VLM 2011 Date

According to CRunCH...

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08/04/2010 at 13:02

...Apparently the 2011 VLM will be on 17th April.

However, they have also said that the ballot will open on 26th April 2010 so maybe take that with a pinch of salt.

ImRio    pirate
08/04/2010 at 13:07
No reason why it shouldn't be the 17th is there? 
08/04/2010 at 13:19
4th of May they told me on the phone
ImRio    pirate
08/04/2010 at 13:21
Wow that would be late.  Last time it was run in May there were lots of problems with the heat!  I guess with Easter being late next year it will give problems especially with the boat race etc to be factored in
08/04/2010 at 13:25
Rio.. I think Madlot means that the ballot will open on 4th May.
ImRio    pirate
08/04/2010 at 13:28
Ah! Of course it wont be running on a Wednesday would it! lol
Edited: 08/04/2010 at 13:29
08/04/2010 at 13:53

Right, I`m booking the hotel for 15th, 16th, 17th April.

08/04/2010 at 13:58

details in this year's Virgin Marathon runners pack said 'general ballot' opening on 4th May...

people who entered and lost out by entering into both the ballots for 2009 AND 2010 get priorty ballot entry, i think from 19th April till 4th May...

so who knows!!!

08/04/2010 at 14:09
There is no reason why it couldn't be the 17th, just seems strange that the date has been released on that website rather then a more 'official' site. Or at leasy waited until this years one was over.
08/04/2010 at 15:25

17th would be about right wouldn't it? 

Hope you're right about the priority ballot cjbessex - my OH is on an automatic for next year and I'm entering for the 5th time so it would be good!

08/04/2010 at 15:29

I have read elsewhere that its Sunday May 1st.

The CHruCH website founder does have a link to LM. I think Andy Etchells use to be with
RW so that date might be true. Either way its April 17th or May 1st as Easter is inbetween.

But I would wait until LM announce the date so we can start our annual moaning.

Edited: 08/04/2010 at 15:32
08/04/2010 at 15:31
If that's the case then you should book your hotel now before they can bump up the prices! As long as you do a refundable booking if anything goes Pete Tong then you lose nothing.
08/04/2010 at 15:32

I didn't think it was ever in May? Would be nice though with the bank holiday....!

08/04/2010 at 15:33
Right I'm going to book 29th, 30th April and 1st May as well as 15th, 16th, 17th April.
ImRio    pirate
08/04/2010 at 15:38
What the hell lets just book for two months just to be sure
09/04/2010 at 14:27

I have spoken to the London Marathon organisers and they said the following:

 -Marathon 2011 is 17th April 2011

-if you entered the ballot 2009 and 2010 and failed to get in you will receive an email so that you can enter 2011 early. The link will work from 19th April -4th May

Re hotels, think they knew the marathon date before we did, the hotel room I have booked is already nearly twice the price of the normal sat night rate for the night before the marathon

Hope that helps. Am only repeating what they said on phone so dont shoot me if wrong

12/04/2010 at 08:57
Right unbook 29th, 30th April and 1st May. Definitely Sunday 17th April.
Infact its confirmed as Sunday 17th April. Get training folks.
Edited: 12/04/2010 at 08:58
12/04/2010 at 12:02
According to Fetcheveryone website, it's the 24th April 2011!

Ie who knows?

Last year, the World Marathon Majors website had details earliest of future VLM dates.
12/04/2010 at 16:07
No, I have concrete information from VLM its 17th April. How can it be on 24th April as
its Easter that weekend. Usual Fetcheveryone mistake.
seren nos    pirate
12/04/2010 at 16:12
so I'll be running on april 17th next weekend   and easter is late you say 24th....that works out well for me...........

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