In short: Fantastic Just Do it In full: Just knows how to put a Race on, lovely atmosphere stunning views and the route is just right. Come down to Dorset and do it next Year. Date of review: March 16, 2015
In short: Excellent trail marathon. WSR know how to organise/run trail races In full: Having run the Giants Head Marathon last year, I can say that WSR are excellent organisers. Despite the non arrival of medals they were extremely apologetic and as compensation WRS offered either a Buff or Beer. The course was tough at times but not as muddy as I expected. It was also nice not to have any mile markers as well. A definite entry again for next year. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Well done WSR. Date of review: March 16, 2015
In short: White Star Running at it's best. In full: This is the second even of theirs I've done and they are up there with the best. If you're looking for flat then you're not going to get it but what you are going to get is - stunning views, great organisation, fantastic marshals, amazing feed stations and such a friendly atmosphere you'll feel like you're with family. Date of review: March 16, 2015
In full: Lovely country route. Slick organisation. Excellent xempro pacers. Just about theperfect half marathon. Even mile markers were absolutely spot on. People comment about cost but this is a fully closed road race that also takes over part of a leisure centre. It isn't going to be cheap. Date of review: March 16, 2015
In full: People do love to moan. Yes the race didn't have a t-shirt or medal but it does have a mug and an extremely generous goody bag. No the bag drop want in the finish area for a good reason. ... It won't fit. Instead it was 75 yards away and run by a highly efficient group of army cadets who did a great job for the 2000 people who ran. Great finish area and announcer very encouraging calling out names as you sprint to the end. As for the price well you know what it is when you sign up having done your research. If you didn't like the cost knowing what to expect which is extremely clear on the website then you only have yourself to blame. As for the 20 mile option this was put in at the request of runners as it used to be 24. The organisers should be commended for listening to the runners. Date of review: March 16, 2015
In short: Very challenging, scenery, food and organising great In full: The hills and terrain were very challenging, but the scenery and atmosphere before and after the race made up for it. Great organising. Post race food was excellent. Date of review: March 16, 2015
In short: Not a bad race but pricey for what it is In full: No major gripes but the price is high for what was delivered. Little things like a decided lack of water stops and cup rather than bottle bring it down. Also no medal or tshirt. Date of review: March 15, 2015
In short: Awesome race In full: Fantastic race with plenty of extras from the organisers to make it a brilliant day out. The setting is lush and the route fantastic, another awesome race from WSR (who also organise the best marathon in the UK - Giants Head). Date of review: March 15, 2015
In short: Loved it - friendly, fun, great food, fab scenery. Will definitely be back. In full: This was a great race, well organised, great scenery, loads of food and drink at halfway, great post race meal included. We loved it! Date of review: March 15, 2015
In short: Hills, mud, jaffa cakes and vodka In full: White Star Running have promised a flat marathon later in the year..... Not sure I believe them. If you like running races that are fantastic value for money, with breathtaking scenery, and good fun look no further. I've already signed up for their next three races (don't tell the wife) Date of review: March 15, 2015
In short: Great Race with the option of 5k or 10k In full: Really Good run event by Nice Work. Plenty of marshals and temporary lighting on hand for the dark areas. Ideal Midweek race for beginners with slight inclines. Will definitely do it again.... Date of review: March 15, 2015
In short: Great race - enjoyed my first marathon immensely In full: Great race for a first timer as long as you don't mind not having a bazillion people cheering you on. Myself I find noise a distraction and it was nice just to run in contact with a few people.
Very good organization, friendly, excellent aid stations.
It's a shared path so the odd rowing regatta or people out on their bikes / walks along the Thames need to be taken into account, especially when it comes to the Summer version. But 300 runners spread out pretty quickly so space was never an issue. You can't ask for a more scenic route within easy reach of central London.
I'm signing up for another this year and hope to see repeat participants there. Date of review: March 15, 2015
In short: Excellent race and great choice for a 1st or 50th marathon In full: Really enjoyed this race (Spring, March 2015), super PB course, really clear as the weather had been dry in the run up. Only slight issue was busy section before the turnaround due to a boat race in Putney. Otherwise super course, super aid stations and marshals. Ran like clockwork and a really good atmosphere / support from other runners. Will def run again. Date of review: March 15, 2015
In short: WSR just do the best trail run races and Larmer tree is one of them! In full: Brilliantly organised with fun useful pre run info, great marshals (thank you) and superb drink/food stations and also lovely food at end, look forward to the next event. Sue Date of review: March 15, 2015