London Marathon Good For Age

is it or not???

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30/05/2013 at 11:17

rob kelly 3

I admire your restraint! I called them about two weeks ago and they said the application procedure would be online by the end of the month. They also confirmed it would be a online procedure this year and not via snail mail as previous.

Edited: 30/05/2013 at 11:17
30/05/2013 at 14:36

It's starting to wear thin and will be non existent come June 1st.

I've never been fast enough to even consider GFA places until now so this will be my first experience of entering without going through the normal ballot. Fingers corssed it'll be straight forward and we all get places.

Good luck to everyone who's looking for a GFA place, that includes those who've been shafted by the changing of the GFA times. Hopefully the delay is down to them reconsidering the GFA times for this year. Even though I'm unaffected by it, it's definitely wrong that they moved the goal posts at such short notice. I feel for anyone who might miss out, not that it's any consolation.

30/05/2013 at 14:44

Thanks rob...

cougie    pirate
30/05/2013 at 15:07
I'd really not think they'll budge on the GFA times that theyve published.
The only delay is the new method for entering the race online.
It is a good 10 months before the race so I'm not chomping at the bit.
Online entry will be much better than snail mail.
KMJ
30/05/2013 at 15:55

I've also been checking the website a few times each day. Tomorrow is the last day of May, online entry has to be up by tomorrow surely?

30/05/2013 at 16:13

What is the delay? The end of May is tomorrow....so only on Saturday could you say if there is a delay. And like Cougie says I really can't see them changing the times now.

Relax people - the entry will remain open for a while, and it's not a ballot, so there's no rush to do it.

KMJ
30/05/2013 at 16:18

But entering it is exciting

30/05/2013 at 16:22

OK, maybe a little .  But getting the acceptance mag in October is more exciting

KMJ
30/05/2013 at 16:29

Yeah that's true

30/05/2013 at 16:37

Unless I am missing something here, the GFA entry conditions are on the VLM website. Online entry is open on the 24th June with the usual documentation to be supplied in pdf format. Doesn't say how long it will stay open though.

cougie    pirate
30/05/2013 at 16:45
So they are !

https://www.virginlondonmarathon.com/marathon-centre/enter-virgin-london-marathon/good-for-age-entries/
24/06/2013 at 15:26

24th I can't see a link on page!!

 

24/06/2013 at 17:00

Nope nor me

KMJ
24/06/2013 at 17:24

Me neither. Are they just going to keep changing the date?

24/06/2013 at 17:31

Same here. I know it says you have 'til the 8th of July but I want to do it now.

24/06/2013 at 17:38

Well the window for applying is only two weeks long. Maybe even shorter!!

24/06/2013 at 18:30

There's no queue and it won't fill up....stop worrying.

24/06/2013 at 18:49

Not worried, just terribly impatient.

24/06/2013 at 18:57

Not worried just rather unimpressed. If I was to say that I would have something ready by a certain date and didn't it could potentially be CV time.
A big organisation like VMM and they can't sort the page out by the date stated or even failing that post an update when it will open is just piss poor. No wonder the economy is so rogered if this is standard of work going on.

24/06/2013 at 19:47

Certainly not worried but I'm going on holiday soon and wanted to get the entry in before I left. As this is the first year of online entry there may be issues with uploaded pdf passport copies, url links to results pages etc. So the more time to resolve the better.

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