another year and you will go to the ball.
Loads of other maras out there. Why get hung up on this one!
is it difficult to get in? I just filled in an application form, sent it off and got an acceptance letter yesterday, at the first time of asking
LOL musk, so many people will want to jump on your head right now!
(not me btw- rejected but not bothered)
I cant see that people can get in year on year through the ballot.
Some are GFA, some run with a golden bond, some may nick their clubs places.
Actually, I was being a bit dismissive, it's not that I don't give a sh*t but I really really, hand on heart don't understand all the hype. I'm sure it's a great day out but........
I'm sure there are better marathons to run. Maybe I just don't like crowds to such an extent.
No worries KK I wanted to do Amsterdam before applying for London but the closing date was 2 days too early so had to commit. If I hadn't got in I would have looked for another 1 (Paris, Rotterdam?)Depending on how London goes I will go back to Amsterdam in October for either the full or the half
I didn't even bother to apply this time.. I've had three rejections previously... plenty of other really excellent marathons out there that you can just apply for online without the faffing of the ballot.. I will do Paris again in 2008 (my 4th consecutive time) and that is just as big as FLM, but without all the charity runners and costumes...
Paris is sold out, by the way....
Hi KKD - glad I spotted your post - I saw your picture in the rejection mag - page 136, the three naughty schoolgirls! I think you are the middle one!
Brilliant picture, apart from the fact it reminded me that you beat me by 2 minutes!
Hows the training going?
I've been lucky enough to get in this year on my 2nd attempt. I hadn't expected to and had already found my alternative marathon 2 weeks later in blackpool.
I did it this year as my 1st when FLM rejected me and had a great time.
So even though I'm 1 of the lucky ones this year I'm with TT and KK. Find another one and enjoy.
TBH I'm a bit worried that I'll get to London and find it frustrating that I won't be able to run at a steady pace right from the start, 40,000 runners sounds pretty daunting.
That said I know I'm lucky. I intend to enjoy the atmosphere and being part of such a big event.
Hey Kevster!! How are you!Funnily enough I was just thinking about you the other day and wondering if you were doing!!!
Yip, you remember correctly - I'm the middle one. What a fabulous day and meeting you at the end was unbelivable out of all those people!!
I hadn't applied for FLM as my knee is still knackered (thats been nearly 10 months) so my running is not up to scratch at all. So are you doing FLM under a charity place or another marathon?
(Sorry to hijack thread Monkeyfingers!)
It's not unusual to be rejected many times. I've been accepted once since 1992 (missed applying one year so broke the uninterrupted rejections cycle, and am running this year after 6 consecutive rejections on the 5 strikes and you're in ticket. It happens. I fully expect t be rejected next time as well...
...this is why I don;t buy lottery tickets.
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