Yep thats what I thought until I called them up to see if I squeeze some info out of them as to how much the margins are going to change by. Apparently when the ballot goes live on monday, the GFA times will be published at the same time, which makes far more sense. Will wait to see if that actually happens. From previous applications you usually have until July to get a GFA application in.
OT: Did she say that you should enter the ballot and then enter via GFA if you do meet the qualifying standard? it appears they are not going to publish the qualifying times until well after the ballot closes. I thought I would be OK for next year but not so sure now, ran a disappointing 3.33.56 on Sunday due to a problem I have had for the last few weeks, last year ran a 3.25.23. I guess it also depends on how long your times are good for? Hmmmm!
Good luck to all at VLM this wkd!!! Hope you all get the times you are hoping for. Up until 6 weeks ago training was going well, now its all fallen apart!!! May see you on green Brer as I am also coming off that start. Whatever happens its going to be a brilliant day as usual Good Luck Guys
Probably!!! Its 14ish miles and they are 14 tough miles!!! Is the marathon road or offroad ??? Depends what you are hoping to achieve from the marathon, if your going for a time and racing it hard then racing the wkd before isn't usually recommended. However, Race the Train is a cracking race, so you could always give the marathon a miss and do this instead