2XU 5 Star Aquathlon - October
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43 people have rated this event.
“Great fun, casual atmosphere, beautiful setting, nice t shirt giveaway”
“Great event. Suggest water station at transition to prep personal bottles, etc... and need notices if jelly fish are known in swim location with vinegar and creams to deal with stings and skin abrasions. But really enjoyed it.”
“A brilliant event at an inspirational location. Well organised and very enjoyable.
A suggestion for next time: have an additional timing mat at transition exit. It would be really interesting to have transition times and to know your actual run time. It would also provide details of lap times for the run.”
“I enjoyed all of this event it was really great to see all ages participating. I will love to do this race again.”
“The venue and organisation were excellent. Very helpful staff and stewards and the registering at the venue was well-run. The course itself was very good. Apart from being stung by jellyfish in the water, I enjoyed the event! However, we were previously informed we could use the beach until 10am - the lifeguard said we had to clear by 9.30am as 'guests were arriving'. There were 2 other people on the beach! Anyway, will gladly participate again. Many thanks! ”
“My first time, I was nervous but everything ran very smoothly. Loved to watch the Tiny Tri! ”
“Different water bottle in the support stations, maybe in small bags, that would be easier to handle.”
“This event was so well organised from start to finish - aside from the jelly fish!!
Great atmosphere, great setting and the organisers and volunteers did a fab job!”
“Jelly fish. Lots of them. ”
“Water, the sea was calm like a pond but water quality could not match to open sea,e.g. Saadiyat Beach. Please try to do these aquathlons there as much as possible.”
“Very early start as I drive from Dubai but I love the location, running accross the beautiful surrounding. Very pleasant, good atmosphere. Very friendly and it's great to even get people encouraging and cheering! ”
“This was a great event at a spectacular location. Everything was well organised and the inclusion of the junior and tiny tots races made this a great family morning out. The only thing that could have been improved would be to have some vinegar on hand for those exiting the water with jelly fish stings. ”
“A well organised event for a first timer i was very impressed”
“Really enjoyed, and well organised. Lots of help and information and fabulous location and community spirit.
Is it possible though, to introduce U10s, U12s, U14s etc as to be 8 competing against an 11 year old and being 12 competing against a 16 year old isn't much fun. Just a thought!”
“Again, a very well organized event at a wonderful location. Many thanks to the organizers and the many young volunteers standing in the sun showing us runners the right way and handing out drinks. ”
“I just hoped we were told about the Jelly fish before the swim. Also, I was totally confused about the super sprint swim part, 2 people next to me told me to turn right with the 1st red buoy! which I had to know myself during the race it self that I should continue straight further to the other buoy!
Other than that all were helpful, i was given a pack of ice for the jelly fish (I though it was a cramp because I didn't expect jelly fish at all!) :)”
“This was a well organised event, with lots of sponsor provided items to engage every one. One suggestion it would be nice, if possible, to finish the last 25 meters run on the grass or pavement and not end up in the sand, getting the shoes all muddy. The route marshals & water station staff were excellent. Goody bag, medal, shirt, breakfast...all included, well done Abu Dhabi Tri Club keep it up! ”
“Nice Place for Sports and recreation! Family Friendly!!!”
Edited on 24.10.2015
“Very well organized . Near perfection!
Only issue: very very stingy Gelly Fish , which can be dangerous to the kids. It would be best to plan of some vinager for the victims.
The medic should also be prepared for such case.
Apart from that great to run in the Palace gardens! Well done guys! ”
“Great event, well organized.
Would prefer event pack collection the day before or start event a bit later. 5:30am was a bit harsh for my kids that were also taking part.”
Edited on 24.10.2015
“The event was great!
Race instructions was not the same for race course (Sprint).
I wish if the instructions were sent earlier (one week at least).
Otherwise the event was great!
See you next time.”
“If i have to comment on something i would say that the sprint swim course was not as described in the online racepack but it didn't really matter as it was all explained at the start.
Thanks for a great morning!”
“Could not fault anything”
“Over all the race was well organized in every thing , just small confused in Sprint poya at the start of the race .”
“Well organised but timing for each section is only evadable for champion chip.”