London Marathon – Club Ballot Draw Rules.

To qualify for a place in the GRR club ballot, undertaken each December, the following rules are to be adhered to:


If you gained a club running entry to VLM during the club ballot draw in December 2012, (running the marathon in April 2013); further applications would not be accepted until December 2017 for the marathon held in 2018.

Allocation of Club Ballot places:          

Depending on the ‘Official Membership’ figures and the number of club running places allocated to us by VLM, the club will define the draw of runners versus places as follows:

Number of Club Places Details Runner  *Reserve
 ONE All entries will go into the club draw and whichever gender is drawn out will have the Runner place.


Female Female
Male Male
 TWO A Male and Female Runner place will be allocated.


Female Female
Male Male
THREE & ODD PLACES Places will be drawn as denoted above for ‘ONE’ and ‘TWO’ places
FOUR & EVEN PLACES Places will be drawn as denoted above for ‘TWO’ places


The Committee reserves the right to review this scheme periodically and any changes that affect the membership will be notified accordingly


Did you receive a lovely magazine from Richard Branson with a picture of Ironman on it?? If so don’t despair there still may be a route for you into the London Marathon.  Keep hold of your rejection slips, write your name on them and give them to Mick at the running club.

GRR are normally allotted a couple of club places (1 male and 1 female) in the VLM, the draw for theses places takes place after the winter handicap. All eligible runners who meet the qualifying criteria and have handed in their rejection slips will be placed in the hat for the draw.

The details will be posted here in the very near future.


If you want to contact any of the committee regarding any matter about your club then go to the committee webpage and send them an email.