Rejects pop in here.......
I nearly thumped the postman yesterday. He brought two losers fleeces - one for me and one for Mr LB. Every year it's the same.
"We're sorry you're a pathetic reject. Maybe next time?"
Then we do it all over again a year later....
My question is, I know many runners on here who say that FLM is NOT a good marathon. It's busy, crowded and the PB potential is poor. So why should I keep filling in the form and sending it off? Why do I really really want to do this bloody marathon?
Somebody on here must think it's worthwhile - surely?
I'm amazed that virtually all non runners seem to think that you can roll up the door of FLM ask for a place and they say "sure - here you go"!!!!
One of my sponsors from this year's FLM said on the phone last week "I'm thinking of doing next year's".....
in your dreams matey-pie
Its a great marathon and a super weekend in the big smoke!
The sights, atmoshere and the support is second to none.
I've been successful in four of the last five ballots so a refusal this year was not unexpected.
If I dont get my club's entry then it will be Paris for me next year.
Hold on, lets dream
If I can knock off 4 mins from my marathon PB in three weeks time I might be able to qualify 'As Good for Age' for the Boston Marthon next April
Chi - it's 5 rejections (in a row) I'm afraid, which means I'm guarateed a place in 2014, at the age of 41 - yikes!
I've always aspired to do London, but this was the first time I could realistically do it, seeing as I actually run now! I shouldn't be too disappointed to be rejected first time. Plus I've entered for a couple of golden bond places, so all is not lost...
If you've been rejected seven times on the trot, you will have had a guaranteed place for the sixth year. Five straight rejections and you're guaranteed a start the following year.
I did a marathon once, in the New Forest. The london marathon appeals not a bit, but I might have a crack at the Wharfedale one next year, or some other off road big jobbie. Now THAT'S scenic!
Sorry, but I don't understand why the London marathon is so important to enter, when there's so many others around.
minardi - I am doing my 6th marathon tomorrow. I am not worried.
Begsie wrote (see)
LiverbirdIts a great marathon and a super weekend in the big smoke!The sights, atmoshere and the support is second to none.I've been successful in four of the last five ballots so a refusal this year was not unexpected.If I dont get my club's entry then it will be Paris for me next year.Hold on, lets dreamIf I can knock off 4 mins from my marathon PB in three weeks time I might be able to qualify 'As Good for Age' for the Boston Marthon next April
true it's a great weekend (ran it for charity in 2007) with a fab atmosphere but sights are non-existent if you're 5'0 and running in the pack - didn't see anything except other runners backs until came up the mall!!.... must admit the sight of Buckingham Palace is pretty awesome though
am expecting my 3rd rejection to be waiting for me when i get home tonight - am thinking of Prague for next year instead.
NotReally A Runner
This was my 14th year applying and I've been successful 6 times in the ballot.
Keep at it and it will come thro
Being cynical, I'm not sure of the benefits of bequeathing.
I dont and it certainly has hindered me this past five years.
Hate to say it folks
Just received a phone call from one of my mates at the running club!
From his reckoning
Out of the 6 applicants from the club
4 were GFA and he was successful in the ballot which means
unofficially I look to have got the Club entry
OOOPs sorry losers
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