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  • Sociable, inclusive, quirky
  • Runners first ethos
  • Fun, safe, open to all
  • Variety of distances
  • Working towards sustainability goals
  • Respectful of the natural environment

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  • Bespoke design just for us
  • Practical running gear
  • Quirky and colourful
  • Adult and kids’ ranges
  • Race essentials and fun accessories
  • Free delivery on all orders over £50

White Star Running has always been about passion, a passion for running. We love what we do; it’s certainly not a job.

We have a big community of runners of all sorts of abilities, from elites to beginners, from world beaters to casual runners.

A wise woman (my mum) said to me ages ago ‘runner first’, and that’s always been our ethos. We are runners; we listen to our family of runners and work with them to create the races they want

Andy Palmer

We put the fun in running

Our trail race events are family friendly, and sometimes just a bit odd

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The WSR team

Andy Palmer

Boss Hogg

Race Director and chief coffee drinker, Andy’s an ex-postie whose dream was to offer good-value events in wonderful scenery to runners everywhere. Before that he was known to run a bit. 

What he doesn’t know about finding the best, most scenic and elevated routes around Dorset isn’t worth knowing. 

Favourite race: The next one

Crisp of choice: Gin

Inspiring celeb: Karl Marx

Gemma Wilton

2nd In Command

Working in event management for over 15 years, Gemma takes care of all the behind-the-scenes administration to make race days run smoothly at WSR.

More of a pavement plodder than a keen runner, Gemma’s often found in the gym or out on the water.

Favourite race: Spring Larmer

Crisp of choice: Paprika

Inspiring celeb: Walt Disney

Joanne Weston

Bean Counter

As well as looking after the money, Jo tries to get out on events to marshal or you may even see her running! 

When she has nothing else to do, she might post out a few orders from our shop.

Favourite race: The Dark races – I like the twinkly lights

Crisp of choice: Salt and Vinegar

Inspiring celeb: Sir Steve Redgrave

Julie Bassett

Scribbler

A lifelong runner, Julie will give anything a go from parkrun and road races, to ultramarathons and whatever crazy idea WSR comes up with next!

Otherwise, she’s a freelance writer and marketeer, and lucky to count WSR among the great people she gets to work with.

Favourite race: Bad Cow Frolic

Crisp of choice: Gimme chocolate!

Pet hate: Mis’placed apostrophe’s

Dani Dixon

Drawer

Designer extraordinaire, Dani magically turns the team’s visions into our fabulous merchandise and bespoke medals.

Favourite race: GHM – I love the whole weekend; my family and dog can come along, plus  I can see tons of friends and meet new ones

Crisp of choice: Salt ‘n’ vinegar

Pet hate: Noisy eaters

Inspiring celeb: Tony Hart

danidixondesign.co.uk

Andy Palmer

Boss Hogg

Race Director and chief coffee drinker, Andy’s an ex-postie whose dream was to offer good-value events in wonderful scenery to runners everywhere. Before that he was known to run a bit. 

What he doesn’t know about finding the best, most scenic and elevated routes around Dorset isn’t worth knowing. 

Favourite race: The next one

Crisp of choice: Gin

Inspiring celeb: Karl Marx

Gemma Wilton

2nd In Command

Working in event management for over 15 years, Gemma takes care of all the behind-the-scenes administration to make race days run smoothly at WSR.

More of a pavement plodder than a keen runner, Gemma’s often found in the gym or out on the water.

Favourite race: Spring Larmer

Crisp of choice: Paprika

Inspiring celeb: Walt Disney

Julie Bassett

Scribbler

A lifelong runner, Julie will give anything a go from parkrun and road races, to ultramarathons and whatever crazy idea WSR comes up with next!

Otherwise, she’s a freelance writer and marketeer, and lucky to count WSR among the great people she gets to work with.

Favourite race: Bad Cow Frolic

Crisp of choice: Gimme chocolate!

Pet hate: Mis’placed apostrophe’s

Joanne Weston

Bean Counter

As well as looking after the money, Jo tries to get out on events to marshal or you may even see her running! 

When she has nothing else to do, she might post out a few orders from our shop.

Favourite race: The Dark races – I like the twinkly lights

Crisp of choice: Salt and Vinegar

Inspiring celeb: Sir Steve Redgrave

Dani Dixon

Drawer

Designer extraordinaire, Dani magically turns the team’s visions into our fabulous merchandise and bespoke medals.

Favourite race: GHM – I love the whole weekend; my family and dog can come along, plus  I can see tons of friends and meet new ones

Crisp of choice: Salt ‘n’ vinegar

Pet hate: Noisy eaters

Inspiring celeb: Tony Hart

danidixondesign.co.uk

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