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London Marathon 2015 - Ballot now open

Postby Digsby » 22 Apr 2014, 08:31

For anyone wishing to apply for next year's Virgin London Marathon:

http://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.co ... -marathon/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Having said never again, I've registered.

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Re: London Marathon 2015 - Ballot now open

Postby Bunners » 22 Apr 2014, 12:26

it says its closed?

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Re: London Marathon 2015 - Ballot now open

Postby WHATEVER » 22 Apr 2014, 12:38

It never stays open more than a few hours. You have to be quick.

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Re: London Marathon 2015 - Ballot now open

Postby Digsby » 22 Apr 2014, 13:32

Yes mate, you've go to be pretty sharp. Got my application in about 5am.

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Re: London Marathon 2015 - Ballot now open

Postby Bunners » 22 Apr 2014, 17:50

Digsby wrote:Yes mate, you've go to be pretty sharp. Got my application in about 5am.
saved me taking my substantial frame out for training runs anyway :lol: probably a blessing :wink:

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Re: London Marathon 2015 - Ballot now open

Postby Digsby » 03 Apr 2015, 18:51

Anyone else doing the London Marathon this year?

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Re: London Marathon 2015 - Ballot now open

Postby Rob » 03 Apr 2015, 21:07

I'm doing it and looking forward to it.
If anyone's feeling generous I'm taking sponsorship for a cause very close to my heart: http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/DSArunnerRob

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Re: London Marathon 2015 - Ballot now open

Postby Digsby » 03 Apr 2015, 22:54

Good luck Rob. I'll be running again this year. No great expectations - I'll be totally honest I've done no training. :cry:

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Re: London Marathon 2015 - Ballot now open

Postby Rob » 08 Apr 2015, 22:43

Digsby wrote:Good luck Rob. I'll be running again this year. No great expectations - I'll be totally honest I've done no training. :cry:
Blimey, Digsby, best of luck and hope it's not too painful.

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Re: London Marathon 2015 - Ballot now open

Postby Digsby » 26 Apr 2015, 23:04

How did you get on Rob?

With no training I managed 4h26m which I'm well happy with.

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Re: London Marathon 2015 - Ballot now open

Postby Mystery » 26 Apr 2015, 23:09

Well played.

My wife and I decided to move up from Half-Marathons to the full event next year having watched today. Will definitely be in for the ballot next week

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Re: London Marathon 2015 - Ballot now open

Postby murf » 26 Apr 2015, 23:22

Someone shout when the ballot is open! Not that I'm sure my body could hack the training to do it justice but it would give me incentive to try.

Well done Digsby, 4.5 hrs isn't bad with no training :D

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Re: London Marathon 2015

Postby Rob » 27 Apr 2015, 09:56

Well done, Digsby, that's a cracking time on no training.

I thoroughly enjoyed it - the atmosphere was amazing. I finished in 3:13:36 and my legs don't feel too bad this morning. I met Kevin Kilbane (patron of my chosen charity), and have breached the £1,500 mark of money raised (http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DSArunnerRob).

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Re: London Marathon 2015 - Ballot now open

Postby Surprised » 27 Apr 2015, 10:07

Well done to those who ran in this!

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Re: London Marathon 2015 - Ballot now open

Postby murf » 27 Apr 2015, 10:33

Well done Rob - there should be more sponsorship money heading your way from this.

Apologies for the delay, didn't realise robroy was waiting on me.

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Re: London Marathon 2015 - Ballot now open

Postby Rob » 27 Apr 2015, 12:04

murf wrote:Well done Rob - there should be more sponsorship money heading your way from this.

Apologies for the delay, didn't realise robroy was waiting on me.
Many thanks, murf, that's much appreciated. :D

Thanks, also, to jpk. :D

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Postby Mystery » 27 Apr 2015, 18:09

murf wrote:Someone shout when the ballot is open! Not that I'm sure my body could hack the training to do it justice but it would give me incentive to try.
https://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.c ... lot-entry/

Opens bank holiday Monday until the Friday.

