London Marathon organisers distribute club places for the race based on the number of individual members a club has registered with English Athletics. The rules for entering the Striders’ ballot for the two 2021 London Marathon places (should we be successfully in receiving them) are below:
1. You must be a fully paid up member of both Desford Striders and English Athletics. 2. You must have entered the official ballot for the 2021 London Marathon and been rejected. 3. Proof of your rejection (e-mail/letter/magazine - photos will do) will be required. 4. You must not have received a club place in the previous year’s ballot, i.e. for London 2020. 5. You must complete at least 15 of the following 27 qualifying events as a Desford Strider. 6. These qualifying events take place between the Striders' Christmas Parties on 13th Dec 2019 and the one in Dec 2020.
* Derby Runner XC League races (6 races) Martinshaw Woods (12th Jan); Grace Dieu (26th Jan); Bagworth Heath (Jan 13th)**; Bosworth Battlefield (1st Mar); plus the first 2 races of the 20/21 season, up to the Christmas Party in Dec ’20; (This will depend on what the league schedules). * North Mids. XC League races (4 races) Wollaton Park, Nottm (11th Jan); plus the first three races in the 20/21 season, up to the Christmas Part in Dec ’20);(This will depend on what the league schedules). * Cross Country Championships (3 races) Leics. & Rutland County (Rotherby - Jan 4th), Midlands (Prestwold - 25th Jan) & Nationals (Nottm. - 22nd Feb). * LRRL races (11 races) Stilton 7M (23rd Feb), Kibworth 6M (8th Mar), Desford 5M (29th Mar), 5**, Markfield 10K (19th Apr), Bosworth Half-marathon (3rd May)**, West End 8M (17th May), Swithland 6M (7th Jun), Prestwold 10K (21st Jun), Joy Cann 5M (5th Aug), Carl Rutt 10K (20th Aug) and Rotherby 8M. * 100 lap Challenge (TBA - and depending on the event being staged); * Livingston Relays (TBA - and depending on the event being staged); * Leicester Uni Relays (TBA - and depending on the event being staged);
(*All dates correct at time of updating the website)
**We will again be allowing people who've helped at any of the races we staged. this year, and as a result weren't able to run them, to use them as a ‘qualifying’ race. So if you assisted at any of the Bagworth XC , Desford 5 or the Bosworth half-marathon, you can claim these as a counter. Just state what your roll was.
If the number of people qualifying for the ballot is either equal to or less than the number of places we receive, then the places will be awarded without the need for a draw.
Any remaining places are to be allocated on a count back basis.
Counting races and gross number of races to be reviewed each year and amended if needed.
Any queries/disputes over claims to be reviewed by at least three members of the committee, who's decision will be final.
Claims to be sent to Graham Hobbs (firstname.lastname@example.org) together with a copy of your rejection letter/e-mail/’photo etc. The draw will be made at the Striders' Christmas Party.