Willy Wonka doesn’t organise marathons. But if he did, it’d probably be the best marathon in the world. Would he hide golden race numbers in energy gels? Would that be any better than the London Marathon ballot?
Last week I was among nearly 38,000 London Marathon finishers but what are the chances of me running next year? Major ballot changes may make it fairer but certainly won’t make it easier when the 2016 London Marathon ballot opens tomorrow.
This week, many doormats have been warmed and almost as many moods have been cooled by the arrival of the London Marathon ballot result. Thousands of runners feel hard done by but is there a better way to allocate London Marathon places?
My Juneathon has taken some unexpected twists and turns and none more surprising than today.
Following the inspirational and mind-changing events of a week ago I must strike while the iron’s hot. However, it appears getting a place in the 2015 London Marathon is going to be an endurance sport of it’s own right!
For the first time as a “serious” runner I decided to attempt to enter the Great North Run. The four times I have previously entered was prior to the ballot so if you paid your money you were in. So I sat with my fingers crossed, waiting, until this week I received the e-mail.