In short: Tough but glorious In full: What we liked about this race was the relaxed atmosphere, fab scenery, funny signs and the Love Shack with the cider, cakes and other goodies. Some of the hills were too long for us so we walked them, the medal is great and the t-shirt is techy, what we didn't like was.......mmmmm....nothing. Date of review: May 25, 2015
In short: Usual brilliant WSR offerings - hills, scenery, Lovestation, fab marshals, awesome bling In full: There are usually lots of hills, but the views from the tops makes up for any difficult climbs. Marshals really make the race - all very friendly, and where else would you get the Lovestation with cider and hugs? Great community feel with the camping, great location and just a great all round event weekend.
If you've never had the White Star Running experience, you're seriously missing out on a gem, whichever race you choose Date of review: May 25, 2015
In short: Exceptionally well marked and marshalled ultra. In full: Everyone looks for something slightly different from an ultra but there are a few universal elements: well organised; great atmosphere; and an interesting and engaging route. The Ox was all three. On top of that, it was a very runnable route with only 5 gates or styles (exceptional for a 60km route) and although there are a couple of cheeky hills, only a very few sections are particularly steep. A special mention for the army of hugely friendly and supportive marshals. Date of review: May 25, 2015
In short: Scenic well planned ultra in the Sussex countryside In full: Beautiful route through fields,woods and peaking after a beast of a hill on the amazing ashdown forest. Well organised with exception of some sparse signage at one part, though it may have been tampered with, as a large group of us got lost towards the end. But well stocked and friendly checkpoints, and a friendly crowd of runners more than made up for that. My first ultra. Have a feeling it won't be the last... recommended. Date of review: May 25, 2015
In short: ANOTHER CORKER FROM WHITE STAR RUNNING In full: Reall, if you haven;t cottoned on to Andy Palmer and the WSR Team, then you are really missing out. There's nothing to fault about the Ox....fab scenery, tough enough to make you feel you've worked a bit and great aid stations, fab marshalls, hilarious pre-event updates and an all round lovely feel topped off with an epic medal.
In short: My first trail half marathon - excellent as always White Star Running! In full: I really like all the pre-race banter on the various WSR social media channels, which is superbly topped off with awesome event operations, fabulous marshals, hilarious signage, fantastic bling and wonderful post race food/beverage suppliers. Yes the races are off road and up and down hills but that's the best way to see the glorious scenery and an excellent excuse to stop and walk a bit/lot =:•)) Date of review: May 25, 2015
In short: Cliff tops,rivers,hills,rope to pull you up the banks-18 miles of slog In full: Tough race.great value and organisation from Simon and the team.great prep for a tough trail marathon.good tech thirst and medal Date of review: May 25, 2015
In short: Why run 26.2 miles thru a city when you could run this?! In full: Awesome race.superb medal and tech shirt.top notch organisation just like all WSR races.superb views and feed stations.a very welcome lovestation with food and booze deceivingly not as close to the finish line as you first think.very friendly and highly recommended Date of review: May 25, 2015
In short: Great location, painful but rewarding! In full: Amazing scenery, well stocked aid stations. Point to note though: the advertised 35 miles was more like 37, not ideal when you think you've nearly finished! Date of review: May 25, 2015
In short: Outstanding - Another top drawer event from White Star Running In full: I can't recommend this run enough - 2015 was my 2nd year running the Ox half and I can't wait for 2016. Its pretty tough. It's got hills, trails and buckets full of scenery. And, it's got a Love Station! The WSR team are friendly and fun and clearly love what they (so well). This is what running is about - you should try it... :-) Date of review: May 25, 2015
In short: Summed up in one word 'Awesome' In full: My first Ultra and first experience of a White Star event, and they both lived up to expectations and reputations. A fantastically organised but laid back event, through the wonderful Wiltshire countryside. Some challenging but by no means impossible hills, varying terrain with excellent views and a clearly signposted course made for a perfect experience. I couldn't recommend this event more highly both for those who have never done an Ultra before and for those who were Ultra stalwarts. I will definitely be back to do other White Star Running events in the future. Date of review: May 25, 2015
In short: Still had a smile on my face after all those miles of hilly pain! In full: PB potential great if this is your first marathon. You'd also stand a good chance of getting a PB in your second. Especially appreciated the cake, cider and hug at the Love station (about 20 hilly, painful, breathtaking miles in). Fantastic atmosphere, great organisation, lovely runners. Date of review: May 25, 2015
In short: Excellent Event! In full: A very well organised event by WSR and all the team. Bargain price and excellent value for money. Well done to all those at the well stocked aid stations and great marshals. The team would of spent a long time preparing an event this size which is one of a few held over the 2 days. Brilliant start/finish and admin area. Tea/coffee & snacks vans. Literally something for the whole family. Facilities for those that wished to camp for the weekend and access to the golf course for the bar and showers. The actual event was a challenge with great views. Plenty of food on the way around, bag drops and mainly off road with a few road sections. Chip times to record the times. Plenty of people taking photographs for free and a 'helicopter' camera at the start! Great humour by the staff. This event caters for all abilities and is an individual challenge and not a race unless you want it to be. Date of review: May 25, 2015
In short: Absolutely Bloody Fantastic In full: First time doing a White star event but deffo wont be our last. What a fantastic run/walk/crawl. Value for money, £20 for a half marathon (felt like more than 13.miles lol) techy t shirt, good quality medal. fed along the way. cakes, Jaffa cakes, melon, cider, water,coke,jelly beans, energy gels, at the very friendly feed stations. Scenery fantastic. Great atmosphere and no mile markers (suits me) but inspirational quotes dotted around the course which made us all smile.. Date of review: May 25, 2015