In short: Epic race In full: White Star running are nuts ! Went out of their way to make not only the marathon but the whole weekend the most hilarious & enjoyable experience. Very tough course , trails , fields, woods, few hills , cows, butterflies, Romans. Race was started by a Roman on horseback! Aid stations superb, fruit , cake, cider , marshals dressed in togas ! Friendly fellow runners. Amazing medal & goody bag with scrummy jam , food & their own commemorative muff ( buff ) Best post race massage I've ever had ( £5 ) BBQ , more cake , even camped before & after which adds a whole new dimension to running a marathon ! Food , bar , disco , Roman bath ! My first of many White Star events I think !!! Date of review: July 21, 2015
In short: Brilliant Race is an understatement! In full: From the moment you register down to every minute details of the race, everything is a treat. You don't have to try first to believe it...Just do it!
In short: Hot marathon fun run!!! In full: 2nd WSR event for me this year having tackled The Ox in May so difficult to tell you which one was best they were both tough and fabulous!! I guess this one was a slightly flatter course than ox but still damn hard on the legs!! At least the weather wasnt roasting hot but nonetheless the sun shone and it just saps you in July but plenty of water and provisions at the aid stations to keep you going. Another great WSR race such a pleasure to run their races will definately be back for Ox and Invader next year. Date of review: July 20, 2015
In short: Fantastic race In full: My third WSR event and this is the best so far Great race build up and loads of information Good social media updates The best aid stations anywhere. Fun and frolics in the countryside P.S. I met one of the race organisers-tall with glasses-at an aid station. He asked me how I was doing,shook my hand my hand and thanked me for coming. Thanked me! No one has ever thanked me for entering their race, ever. These guys know how to put on a race.
In short: Outstanding experience In full: Another excellent race from WSR. Really friendly feel to the whole event, with lots of banter on the route. The slopes weren't as aggressive as other WSR events, but still pretty challenging.
Lots of very narrow paths made passing pretty difficult, but that was offset by the glorious scenery.
Good fun, and one to be repeated. Date of review: July 20, 2015
In short: Brilliant In full: This is the fourth White Star running event I've taken part in.... I can't get enough of them! Think I've become a White Star running bitch....nutty races for nutty people is printed on their mugs, it does help if you like having a laugh and dressing up, as many of you did on the Invader. Total respect to the chap in full Roman kit. If you like stunning scenery,having fun and the best bling you will ever see enter these races, but don't expect it to be easy Date of review: July 20, 2015
In short: gladiators ready!! In full: another 5 star event in wsr race portfolio.huge epic medals,cakes,lovestation,trails,hills and a gladiator on horseback to start the race.everyones gotta do this.half this year.next year i want 27 ish miles of it!love these races Date of review: July 20, 2015
In short: Epic race, WSR! In full: Cross Country, Romanesque conquering, fancy dress, views, Dorset, Lovestation...are you convinced yet? You should be! They know what runners love and execute their races with the perfect mix of great organisation and silliness. Fabulous, thanks WSR! Date of review: July 20, 2015
In short: Another slice of White Star magic In full: In full: A good few people dressed in Roman costume to match the event theme, but I was roasting in a vest so glad I didn't! It was a very varied and enjoyable route, lots of single file sections mostly rough fields and a few woodlands. Nice hill fort half way through. I wasn't going for a PB just a nice day out and indeed it was. Epic medal, great route, grand company and clockwork organisation. Date of review: July 20, 2015
In short: Awesome but tough In full: Great race, loved it. White Star Running really know how to put a trail route together and back it with outstanding organisation and support. Date of review: July 20, 2015
In short: If Carlsberg did races. They'd give up because this is better In full: Hot, aggressive foliage, undulating ground verging on really hilly, rutted fields. It all sounds like absolute hell. Do not be fooled. This is how it should be! Every runner, every marshall, every spectator, every aid station, every sarcastic sign are all there to make it feel special. No PB's are not on the cards, but who cares. This is a running event to be savoured and enjoyed and most importantly to be achieved. As a runner you are so well looked after and the encouragement and support in many ways is better than a million people in the centre of London.
If you are looking for a 1st or 101st marathon to do or any other number sign up to a White Star Running one. I did the Larmer Tree in March and came back for this one, both completely blew me away. I've done London, Abingdon and Yeovil!!! Among others, but this is my favourite. Date of review: July 20, 2015
In short: Amazing!! In full: Yet again White Star Running deliver a fantastic route, fantastic atmosphere, fantastic runners and most important fantastic marshals and support. You can't go wrong with a WSR race!!! Date of review: July 20, 2015
In short: Don't want to give a good review! In full: I don't want to score this so highly as competition for places is high and I don't want too many people to know how amazing it, and White Star racing are! Not the easiest marathon I've done but certainly the most scenic and well organised. Date of review: July 20, 2015
In short: Fantastic race weekend In full: Great weekend, was brilliant to be able to camp at the race base fully catered for with Awesome local ales. And the marathon wasn't bad either! Proper multi terrain. Some technical rooty sections, chalk roads, field crossings, lots of runnable hills but a couple had to be walked. Really friendly marshals, a well marked course with good views. Date of review: July 20, 2015
In short: This is Reg Levivier Magar and Bewl 15 was a stunning race In full: Reg says the organisation and marshaling was out of this World. I have never run a race as exceptional as Bewl 15 with so much on offer with bottled water and sports drink, a fantastic medal and a goody bag with over 15 items. The free Harvey's beer made the challenging race worthwhile and next year's race cannot be missed.. Date of review: July 20, 2015
In short: Being an out & back course - you know where the hills are. In full: One of the hardest marathons that I have ran, but most enjoyable. Most of the course is in the woods which was welcomed given that it was a sunny & warm day. Well marked course - didn't get lost. The feed stations were excellent. Four on the way out & yes 4 on the way back. Great cheery marshals too. The medal was the biggest one that I have ever received & I have ran some 87 marathons & some 400 races to date.
Only negative was the lack of parking at the start. The walk to the start wasn't too bad, but next year hire a field? Date of review: July 20, 2015
In short: JUST WHEN YOU THINK WHITE STAR RUNNING CAN'T GET ANY BETTER.... In full: Another event of enormous fun, brilliant organisation, all eventualities covered on the food and drink front, hog roast at the end, lovely course, etc etc.
Romans a plenty, much silliness, smiles all round.
What on earth will they come up with next?
I CAN'T WAIT TO FIND OUT:) Date of review: July 20, 2015