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VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON 2018

Alphabetic List(closes Tuesday 7th November 2017 at 23:59)by surname to date of those Members who qualify for the ELR Club Ballot to be held at 18.50hrs on Wednesday 8th November 2017 prior to the Club run.


Shahib Ali
Michael Bamford
Lucy Barron
John Booth
Alexandra Brown
Jayne Browne
Steven Bywater
Ian Cooper
Sheetal Dandgey
Claire Drakeford
Spencer Evans
Ashley Faria
David Hallybone
Robin Hase (Turtle)
Maud Hodson
Andrew Howard
Michael Keefe
Jason Levy
Helen McGuiness
Chloe Millan
Joanne Neville
Graham Peacock
Maran Raju
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera
Jonathan Shaw
Roger Stubbs
Katy Taylor
Laura Woodhouse



Members who wish to enter the draw, and qualify only for a second round should the number of places exceed the members in the first round:

John Paul Healy

ELR Rules for Guaranteed Club places in the London Marathon 2018

Virgin Money London Marathon 22nd April 2018 - Club Ballot for places will be held on Wednesday 8th November 2017.

Virgin Money London Marathon will be sending out their ACCEPTANCE or REJECTION packs around 2nd October 2017 and over the following 7 days.

The ballot of the Club places for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2018 will take place on Wednesday 8th November 2017 at 6.50pm prior to the regular Club run.

ELR Ballot rules -

1. Open to Members where East London Runners is their First Claim Club.
The date of First Claim will be when a new member joins the club and can be freely registered by us with England Athletics (EA). Where a new member is already registered with EA with another Club or organisation then the date of First Claim will be the date when EA confirms to us that they have transferred their registration to ELR.


2. Fully paid up First Claim member by 1st April 2016 and paid/renewed their Membership for 2017/18 on or before 30th June 2017. Note that for this year only those members who have joined between 1st April 2016 and 30th September 2016 may be eligible if they meet all the other rules of the ballot.

3. Applied in the public ballot and was rejected by VMLM for 2018.

4. Can provide proof to the Club of being rejected by VMLM 2018. Proof by
way of rejection slip/letter or e.mail from VMLM 2018. Rejection letters can be handed to Mike, Don or Jonathan at the Club. Please forward your rejection e.mail to our webmaster email address. Note a rejection magazine or copy of same is insufficient proof.

5. Members who have been successful or who have subsequently received a place as a Reserve in the previous year Club Ballot will not be eligible for entry in the following yearly ballot. In the unlikely situation where not all places are taken up by other eligible Club Members any spare places could then be balloted among the previous year successful members if they meet all the other rules/criteria. This rule is to apply to those successful in the ballot for LM2017 which took place in November 2016 and for future London Marathons.


6. Member to advise Mike Wilson, Don Bennett,or Jonathan Wooldridge that they wish to be in the ballot and provide proof of rejection on or before 23:59 on Tuesday 7th November 2017

7. Members who qualify for Good for Age and Championship places in the London Marathon are ineligible for our Ballot as they must apply under these categories.

8. The draw will take place on Wednesday 8th November 2017 at 6.50pm prior to the normal Club run.




Successful in our Ballot in 2016 for VMLM 2017

1. Andy Bolderstone
2. Peter Hatley
3. Sheila Kennedy
4. Ramesh Pala
5. Suzanne Bench
6. John Healy*
7. Susannah McLaren
8. James Nichols
9. Peter Martin
10. Geoff Bench (withdrew through injury, replaced by Paul Marshall)

Sunday 22nd April 2018 - Virgin Money London Marathon - Public Ballot opens Bank Holiday Monday 1st May 2017

The public ballot entry system for the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon opens on Monday 1 May and closes at 17:00 on Friday 5 May 2017. The ballot will be open for five days to give everyone who wants to enter the event a fair chance to do so.
https://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/en-gb/how-to-enter/ballot-entry/

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