Will my cheque be cashed before December

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22/10/2002 at 09:01
Desperate to know if I am in FLM, does anyone know if they cash the cheques before sending out confirmation notices.
22/10/2002 at 09:27
Yes, if you're in via the ballot in previous years I've had my cheque cashed aroung 11/12 November and then had the acceptance notice in early December. It's probably a bit early to be looking at your bank statement just yet!

Good luck.

Tim.
cougie    pirate
22/10/2002 at 09:34
How much was the entry ? I can't remember, and can't find the cheque book stub to refer to !
22/10/2002 at 09:41
It was something like £23 affiliated and £27 unattached - just from memory though!
22/10/2002 at 14:38
I sent £27, and I'm unaffiliated, so your memory is pretty good Tim. Sounds about right for the affiliated, but I'm not 100% sure.
22/10/2002 at 14:49
yup £27, but if you donate your fee , you'll have to wait for the December yes/no letter.
I hate it when you get the parcel (containing reject gift) rather than a flimsy letter!
22/10/2002 at 18:54
Yes Dustin is right - if your cheque is cashed and YOU HAVE NOT "bequeathed" your entry fee to charity you are in

Good luck

My Guide to entering the London Marathon.
22/10/2002 at 18:55
Oops - just posted a broken link - that should have read:

My Guide to entering the London Marathon.
23/10/2002 at 14:56
I've taken the plunge and entered the FLM in what may be my first ever marathon if I get in. Would be interested to hear what chance a first time entrant has of getting in or is it just pure luck? Also, I chose not to bequeath my fee if unsuccessful, do you think this has any bearing on it?
cougie    pirate
23/10/2002 at 17:21
NB - as far as we know - just pure luck.

If you do bequeath then you get put into a further raffle for more places though.

Ho hum - the fleece looks nice this year though.
23/10/2002 at 17:22
Hey Cougle
24/10/2002 at 10:13

I hope the fleece is good - I still use the watch I got from bequeathing my fee in 2001.

24/10/2002 at 16:32
What! I never realised this running business might involve me actually checking my bank statement. Surely this is akin to opening Pandora's box, and not to be carelessly recommended on the forum? I may just wait for the parcel.
24/10/2002 at 16:40
What is the gift if you are rejected?

A training guide for 2004 possibly.
24/10/2002 at 23:28
So if I'd have been a meanie (which i actually wanted to be, but the thought of an extra 1000 places up for grabs persuaded me to bequeath the fee) I'd actually have found out I was in / out sooner? ARRGHHH! Batspit and bugsblood! I hate suspense. I'm the sort of person who reads the last page of novels first.
25/10/2002 at 13:57
I agree about the fleece looking nice but won't it just scream "REJECTED" every time you wear it? I suppose on the up-side, at least your running mates won't have to ask whether you got your place or not - they'll see the fleece and know!! I can't exactly say I'll wear mine with pride, but at least it will keep me warm on my walks to the pub (well, I won't have to train so much if I don't get my place will I!!!).
25/10/2002 at 14:08
Let us make a rejected run (if we not get in). Everyone will run in his/her new fleece. It will look like the Nike 10k.
25/10/2002 at 14:16
sounds good to me ... we can arrange it via the forum and do it on the same day as the FLM out of protest!!
25/10/2002 at 18:39
You get the fleece if you are in or not. You get it just for bequething the fee. So no one will ever know.

Bad news about having to wait til december tho :-(
25/10/2002 at 18:47
I really want to know now. When I entered I wasn't bothered even though it will be my first marathon but now I have started training I will be gutted if I don't get in.
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