Think the requirements for women have eased slightly over the past few years and are not as tough as others like, say, Boston? My guess is the women's times are more attainable to encourage more women to run? We're still very outnumbered at London (2:1?)
Well done you if you were close to 3h50 -you have until June to hit it to get a GFA for next year - worth a shot at a smaller marathon?
so you want london to be first come first served - unlike all other majors? This just couldn't work - without major changes to all the GFA, championship and club entry processes - all seems a bit OTT when it's working ok now?
Gladrags, not got a problem about having to pay to get home, just wish I had known before hand so would have got secretary to have arranged oyster /travel card as I dont carry money when running, not a problem next year as have already arranged for company driver to be available to take us home.As to payment, I would be happy if the entrance fee was like New York etc. £100-150 first come first served and know you are in immeadiatly then all sorted if you then wanted to raise for charity that would be your decision
only just saw this thread. am hypothyroid and have run 9 miles over the last 13 years. I have never varied my throxine according to my acticity levels and have never been advised to do so - and I have discussed this at length with my endocrinologist.