Starting off with those poor souls (like me) who had to defer to 2017. Then, in October (when the ballot results are sent out) hoping for many other first timers to join in. Blithespirit's brilliant 2016 thread saw many of us through the winter months in the lead up to VLM 2016 and I'm hoping to continue that to 2017. Mostly first timers, but also many experienced people popped in to give advice, including the legendary Harmander Singh 2 - the utterly mad RW 5-hour pacer. I've deferred my ballot place to 2017 after an Illiotibial band injury which is on the mend, but not in time to get round VLM 2016 unfortunately. Anyone out there?