Virgin London Marathon 2013 ballot open

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30/04/2012 at 18:59
Turbo - think you're in then ( the ballot that is, not the race ( yet))
30/04/2012 at 19:01

Coolio...thanks dude.

Keeping fingers crossed until Oct.

30/04/2012 at 19:09
I missed out, far too dozy on a Monday after a 19 mile LSR yesterday!  Will have to jump over the channel and rip up the streets of Paris in 2013 then!  Good luck to all on here who's entered.
30/04/2012 at 19:54
Ive had my email confirming my payment.... i too donated to charity... its kind of got to be worth an extra chance of getting in in the 1000 extra place draw??? and i can always do with another jacket
30/04/2012 at 20:22
I'm confused, I entered in a bit of a bleary state this morning. I didn't enter any payment details but seemed to get a confirmation page - is this right? Or did I imagine the confirmation page and not actually finish the process?!

Not had any emails yet, 12+ hours later...
30/04/2012 at 20:53

Hi Michelle,

you would have been given the choice to pre pay - think they call it 'bequeathing' so as not to assume you'll get a place- it's the default option - and you can unclick that option and just enter the ballot, electing to pay if you get a place. Those that bequeath but don't get amain ballot place, get a fleece or jacket or somesuch and a place in a mini ballot for the above mentioned 1,000 places. If you got to the confirmation page with a number starting  'vlm....' then you did all there was to do. Good luck

30/04/2012 at 21:53

No email confirmation for me either as such, just a payment confirmation but not from Virgin.

Entered at 8am and my number 137000 ish so if the numbers started at 100,000 then 37,000 got in before 8am - we are a keen bunch are we not.

Think it is a shame it isn't more widely known that the ballot fills so quickly - I know it would make it even harder to get a place but I only happened to overhear someone last week mention it filled quickly last year.

30/04/2012 at 22:25
I entered this afternoon, it wasn't very busy. Haven't had any emails yet, haven't donated to charity either as know will not get in.
30/04/2012 at 22:26

unfortunately due to the nature of my work (at sea) I could only get on to the web just after six to find out the ballot has closed.

Without sounding sour grapes I think the ballot system is a complete load of b*ll*cks cos unless you are able to be by a computer during the day you have no chance. I much prefer the old postal ballot system which seemed to be a lot fairer. I'm sure there were others like me who did not have the luxury of being able to log on in the early hours or have access to a computer (difficult getting an internet connection in the middle of the channel)

Stuff London -I will go for another marathon that has a fairer entry system!

30/04/2012 at 22:33
Gym n tonic - thanks so much for clarifying, makes sense now! Yes I had unticked the box, so fingers crossed it was OK.

Only my second time trying for a place (for my first marathon) so not holding out much hope
30/04/2012 at 22:46
I haven't donated to charity as most of the money actually goes to Al Queda
30/04/2012 at 22:52

GLA who entered, pehaps I'll post in this thread in 6 months that I've got a place

but then again, maybe not

01/05/2012 at 00:22
Got a confirmation number, which i printed off but still no email O-O ?
01/05/2012 at 00:44
Mmm just checked again, and I ticked 2 charities, and then got 2 emails from the charities, but nothing from VLM itself, and I registered at midnight yesterday, mmm are the charity emails to be taken as confirmation?
01/05/2012 at 08:04
So how many ballot places are available ?
01/05/2012 at 08:27

Just to clarify >>>(bear with me)

I have an email from London Marathon saying that I have paid is this the confirmation ? It has the ref number on it. I ticked to run for British heart Foundation but havent recieved an email from them !!!!

ha ha ha its my first marathon and hope im successful good luck everyone

Can some one clarify !@!! (JOKE)

01/05/2012 at 09:38
I'm entered, along with my wife, best mate and brother in law. None of us has received a confirmation email yet from VLM but I have received one from a charity saying can I run for them please so I imagine the system is sort of working.
01/05/2012 at 09:45

My confirmation email finally came through - about 24 hours after I applied. Looks like they are just taking a while.

I guess typing up 125000 emails and cross-checking the reference numbers on the list would take me a while to do...

01/05/2012 at 09:56

Thanks Hellsbells, just checked my emails and found the confirmation one in there.

Just got to wait now with fingers and everything else crossed!! 

01/05/2012 at 10:33

Got my email about 24 hours after entering.

Do they really need to make us wait until October to find out?

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