I am 57 and have a deteriorating body! I am recovering from a long term injury (torn tendon in my left foot which was operated on in 2010) I have had a few referred injuries since then. Now with a combination of physio and pilates I think I can run a marathon next year. I entered the ballot for this year hoping for a place but knowing I might defer and therefore have a guaranteed place in 2015. It will still be tight getting fit enough especially as I want to run sub 4.