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London 2016

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 17:43

Well spotted, here's the link:

Doesn't correlate with the reference numbers here, but have to assume they know how many people entered their ballot  - and are telling the truth!


Glasgow Half

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 14:52

I signed up for it. Did the Rock and Roll Edinburgh half in 2012 and GNR in 2013 but not done more than 10k since then. Decided to start upping the miles again in case I either get into the VLM or decide to do Edinburgh (my local).

It's been fun upping the miles and re-learning the names of all the muscles and tendons that bother me after more than an hour's running. Attempting to do more cross-training and stretching this time round, and also build the miles up more slowly.


What time does the London Marathon Ballot open?

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 15:33

True that. Good to know it's possible with sufficient effort.

What time does the London Marathon Ballot open?

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 14:06

How did bingo help?

Sorry, couldn't resist that! Great story, gives me hope for a future GFA place, knees permitting.

What time does the London Marathon Ballot open?

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 15:56

The legal bit is interesting (ref the fraud comment), hopefully there are some lawyers here than can put us straight. There's nothing in the Ts and Cs etc that says it's random, and I wonder if the use of the word "ballot" versus "lottery" is deliberate. This is a private event that you are applying to enter so they probably have a lot of freedom to choose, within the bounds of the law.

P.S. Here's my foil hat if anyone needs to borrow (kept in the office)



What time does the London Marathon Ballot open?

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 14:49

Found the thread. Interesting reading:

Great north run 2015

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 13:01

If you park in South Sheilds it will save you having to get back to Newcastle afterwards which could be a bonus. I went back to get a shower at the halls and pick my stuff up and it wasn't too bad, but I went with the "keep running all the way to the station" plan as much as was possible.

The evening meal was worth it for me as it was decent, cheap and I sat at tables full of people running the next day. I have to do plenty of Billy-no-mates eating alone with work as it is, so I didn't fancy going out. Didn't go with the breakfast though as I needed to eat earlier and had brought my own with me (Marmite bagel).

London 2016

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 09:29

Colleague just registered and got a reference number around 345000, so that's about 100,000 entries more than the ballot last year so far.

What time does the London Marathon Ballot open?

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 07:47

Weird, I got that too. I think it was open to the people that really wanted to get in and applied on the first day rather than later  in the week. Also got a cuddly toy and Blankety Blank checkbook and pen, which was nice.

London 2016

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 00:32

Fell asleep watching MOTD2, woke up, entered ballot. Fingers crossed for me and everyone else!

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