When do I find out I have been unlucky in the London Marathon ballot again?

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BWT
25/09/2011 at 09:26

2013 would have been my 5th application year as well   Shame they removed that automatic entry option!

25/09/2011 at 09:37
The 5 year rule was maintained for people with 2 years of applications.
25/09/2011 at 10:11
Early october.
seren nos    pirate
25/09/2011 at 12:58
well done BWT on being the first thread on this topic..............I miss the old when will my cheque be cashed threads
25/09/2011 at 13:46
Just out of interest, is there anyway of finding out how many rejections I've had? I think it's 3 so far. Do VLM know when you've had your 5th and accept you then?
25/09/2011 at 14:54
They've scrapped the 5 rejections and you're in rule, I think.
25/09/2011 at 15:38

Jay did you get one of these...?

Dear Runner,

We are contacting you to give you advance notice that the Virgin London Marathon Priority Online Ballot Entry System will open on Monday 21st March 2011. Please note that you will be sent a special invitation email and link on or around 21st March in order to respond and complete your entry.

Our records show that you have made at least 3 consecutive unsuccessful applications into the London Marathon and as a result we are offering you the opportunity to maintain your record of consecutive applications in the ballot by responding to the special invitation email to the Priority Online Ballot Entry System and completing your registration in advance of the main public ballot, which opens on Tuesday 26th April 2011.

When you receive the special invitation email and link on or around 21st March you will need to complete your entry no later than Monday 4th April at 5pm, as the Priority system will then close and your application history cannot be guaranteed.

If you have any questions about your place in the Virgin London Marathon Priority Online Ballot Entry Scheme, please call our Helpdesk on 020 7902 0200.

We look forward to receiving your priority application by the deadline highlighted above and wish you every success in the ballot for the 2012 race.

Yours sincerely
Dave Bedford - Race Director, Virgin London Marathon
 

25/09/2011 at 15:50

Oh...how strange, i got my acceptance magazine last week...SO I'M IN!!!!

Are people still waiting to find out then.....

seren nos    pirate
25/09/2011 at 16:04

You are GFA though aren't you FF

i think they have got ride of the 5 and you are in but oif you have more than 2/3 entries then you get priority entry

25/09/2011 at 17:34
seren nos wrote (see

You are GFA though aren't you FF

i think they have got ride of the 5 and you are in but oif you have more than 2/3 entries then you get priority entry


priority entry to the ballot then you are in the same boat as everybody else
25/09/2011 at 18:04
Yeah I had the priority entry so yeah this year will be my fourth rejection then I'm assuming.
25/09/2011 at 22:36

does the priority entry thing mean that anyone with 2/3 rejections is still guaranteed entry after 5 rejections? i am on rejection 2 from 2011  so hoping either 2012 or 2013 i will get a place? l ran with a charity place in 2009 and am so hoping for a ballot place for 2012. if not i will do edinburgh

25/09/2011 at 22:37

sorry, typo, 2012 is my 4th consecutive year of applying

26/09/2011 at 17:10

If the same as last year, the second class post timed for the Monday 2nd October meant some were received on the 30th September.  I remember having to wait for my rejectdion.  I think it still seems like a good idea...

26/09/2011 at 18:29
Flat Foo.ted  Did you really get your magazine? well done if so...am still waiting for mine- crossing everything
26/09/2011 at 19:02
Nah....it's just my warped sense of humour.  Waiting like everyone else.....
26/09/2011 at 19:03
 Naughty boy
BWT
26/09/2011 at 19:10

Ohhhh I was miffed then FF

26/09/2011 at 19:14

oh i got overly excited for a minute then hah! wonder if itll come before the end of the week

26/09/2011 at 21:27
I'm waiting for rejection number 4 too!
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