330 or bust: they did last year. I entered but picked up a knee injury so pulled out and have a guaranteed place this year, although I still have to pay. Pretty sure you can get into Edinburgh if you apply soonish anyway.
P.S. Just did a bit of digging. The website is registered to RealBuzz, who provide the website for VLM - it is not therefore fake, although hacking is a slim possibility. I vote for the face saving option.
"Alongside our own websites, we also offer online products and services to mass-participant sports, health and fitness events. Our partner websites currently include: The Virgin Money London Marathon, adidas Silverstone Half Marathon, adidas Women’s 5K Challenge, Bupa London 10,000, Reading Half Marathon, The Sun-Herald City2Surf, Beijing Marathon, Dublin Marathon, LA Marathon, Big Sur International Marathon, Washington Marine Corps Marathon, The Marathon de Paris and the BMW Berlin Marathon."
I got the "can't find details as being succesful in the ballot" (or similar) message. Pasword etc defnitely correct so I supect I'm not in. My knees are pleased, but I haven't told them about the Edinburgh plan B yet.
I went to see a podiatrist for an assessment this week. One of the tests he ran was looking at me running on a treadmill and, from behind, seeing how many toes were visible on the outside of the leg - i.e. whether my feet were aligned or splayed out.
My feet are fairly strikingly turned out when I run. This is apparently not great, but I happened across a picture of Tsegaye Kebede (winner of men's race in this years London Marathon) in a book I'm reading and noticed his feet do the same thing! Do a Google image search if you don't believe me.
I think someone should Mr Kebede he's doing it all wrong!