It may seem like less than a week since VLM 2014 and your legs are only just recovering but it is already time to be thinking about VLM2015........and whether you want to enter next year's race!

The public ballot entry system for the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon opens on Tuesday 22 April.

The ballot will close when we reach a total of 125,000 applicants, which last year took just 11 hours and 25 minutes so make sure you're ready to get your application in fast to avoid missing out.

If you want to be cheered on by more than half a million spectators and experience one of the most memorable days of your life, then make sure you go to the homepage of the official site on Tuesday 22nd April and register for the event.

Also please remember that entering the public ballot and attempting to get a place in VLM2015 through that process is a pre-requisite for entry into the club ballot for club places.....if you don't apply for the public ballot on 22nd April you will not be eligible for a place in the club ballot come Christmas time. 

Good luck in the public ballot!




Useful race list from the organisers of the Clarendon Marathon

Clarendon training runs...

Saturday 19 April 2014.
Bournemouth East Cliff Easter Quarter Marathon and Fun Run.  
Organised by Rotary.

Saturday 26 April 2014.
Hurstbourne 5 Multi-Terrain race (5m and fun run).  
A tough off-road challenge becoming more popular every year.  
Details here -

Sunday 1 June 2014.
Bransgore Rotary Club Fun Run (5k and 10k).  
Organised by Rotary.

Sunday 15 June 2014.
Alresford 10K race and fun run.
Organised by Rotary.

Sunday 29 June 2014.
Lordshill 10km (+2km fun run).  
Get yourself a 10k PB and run from the fabulous OS corporate headquarters in Nursling, Southampton. Details at

Sunday 20 July 2014.
Pedal Paddle Pace, a triathlon where participants cycle, run, and kayak their way through the highways and waterways around Winchester. Pedal 20km, pace 5km, paddle 2km.

Sunday 10 August 2014.  
Salisbury 5-4-3-2-1 walk, or trail run is an event suited to all the family, with a choice of distances from 5km to the more demanding 42k/Marathon, or 50k Ultra.  The routes will be over footpaths, bridleways and quiet country roads in the Salisbury area, part of which is on the Clarendon Way.

Sunday 7 September 2014.
Overton 5 Mile Road Race and Fun Run.
Organised by Overton Harriers.

Sunday 21 September 2014.
Farnham Pilgrim Marathon and Half Marathon. 
Organised by Rotary.

HRRL Grand Prix – Eastleigh 

The Grand Prix pages have been updated for the Eastleigh.

These pages can be found at any time by following the menu path: SENIORS - WADAC HRRL Grand Prix.


London Marathon Meet Up - The "W"

It has become customary to meet at the "W" on Horse Guards Parade after the London Marathon.  So suggest that to your support team and hopefully we can all meet up, exchange stories, compare blisters, cry, laugh, anything goes.  Good luck to all the runners.


Marathon matters - a collection of blogs

Wadac member Paul Yarham is running Manchester marathon this weekend and there are lots of members, both experienced and new to the distance, doing London next Sunday.  
At and around training recently I've been asked a few questions so I hope you don't mind if I point people at a few blog posts about some of the subjects we've covered.  Hope some of this info helps.
There's a lot here about recovery - one of my favourite subjects.