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    Is anyone else trying to enter the 2011 London Marathon?

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    It asks for payment. Do they only take this if your application is successful?

    No...

    im interested in doing this. didnt know you had to apply so early

    yes just did on the virgin site wil let us know in october

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    I can't get past entering my details:-( it keeps giving a 500 error

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    Anyone got a link can't find it ? Didn't realise you had to pay, how much is it

    Original Poster

    ]https//ww…/1/ and it's £32

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    bigfoot100;8520439

    ]https://www.virginlondonmarathonballot.com/uk/1/ and it's £32



    :? How much !

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    Woo finally entered after 2hrs ish lol and they didnt ask for any payment, so I assume you pay if you are accepted

    bigfoot100;8520487

    Woo finally entered after 2hrs ish lol and they didnt ask for any … Woo finally entered after 2hrs ish lol and they didnt ask for any payment, so I assume you pay if you are accepted



    I was asked for payment details before proceeding.

    mr.potato_head;8521116

    I was asked for payment details before proceeding.



    you sure you were on the right 'virgin' site?

    Mod & Ed

    No, not this time, perhaps 2012, but I am hoping to do a 11 mile moonlight walk in aid of Marie Curie in June on the Camel Trail, Cornwall, I've entered as normal but will be 33 weeks pregnant at the time, so will have to wait to see until the night whether I'll be able to waddle it, luckily my hubby is one of the volunteer marshals as usual, so if ness he can give me a piggyback

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    Just submitted my application.

    What's the usual ratio of applications to entrants?

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    mr.potato_head;8521116

    I was asked for payment details before proceeding.



    Did you check the box saying you'd donate the fee even if you didn't get accepted?

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    master_chief;8521165

    Just submitted my application.What's the usual ratio of applications to … Just submitted my application.What's the usual ratio of applications to entrants?



    It's about a 1 in 40 odd chance, but you can get a charity place if you can guarantee to raise a certain amount, the charities get places donated to them, :thumbsup:

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    entered!

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    wishihadadonkey;8521183

    It's about a 1 in 40 odd chance, but you can get a charity place if you … It's about a 1 in 40 odd chance, but you can get a charity place if you can guarantee to raise a certain amount, the charities get places donated to them, :thumbsup:



    Well I won't start the heavy training just yet then!

    1 in 40? No, no, much less than that. The ballot is limited to 120,000 entries now, not like the free for alls a few years back. I think it's something like 20,000 places available in the ballot, so closer to 1 in 6.

    Be aware that once they have had all 120,000 ballot entries, the book closes for the year. Took around 3 hours last year.

    Got my entry in at half 8 ish :-)

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    papeman;8521237

    1 in 40? No, no, much less than that. The ballot is limited to 120,000 … 1 in 40? No, no, much less than that. The ballot is limited to 120,000 entries now, not like the free for alls a few years back. I think it's something like 20,000 places available in the ballot, so closer to 1 in 6. Be aware that once they have had all 120,000 ballot entries, the book closes for the year. Took around 3 hours last year. Got my entry in at half 8 ish :-)



    Why such a long wait then if applications close today? Wouldn't it be best to let people know as soon as possible to start training?

    Oop, sorry, just checked, the 2011 ballot is limited to 125,000 entries

    You could always train anyway, and if you don't get in, choose another of the hundreds of races in the UK instead :-)

    master_chief;8521173

    Did you check the box saying you'd donate the fee even if you didn't get … Did you check the box saying you'd donate the fee even if you didn't get accepted?



    Yep that was my mistake.

    Cheers.

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    papeman;8521237

    1 in 40? No, no, much less than that. The ballot is limited to 120,000 … 1 in 40? No, no, much less than that. The ballot is limited to 120,000 entries now, not like the free for alls a few years back. I think it's something like 20,000 places available in the ballot, so closer to 1 in 6. Be aware that once they have had all 120,000 ballot entries, the book closes for the year. Took around 3 hours last year. Got my entry in at half 8 ish :-)



    its changed since I last did it in 2008 then, which is a good idea, because six of us entered and only 2 got a balloted place, luckily 2 of the others went through with charities:thumbsup:

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    master_chief;8521223

    Well I won't start the heavy training just yet then!



    You could always do the Edinburgh one, that was an excellent one:thumbsup:

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    papeman;8521258

    You could always train anyway, and if you don't get in, choose another of … You could always train anyway, and if you don't get in, choose another of the hundreds of races in the UK instead :-)



    I could, but I only want to run the London Marathon so I can cross it off my list of things to do in life. There's also travel and accommodation to sort out.

    Just seems a pointless wait for what could technically be an instant process.

    bigfoot100;8520439

    ]https://www.virginlondonmarathonballot.com/uk/1/ and it's £32



    THANKS FOR THE LINK . JUST ENTERED MYSELF.

    Brb running round my local park for free

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    numptyj;8523139

    Brb running round my local park for free



    I bet you haven't run any further than to your local takeaway

    master_chief;8523153

    I bet you haven't run any further than to your local takeaway



    haha, I just started doing some regular exercise over the last week, have needed to get my ass into gear I can do a mile in about 10 mins so not an incredibly fast pace lol but its a start.

    zenben10;8522951

    THANKS FOR THE LINK . JUST ENTERED MYSELF.




    WHAT!!

    chesso;8523548

    competition for a … competition for a place:https://www.lucozade.com/sport/running/competitions/default.aspx



    I think theres enough competition as it is :-D
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