Bit gutted to receive the email that tells me I have not been successful with my application to run the London Marathon. I suppose with so many entries the chances of getting a place are slimmer than normal but this was my second attempt.
I do wonder how they choose who does and doesn’t get in. Is it random? If so – then why do they ask for our previous times and experiences of marathon running? Why not just ask for a name and contact details? Why does it take 5 months to select the lucky ones when a computer could probably select the required amount of runners in less that a minute.
Do I sound bitter? I’m not really – but I am a little bit disappointed. Never mind – maybe the new Cardiff Marathon will be my April/Spring event.
** EDIT ** – It’s just been announced that the Cardiff Marathon has been cancelled for 2017 – wasn’t that a bit of a non starter. **
Oh well – where to go now then? Maybe Manchester – that’s supposed to be a pretty flat one. Eryri first and then I’ll decide.