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I think that they are due about the first week end in October, so around the 6th, as Millsy 1977 says not long now, finger crossed for every one
I miss the whole has my cheque cashed threads.............
Nothing to do with this thread really but is this the last year that virgin sponser London Marathon? bad news for branson if it is having lost the train franchise in the same year, lol
Yes so do I !!
Remenber staying up to check the bank see if it had been cashed !!
I love all the OOH OOH OOH OOH OOH posts.
Mag goes straight in the bin, Come to think of it, I suppose I ought to check what it says.
I have got a place in Brighton marathon next year, so this is probably the year that I get a place in London, too It will be my first marathon, so which one shall I do first?
Whichever is on the earliest date
Didn't enter this year, but Mrs Cat5 did.
I really hope she gets in.
I wish i was a z list celebrity "runner" who doesn't need to apply to enter. No need for them to worry about the rejection mag!!!!
Without the charity runners the London marathon would just be another big city run and wouldn't get 6 hours of prime TV coverage.
First marathon entered. Not fussed if i get in !! funny if i did
Yes, I think that London would be a good first marathon. There is a lot of support, and it is my 'local'. With the experience, I could concentrate on getting a good time on my next one
Yes I am in the Brighton marathon - spent too long waiting to get into the London marathon...eagerly awaiting the VLM rejection letter.
This is the first london ballot I have entered not wishing to appear stupid its a question about the rejection and acceptance letter and magazine. Do runners world forum members who have been rejected in the ballot know, before you open the envelope if it is an acceptence letter or a rejection letter ie is there a difference in the envelopes as a telling clue. Also as I paid up front do they send the jacket out with the letters, as I have been told that I should n't have paid up front but waited to see if I got a place first. I do appologise if this question appears stupid.
Hi Twinklestar, having been accepted once & rejected twice I can advise the following:
If you get a bulky package = jacket (rejection)
Last year I got a magazine showing 'commiserations' as the headline through the packaging - self explanatory.
2010 - I got a magazine showing 'congratulations' as the headline (cross fingers will be again this time!)
Miss slow thanks for the reply I wasn't sure if they sent the jacket with the letter but thats a big clue. I hope you get through in the ballot, and thank you for answering my question
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KH Do London, it's harder to get in Plus - I may be wrong but I believe Brighton allow you to defer for a year if you get into London. Both are great though.
That was only the first year that the Brighton Marathon was on to encourage people to enter. You can "defer" your Brighton place a year but it's not worth it as (a) you still have to pay the full entry fee again and (b) Brighton marathon doesn't sell out anywhere near as fast as London so it's not as though you need to save your place in the 2014 marathon a whole 18 months in advance.
I'd defer whichever is the cheapest!