Virgin Money London Marathon 2018

Pershore Plum Plodders

VMLM Club Ballot Information

Athletics clubs associated with UK Athletics (UKA) can apply for club entries into the Virgin Money London Marathon. The number of entries allocated to each club, is based upon the number of “first” claim-registered members that each club has registered.  It is likely (although not guaranteed) that we will get 1 single place.

To qualify for a club place you must have met the following criteria at the time of the ballot (December 2017):

  • Be a fully paid member of Pershore Plum Plodders Running Club and UKA by end April 2017
  • Be an UK Athletics member (for those who run with more than one club, you must be first claim club for Pershore Plum Plodders)
  • Participated in races, including parkrun (wearing a club vest)
  • Have not won the PPP ballot place for the previous year
  • Have entered and been rejected from the public ballot (letter of proof of rejection required) for that year (this is to be emailed to
  • Are not eligible for a ‘Good For Age’ entry, which can be guaranteed directly with the VLM organisers
  • Be an active participant in the club and contribute in some way to the running of the club (e.g. helping the committee, volunteering at our PPP 10k race, helping out with beginners, regularly attending sessions, supporting roles, race reports etc)

Members must also agree to the following in advance of winning a ballot place:

  • Pay the VLM entry fee
  • Continue to be an active participant in the club, especially the longer Sunday runs throughout the period leading up to race day
  • Write a short news article or blog for the club website or Facebook during the marathon training and once after the race
  • Wear a Pershore Plum Plodders vest with pride on the race day!!!


You will receive an accepted or rejected magazine via the post or an e-zine email in early October to confirm whether you have been successful or not in the public ballot, so keep your letter and hand it to Suzanne Price before the 28st October or email it to by the 28st !

Congratulation to our 2017 ballot winner – Joy Salt

Congratulations Joy on completing the London Marathon we look forward to seeing your finishers photo!

Congratulation to our 2016 ballot winner – Suzanne Price

S Price Marathon 2016

Finishers photo for the 2016 VMLM