Virgin marathon ballot scam

Paid your fee upfront? Chances are, you didn't get in!

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03/10/2013 at 17:31

undercuts PP: 250 + tight shorts (slightly less salubrious GFA place), only offered to scammed Leeds runners. Essex runners need not apply. No Australians (do Sydney).

03/10/2013 at 17:36

Ok. From the variety of different opinions we can agree to disagree but this is what I will do next year. Apply but don't pay and if I don't get in, give my £35 to charity. I don't need an more loser jackets thanks. my chances might even improve, allegedly? Thanks for the comments though folks.

07/10/2013 at 16:41

Just to go back to the beginning - I didn't bequeath my entry fee and didn't get in.  A friend did pay up front, and she did get in - on the 1000 extra places ballot.  So it worked for her.

07/10/2013 at 17:25
Also ran but no posh bogs in GFA (unless you are fGFA) as I was reminded by Jools when she paced me for my champs place with the mantra:
Think of the posh bogs

Thus you should be asking for ??200
07/10/2013 at 17:40
AR is faster than me so he would be FGFA.
The toilets wern't any posher just the queues were a lot shorter.
Cheerful Dave    pirate
08/10/2013 at 07:23

They used to be proper posh like, with sinks an' all.  Carpet too.  Now they're just ordinary portaloos with shorter queues.

08/10/2013 at 07:51

My jacket's very short in the arms.


08/10/2013 at 08:11

Carpet in a portaloo 

08/10/2013 at 08:15

Maybe 225 is fair on reflection; there was certainly no carpet.  I'll rethink this one - I don't want to be accused of a scam.

08/10/2013 at 08:20
Mine you, there is free tea and coffee in fast GFA ... Got to be worth a bit eh
08/10/2013 at 09:16

I thought with a celebrity name like yours Curly you would be in the very posh tent.

08/10/2013 at 10:07

Has the OP got tickets for Glastonbury or is that a scam as well?

08/10/2013 at 10:11

If Glastonbury had any sense they would make that a ballot too.

08/10/2013 at 10:59
Lol to NLR I should try that shouldn't I?

"Don't you know who I am (named after)" :P
Cheerful Dave    pirate
08/10/2013 at 10:59

With an option to bequeath to the X Factor contestants beneavolent fund if you don't get in?

08/10/2013 at 11:10

There are posh loo's when you run GFA!?  

*gone for run*    

09/10/2013 at 08:42

Just to add to the conspiracy theory, this year 23 people in our circle of friends,family, etc. applied, non bequeathed, ( yes we are tight buggers) and guess what? No-one got accepted, so try again next year. Good luck to those who succeded

seren nos    pirate
09/10/2013 at 08:44

Dave.don't let fact get in the way of a good conspiracy theory.........

the fact is very very few did get in via the ballot...

09/10/2013 at 08:44

That detracts from the conspiracy theory.

09/10/2013 at 09:12

I bet if London went down the Boston route, there would be even more complaints. There is a guaranteed way to get in and that is to train and get a GFA time. But it seems people with do anything for a place...but they won't do that.

Excuses the dots but if was for my Meatloaf effect.

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