understand what this has to do with GFA.
Anyone who is GFA would have entered for a mere 32 quid.
30/01/2013 at 19:55
I don't understand what Prep is selling anyway
19/04/2013 at 08:20

Anyone know how to take part in the London marathon 2014??
seren nos    pirate
19/04/2013 at 08:30

run a GFA time at another marathon or enter the ballot in a weeks time when it opens

Pudge    pirate
19/04/2013 at 08:33
Lisa Banham wrote (see)

Anyone know how to take part in the London marathon 2014??

Wait until a fortnight before the race, then come back to the Runners World forums and ask if anyone has a ticket for sale!


22/04/2013 at 11:42

Does anyone know the crack about "5 strikes and you're in"? It should be mine for 2014 but I've heard nothing. I'm sure they should have sent me some information already??

22/04/2013 at 12:35

I think that ended this year. If not then you should get a mail shortly asking you to complete an entry to take up your promised one. Bearing in mind the race was only yesterday give it at least a full day before getting concerned!

22/04/2013 at 12:39

I  know I know! I did ring them up a few years ago so I knew when the automatic entry ended. I just caught it apparently. I used to get all kinds of bobbins from them - training, eating all that but it's gone quiet. Toooo quiet. I've rung and emailed them, just got to wait After 5 rejects I'll be gutted if I miss it this time.

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