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
Yes I am in the Brighton marathon - spent too long waiting to get into the London marathon...eagerly awaiting the VLM rejection letter.
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.
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!)
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
Johnny2323 wrote (see)
KH 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!
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.....
@Franners - what link is this? What did you google?
What is this link?
@Johnny - it's our choice to look isnt it? we just want the choice
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