Posted: 01/11/2013 at 12:34
Major cock up on the race entry front.
Booked some flights to go skiing last month for the week of 5th to 12th April. I knew the Manchester Marathon was on the 6th but had already decided to do London but failed to check the date for London. It is on the 13th which means my taper is not going to be ideal and I don't even think I will be able to get to the start line as currently I am not arriving back in Manchester until 9:30 Sat eve. Ooops.
Does anyone know of any other fast marathons, ideally in late March? I'm not too bothered and maybe this is the incentive I need to find a different challenge next year (Bob Graham possibly).
I also spent all last Saturday morning trying to get an entry into the York Half Marathon. I got to the payment page 4 times and each time it crashed when taking my payment. At my 5th attempt I was told the race was full. It now appears that it was their system that was at fault and I actually made 4 entries, 3 of which have now been cancelled. If anyone is looking to do the YHM - due to the difficulties with the online entry system they have made another 500 places available which you have to apply for via an online ballot that opens on the 7th Nov for 4 days.