In short: Just an excuse for grown-ups to play dress up, with a bit of running thrown in In full: Hills, scenery, schnapps & cider at the Lovestation, and a couple of dozen Romans wandering through rural Dorset villages. What more could you want?
Usual outstanding offering from WSR, who have to be the friendliest, looniest bunch of race organisers around, but they certainly know how to put on a good event that covers all abilities from speedy peeps to plodders. Don't ever let fear of the hills put you off entering thinking you'll be too slow - the marshals will still greet you with a smile and do everything they can for you to keep you going, even if you're right at the back with the sweeper.
On site camping, very welcoming hosts from the farm base, great disco, fab food and awesome bling. A real sense of community. Date of review: July 20, 2015
In short: So much more than just a race! In full: Trademark WSR hills as awesome and demanding as ever. Fantastic marshals, a naked man in a bath, a snowman, horseflies, booze and loads of food! The finish on the village green, with people sitting around in groups eating enormous ice creams makes you hear the whack of leather on willow and imagine a quintessentially English summer village fete, followed by the organised chaos of runners mixing with the locals for a barn dance. WSR races are in a league of their own, and this one is at the top. Incredibly friendly and much fun had by everyone Date of review: June 29, 2015
In short: Usual brilliant WSR offerings - hills, scenery, Lovestation, fab marshals, awesome bling In full: There are usually lots of hills, but the views from the tops makes up for any difficult climbs. Marshals really make the race - all very friendly, and where else would you get the Lovestation with cider and hugs? Great community feel with the camping, great location and just a great all round event weekend.
If you've never had the White Star Running experience, you're seriously missing out on a gem, whichever race you choose Date of review: May 25, 2015
In short: Do it! In full: Another great offering from Andy and the team. All races need marshals as amazing as these! It was cold, and wet, and yet they were still as cheerful for us back markers after 7 hours in it. Loads of bacon in the butty at the end, really hit the spot. Shame the massage tables had long gone. No other race has the Love Station with cider, but tea would be fab too :). Plenty of hills and stunning scenery had the weather been better. Another great offering from WSR Date of review: March 16, 2015
In short: Great scenery,great route, great support, great cameraderie, great organisation. Just a great race In full: Fourth finish out of 4 races, and have entered for next year too. The views from the course never disappoints me, and though the hills don't get any smaller, it's still fun to meet them. Great atmosphere for the inexperienced runner too, and the public support is great when you run through the villages en-route. Keep up the good work guys! Date of review: October 7, 2014
In short: Very tough hills, but incedible views and awesome atmosphere more than make up for it In full: WSR really know how to hold an epic event. Fabulous course over lots of hills, but stunning scenery. Don't expect a pb, unless it's your first.
Very well organised - the bar was flowing and food served as soon as we'd put the tent up Friday evening; bar, bbq, ice cream, more food and barn dance post race. Lovely hot showers. The WI didn't mind me hijacking their tea urn plug so I could nuke my porridge either.
Quads are shot, back aches, shattered and covered in half a dozen itchy-as-hell lumps after being munched by something, but can't wait to do it again Date of review: June 29, 2014
In short: Challenging hills, but great scenery at the top (when it's not foggy...). See you next year :) In full: A few very long or steep hills up, but what goes up does come down, even if it does kill the quads in the process. Excellently organised, great support from locals - especially those who deliberately sited themselves at the top of the hills - and great marshalls. Only one downside - would prefer an earlier start. Date of review: October 7, 2012
In short: Fantastic! But the hills go on forever :) In full: Amazing race, great organisation and marshalls, brilliant support. Hills were never ending, but still managed a pb! They even organised glorious weather too.
Water stations well placed, and the locals came out with hoses for showers and extra water due to the heat, which was really lovely. Start and finish areas were fine, and no problems collecting my number on the day after being left off the start list. Most importantly - the loos queue was much shorter than the hills! Made a nice change not to have to wait too long.
Will definitely be back again, Well done on a great first race Date of review: October 2, 2011
In short: Brilliant!!!!!! Well worth 2 450-mile round trips :D. Bring on 2011! In full: Was pestered by friends into doing this and was SO glad I took the opportunity to meet online friends in person, even if it was 227 miles away! Didn't think twice about coming back when it was snowed off.
Brilliantly friendly, lovely course, couple of hills, but nothing too serious. Marshalls were fantastic and everyone was so friendly.
All in all I had a amazing weekend at one of my best ever races. Scored a pb too :D Date of review: April 12, 2010
In short: Fantastic race In full: Lovely local race along a glorious route along New Forest lanes,and even goes right along the beach. Marshalls are all lovely and friendly, as are the runners. The ones near the back at least :). Have done all 3 years so far and will definitely keep coming back. Maybe time to change the memento next year? Date of review: March 14, 2010