LONDON MARATHON hopefuls were left frustrated after the website CRASHED as they flooded to find out if they had secured a place on Monday.
The ballot closed earlier this month, with the event returning to spring next year after the past three editions were held in October following the coronavirus pandemic.
But members of the public were left none the wiser when they logged on to see if they had secured a spot for the race on April 23.
The volume of traffic caused the website to crash as organisers took to social media to update people.
A message read: “We are aware of an issue that means some of you can’t currently access your ballot results.
“Weâre working on a fix and will update you as soon as we can.
“For the moment please wait until we have provided an update before trying to click through to your results. Apologies, TCSLM.”
Some people were able to access their results, but others were left in the lurch several hours after receiving an email.
The process for finding out dictated that those who entered the ballot received an email which contained within it a link to find out if they had been successful or not.
But the link crashing meant hopeful runners were aware their result had been determined but could not see the outcome.
An those on social media were left furious.
One person said: “Itâs 2022 and websites still canât handle numerous people on their servers at once.
“I really just want to know if Iâm in for London or if I need to find a new marathon next year.”
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While another added: “I mean, Iâm sure making us all click a link in an email to find out if we got a London Marathon place or not seemed like a cute, fun idea and allâ¦ but at least make sure your website isnât going to crash when everyone clicks said link, good grief.”
A third said: “This is torture, although only putting off the inevitable and clinging onto that last bit of hope! ð¤ð¼.”
And a fourth replied: “Why didnât you just let people know in the email like before?”
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