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
In short: Fantastic race! In full: Did the first last year as it's local,a nd will be coming back each year. scenery is fantastic along nice quiet lanes and the seafront. Alterations to the route this year were great, not sure I liked the uphill right at the end though lol. Not too impressed with the photos though, last years were much better. Date of review: March 16, 2009
In short: Great scenery, great marshalls, great support, great race In full: First running of this and a massive 30mins PB - even with the hills! Was very hot, but water stations came round quickly, and the sponges were a godsend. Could have done with a few more of them. Great crowd support considering the rural nature of the course, and the marshalls did a great job. No problems with the traffic either. Munchies at the finish would have been nice for anyone not wanting to eat or wait for free pub grub, but overall a fantastic day. Date of review: September 21, 2008