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#1 21-04-2010 09:29:57

Dan Pearce
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Registered: 29-10-2009
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2011 London Marathon ballot information

CHANGES TO THE 2011 VIRGIN LONDON MARATHON PUBLIC BALLOT SYSTEM
For many years the London Marathonís Public Ballot System has included an opportunity to claim a guaranteed place to those runners who have entered the ballot on five consecutive occasions and been rejected each time.

Due to a significant increase in applications since the ballot entry system went online (125,000 in 2010), we are unable to continue to offer this opportunity in future years and will phase out the offer of a guaranteed place over the next five years.

However, all runners who entered the ballot in 2009 and 2010, and were rejected both times, will be given an opportunity to pre-enter the ballot for the 2011 Virgin London Marathon via an email link that will be sent to them in the week commencing April 19th 2010. The opportunity to pre-enter will remain open until April 30th.

These runners will continue to be offered a guaranteed entry if they are rejected from the ballot on five consecutive occasions. Once they are successful in gaining a place this benefit will cease.

If you have received an email from us about priority registration please follow the links and use the username and password provided to access the ballot entry system and complete your application now.

Access to the ballot entry system between 19-30th April 2010 is restricted to those people in receipt of a priority registration invitation. If you have not received an invitation you can still enter via the public ballot system.

The public ballot system for the 2011 Virgin London Marathon will open to all other applicants on Tuesday May 4th 2010.

The ballot system will close when 125,000 applications have been received.

The overseas ballot system will also open on Tuesday May 4th 2010.

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#2 04-05-2010 04:59:19

Terry Smith
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Re: 2011 London Marathon ballot information

I have entered this today went smoothly which i was surprised about although the odds look long to actually secure a place

 

#3 04-05-2010 06:40:30

Graeme
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Registered: 03-11-2008
Posts: 278

Re: 2011 London Marathon ballot information

hmm, we should work out the 'odds'

40,000 places - 125,000 entries. should be easy....

but then there are...

Charity places
Club places
Good for age / elite places
Overseas places

How many of the 40,000 are actually available?

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#4 04-05-2010 07:43:47

Peter Gooding
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Registered: 04-11-2008
Posts: 436

Re: 2011 London Marathon ballot information

16000 were brought by charities in 2010

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#5 04-05-2010 12:32:35

Marc Driscoll
Harwich Runner
Registered: 03-11-2008
Posts: 4

Re: 2011 London Marathon ballot information

I stared at the application for about 20 minutes this morning and then... bottled it!

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#6 04-05-2010 15:58:46

Graeme
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Re: 2011 London Marathon ballot information

ok so we are down to 32,000

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#7 30-09-2010 12:41:20

Terry Smith
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Re: 2011 London Marathon ballot information

Well luck was on my side and i got in !!  no winter bike races now better get running. Hope others also got lucky

 

#8 30-09-2010 13:12:51

Peter Gooding
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Registered: 04-11-2008
Posts: 436

Re: 2011 London Marathon ballot information

You were lucky Terry, I have heard of three members who got a reject slip today, bound to be more.
Good luck with the training

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