After 4 consecutive rejections I'm finaly in
holymoly, your support is greatly apreciated, we are hoping that dermot o'leary will run for the cause, failing that, its chegwin, in just a sombrero!!
Rejection for me, but i'll just have to work harder @ my GFAtime, best of luck for those that are in and commiserations for those that missed out, still plenty of charitity places for thosethat have missed out.
6th consecutive rejection. I wonder if a changed email address in the middle blew me out. What's the consecutive rejection record?
Club mara again then a couple of weeks before.
apparently they get loads of applicants with an expected finish time between 3:45 and 4 hours, so perhaps the trick is to put an expected finish time of under 2 hours as I guess the quota will be pretty under subscribed.
Yes! In 1 out of 2 tries. Not bad.
In at first attempt!
Shocker - but was poised to enter the Milton Keynes marathon if no luck so wasn't a half hearted entry. Will be running my 2nd half next week and bring on the winter training!
i put a finish time of 3.30 this year not 4.30 and didnt click the donate my entry fee and it has got me in after 2 rejections with a 4.30 finish and donting my entry
Bah! Rejected. It was my first attempt though.
I'm doing my 6th half marathon this weekend and I'm keen to push myself up to a full marathon but don't really want to go through the charities route. Any recommendations for good spring marathons? I've noticed Brighton is full (apparently I shouldn't be surprised by this) and there are place available for Manchester. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Got my acceptance today, but my wife and son got the sorry magazine.
Joel - The Paris marathon opens up for entries next month and is a fantastic event.
But don't they poo in the pens @ Paris? A third 'no' for me. Off to look for a viable alternative.
Best of luck to those that get in
pmo wrote (see)
But don't they poo in the pens @ Paris? A third 'no' for me. Off to look for a viable alternative. Best of luck to those that get in
I don't remember any pooing going on, but the scarcity of toilet facilities at the start is a little annoying. I may have been in a rather large line of gutter-waterers meself. *ahem*...
Other than that it is a superb race and one I can fully recommend to anyone who needs another option and willing to go abroad. Much more scenic than London and just as flat.
No pooing but there was alot of peeing in the bushes.
I enjoyed Paris just as much, maybe even a bit more than London. It even seemed less crowded.
Is the Milton Keynes marathon not a good alternative? It looks more scenic than it sounds and flat and has the advantage of being local in case you have to pull out - I was considering Paris but the expense of it all seemed too much to be booking and paying for if you end up injured.
The plan now may be for my husband and son to 'watch' me at VLM and I will be there at the MK stadium to watch them finish two weeks later.
Got to wait for the post office tomo, the envelope couldnt be delievered !!! damn
I had to check that i donated the fee and didnt get a crappy fleece
Dustboy wrote (see)
6th consecutive rejection. I wonder if a changed email address in the middle blew me out. What's the consecutive rejection record? Club mara again then a couple of weeks before.
You should ring them. I read a similar post last year, they rang and were accepted!!!
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