West Hull Ladies
All you need to know about getting into the London MarathonYou can get into London Marathon via the BALLOT, Good for Age, Championship or a CLUB place. The alternative is that you get a charity place but the charities dictate a minimum amount that you need to raise (generally starting at £1500.00).
You can apply for a Good for Age Entry if you've already run a full marathon faster than the women times listed below:
You can also gain Championship start by running a sub 3:15 marathon or sub 1:30 half marathon Championship Entry
Anyone can enter the London Marathon via the public ballot, this opens at the end of April
Virgin London Marathon and the places go within a few hours of opening.
If you wish to be considered for a club London Marathon place next year the following applies:
1. When you enter the London Marathon public ballot declare West Hull Ladies as your running club. At this point you must be a first claim, full club member and have been so for at least a year. If you are unlucky, keep your rejection slip (the results come out around October). The cost of a club London Marathon Place is the same as the cost of a ballot place.
2. Your rejection slip cannot be placed into the club ballot if:
You ran the London Marathon in the current year e.g. for those who run London in 2015, you are not eligible for 2016.
3. Your rejection slip can be placed into the club ballot if you are a regular participant/supporter of the club which could include one or more of the following:
Running with the club or running in events for the club; Working on the committee and/or attending committee meetings; Organising running events for the club; Publicising the club on social media or at other events; Marshalling on behalf of the club.
The committee reserves the right to make a judgement on the eligibility of any member putting themselves forward for the ballot where commitment is not obvious and to prioritise anyone who has never run the London Marathon previously and has failed to achieve a ballot place on at least two occasions.
4. Should you be lucky enough to gain a club place you must be a paid up first claim, full club member when you run the event.
Put your name into the ballot. If you are lucky, it was meant to be!
To avoid injury I strongly advise...
If you do this your joints and muscles will be well prepared for the long runs.
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