As you will see from Dani’s post, and all weekly newsletters over the last month, its the AGM this Wednesday – a key part of which will be the drawing of names(s) for the London Marathon. The Club, being registered with England Athletics, should receive one place in the 2018 event thanks to the 13 members who registered and paid for England Athletics membership. I have applied for this place on behalf of the Club, though it may be up to 12th December before I receive confirmation. However we will perform the draw on Wednesday regardless of whether I have heard back or not at that point, and I’ll confirm the details to the lucky person at that point.
So – ACTION NEEDED! If you entered VLM 2018 and were unsuccessful, and wish to enter the ballot, then please send a copy of your Rejection Email (or a picture of your Rejection letter) via email to: Enquiries@henfieldjoggers.co.uk – I’d rather you did it this way as it ensures I have all the entries in one place, and I will use the emails to physically put in the draw on Wednesday, so please don’t IM me, text me, or tell me – just email will do thanks!! No email = no entry, so don’t assume on this – I will confirm receipt of every email, so you will know that it has been received. Entries close at NOON on WEDNESDAY so get cracking!!!
One last thing – the rules by Virgin/UK Athletics evolve each year – they now state that only Clubs with 10 or more REGISTERED and PAID UP athletes will get a guaranteed place – if we drop to less than 10 then all clubs in that category go into a hat and are randomly allocated 20 places – ie its another lottery! So firstly thank you to those 13 people who registered this year with England Athletics as it is thanks to YOU that the CLUB has a place – and a warning that if we don’t have enough people registering with England Athletics next year then we could drop below the threshold and no longer be guaranteed a place. Thems the facts folks!!