Virgin London Marathon 2013 ballot open

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30/04/2012 at 10:29
entered at 6am, no email from VLM but I did get a response from the charities I ticked. Tried calling to confirm but obviously very very busy. Wondering if I should re-apply... Got through ballot last year so don't hold out much hope of two in a row, but I did get 4 rejections in a row so perhaps its a theme...
30/04/2012 at 10:42
Good call on checking your spam, my confirmation email was there too - would never have occured to me to check it!
30/04/2012 at 10:47
got through to VLM helpline which confirms there are some significant delays on emails being sent. I got the confirmation page (didn't copy reference!!) so fingers crossed. Checked spam and trash... nothing...
30/04/2012 at 10:52
No confirmation yet, no spam entry either...must be the significant delay...have kept copy references tho!
30/04/2012 at 10:56
no confirmation either .... not holding out too much hope on getting in. Have booked Brighton so at least i know i definitely will be doing my first marathon next April
30/04/2012 at 11:01

I entered about 0:40 last night and email then took about 15 mins to get the email through. Now non nocturnal people are applying I guess there will be a rush and the network will be very busy.

If anyone thinks there is a problem my confirmation email shows the  VLM office number as

0207 902 0200

Good luck to all

30/04/2012 at 11:08

Sounds like it's not a good idea to reapply (re Andrew Edwards 20). I quote from the confirmation email:

"Please don't enter the ballot more than once as this could result in all your entries being cancelled."

If you got the page with the reference number (and wrote it down hopefully) you ought to be ok.

Having gone through the fiasco that was the Olympic ticket application and having read comments from past years about the VLM process, it seems the servers are faring slightly better this year.

I woke up at 5:30 (not sure why) blearily looked at Twitter on my phone and saw people had applied so fired up the laptop and did so myself. It will be my first if I'm successful, but if not I'll do another one anyway, injuries permitting.

30/04/2012 at 11:24

I think if you've got a confirmation number you're OK

30/04/2012 at 11:27
I'm happy to leave my entry to fate. If i get in I get in. Have done four already so I will forget about it and see what happens in April.
30/04/2012 at 11:41
I would be overjoyed to get in at my first attempt but I'm also realistic and not that lucky!

If I'm not lucky then I'll look at charity teams. Have to say the minimum pledge is daunting and a novice fund-raiser!
30/04/2012 at 11:51
I haven't had a confirmation e-mail yet either so wouldn't worry. I checked my spam too and not there. I did find out that Obama endorses herbal supplements for penis growth though.
30/04/2012 at 12:39
i am in ( i think ) through 5 rejections, anyone the same .?, my brother gerald has entered this ballot so maybe two brothers together, good luck to you all mates.
30/04/2012 at 12:41
I thought they just changed the rules so that it didn't make any difference about 5 rejections.
30/04/2012 at 12:47
30/04/2012 at 12:59
the 5 year rule went out the window a few years back . Still hoping though that as a seasoned rejectee I may have a small chance!
30/04/2012 at 13:08
You guys deserve your place more than I do. Good luck this year.
30/04/2012 at 13:48

Entered at about 10.45, still no email 3 hours later.  My confirmation number is over 200,000, does that mean there were over 200,000 entries at that point?  The website is still saying entry is open, so it looks like the limit is way above 125,000.  Maybe it includes multiple entries that have been cancelled?

30/04/2012 at 13:51
We just don't know.
30/04/2012 at 13:59
30/04/2012 at 14:10

Yes I'm becoming aware of this Sussex, new to this mysterious world.

gemgemx - I concur.

Got my confirmation number so don't suppose it really matters, just got the long wait till October now.

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