Virgin London Marathon 2013 ballot open



  • I haven't had a confirmation e-mail yet either so wouldn't worry. I checked my spam too and not there. I did find out that Obama endorses herbal supplements for penis growth though.
  • i am in ( i think ) through 5 rejections, anyone the same .?, my brother gerald has entered this ballot so maybe two brothers together, good luck to you all mates.
  • I thought they just changed the rules so that it didn't make any difference about 5 rejections.
  • the 5 year rule went out the window a few years back . Still hoping though that as a seasoned rejectee I may have a small chance!
  • You guys deserve your place more than I do. Good luck this year.
  • Entered at about 10.45, still no email 3 hours later.  My confirmation number is over 200,000, does that mean there were over 200,000 entries at that point?  The website is still saying entry is open, so it looks like the limit is way above 125,000.  Maybe it includes multiple entries that have been cancelled?

  • We just don't know.
  • ???????
  • image Yes I'm becoming aware of this Sussex, new to this mysterious world.

    gemgemx - I concur.

    Got my confirmation number so don't suppose it really matters, just got the long wait till October now.

  • Hi everyone,

     Just entered this as my first marathon image bit nervous but excited too

    Did get an email confirmation too ! Does anyone know when we will hear of the ballot in October ??

  • Impressed that the entry system hasn't crashed this year - well done vlm
  • Gemgemex-sorry I meant we just don't know whether number 200,000 has any signicance or that cancelled applicaton are included. As far I know when the limits reached then the limit is reached.
  • I still haven't had a confirmation email (from about 10am this morning).

    And of course, this time, I didn't write down the confirmation number that came up on screen.

    Anyone else still waiting?

  • I'm still waiting too
  • CindersCinders ✭✭✭

    No email here, entered at 8am

    Ballot now closed

  • Yes I'm still waiting too
  • Thanks, glad to hear I'm not the only one!

  • I'm waiting too, (since 8.50 this morning). Very frustrating!!
  • From the registration numbers being reported on the website, it looks as if the numbering started at 100,000 this morning.

    Re emails, there doesn't seem to be any pattern to who gets them and how quickly. Perhaps there's some ID checking going on? Do people who are already on their database get an acknowledgement faster??

  • I entered at 7 this morning and i still have no e mail ...spam or otherwise...but have written number down...gosh i know this ballot fills quickly is it really closed now already...hopefully 3rd time lucky ...
  • Sticky88Sticky88 ✭✭✭
    The title of this thread can now be changed to 'VLM 2013 ballot closed'!!!
  • I entered at 09.30 this morning and like many, no confirmation email yet... did get a confirmation email for the payment though (yes, I have donated my entry fee), which does have my ref no on it...

    it's a long wait until October....

  • Entered at 8am this morning, but still not received confirmation email

    Bit frustrating!! I am sure I completed form OK?????    image

    Anyone started getting the mails through yet?

  • Hey Guys,

    This was the first time I've applied for a ballot place. I'm not sure whether I have received a confirmation email...I got an email confirming payment had gone that the same thing?

  • Turbo - does it have a reference number on it ? maybe prefixed with 'VLM?

    I'm sure you'll be fine if they've taken the money

  • oops, blinked and missed it. the ballot was on my list of things to do today, and only just got round to it. at least i entered brighton as a fall back
  • btw, the good for age category strikes me as a bit unfair. surely it's easier for a woman to run sub 3.50 than a man to run sub 3.10
  • Hey gym n tonic,

    Yep it does have a ref number...the same one that was on the last page when I entered this morning.

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