London 2014

I'm in....

18 messages
13/03/2013 at 13:41

... now all i have to do is enter

13/03/2013 at 14:27

Is there a confirmed date yet? A couple of charities are suggesting 20 April 2014 but that is Easter Sunday and I don't think it has coincided with easter before.

13/03/2013 at 14:41
As long as they don't change the GFA criteria I should be in.
Haven't seen an official date yet.
17/03/2013 at 20:49
I'm in too! After 5 consecutive rejections (and having 2 years in when they changed the rules!) I received email advising me.
But for now I've got brighton and north devon to keep me busy!
18/03/2013 at 10:34

It is on 13th April 2014

18/03/2013 at 12:12

musketeer - If that is true that is marvellous news because that is the date of my 50th birthday. All I have to do now is get my GFA at Halstead on 12 May this year. How did you find out the date?

Congrats to you all - let's hope i manage to join you!

18/03/2013 at 13:09

DS2, I have had 5 continuous rejections so am guarantteed to be next year. Had the email this morning with my password to enter on line by or before 2nd April.

18/03/2013 at 15:21

That's great news for you musketeer! I had assumed that it would be on 13 April 2014 originally because I know historically it isn't normally run on Easter Sunday. However, some of the charities had started posting it up as 20 April so I was a bit unsure.

Good luck with your training. What are you hoping to do? Have you run any other marathons?

20/03/2013 at 11:21

DS2 - I have done Amsterdam twice (2007 and 2009) and London 2008, so am a bit out of practice.

All the best with Halstead and see you in 2014!!

20/03/2013 at 11:27

i was just searcing info for next year , great news for you , i will attempt a ballot and wait, at keast with 5 years i'll still get to run it before i am 40  - whoop 

20/03/2013 at 11:49

XcurlytwigX, I may have mis-read your post - but if your hoping for the guaranteed place after five rejections then you are out of luck.  They've stopped doing it and I think this year is the last one that it applies, as they continued it for the people who had already been rejected twice when Virgin took over. 

20/03/2013 at 11:52
- but if your hoping for the guaranteed place after five rejections then you are out of luck.  They've stopped doing it 
oh no  i didn't realise this , no . i may never get a chance, but i will start my quest for 2014 + , i will do the MK marathon anyway in 2014 
24/03/2013 at 15:16

I have just found a site that says the start date is Tuesday 22/04/2014, so there, you will be running around London dodging all that rush hour traffic  lol

26/03/2013 at 23:22
I think the ballot is the 29th April, it is in the book that my daughter has had sent for this years marathon
27/03/2013 at 14:14

Have now entered and got confirmation email, but have not been asked to pay. I suppose that they are using the same entry system that for the main ballot so will only have to pay later on

28/03/2013 at 12:25

I'm in as a defer from this year due to illness.


01/04/2013 at 17:50

You can still claim the five rejections place if you had your first rejection before they ended the programme.


I think they stopped letting people start the five years after the 2009 Marathon, meaning people rejected every year from 2009 until 2013 can get an automatic place, but people can't start their rejections from 2010 onwards. Not 100% sure of the years, but they definately let you continue existing runs after they shut the scheme down.



02/04/2013 at 18:42
What was the rationale of stopping the 5 years? I thought it was good - if you displayed that level of commitment it was a nice reward.

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