is it or not???
I'm not sure if that was ever published by VLM. Maybe its a split based on numbers who applied that year.
What we need is the highest time from RW runners that got into the FGFA pen. I applied and got in FGFA with 3:02
Anyone with a higher time?
AR - I think you more than qualify after running 2:47 on Sunday!!! You should be in the FFGFA category!
I got 3:50.02 at my last marathon.
Was hoping that i'd get in on GFA on that, and have been told by people at my club that as long as it is under 3:51 i'll be OK.
Can anyone confirm this, or am I two seconds too slow?
For the record, i did call VLM, and the woman on the phone didn't know.
It is a mixed bag. They let someone in my club get a GFA at 3:52! So if they refuse, i'll feel a bit hard done by.
Will try the ballot too. But have never had any luck with that either.
Got a marathon coming up this winter, so will try to get a faster time to assure my entry!
Website updated (see below) - must have been today. Not helpful that they arent releasing the times before the ballot
If you've already run a full marathon in a particularly fast time, you might qualify for an automatic 'good for age' entry into the 2014 Virgin London Marathon.
Please refer back to the website at the end of May for details for qualifying times and details on how to apply. If you have any questions, please call us on 0207 902 0200.
Please note, only UK residents can apply for a good for age entry into the Virgin Money London Marathon. If you're applying from overseas you'll need to enter the overseas ballot.
Without wanting to be controversial it may be more favourable for one sex over the other in respect of missing the GFA by a few seconds.
I think we have to work on the assumption the qualification will remain the same. I am running on 12 may and will continue to assume I need sub 3;15.
If you knew you had a GFA place then you probably wouldn't enter the ballot!
Either way, good luck to everyone trying to get a place.
To qualify for FGFA you have to have done a GFA time and it also has to be sub 3:15.
Whether they use their discretion, I don't know and of course since they made it easier for young men to get GFA they may start to have problems with too many at the FGFA start - it certainly has been much more crowded the last couple of years
Blimey, they do like a good tinker don't they. Will be interesting to see if there are changes and in which directions for different categories.
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