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i have received my acceptance mag, but im not sure whether to be happy or offended. The FLM seems to have decided that i'm a female!!
They have clearly seen the pics of my pained expression around 22miles in my previous outing!
David Birrell http://www.justgiving.com/davebirrell wrote (see)
Anyone know what happens to the deferred places?
I have a deferred place and the "Congratulations" mag arrived on Friday, same as the people who won a place in the ballot.
Only worrying thing was the Acceptance Form, which has on it "SEX : U". What does that mean? Undecided? Last time I looked I was a Male! Definitely marked the right box on the form.
I'm in No. 12,509
4th time lucky.
I've been rejected again this year, that makes it 9 rejections out of 9 ballot applications.
Anyone else been this unlucky???
I ran it in 2005 after the five rejections in a row. Now look forward to a guaranteed place in 2011 (provided I get my ballot application in on time for 2010 - nearly missed it this year as was in hospital after having a baby! I was a bit out of the loop and didn't realise you had to do it online - thought I had til August to get the paper entry in).
I think Begsie has a point about bequeathing and it's perhaps horrid to say but I'm not going to bother next year. I've bequeathed every year so the cynic in me says I'm worth more to them being constantly rejected than being accepted. The amount I've paid in rejected fees over 9 years I could have almost bought myself a bonded place!!
Good luck to all you who have got a place and commiserations to those of you in my position.
IM in hahahahahahahahah
been tryin for years on and off
FINALY IM IN
Swittle did the liverpool 10k today (5/10/08) was a good run found it hard for the first 2 miles, then settled down. Was happy with 1 hour 5 mins as not done much training due a cold. Was nice day sun came out was nice in the park.
Rachael stupid question from me I guess you mean Wednesday 8th?
I'm in too! For all those doubting bequeathing (which included me), my acceptance form said I was rejected in the main ballot but had been one of the 1000 drawn from the bequestors list. This was my third year of trying, I had bequeathed every year and was not planning to do so next year if rejected again. However I will now carry on bequeathing in future for this extra chance!
Happy training everyone......
Still bleedin' waiting here too . Stephen R wrote (see)
Stephen R wrote (see)
David Birrell http://www.justgiving.com/davebirrell wrote (see)Anyone know what happens to the deferred places?
Searso wrote (see)
i have received my acceptance mag, but im not sure whether to be happy or offended. The FLM seems to have decided that i'm a female!! They have clearly seen the pics of my pained expression around 22miles in my previous outing!
Well done on those who got through and big sorry and maybe next year to those who didn't.
Places do not 'come available' when someone defers. FLM, like most race organisers, assume that a certain percentage of people will not run each year through illness/injury and so accept more people than the course can actually cope with. And it has to be remembered that each year, there are probably about the same number of people on guaranteed (deferred) places as there are people dropping out.
If you have not got in now through the ballot and you don't go down the Golden Bond route, unless you run a sub 2.45 marathon or sub 75 minute half marathon between now and January 2009, you aren't doing FLM.