How often do they change the requirements?
I think the times have been static for a few years, so people are assuming that they will qualify. No one has a defnite place in VLM 2014 yet, as they still have to apply for the GFA place - but its not a ballot so as long as your time is good enough you should be OK.
I guess the 2014 GFA criteria will be added next week after the marathon and prior to the ballot opening, as they'll want to prevent GFA-qualified applicants filling up the ballot entry system.
They muck about with them every few years - in 2003 the GFA time for U40 men was 3:15, for 2004 it was 3:00, then it went back out to 3:10 around 2008/2009 or so. Usually there are rumours of an impending change before any official announcement, and if there were any such mutterings they'd be on here by now, so I'd be surprised if there are any changes for 2014. Especially, as stutyr points out, that the ballot entry is so early these days.
They really should change the GFA times to make them rational & fair, but I'm not holding my breath!
ooh I hope they dont change them for my category 40 mins! I got 4.11 which means I now qualify, I am so excited to have done that!
I just checked the VLM website and it says that the GFA times and application process won't open until the end of May. That seems bonkers, as I now feel as if I have no choice but to enter the ballot, in case they change the criteria and I no longer qualify.
Anyone know something I don't?
Hey guys don't panic, they're not suddenly going to change the goalposts.
Kate, how far under the upper limit of GFA were you?
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