The club marathon ballot is due to be held at the club Christmas party in December (Date TBC) and a number of members have been asking if they have or are near qualifying for the ballot. So far 37 members have qualified in terms of number of races run, a further 8 are just bubbling under on 4 races and 10 members are on 3 races. With the reamining two fixtures to qualify being the November grand prix at Epsom and the mens XC in November and the ladies in December there is still time for those on 3 or 4 to qualify.
To be eligible for the ballot, a member must:
1. Be in possession of a rejection slip from the public ballot for the Marathon in question;
2. Have been a paid-up member of 26.2 RRC, continuously, since 1st February preceding the ballot;
3. In that period have represented the Club in competition at least five times. ‘In competition’ is defined as Surrey Cross Country League, Surrey Road League and 26.2 RRC Grand Prix.
Should these stipulations result in fewer qualifying applicants than places available to 26.2 RRC, places will be awarded, firstly, to those qualifying members. A ballot (if necessary) for the remaining allocation will then be held among members who satisfy 1. and have been paid up continuously since the preceding 1st September. Should the 26.2 RRC allocation still not be filled, places will be awarded at the discretion of the committee, with priority given to members who have represented the club in competition to some extent.
The rules can be found in full here and a list of those on 3, 4 and those qualified with 5 or more races are below. If you cannot see your name on the list and believe it should be please let me know I’ll look into it.