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Delboy




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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2004 2:37 pm    Post subject: London Marathon 2005 Reply with quote

When is the opening date for entries for next year? is it tomorrow?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2004 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sometime in August. They are open from then until mid October I think...
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2004 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As there is a lottery for places in the marathon (unless you have done all the previous ones, or have a charity place) it doesn't matter how early you enter, as long as it'd before the closing date. (Sept/Oct?)

The entry forms come in the London Marathon Magazine that's available all over the place from around July/August.

I'm not totally sure of the dates, but the short answer to your question is it's not tomorrow. Smile

BB (Only 3 more rejections until I automatically get a place!)
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2004 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a good, sorry great event

but i never have the urge to do it.

would much prepher to do a smaller less congested marthon.

did the great north run a few years back and had a great time, but found it a bit much as there were 50,000+
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2004 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree absolutely with what Connor says about the Great North Run. Too many people and no educated self-seeding (far too many walkers within the first mile(!)). Nice medal though, so worth doing once! Wink

And although there are less crowded races, over the course of a marathon, I've never felt "slowed down" by others. The race is too long for that to happen! And London Mara has big chunky medals! Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2004 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

P.S. Love the avatar, Connor! Is it a Jim Lee?

BB (Comics fiend with a collection of about 1300 comics in the loft).
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2004 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i don't know Who it is buy i just found a small sight with some good pic's and went for it

will try and locate it again, as i found it at 5 this morning when my head was made of wool Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2004 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmm i've taken that approach with london marathon too....

although i am beginning to feel the pull
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2004 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel the pull but i just don't like the idea so resitance is not futile Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With 3 years of rejections under my belt, I must be nearly there. I think after seeing how fund raising goes for the Trailwalker, I might go for a charity place. I just need to lay this demon to rest.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking of getting a charity place, but I don't think I know enough ppl to raise 1k!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats the problem that I always face - do I have the time to commit to raising the money?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

plus most ppl that I know are students!!!! not much chance for any money there
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep forms for next year in august at your local running shop.....or in running magazines. you then have til end oct to send it off (i think)
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