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Great North Run

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Nov 2010
12:51pm, 25 Nov 2010
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flyswatter
Sue - I got offered it after last years run as I'd ran it (well, sort of). So offer after 2009 to guarantee 2010,11,12.
Basically stump up a sizeable fee to guarantee that you'll stump up an even more sizeable fee for three entries.
Shocking really, although I have just paid for 2011...
I wouldn't if it wasn't on the doorstep mind.
Nov 2010
3:46pm, 25 Nov 2010
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The Scribbler
Yes, it's something you get offered once you've run it. Otherwise there are two ballots for entry that usually open in mid January. There's one through a newspaper (Daily Telegraph?) and then the main ballot.

It is a blooming money making scheme, but it's my local race and last year I had to go through the uncertainty of the ballot, so I was already half minded to guarantee my place. And then I had a crappy day and decided to take it out on the credit card ;-) So that's me, signed up for my third Great North Run.
Nov 2010
3:53pm, 25 Nov 2010
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flyswatter
If they keep offering this, then won't the ballot size decrease or disappear at some point?

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