Autumn’s setting in and nights are drawing in, the heatwave seems a distance memory of the past and we are turning our attention to last few races of this season and planning our dates for 2019. Here’s our news:
Congratulations to Dan Elmes from Somer AC who became our 10,000 finisher of the year at Crafty Fox Marathon in a time of 4.21.11. We are very humbled to have reached this amazing achievement for the third year running and look forward to receiving the next 10,000 runner.
Reminder 2018 season
Last up for our season this year is Chase races on 13th and 14th October in the beautiful setting of Six Penny Handley. Half and Marathon distance available. Chase being the operative word, so an out and back course where you are chasing the person in front of you to get back, a timing mat at half way turn around point so you can see how each half of the race was for you. It will be a bit hilly and a maybe a bit muddy. Book your space here https://whitestarrunning.co.uk/chase/
Camping will be available at Church Farm Camping & Caravan site, 30 secs walk to Race HQ and start/finish. You can book camping direct with them just mentioned you are part of the event http://www.churchfarmcandcpark.co.uk/ They have fantastic facilities and 24 electric hook ups and plenty of space for camping.
As well as on sites carters for the event, Church Farm has Hanlega’s restaurant serving Breakfast between 8.30-10.30am and Dinner Friday & Saturday 6-9pm http://www.churchfarmcandcpark.co.uk/hanlegas.html
Chase is the closing race for the Wyvern Series, which we are busy pulling together the results from Dorset Invader and Crafty Fox to show currently standing. Prizes for the Wyvern series are going to be awarded after the race, so they can be personalised.
Dark Valley Races have sold out but waiting lists are in operation for both distances https://whitestarrunning.co.uk/dark-valley/
As we sadly are no longer holding the WSR Bovington races this year we have decided to give you the opportunity of earning the medals you are missing from the collection. From 1st December to 31st December 2018 log all the miles you run or walk. For £20 you can choose the medal you would like to earn and will also receive a WSR Bovington muff. There is also the opportunity to purchase one our Bovington t-shirts for £5.00.
2016 100 years of Tanks showing a Mark 1 Mother for the marathon and Challenger 1 on the half marathon medal.
2017 Marathon medal showing Tiger 1 and Half marathon a Sherman Firefly
Part of this offer also includes a donation of 20% to Scottys Little Soldiers a charity that WSR have donated to at our Bovington events in the past. http://scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk Scotty’s Little Soldiers is a charity dedicated to supporting children & young people who have lost a parent whilst serving in the British Armed Forces.
Please take a look at Full On Sports for more details to our Virtual Bovington Race.
Basically run as far as you like in December 2018 and you will get the medal of your choice. You can see the choices here: https://www.fullonsport.com/ev…/wsr-virtual-bovington/social Furthest distance ran also gets a bonus 😉
Larmer Tree Races makes a return in it’s glorious new format with the Dark race on Saturday evening. So there’s a distance to suit everyone for early marathon season. So what’s new then:-
Marathon will be tweaked to take out the road bit at mile 2-6
New medals for some races, Dark Larmer will get spesh muffs and Sprint start prizes for marathon.
Pregnant sheep hill will be in as will Generals Avenue but we might tweak them so they are more miserable! https://whitestarrunning.co.uk/larmer-tree-races-2/
Larmer 10m will return as part of the Imperial Series with Bournemouth 10m and Lytchett 10m and entries are going to open on Friday 5th October for the series and 3 races.
Ox Races take place 10-12th May on Rushmoor Estate, with a variety of distances and challenges https://whitestarrunning.co.uk/ox-races-2019/
New for 2019 24hr Frolic, working with the fabulous Jurassic Coast Trust https://jurassiccoast.org/about/the-jurassic-coast-trust/ to create a new 24 hour race at Lulworth Castle in Dorset. Solos, pairs and teams from 3 up to 8 runners have 24 hours to run as many laps as they want/can/feel like at the fabulous Lulworth Castle. Entry opens end of October https://whitestarrunning.co.uk/new-race-alert/
A weekend at the races, to be exact Moreton races – next year on 5 – 7 July 2019. Friday a Summer session race lapped race starting at 8 am and open until 9pm the idea squeeze in a marathon, half or 10k or something over 13 hours before work, after work or take the day off…you choose. Turn up at anytime in that 13 hour period and start running. Get a result time etc and medal, goody bag. Also Moreton 5 on same day starting at 7pm, so a lovely summer’s evening romp round the estate.
Saturday. Unicorn themed FROLIC….You know the score. Teams solos etc.
Also kids race 2 miles unicorn medals and unicorn muffs for the kids. Sunday Moreton marathon. Two laps on land and areas where only we run alongside Moreton 10m which will become a one lap race this year.
So lots to choose from. If you do 3 marathons over the whole weekend there will be an extra bling with sparkles on it.
Other Provisional Dates
Cider Frolic and Piggy Plod will make a return for 2019 provisionally on 28 & 29 July. Crafty Fox will return on the same weekend as this year – 7 & 8 September and our second new race for 2019 is Run Jurassic, a variety of coastal races over weekend of 28 and 29 September. As soon as we can confirm races and dates we post on Facebook so you can pencil in dates.
We’ll keep you regularly up to day on our Facebook page so make sure your following us to get the most up to date info https://www.facebook.com/whitestarrunning/
Don’t forget to stay safe with this change in season https://rundorset.co.uk/safety-tips-running-night/