The FAQ on the VLM website says that the results are out from the 10th of october:
Q. When do I find out if I have secured a place through the ballot? A. The earliest date you will hear from us is Monday 10 October and all applicants should have heard the outcome by Monday 17 October. Everyone from the UK who gains a place in the ballot is sent the Congratulations magazine. A random selection of approximately half of unsuccessful applicants will be sent the Commiserations magazine and the remainder will be sent an e-zine version. Overseas applicants will be contacted via email.
Open the race fast to bank in time for the second half will most likely end in disaster. For a beginner I think the best tactic is to run in an even pace, althought many say a slightly faster second half (negative split) is preferable.
I received my annual rejection email on the 1st of October last year (I´m in the overseas ballot). The moaning and complaining when the rejection mags come out usually start 2-3 days before us foreigners got our emails. That´s why I always keep a close eye on this forum in late september every year.
I´m doing it. Frankfurt may not be the most exciting tourist destination but the race is said to be faboulous. Sad that Eintracht Frankfurt are playing away as it would have been a great bonus to catch a Bundesliga game during the weekend.
My training this fall mainly consist of racing. Did the Stockholm HM two weeks ago and a 30 km cross country race this saturday. I have also signed up for another HM on the 15th of October so I don´t know how much energy I´ll have left for Frankfurt but I hope to go sub 3.30 even if it will be difficult. I did 3.29 in Barcelona in march but unfortunately lost my bib where the timing chip was attached so I didn´t get an official finish time.