London Marathon Good For Age

is it or not???

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24/04/2014 at 14:57

think it's all in the scale? there are a couple of steeper hills but lots of smaller ups and downs.....

I tried to find a profile of richmond but can't - but the park website itself shows that the largest hill in the park is just below 200ft with the base level being somewhere around 50ft so perhaps the ups and downs aren't that dissimilar?

is milton keynes really not an option? bound to be much flatter

24/04/2014 at 15:15

apart from only having 10 days to ramp up my training i also have my stag do the night before MK. i just don't want it quite that much!

the finishing times for MK do reflect that it might be a quicker race although you never know who turns up on the day. perhaps i should target something later in the year and aim for the 2015 race but who know what the GFA requirements will be for that

24/04/2014 at 15:21

A marathon the next day after your stag night - now that is a challange!

24/04/2014 at 22:17

10 days to ramp up your training? what's your GFA target?

16/04/2015 at 18:35

I am in my 50th year so actually 50 in december but should I be aiming for a 50-59 GFA time or 40-49 time but I need someone to confirm before manchester on sunday can anyone help?

16/04/2015 at 18:43

As far as I'm aware the qualification time is applicable to your age at the London Marathon you are entrering so GFA 50-59 required for 2016. 

29/04/2015 at 11:17
50-59 Gfa is only 5 mins slower than 40-49. But 60-69 is 25 min slower. Why the big difference?
cougie    pirate
29/04/2015 at 11:22
Maybe theres a big drop off in the sixties entrants or times ? Either way its something nice to look forward to when I hit my 60s !
16/06/2015 at 16:22

Any ideas when the GFA application for London 2016 is on website? Page says mid June but nothing so far.


cougie    pirate
19/06/2015 at 10:04
Just checked the site and still no update on 'Mid June'.
22/06/2015 at 18:48

Ok everyone the link is now on the VLM good for age website!! Closing on the July 17th.

Edited: 22/06/2015 at 19:20
23/06/2015 at 09:03

i'm done - again!  - now the wait, hotels booked already so just got to get Chicago done then let the training begin

01/07/2015 at 15:11
I'm in - got confirmation email today - happy days - let the training begin
cougie    pirate
15/07/2015 at 15:54
Andy - was that the confirmation that they were checking your details and will get back in 15 working days, or the final one with the link to pay ?

I've had the first email on the 8th July - and they say allow 15 working days for confirmation.

Which would take me past the closing date for payment. D'oh !
15/07/2015 at 16:40

Cougie, Give them a call on 0207 7902 0200    I had an issue with my documentation. Rang that number and they were really helpful. worth a try.

15/07/2015 at 16:45

all done and paid for - now been told i will get my acceptance mag in october

19/07/2015 at 21:10

Do the GFA runners all start in one pen does anyone know? If so which colour is it usually? 

19/07/2015 at 21:56
Either the Red or Green start. Red is Fast GFA 3.10 and faster (I think) and Green for the rest.
21/07/2015 at 14:42

red number with yellow background - we start in our own area at the front of the red pen

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