Virgin London Marathon 2013 ballot open

Hi guys, just registered.

 Thought I'd try, surely it should be too early, but the ballot was open.

Let the training commence, 1 year... and a 1 in 7 chance, oh, probably not then.

Who else has registered ?



  • Yep I've entered too. Fingers crossed is third time lucky for me! image
  • Yep me to will bey first marathon if I get in better
    Up my training just in case lol
  •  Thats me into 1st day of holiday and a early alarm to enter guess i can go for a run now after brekkieimage 

  • Just entered! What a potential way to celebrate my 50th Birthday!! Off to work I go now in what seems like hurricane force winds......

    Good luck everyone!image

  • Another one entered here.

    Live the dream, good luck all image

  • 10th application made- never gotten in on the ballot so holding out no hope image

    Haven't even got a confirmation email yet even though the page says application has gone in.

  • StrayceltStraycelt ✭✭✭
    Me and my boy both entered...places filling fast, over 40,000 already. I'm in the not donating category as I don't need any more limited edition jackets!
  • E mmyE mmy ✭✭✭
    I've done it as well...  I was told that it was opening at 9am but that means that I can head out for my run early image
  • Pity we have to wait 6 months to find out whether we're sucessful or not!
  • Agreed^^^ Wish they'd let people know sooner.

    I've entered but not got email confirmation yet. Anyone got email?

    Do they cut the ballot off at a certain number of entries?
  • Yes, they cut it off at 125,000. No, I've not had an e-mail either, but am still hopeful!
  • kamoshikakamoshika ✭✭✭
    I'm in (the ballot at least!) Wasn't up when I checked before I went to bed at about 12:30 last night, but was taking entries when I was up changing a nappy at 3 this morning image
  • ^^ Classic multi-tasking. You deserve entry for that alone. Good luck everyone
  • I was going to ask if anyone has got a confirmation email, but that seems a little superfluous now image
  • i got mine about 30 mins after i entered at 12:45 last night. just as i was falling asleep. stupid phone beeping.
  • Kathy HKathy H ✭✭✭
    I have just entered. I don't think I'll be lucky but it is worth a try. It would be nice for a first marathon, but I have a place in Brighton.So I am hoping that my fitness and training will go well for next yearimage
  • Check your spam mail guys! My confirmation email went straight into there.

  • hey jelleybaby - i'll be celebrating my 40th if i get a ballot place - hope to see you there running with balloons too! (3rd time lucky & fingers crossed!)
  • Just entered the ballot. Would be my first marathon after a couple of half's!

    Think i will enquire through contacts i have in a few charities to see if they can help too...

  • entered at 6am, no email from VLM but I did get a response from the charities I ticked. Tried calling to confirm but obviously very very busy. Wondering if I should re-apply... Got through ballot last year so don't hold out much hope of two in a row, but I did get 4 rejections in a row so perhaps its a theme...
  • Good call on checking your spam, my confirmation email was there too - would never have occured to me to check it! image
  • got through to VLM helpline which confirms there are some significant delays on emails being sent. I got the confirmation page (didn't copy reference!!) so fingers crossed. Checked spam and trash... nothing...
  • StrayceltStraycelt ✭✭✭
    No confirmation yet, no spam entry either...must be the significant delay...have kept copy references tho!
  • no confirmation either .... not holding out too much hope on getting in. Have booked Brighton so at least i know i definitely will be doing my first marathon next April
  • I entered about 0:40 last night and email then took about 15 mins to get the email through. Now non nocturnal people are applying I guess there will be a rush and the network will be very busy.

    If anyone thinks there is a problem my confirmation email shows the  VLM office number as

    0207 902 0200

    Good luck to all

  • CormorantCormorant ✭✭✭

    Sounds like it's not a good idea to reapply (re Andrew Edwards 20). I quote from the confirmation email:

    "Please don't enter the ballot more than once as this could result in all your entries being cancelled."

    If you got the page with the reference number (and wrote it down hopefully) you ought to be ok.

    Having gone through the fiasco that was the Olympic ticket application and having read comments from past years about the VLM process, it seems the servers are faring slightly better this year.

    I woke up at 5:30 (not sure why) blearily looked at Twitter on my phone and saw people had applied so fired up the laptop and did so myself. It will be my first if I'm successful, but if not I'll do another one anyway, injuries permitting.

  • I think if you've got a confirmation number you're OK

  • I'm happy to leave my entry to fate. If i get in I get in. Have done four already so I will forget about it and see what happens in April.
  • I would be overjoyed to get in at my first attempt but I'm also realistic and not that lucky!

    If I'm not lucky then I'll look at charity teams. Have to say the minimum pledge is daunting and a novice fund-raiser!
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