unfortunately due to the nature of my work (at sea) I could only get on to the web just after six to find out the ballot has closed.
Without sounding sour grapes I think the ballot system is a complete load of b*ll*cks cos unless you are able to be by a computer during the day you have no chance. I much prefer the old postal ballot system which seemed to be a lot fairer. I'm sure there were others like me who did not have the luxury of being able to log on in the early hours or have access to a computer (difficult getting an internet connection in the middle of the channel)
Stuff London -I will go for another marathon that has a fairer entry system!
For some reason when I tried looking for the new forum using the address given my computer comes up with "page not found". I am using Windows Vista Premium
Having used the forums for a number of years one aspect of the forum posts that really p*sses me off is the ones that presumably started out with good intentions but have just ended up as Blogs -have a look in the general forum and you'll see what I mean -the ones with twenty thousand replies or so! Its a pain in the butt having to troll through these to get to the "real" forum stuff -perhaps they should be "locked" after a while as they no longer pertain to the original subject of the thread or make a special catergory for them.
Excellent race as always, although I overheated on the last three miles along the prom -boy was it warm! The only gripe I would have was a some near collisions with people either suddenly deciding to stop in front of me or being totally engrossed in their mp3 players and oblivious to everything else.(got a bit cheesed off with it after the fifth time) But then again with nigh on 5000 runners it is bound to happen. I liked the addition of the new "loop" as opposed to the old one by the fishing huts -somehow I found it a bit easier. Talking of fishing huts "popeye's" face must be aching by now given all that gurning he had to do!