We regret that we have to advise you that your application to run in the 2009 Flora London Marathon has not been successful due to massive over-subscription.
However, if you still wish to run, please see below for a list of tour operators who may be able to help you enter the 2009 FLora London Marathon.
Dave Bedford, Race Director
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Bitter sweet - London
I got rejected for the Flora London Marathon. It is a bittersweet feeling because I thought it would be a wonderful way to see London and was in a way hoping to qualify for the ballot. However on another note, it would be a rather expensive marathon as I have to travel all the way to London. Now that I have been rejected, I can come up with different plans for the beginning part of next year. Moreover, up till now, I only think that I can finish a marathon but have never ran above 30k before. In a way, the rejection might have save me some pain. Below is the rejection letter...