TCS London Marathon ballot results will be announced on Monday 14th March 2022, according to their recent email, good luck everyone. The last couple of years have seen lots of changes and this includes the allocation of ballot places to clubs. Unfortunately there will not be any club places for Redway Runners for this years’ marathon. They hope to return to the previous system for allocating club places and the club should then get an allocation.
We are disappointed not to get any places for our members, but hopefully be back to normal for 2023.
As a club we have received the following email which explains the situation further
“We are writing to update you on the allocation of club places for the 2022 TCS London Marathon on Sunday 2 October.
The 2021 event was an extraordinary day. With 35,914 finishers, it was the largest in-person marathon held anywhere in the world last year and, when combined with the virtual event, the biggest marathon ever staged.
While the atmosphere on the day was fantastic, the reality is that a record number of places were not used and rolled over to 2022. This, together with the number of places allocated to 2022 from the cancelled 2020 event, means we must take steps to reduce the number of entries for the 2022 TCS London Marathon so the new maximum capacity of 50,000 finishers is not exceeded.
Accordingly, clubs that already have a runner rolled over from a previous London Marathon will not be offered any additional places.
We realise this will be disappointing news, but we hope you understand why we have taken this step. We have had to make changes to other entry categories as well, so this action of reducing previous allocations is not limited to running clubs.
In 2023 we hope to return to the previous system for allocating club places, but this does depend on the uptake of places in 2022.
We will liaise directly with your runner(s) who have rolled-over London Marathon places and therefore no further action is required by your club.
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work through this challenging situation “