London Marathon Good For Age

is it or not???

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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?

 

 

18/04/2014 at 17:06
As far as I am aware it is the age of the race in which you set the time..
So no I do t think you can set a GFA time when you are 49 for a 50 yo place next year.
18/04/2014 at 21:42

It goes by your age on race day, so I believe you can Wenty, 

19/04/2014 at 00:00

I've just discussed this on p and d site. I will be 39 next year. If I run a sub 3.15 at 39 or 40 can I use it as a gfa at 41.

Lit seems to think there was someone on a previous p and d thread that hit the time the year before and then used it as gfa. 

Cheerful Dave    pirate
19/04/2014 at 06:05

Unless they change the rules again, it's always been age on the day of the race (VLM) that counts.  So yes, you can run a GFA qualifying time for 50-59 when you're 49.

24/04/2014 at 12:22

Having missed out via the ballot again I'm looking at trying to post a sneaky GFA time before the deadline this year. Are there any particular qualifying events or will all marathons give you proof of time that can be used for the application? Do we know when the deadline for applications is?

24/04/2014 at 12:30

Maxwell the GFA entry will open sometime in June for about a month.

Most marathons will be accepted to get the GFA time from, the course must be certified marathon distance but most are. See the 100 marathon club website for details of races over the next few weeks

24/04/2014 at 12:46

Thanks for your reply. Looking on 100 marathon club, Milton Keynes is too soon and Kent is full. Between Halstead and Richmond Park I suppose. Richmond is more convenient whereas Halstead looks a slightly flatter course which would be better for the purpose of posting a quick time!

24/04/2014 at 13:13

 at the idea of Halstead being a flat course..........

24/04/2014 at 13:44

I take it I can cross that one off the list then! I haven't run either, was just going by the description on the RW events page which describes it as undulating as opposed to richmond being undulating/hilly

24/04/2014 at 13:47

it's a beautiful race - open countryside, uncrowded and well supported. But 'undulating' is generous........ there must be a course profile somewhere?

24/04/2014 at 13:59

This is the profile, seems quite flat if anything

http://www.halsteadroadrunners.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/route.jpg

 

 

24/04/2014 at 14:38

Eek - might be flat if you are a sherpa! - But then you are talking to the Tortoise that does marathons like Berlin, Rome, Amsterdam, London, Brighton. Hilliest I have done was Barcelona, which I think had a gradient somewhere !

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