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curry




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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got via the ballot first time ...

... but that was back in 1988 when the Docklands was a building site.

Tried numerous times since to no avail.

Tried Ride London every year since its inauguration with no success ...
... until this year.

So, entered VLM2019 and hope its my lucky ballot year.

Both my sons entered too; now that would be sweet Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've entered the ballot every year for the last 14 and entered again for next year, gotta say I have had a reasonable hit rate as I have done it 4 times, 3 entries through the ballot and one charity place, ride London on the other hand, not once got a place through the ballot Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in. Any one else?

As a GFA. Despite the changes to GFA introduced this year. As a 50+ (as I will be on raceday). The caveat about capping the number of GFA entries and weeding out the slower ones may not have been stringent as I qualified only using a 3h13m30 time from Boston (UK Cool ) and the upper limit is 3h15.

Also surprised as I set this time as a 49 year old. As I was under the impression that I maybe needed to do a sub 3h10 (as per sub 50 year old GFA new times). the rules seemed vague on this so I stuck in a hopeful GFA entry only a week or so ago Anyway I got into the initial GFA selection, and it was fast enough!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toyota_Crown wrote:
I'm in. Any one else?

As a GFA. Despite the changes to GFA introduced this year. As a 50+ (as I will be on raceday). The caveat about capping the number of GFA entries and weeding out the slower ones may not have been stringent as I qualified only using a 3h13m30 time from Boston (UK Cool ) and the upper limit is 3h15.

Also surprised as I set this time as a 49 year old. As I was under the impression that I maybe needed to do a sub 3h10 (as per sub 50 year old GFA new times). the rules seemed vague on this so I stuck in a hopeful GFA entry only a week or so ago Anyway I got into the initial GFA selection, and it was fast enough!


yep, also got in under GFA. i remembered to pay my entry this time, unlike last year Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chickenboy wrote:
yep, also got in under GFA. i remembered to pay my entry this time, unlike last year Rolling Eyes
ha, me too! I only realised about 3 days before the event tho Embarassed Beat that Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toyota_Crown wrote:
I'm in. Any one else?

As a GFA. Despite the changes to GFA introduced this year. As a 50+ (as I will be on raceday). The caveat about capping the number of GFA entries and weeding out the slower ones may not have been stringent as I qualified only using a 3h13m30 time from Boston (UK Cool ) and the upper limit is 3h15.

Also surprised as I set this time as a 49 year old. As I was under the impression that I maybe needed to do a sub 3h10 (as per sub 50 year old GFA new times). the rules seemed vague on this so I stuck in a hopeful GFA entry only a week or so ago Anyway I got into the initial GFA selection, and it was fast enough!

Eh? You submitted a time which does not satisfy the qualification criteria (ie 3.13@49) and still got accepted? Good for you but from past experience I was under the impression their vetting process was very stringent and age on race day was no longer relevant. Maybe your reputation precedes you. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toyota_Crown wrote:
chickenboy wrote:
yep, also got in under GFA. i remembered to pay my entry this time, unlike last year Rolling Eyes
ha, me too! I only realised about 3 days before the event tho Embarassed Beat that Laughing


That is rather good, yes you got me on that one. But Iíll raise you with a, Ď I was on a flight to Valencia for the marathon last year with wife, and realised I hadnít entered us into the marathon!í Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chickenboy wrote:
Toyota_Crown wrote:
chickenboy wrote:
yep, also got in under GFA. i remembered to pay my entry this time, unlike last year Rolling Eyes
ha, me too! I only realised about 3 days before the event tho Embarassed Beat that Laughing


That is rather good, yes you got me on that one. But Iíll raise you with a, Ď I was on a flight to Valencia for the marathon last year with wife, and realised I hadnít entered us into the marathon!í Very Happy


My partner hasnít forgiven me for booking tickets 3 years ago to watch tennis tournament in Montreal 2 days after we left. Your story might finally make me look organised! Very Happy Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wasn't quite sure whether it qualified or not. anyhow seems it must have, or I just got lucky! Laughing

chickenboy wrote:
Toyota_Crown wrote:
chickenboy wrote:
yep, also got in under GFA. i remembered to pay my entry this time, unlike last year Rolling Eyes
ha, me too! I only realised about 3 days before the event tho Embarassed Beat that Laughing


That is rather good, yes you got me on that one. But Iíll raise you with a, Ď I was on a flight to Valencia for the marathon last year with wife, and realised I hadnít entered us into the marathon!í Very Happy
Surprised and....did you get in?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's getting on to ballot time. Bad luck to you all. Just saying. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't expect to receive anything other than my annual rejection email!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bluepoolshark wrote:
I don't expect to receive anything other than my annual rejection email!


I threw my name in the ballot this year. Do you know when the mail comes out?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FatPom wrote:
I threw my name in the ballot this year. Do you know when the mail comes out?
Next week or so I think
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So more London spots to be taken with the marathon masters world champs with the final is London 2020. Thanks Ironman Wink

https://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/en-gb/news-media/latest-news/item/abbottwmm-wanda-age-group-world-rankings-are-launched/
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bluepoolshark wrote:
FatPom wrote:
I threw my name in the ballot this year. Do you know when the mail comes out?
Next week or so I think


Cheers Cool
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