London Marathon Good For Age

is it or not???

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04/07/2013 at 10:37

I just phoned them up and they said I have been accepted etc and that I should have received an email - I haven't received it (or at least I can't find it) so they sent again, and now I have email confirmation so going to enter/pay etc.

So - if you've not heard anything may be worth ringing them up .

04/07/2013 at 16:24

I applied on Tuesday (25th) and heard nothing so rang them up today.  After waiting on the line for 10 mins I got through and within 2 mins they had checked my information and I got the confirmation e-mail very shortly afterwards.  Definitely worth giving them a call if you have not heard anything after seven days to hurry things up.

04/07/2013 at 16:40

Still waiting, called up and was told they are still working through entries. They were not able to say why some entries have emailed links when others, who entered earlier, have not!

I have to say the person I spoke to did not inspire! 

04/07/2013 at 16:43

Got my email today - applied on Tues 25th.  Online entry a breeze...confirmation of payment and place (to the Champs...I think not!) straight after.


05/07/2013 at 10:16

Still waiting! Now they are saying I may not receive anything until the end of next week  Fruatrating as seems to be no logic in the order they are dealing with applications!


05/07/2013 at 16:49

There is now a recorded message saying that provided you got your application in by the deadline, then you will hear back by the 17th July. I just phoned them up to verify that they'd got my application (they have), so now it's just a case of waiting.

05/07/2013 at 18:45

I got a rejection email this afternoon saying I'd been turned down for one of three reasons - I hadn't met the qualifying standard (I had), my race was too long ago to count (it wasn't) or I live outside the UK (I don't). I had a short conversation with them on the phone which went roughly 'I don't understand why I've been rejected', 'er, neither do we', I have the correct email! 

The moral of that being that they appear to have no idea what they're doing, and don't panic if you get a rejection.

05/07/2013 at 19:47

I agree about having no idea what they are doing! However I have, at last, received my link


05/07/2013 at 20:02

Got mine today! Phew! I guess as it's the first time online, there's  bound to be a few hiccups.

05/07/2013 at 21:05

I've got mine too. It also says championship. My time was 2:58. No suspect the championship bit is an error. 

05/07/2013 at 22:11

Mine says Championship too! Maybe we've all been upgraded...not!

08/07/2013 at 13:37

I too got an email saying Championship place.

The time to panic is when you receive a bib with your surname written across rather than a race number.

08/07/2013 at 13:56
As long as they pay for my hotel and an appearance fee I'll be happy.
08/07/2013 at 17:28

GFA entry acceptance notification by email today.

Deadline to accept 5pm 26th July 2013

08/07/2013 at 19:26

Mine also says Championship! It would be really funny rocking up there as a 67 year old woman! 

08/07/2013 at 21:58

Finally got it and paid.

16/07/2013 at 17:00

Ok back from hols and I'm in and paid.

Anyone doing Amsterdam as an autumn marathon? I doing it with my son (his first one so looking forward to that) it gets some good reviews.

18/07/2013 at 22:17

Did Amsterdam 2 years ago and really enjoyed it. Start and finish in the stadium is great. Can be tough if its windy but flat so potential pb. Nowhere near as much support as London but that's not the main consideration for me. 

21/07/2013 at 10:08

Agree, the large noisy crowds are great but sometimes a little distracting. I really enjoy a quiet marathon like Abingdon with little support but you get to chat with fellow runners a bit more!

I chose Amsterdam as a flat course  for my son but I imagine will be a liitle exposed with strong winds.

18/04/2014 at 16:55

On good for age for London when is the measure of the age in the age range (say 50-59) is it:

- the date you set the time

- the date you apply for the race

- the date you race

I think it is the latter.  So can you set a 50-59 3:20 qualifying time the year before when you are 49?



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