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1st attempt at getting into the VLM - failed. Not a bad freebie jacket though!
Will try next year, but I'll be 58! Or maybe Edinburgh for 2014
When you say freebie jacket- is that the one you had to donate your entry fee for???
I assume that people are receiving their mags today? Why not try stratford, its only 2 weeks later and apparently a very nice course.
True forgot about the fee - so long ago!
I've gone and entered the Edinburgh one. Yea, got the mag today. Not sure if they send all the 'unsuccessfuls' out first or not.
Although running a marathon at 58 is great. Surely it can't be much harder than running one at 57?
I just figured the older you get the less chance of getting an entry (especially if a first time London marathon entry).
My Marathon time is faster this year, than last, but I dare say that won't last forever
Im scared to go home, I dont want the post today Wasn't to bothered when I entered but now I will be gutted if I dont get a place. Edinburgh for me if I dont. Fingers and toes crossed for everyone !
at 60 the GFA will get easier than at 58
seren nos wrote (see)
at 60 the GFA will get easier than at 58
Is that speaking from personal experience Seren?
Didn't get in for London and Edinburgh only £52.95!!!! What a bargain - not! Feels like Edinburgh are ripping people off because of the disappointment of not getting into London so signing up quickly but £52.95? Will hunt out a cheaper alternative
I'm in, got my magazine, first time and donated my Fee.
Still waiting to gear suspense is killing me so I gave entered Hamburg as back up.
Oops... To hear not to gear...see, nerves!
Liverpool Rock & Roll marathon also post London for those that get rejected
4 years and still no place ???? I can't really go to edingburgh As it's a bit far from Dorset. Anyone know of a good alternative for a first time marathon?
I can recommend the Shakespeare marathon if you a looking for a spring marathon not too far away. It's not massive, approx 800 did the full marathon this year alongside 2000 doing the half. Good event though.
I have had a look and the shakespere is closed for new entries (boooo) but came across the Wales marathon. It's a bit later in the year but could be a goer. Only £30 entry too which is better than the outrageous £52 for EMF!
I don't think Shakespeare is open for entries yet? Email I got from them said open or entries by mid October. Entry fee £33/35. Wales marathon sounds good too. Good luck
Shakespeare won't have opened yet. Worcester is usually a week or two before London, though its hilly.
Anthony Vaughn 5 have you considered the Taunton Marathon, it's reasonably flat, close to you and quite cheap. It's is on 06/04/2014,i believe, a week before the VLM.
got my 5 year waiting acceptance form yesterday, at 79 I shall toddle round done it a few times now, good luck to all that are still waiting, fingers crossed for you all.
Still waiting overseas here... I guess email travels slower than a magazine in the post!
Hi Anthony, I hope your wait is a thumbs up for you.
Anthony Vaughn 5 - why not look at Manchester. It was my first marathon last year and I can recommend it - very well organised, great crowd support and flat as a pancake! I managed a GFA time and in for London 2014! Also, you pay and you're in - no waiting like London.
Congratulations to all who got in. Got a rejection for 2nd time, so can't really complain too much (yet). Donated my fee, that didn't work. Decent jacket but will feel a bit of afraud wearing it! Hard not to be a bit disappointed, but in good company, eh?
Big Mama wrote (see)
I'm in, got my magazine, first time and donated my Fee. Yep, same here. I'm still in shock!
I'm in too on my first try! Although so far have only run a max of 7 miles, so really need to stick with my training plan now!
Still waiting here on west coast of US... JUST SEND A FREAKIN EMAIL ALREADY I guess to get a jacket you had to pay first? I don't think I saw that option on my application but then again it was SO long ago
well done to you first timers. you have six months so take your training steady and you will surely enjoy the day.