In short: A must do In full: This event really caught my attention when I saw it advertised and so became my 'must do' event of the year. It did not disappoint. Great course, great scenery, excellent organisation, extremely friendly marshals, and the novel enduro format added a lovely sociable feel to the event. If you haven't done it, do it. If you thought about doing it but didn't, do it. And if you have done it, well, you know you'll be doing it again. Highly recommended. Date of review: June 30, 2015
In short: It just gets better ... In full: Having done GHM in it's inaugural year and loved every minute, I decided to go back again this year, and take in the whole weekend camping experience too.
Was not to be disappointed with yet another memorable weekend courtesy of White Star Running.
Brilliant (and respectfully quiet late on) campsite and facilities for those arriving on the Friday.
The race was everything you have come to expect from WhiteStar, brutally tough hills, views that would make Julie Andrews burst in to song, aid stations stocked to overflowing with everything you could need (and more) and staffed by fantastically enthusiastic volunteers, and of course not forgetting the inimitable White Star stamp of a slight quirkiness. (a start line wedding proposal, some somewhat unorthodox signage to keep spirits up).
It was more like a day out with friends than a race, and if those running with you weren't old friends, they were within 50 yards of one of the hills.
In short: unique & brilliant trail race in a major city In full: Fantastic concept, ran in stages, covered beautiful parks, woodland and trails. Free photos uploaded to facebook after. All they ask is you make a donation to a local cancer hospital (but this is optional, but tight if you don't). One of my all time favourite races and will be back next year. Date of review: June 30, 2015
In short: Very tough, but proud I finished it! In full: Excellent organisation, marshalls and atmosphere (particularly when you've finished and get back to the park). Really great food and drink at the end. Excellent food stations on route - no risk of running out either, which was a relief for those of us at the back! Excellent medal too! Date of review: June 30, 2015
In short: First timer. The stages were right up my street as tackling a half marathon in one go was a bit daunting. Found trails around our beautiful city I didn't know existed. Fabulous views which made the tough climbs worth it. Date of review: June 30, 2015
In short: Enjoyed it for the 3rd time In full: This was my 3rd time doing the 10k,loved it again even though I wasn't ready for it. Organisation was slick and fun,marshals were mostly great one texting while shouting well done keep going was a little odd but thanked her anyway. Faster runners starting in the wave after mine passing me giving encouragement meant a lot. People moaning about the cost wont be missed next year,but i'll be there again I run events because I want to not because of the price.See you next year. Date of review: June 30, 2015
In short: Smiles, sunshine,and sex In full: This races promises some of the above and plenty more. Set in amazing hills, right from the start every competitor is smiling because Andy and his fantastic organisation team make everyone feel special and truly welcome. This race should be on everyone's bucket list because it will leave you amazed that it is delivered so professionally with a village style atmosphere. So enter early because entries close quick. Date of review: June 30, 2015