Just a thought on the allegded ballot for the LM .
Can anyone explain why it takes till October to select runners? In theory we are paying for an entry into an event, which is no different to say,buying Take That tickets is it not? Why not make it a first come first serve basis? If a gig for 50000 can sell out in less than a day, surely the Lm can do the same?
My theory? Officials need to an even spread of timed runners. They wont want 5000 3hr runners and 40000 5hr runners,which if it is a ballot COULD happen..
Take out all the golden bond places, good for age place (well done Cougie!!!), championship places, club places, celebraty places and have the ballot for the remaining two places......i agree why can't the two lucky people find out earlier..........
Seriously i think the ballot os for around 10,000 places only
Lets get geeky!!!! Places already picked? All it would take is a website list and were sorted within a week?
Lets everyone plan another run .ie dates/cost/travel etc
So if you are a mid- packer ( 4- 4:30hr pace)- do you have alower chance of getting in - since that must be the commonest predicted finish time entered, so they must taek a smaller % of those entered?
And should we all put ourselves down as living in some obscure outpost of the UK, to improve our chances?
tricialitt wrote (see)
So if you are a mid- packer ( 4- 4:30hr pace)- do you have alower chance of getting in - since that must be the commonest predicted finish time entered, so they must taek a smaller % of those entered?And should we all put ourselves down as living in some obscure outpost of the UK, to improve our chances?
It's the British way, why take the easy route when there's money to be had the hard way
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