Apologies if this is elsewhere but I've been looking at the online entry site for 2009 and can't find anywhere to apply if you're good for age. There's no contact details on their site to get in touch with them about it. Anybody know what the score is with this or are they scrapping the good for age entry system?
Apply for Ballot.
Go for GFA time, if you get the GFA time, apply for GFA clearly stating you have already applied for Ballot, so to upgrade your entry(if you have been annoucned successful in the Ballot) / ignore your Ballot Entry (if not yet announced).
I guess Ballot results will be made known before GFA closing date so no real problems.
I think the closing date is the 7th October, but can't remember where I read i, so I'd just do it asap.
Also will a copy of the results page from the website do? I assume that they can check it themselves if they're in doubt - just wondered if they needed a copy of the certificate instead.
I wonder if anyone can help me. I am currently 40 and got a sub 3:15 this year. I know that from age 18-41 the GFA time is sub 3:00 and at 41 it goes to sub 3:15. As I will be 41 at next years marathon, I am trying to establish whether this years time will count for a GFA entry or not?
I am in exactly the same boat and had an email from FLM people before the race confirming it is your age on teh date you want to race that counts rather than when you did time. I did 3:09 on Sunday so now have a GFA for next year - happy days.
Anyone know for sure whwt the closing date is for the GFA applications? I was looking at doing Abingdon in an effort to get GFA, but that is 19th October! will that be too late? The website says "byt the relevant closing date" which isn't very helpful!
BTW have missed the boat for on-line application, it was full in 22 hours! It will have to be ostal application.
Wardi, I think the problem arises with people who haven't got a GFA time yet, but hope to get one later in the year. It's not clear whether you can apply online, then upgrade if you get a GFA time, or whether there'll be an opportunity to apply for GFA after you've been rejected.
Mind you, people used to upgrade from GFA to championship entry, so my advice to anyone in that position would be to apply now and call them if you get the GFA time.
They haven't yet put up any closing dates for GFA or championship entries either, which doesn't help.
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