Isn't it about time for the rejection letters for VLM yet?

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18/09/2012 at 14:33

Yes, I think that London would be a good first marathon. There is a lot of support, and it is my 'local'. With the experience, I could concentrate on getting a good time on my next one

21/09/2012 at 07:38
Well this will be rejection number 5 in a row for me so I'm a cert for 2014!!!! I'll be one of the last under the old system. But I've already entered Brighton again in anticipation of a no!!!
21/09/2012 at 19:40

Yes I am in the Brighton marathon - spent too long waiting to get into the London marathon...eagerly awaiting the VLM rejection letter.

22/09/2012 at 16:46

This is the first london ballot I have entered not wishing to appear stupid its a question about the rejection and acceptance letter and magazine.  Do runners world forum members who have been rejected in the ballot know,  before you open the envelope if it is an acceptence letter or a rejection letter  ie is there a difference in the envelopes as a telling clue.  Also as I paid up front do they send the jacket out with the letters, as I have been told that I should n't have paid up front but waited to see if I got a place first.   I do appologise if this question appears stupid.



22/09/2012 at 16:52

Hi Twinklestar, having been accepted once & rejected twice I can advise the following:

If you get a bulky package = jacket (rejection)

Last year I got a magazine showing 'commiserations' as the headline through the packaging - self explanatory.

2010 - I got a magazine showing 'congratulations' as the headline (cross fingers will be again this time!)


22/09/2012 at 16:57

Miss slow thanks for the reply  I wasn't sure if they sent the jacket with the letter but thats a big clue.  I hope you get through in the ballot, and thank you for answering my question



22/09/2012 at 21:54
So near now till we hear. As doing Brighton it would be a hard choice if get into London too. Would have to decide which one as couldn't manage both.
22/09/2012 at 22:47
No choice at all. Has to be London.
22/09/2012 at 22:51
If you choose not to do London isn't that a bit unfair on those who fail to get through the ballot.
23/09/2012 at 08:18
If I got a yes for London I would defer Brighton. However after 4 London rejections in a row I'm pretty sure I'll be doing Brighton and have already booked my hotel!!!
24/09/2012 at 14:54
Johnny2323 wrote (see)
Do London, it's harder to get in Plus - I may be wrong but I believe Brighton allow you to defer for a year if you get into London. Both are great though.

That was only the first year that the Brighton Marathon was on to encourage people to enter. You can "defer" your Brighton place a year but it's not worth it as (a) you still have to pay the full entry fee again and (b) Brighton marathon doesn't sell out anywhere near as fast as London so it's not as though you need to save your place in the 2014 marathon a whole 18 months in advance.

I'd defer whichever is the cheapest!

Edited: 24/09/2012 at 14:55
24/09/2012 at 18:43
Depends when you entered Brighton. According to an email I was sent by the BM team if you entered before June 15 2012 you get a full refund should you get a VLM place, if you entered after June 15 you can defer to Brighton 2014 with no refund.
Sadly I didn't get my act together quick enough either way so irrelevant to me.
24/09/2012 at 21:20
I think I would do London as hubby has his sick/injured entry so would be stupid to travel from Scotland 2 weekends in a row.

I entered Brighton in April so could canx/defer that one.
25/09/2012 at 08:07
I just followed a payment link that was googled on real buzz and if it is correct then that's 5 rejections in a row for me!! I was unable to Log in. Not sure if it's correct but if so then I'm doing Brighton again and a sure thing for vlm 2014!!
seren nos    pirate
25/09/2012 at 08:17

i remmeber that payment link from last time franners............must be that the amgazines are on there way...........first time since I started running that i haven't entered for London...........

enjoyed last years though.especially the beer and food at mile 17.....

25/09/2012 at 09:19
My impatience got the better of me and I tried the link Franners mentioned. I'd urge people not to. Now my 90% chance of rejection has tipped to 99.9% but I still have that annoying shred of doubt.
25/09/2012 at 09:42

@Franners - what link is this? What did you google?

25/09/2012 at 10:02
Don't do it. It just means double rejection instead of the standard single rejection!
25/09/2012 at 10:04

What is this link?

25/09/2012 at 10:06

@Johnny - it's our choice to look isnt it? we just want the choice

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