VLM 2014 Ballot released

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26/09/2013 at 11:00

1st attempt at getting into the VLM - failed. Not a bad freebie jacket though!

Will try next year, but I'll be 58! Or maybe Edinburgh for 2014

26/09/2013 at 11:05

When you say freebie jacket- is that the one you had to donate your entry fee for???

I assume that people are receiving their mags today? Why not try stratford, its only 2 weeks later and apparently a very nice course.

26/09/2013 at 11:14

True forgot about the fee - so long ago!

I've gone and entered the Edinburgh one. Yea, got the mag today. Not sure if they send all the 'unsuccessfuls' out first or not.

26/09/2013 at 11:38

Although running a marathon at 58 is great. Surely it can't be much harder than running one at 57?

26/09/2013 at 11:55

I just figured the older you get the less chance of getting an entry (especially if a first time London marathon entry). 

My Marathon time is faster this year, than last, but I dare say that won't last forever 

26/09/2013 at 14:38

Im scared to go home, I dont want the post today  Wasn't to bothered when I entered but now I will be gutted if I dont get a place.  Edinburgh for me if I dont. Fingers and toes crossed for everyone !

seren nos    pirate
26/09/2013 at 14:56

at 60 the GFA will get easier than at 58

26/09/2013 at 15:00

Hope so. 

Pudge    pirate
26/09/2013 at 15:11
seren nos wrote (see)

at 60 the GFA will get easier than at 58

Is that speaking from personal experience Seren?


26/09/2013 at 18:38
It was my 8th time and finally in on ballot I ran for charity three years ago

Now the hard work starts
26/09/2013 at 18:58

Didn't get in for London and Edinburgh only £52.95!!!! What a bargain - not! Feels like Edinburgh are ripping people off because of the disappointment of not getting into London so signing up quickly but £52.95?        Will hunt out a cheaper alternative 

26/09/2013 at 19:49

I'm in, got my magazine, first time and donated my Fee.

26/09/2013 at 19:53

Still waiting to gear suspense is killing me so I gave entered Hamburg as back up.

26/09/2013 at 19:54

Oops... To hear not to gear...see, nerves!

26/09/2013 at 19:56

Liverpool Rock & Roll marathon also post London for those that get rejected 

26/09/2013 at 20:22

4 years and still no place ???? I can't really go to edingburgh As it's a bit far from Dorset. Anyone know of a good alternative for a first time marathon?

seren nos    pirate
26/09/2013 at 21:04



26/09/2013 at 21:14

I can recommend the Shakespeare marathon if you a looking for a spring marathon not too far away.  It's not massive, approx 800 did the full marathon this year alongside 2000 doing the half. Good event though.

26/09/2013 at 21:39

I have had a look and the shakespere is closed for new entries (boooo) but came across the Wales marathon. It's a bit later in the year but could be a goer. Only £30 entry too which is better than the outrageous £52 for EMF!

26/09/2013 at 21:50

I don't think Shakespeare is open for entries yet? Email I got from them said open or entries by mid October.  Entry fee £33/35.  Wales marathon sounds good too.  Good luck 

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