In short: WSR just get better and better In full: I've done a few WSR events now and to be honest this one should have been rubbish. I expected a few teething problems - this is the first time that this race has been run and it's in December across the tank training range. I could have stayed in bed and let others be guinea-pigs for this, instead I went and had a fantastic run, through the mud, up and down hills and through a few water obstacles (fortunately most near the end), and at the end received a medal of such epic proportions that it almost takes both hands to lift. The organisation was faultless, the scenery inspiring and the costumes ridiculous and all the tanks, the cherry on top.
If you want a PB then go elsewhere but if you want to run for enjoyment with other like-minded nutters I cannot recommend WSR events enough. Roll on 2017!
In short: Another classic in the making from white star running In full: Tanks, mud, water, lovestation, fantastic Marshalls, great organisation, atmosphere. What a way to spend a Sunday morning working off part food from the day before. Date of review: December 11, 2016
In short: Most fun I've had in weeks In full: My second WSR race and it did not disappoint. Updates regularly before the race, everyone was very friendly and welcoming too. Awesome atmosphere with pretty much everyone dressed up in some way. A challenging run wth plenty of hills/ mountains, couple of plunge pools and a hell of a lot of mud but was so much fun. Beautiful scenery and of course the wonderful lovestation was a highlight. An EPIC medal and goodie bag. Would highly reccomend to anyone looking for a fun half marathon and some fabulous bling! Date of review: December 11, 2016
In short: Yet another superb race from White Star Running In full: I'm beginning to become a bit of a White Star fan boy, having run most of their races over the last couple of years. I'm no pro, but a reasonable middle of the pack runner looking for a good day out running a well thought out route with like minded people - something WSR races deliver every time.
This was the first Bovington Half but had all the half marks of a well established race. Organisation is superb, with course condition updates right up to the night before the race.
Event parking was handled well, pre-race brief was fun, aid stations were well spaced and staffed by amazing people all smiling and having fun.
The route itself was a real mixed bag. Really well sign posted along trails and a few track roads that would be closed to the public otherwise (MOD land), with a good chunk across a tank training ground which all made for a great route. Plus, tanks along the run and lots of people grabbing the opportunity for selfies.
There were hills (WSR do love their hills) but these were all on the enjoyable side of challenging and the finish line was a lovely run back to the tank museum and finishing under a tanks canon - and then being given a medal, goodie bag, and beer.
In short: Another White Star Running Triumph In full: Lots of mud, a few water features, one or two undulations and the infamous Lovestation. To be able to run in an event where you are surrounded by happy competitors, many in fancy dress, all just loving every moment, is an absolute joy. The best marshals, aid stations, signs, race instructions and briefings - I could go on and on. I can't recommend any of the WSR events highly enough. And if bling is your thing you will not be disappointed! A triumph with tanks! Date of review: December 11, 2016
In short: TANKS!!! TANKS EVERYWHERE! In full: Another awesome WSR run from Andy and the team. Great course, great medal, great organisation, great fun! If you've run with WSR before, you don't need me to tell you - if you haven't, book one up, don't take my word for it!! Date of review: December 11, 2016
In short: WSR knock it out of the park (well, the army training grounds at any rate) In full: This was a corker. Great organisation. Lovely atmosphere. Nice route. Only a little bit soggy towards the end of the route. I loved it. Can't wait to run it again next year. I would highly recommend this race for those new to trail runnin and WSR in general. Already looking at whether I can get to more of their events. Date of review: December 11, 2016
In short: Can get away with a lot because it's so quick In full: The Abbey Dash is like a PB factory. If you've hit a bit of a plateau with times, this is sure to get you over whatever your hill is.. because there aren't any. There were some niggles, mostly the start pens which weren't sufficiently disaggregated. I think this probably makes returning runners lower their predicted time to avoid constant weaving through hopeful, but ultimately inevitably slower runners. This is understandable, but probably makes the situation even worse. No medal, no goody bag and poorly marked finish have been noted elsewhere and at the price it feels a bit steep for these to need to be addressed. Still, it's super quick, so whilst I wouldn't make it an annual thing, I'll definitely be back. Date of review: December 7, 2016
In short: Great point to point race varied scenery and well organised In full: Point to point with about a mile to walk back at the end (or wait for the buses laid on). Good organisation from extensive parking to easy registration. Quick course with PB potential and free flapjacks etc at the end Date of review: December 7, 2016
In short: Great Race, magnificent weather In full: What a glorious day for the race this year. Lovely sunshine, wind at your back on the way home, who could ask for more. I am a member of Thanet Roadrunners, but I still think it is only right to praise the marshals for the way this race is organised, thank you to one and all. Date of review: December 7, 2016
In short: Fantastically Organised Race with Good PB potential In full: I loved this run through the beautiful Bedfordshire countryside. Not even a 24 hour wait for results could spoil this amazing race experience. Thank you Bedford Harriers....I will be back. Date of review: December 6, 2016