In short: Flat probably not a PB course because of terrain and a few twists. Long Course In full: Course is around 300 mtrs long so if your gauging your 10k performance you will be disappointed. Tough to get a PB with the surface on some of the course although firm (even after rain) it is slightly uneven and a couple of twisting bits on path which is also quite narrow, (this is not criticism). Organisation was good and good marshaling throughout except one point where you turn right to complete a second small lap or left towards the finish this point requires two marshal's one to direct people to the second lap and one to direct people to the finish because at this point the front runners are overtaking tail enders this was my first time so I didn't know but of course I would if I did the race again. If your good enough or lucky enough to get a prize this is a bottle of wine, Personally I would rather have a small plaque or trophy. Well done to all. P.S Showers at the finish if you want them, bonus. Date of review: June 27, 2016
In short: A nice day out In full: I enjoyed this. It's a nice low-key event, from a car park in a Bracknell office park. A couple of laps round a local park, mostly on firm packed trails but a little grass and some tarmac too. Chip timing with results up by evening, a tea and cake stall, supervised baggage stow - all good stuff. The course while flattish has some twists and turns and the first and last 100 yards are a zigzag so a quick course but maybe not a pb one. I'll be back. Date of review: June 27, 2016
In short: Well organised but abit dull In full: This is a very well organised event with plenty of updates from the organisers on important issues like car-parking. I enjoyed this event, it takes you through Thame highstreet and out into the country side. However for the 4 miles in between you just run along what is a wide tow path (but no river to look at). I found this dull as there wasn't anything to look at and the miles seemed endless. I loved the marshalls, they were all super and encouraged all. Got a lovely tshirt but no medal. It's flat apart from the hill at the end. Good all rounder for a Sunday run out. Date of review: June 27, 2016
In short: If there's a tougher marathon in Britain, I'd like to hear of it. In full: Oh what a race, oh what a day. My fourth outing at Dr Rob's Picnic Marathon and it shan't be my last. An incredibly challenging race up and down and down and up and up and up and down...steps, steps and more steps, inclines and declines requiring the support of tree stumps and branches and the most glorious views and comradery.
You simply must enter this race, you've two years to train for it!
In short: Shame about the marshalling In full: same gripe as a few others. it's quite annoying to spend £40 on a race and have one turn point not marshalled and a significant part of the field sent the wrong way at another. I feel bad about marking this race down as the enthusiasm is immense but it takes the gloss off... Date of review: June 27, 2016
In short: Well done to everyone involved in putting this race together, great atmosphere, great course, great marshalls In full: Great race, well organised &very friendly. nice 2 lap course with good testing hill. Congratulations to everyone involved in putting this event together. Date of review: June 27, 2016
In short: Great Day - wonderful marshals and spirit from fellow runners In full: Stating the obvious; this is mega tough. I had to dig very deep into my Grrrrrrrrr reserves. So chuffed to have finished. A special thank you to all the kind, generous and motivating marshals. Great atmosphere and great medal, glass and T shirt. Will remember this experience for years to come. Thanks Rob; until next time :) Tom Date of review: June 27, 2016
In short: Brilliant In full: My first White Star event, would l do another YES.Everybody was so friendly we had a great time even if the Hog roast run out.See you next year. Date of review: June 27, 2016
In short: Glorious madness In full: My first trial Marathon was a tough one: but a glorious day in beautiful countryside with lovely people and atmosphere. The whole village of Sidling St. Nicholas should be thanked for their hosting of this great event. White Star Running has done it again! Date of review: June 27, 2016
In short: Best Race I have Ever Done - Amazing !! In full: Echo what everyone else has said. Organisation superb, atmosphere amazing, the camping brilliant. The course - Very bloody hilly and the ice creams to die for. But OMG the views make everything worthwhile and to top it off there is a Barn Dance too ! Fantastic Date of review: June 27, 2016
In short: As ever an amazing race In full: The Munro is very much one of the best races out there, great atmosphere, amazing course... This year however something wasn't quite there with the marshalling with one missing at a key turn around point and another confused of where to send people, however even with this the race still gets a 9/10 from me. Date of review: June 27, 2016
In short: OMG I hurt! In full: This has got to be the hardest race i've ever took part in. To finish was an achievement in under 6 hrs made it even better. I look forwards to the next one in 2 yrs time :) Date of review: June 27, 2016
In short: A real challenge, but one worth doing. In full: Beautiful route (despite the mud) and really well organised. Marshals were everwhere and really supportive. It was like nothing i've done before, really tough due to the hills, but such a sense of achievement at the end. I would recommend doing it but not sure i would do it a second time (although it is only the day after the race and I'm still suffering!) Date of review: June 27, 2016
In short: What a great place to run . In full: Really enjoyed the run a great challenge to take on . The marshals and runners made the day , especially enjoyed the cake and coffee . Date of review: June 27, 2016
In short: Wonderful weekend In full: Returned for second attempt. Embraced the camping, food, bar, run (in fancy dress), more food, barn dance, bar (again), and to top it off Sunday's hill run. Great medals, great weekend. Thanks to all. Date of review: June 27, 2016