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Re: London Marathon 2015 - Ballot now open

Postby Mystery » 05 May 2015, 18:56

murf wrote:Someone shout when the ballot is open! Not that I'm sure my body could hack the training to do it justice but it would give me incentive to try.
<shouting> :!:

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Re: London Marathon 2015 - Ballot now open

Postby murf » 05 May 2015, 22:55

Already entered. Yesterday...... while sat in my deck chair recovering from a 14 mile run. Had to enter before it really started to hurt!

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Re: London Marathon 2015 - Ballot now open

Postby murf » 01 Oct 2015, 19:37

What have I done. .....


Anybody want to sponsor me?

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Re: London Marathon 2015 - Ballot now open

Postby Calvin1979 » 01 Oct 2015, 21:19

murf wrote:What have I done. .....


Anybody want to sponsor me?
Sure, what's your charity?

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Re: London Marathon 2015 - Ballot now open

Postby murf » 01 Oct 2015, 21:22

Tganks. Haven't decided yet. Only just got my acceptance letter. Plenty of time to pester for your money.

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Re: London Marathon 2015 - Ballot now open

Postby Calvin1979 » 01 Oct 2015, 21:27

murf wrote:Tganks. Haven't decided yet. Only just got my acceptance letter. Plenty of time to pester for your money.
Feel free to PM me when you get something set up. Best of luck with your training and congratulations / comisserations for getting selected!

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Re: London Marathon 2015 - Ballot now open

Postby Rob » 01 Oct 2015, 22:00

murf wrote:Tganks. Haven't decided yet. Only just got my acceptance letter. Plenty of time to pester for your money.
Congratulations, murf, I'll happily sponsor you nearer the time.

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Re: London Marathon 2015 - Ballot now open

Postby Mystery » 02 Oct 2015, 00:28

Congrats murf. Still waiting to hear here.

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Re: London Marathon 2015 - Ballot now open

Postby murf » 02 Oct 2015, 12:29

Mystery wrote:Congrats murf. Still waiting to hear here.
Cheers. Good luck, whichever way you want it!

There were 4 of us from where I work applied and we all heard in the post yesterday (2 * no and 2 * yes for the 2 of us that are leaving!).

We don't live abroad though :wink:

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Re: London Marathon 2015 - Ballot now open

Postby Digsby » 02 Oct 2015, 23:32

In through the ballot. :shock:

I've got another rejection letter.

Let me know sponsorship details murf and I'll bung you a few quid. If I don't get a club place I'll be there at the end volunteering on the baggage lorries.

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Re: London Marathon 2015 - Ballot now open

Postby Mystery » 03 Oct 2015, 07:25

murf wrote:
Mystery wrote:Congrats murf. Still waiting to hear here.
Cheers. Good luck, whichever way you want it!

There were 4 of us from where I work applied and we all heard in the post yesterday (2 * no and 2 * yes for the 2 of us that are leaving!).

We don't live abroad though :wink:
Blooming foreigners! Trying to take all your marathon places.

Ta for the good wishes. I'm very keen to be in (through the ballot anyway - don't want the hassle of a charity application. I raised a couple of grand when doing the Silverstone Half last year and don't want to ask again when running is a hobby now). Still no news.

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Postby Mystery » 12 Oct 2015, 20:16

Mystery wrote:
murf wrote:
Mystery wrote:Congrats murf. Still waiting to hear here.
Cheers. Good luck, whichever way you want it!

There were 4 of us from where I work applied and we all heard in the post yesterday (2 * no and 2 * yes for the 2 of us that are leaving!).

We don't live abroad though :wink:
Blooming foreigners! Trying to take all your marathon places.

Ta for the good wishes. I'm very keen to be in (through the ballot anyway - don't want the hassle of a charity application. I raised a couple of grand when doing the Silverstone Half last year and don't want to ask again when running is a hobby now). Still no news.
I have heard (indirectly) that I didn't make it. Bit of a shame but there'll be other races and other years.

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Re: London Marathon 2015 - Ballot now open

Postby murf » 12 Oct 2015, 21:12

Only a 1 in 25 chance in the ballot according to one of the numerous charadees filling my inbox with pleas to run for them.


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