London Marathon Good For Age



  • *Biggles**Biggles* ✭✭✭

    Well nearly the end of May but no update yet to Good For Age webpage!image

  • *Biggles*, I've been checking that page 3 or 4 times daily since they announced the new GFA times. So far I've resisted calling the number mentioned but I'll be able to resist no longer if we get to the weekend and there's still no news. It does advise to check at end of May so we'll at least have to give them until then.

    I WANT TO KNOW NOW *stamps feet* image

  • *Biggles**Biggles* ✭✭✭

    rob kelly 3

    I admire your restraint! I called them about two weeks ago and they said the application procedure would be online by the end of the month. They also confirmed it would be a online procedure this year and not via snail mail as previous.

  • It's starting to wear thin and will be non existent come June 1st.

    I've never been fast enough to even consider GFA places until now so this will be my first experience of entering without going through the normal ballot. Fingers corssed it'll be straight forward and we all get places.

    Good luck to everyone who's looking for a GFA place, that includes those who've been shafted by the changing of the GFA times. Hopefully the delay is down to them reconsidering the GFA times for this year. Even though I'm unaffected by it, it's definitely wrong that they moved the goal posts at such short notice. I feel for anyone who might miss out, not that it's any consolation.

  • Thanks rob...

  • I'd really not think they'll budge on the GFA times that theyve published.

    The only delay is the new method for entering the race online.

    It is a good 10 months before the race so I'm not chomping at the bit.

    Online entry will be much better than snail mail.
  • I've also been checking the website a few times each day. Tomorrow is the last day of May, online entry has to be up by tomorrow surely?

  • FreemersFreemers ✭✭✭

    What is the delay? The end of May is only on Saturday could you say if there is a delay. And like Cougie says I really can't see them changing the times now.

    Relax people - the entry will remain open for a while, and it's not a ballot, so there's no rush to do it.

  • But entering it is exciting image

  • FreemersFreemers ✭✭✭

    OK, maybe a little image.  But getting the acceptance mag in October is more exciting image

  • Yeah that's true image

  • Unless I am missing something here, the GFA entry conditions are on the VLM website. Online entry is open on the 24th June with the usual documentation to be supplied in pdf format. Doesn't say how long it will stay open though.

  • *Biggles**Biggles* ✭✭✭

    24th I can't see a link on page!!


  • JeremyGJeremyG ✭✭✭

    Nope nor me

  • Me neither. Are they just going to keep changing the date?

  • Same here. I know it says you have 'til the 8th of July but I want to do it now.

  • *Biggles**Biggles* ✭✭✭

    Well the window for applying is only two weeks long. Maybe even shorter!!

  • Mr BoatMr Boat ✭✭✭

    There's no queue and it won't fill up....stop worrying.

  • Not worried, just terribly impatient.

  • JeremyGJeremyG ✭✭✭

    Not worried just rather unimpressed. If I was to say that I would have something ready by a certain date and didn't it could potentially be CV time.
    A big organisation like VMM and they can't sort the page out by the date stated or even failing that post an update when it will open is just piss poor. No wonder the economy is so rogered if this is standard of work going on.

  • *Biggles**Biggles* ✭✭✭

    Certainly not worried but I'm going on holiday soon and wanted to get the entry in before I left. As this is the first year of online entry there may be issues with uploaded pdf passport copies, url links to results pages etc. So the more time to resolve the better.

  • 25th June and still nothing. To be fair to the organisers it's not even 8am but to be fair to us runners, it says on he page that the link will be posted on 24th.

  • The link's there image

  • Woo hoo. Applied. I didn't have a pdf of my passport so uploaded a photo. I hope that is enough - they say that they will check within 7 days anyway.
  • I have applied no problem as well - it may have been late - but a nice easy application process.

    Will be interesting to see if they do come back within 7 days! image

  • MillsyMillsy ✭✭✭
    I've applied, just have to wait and see if I get the email back.

    Seeing as I got the qualifying time in their race it shouldn't be too difficult.
  • Pi ManPi Man ✭✭✭
    cougie wrote (see)
    Woo hoo. Applied. I didn't have a pdf of my passport so uploaded a photo. I hope that is enough - they say that they will check within 7 days anyway.

    No it is not, they need proof of date of birth more than the photo!

  • Its a photo of my passport - not just one of me smiling - thumbs aloft !

    (and the DOB is on my passport)
  • Pi ManPi Man ✭✭✭


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