In short: My first trail marathon In full: A most enjoyable day out. Much more fun than I expected. My third marathon and first off road. Very informative race build up on social media. Great race start in tiny Dorset village with lady on horse starting race with trumpet Then very big hills for the next 27 miles. Super aid stations and great support from the marshals and spectators. Food at the finish was lovely as was the amazing medal Buff and tshirt. We went to the free barn dance and managed somehow to dance on tired legs and sore feet The best race I have ever done. We will return for more fun Date of review: July 2, 2015
In short: Fantastic race, will be back for a third time next year In full: I love this race. Brilliantly organised with a lovely atmosphere. It's a challenging course however the support around the scenic course is amazing. Brilliant aid stations, fully stocked with goodies and a great medal and t shirt at the end of the race. Right up there in my list of my favorite races. Date of review: July 1, 2015
In short: Absolutely hoofin race. In full: All the accolades are well deserved. Marshals, supports staff, local community, race organisers, surroundings and the love station are beyond comparison. Justifiably the best marathon in the UK. Date of review: July 1, 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: 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
In short: Perfect! In full: Everything you could want, scenery, trails, hills (lots of them), nudity (the great man himself & a random farmer in a bathtub!). Friendly, glorious stations - watermelon is a lifesaver on a hot day - other races please take note. Finish was so welcoming & perfect after 27 miles. Fab medal & buff! Date of review: June 30, 2015