LOL at the idea of the VLM looking at your track and printing it off before handing you a medal! Imagine the queues!
There is a possibility they would use the track to disqualify people after the event - but even that possibility is remote as they've been sluggish to disqualify people who blatantly jumped the barriers near halfway before.
I'm not saying that I think that should happen, I'm saying I think it might. The numbers being accepted and completing the race have been creeping up gradually for some time now with 2015 seeing the highest numbers to date. And Branson has stated his wish to increase the money raised for charity - one way to carry on increasing numbers would be to stagger the starts.
Agree entirely that the stagger would have to be over at least an hour to have any impact.
why should London be restricted to people who have never run it though? Would that mean that if you took a charity place that you couldn't enter the ballot for 5 years?
It makes no sense and is just too hard to administer.
Pot luck seems as good a way as any - albeit that I don't like the odds worsening so dramatically.... I was wondering if VLM 2016 will see a staggered start like in Paris to ease congestion - and possibly allow a few more ballot places?