I have a cunning plan....

to get a 2004 FLM entry

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22/05/2003 at 14:13
anyone know if this will work?

I have a place in France. If I apply for an overseas entry from there, will I get in even though I live UK?

22/05/2003 at 14:18
oooooo cunning plan.
22/05/2003 at 14:38
I know an American who tried it...wasn't successful...I guess International entries are also subject to a ballot?
cougie    pirate
22/05/2003 at 14:38
Expensive, but it might just work !
22/05/2003 at 14:39
I understood overseas got in anyway - must check on the FLM website
22/05/2003 at 14:40
i know someone who used my argentinian friend's name and address in Buenos Aires to get an entry last year
cougie    pirate
22/05/2003 at 14:40
Don't you have to have it as part of a package thing ? Swiss Bobby or Ironwolf would know.
22/05/2003 at 15:27
What is it with runners and the London Marathon? They try and think of every devious method they can to gain entry. Why don't you just enter through the normal channels like everyone else and trust it to luck. Most people probably have a friend who lives abroad and could do the same as you.

I hope if David Bedford sees this and comes across Dick Donovans entry form and it is from France, he throws it in the bin.
Iron SwissBobby    pirate
22/05/2003 at 15:31
There are 2 ways of getting an overseas entry:

1. Write to Sports Tours in Manchester and ask for an overseas entry form, you have to send 2 international reply coupons.

The entry will then be put into the overseas ballot. Good Luck

Entry Fee £60

2. From your overseas address find an official tour operator, who buys packages from Sport Tours which include a guaranteed entry, hotel accomodation, and normally your transport from your overseas address, or an airport etc.

Entry Fee is still £60
The hotel bit is quite expensive but you normally end up in quite a posh place, and we were bussed to the start from the hotel, nice and no stress.

You may be able to negociate that the travel bit is taken off the package.

Hope this is simple to understand.

Iron SwissBobby    pirate
22/05/2003 at 15:32
email me for more details

22/05/2003 at 16:18
38DD - don't like cunning plans eh? I'm amazed at the invective in your comment. I have EVERY intention of applying through the UK ballot and ran FLM this year for charity raising over £3K so don't get all high and bloody mighty with me.

As you can see I don't hide my name - you can e-mail me direct of you wish - but I do find people who hide behind the mask of anonymity rather sad and lacking in fibre.

BUT what's wrong with using an opportunity to get an entry if it is available? It may not be possible, but it's worth exploring.

Jeez, some sad people about.
Iron SwissBobby    pirate
22/05/2003 at 16:22
cheer up FBIW

I hope I made the ins and outs of it clear

22/05/2003 at 16:38
SB - didn't reply as I was seething - sorry.

ins and outs are now clear so will consider what to do. I was under the impression that you get guaranteed for overeseas but clearly only as part of a package; or enter via the overseas ballot.

as I said at the start it was a thought.

PS - are you doing Lausanne marathon? I was thinking of this and wonder how it compares with London. course looks flat but is it in reality??

22/05/2003 at 16:41
FBIW, you wrote:-

>>I have EVERY intention of applying >>through the UK ballot and ran FLM this >>year for charity raising over £3K

Well good for you. Don't most people do this without wishing to make a big statement about it.

You live in this country - FACT.

You, therefore, are not an overseas entrant - FACT.

You also wrote:-

>>Jeez, some sad people about.

Aren't there just.
Iron SwissBobby    pirate
22/05/2003 at 16:45

I am indeed doing the Lausanne Marathon, it is a flat course, much smaller field than London. Runs along the lake side to Vevey and back.

If you want personal drinks will be placed at 5km intervals for your, just as they do for Paula etc.

You can also change race up until 1 hr before the start

marathon, half, quarter, available + kids fun run, inline skating half and wheelchair half

drop me an email

22/05/2003 at 16:46
still hiding I see
22/05/2003 at 16:56
I have an even MORE cunning plan...

Would any of the speedy girls out there like to e-mail me with details of their fee for running a late summer marathon in sub-GFA time in my name? Monique? Hilly? Alice? Laura? C'mon, SOMEBODY must be skint enough...
22/05/2003 at 17:04
what happened? have i missed a fight?

I'm siding with fatbutt here 38DD. Most, if not all, the people I know would seize an opportunity like that.....I know I would!

And if he can raise £3k then good on him!
I'd much prefer someone like him running the marathon, enjoying himself and providing £3k to charity, than a miserable bugger like you!
22/05/2003 at 17:04
Dr Jill speeding (OK, plodding) to your rescue as requested, Fatbutfit, but .... not sure I can condone your cunning plan if it's cheating. A bit of a Goody Two Shoes as far as stuff like that goes, I'm afraid. Sorry.

Right - you and 38DD must kiss and make up, be nice to eachother and agree to differ.

22/05/2003 at 17:05
Excellent idead V-rap. Let's see if we can start a campaign to fill all the places available in the FLM2004 to stop the need for a ballot to even take place ;)

Still being a pompous buddha I see.
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