2XU Triathlon Championships Series 2015/16 Race 2
24 people have rated this event.
“Nice smaller race - Overall the course at Mamzar beach was nice and the event was well organized. It does get a bit repetitive doing multiple laps for the olympic distance. There were no drink stations on the cycle route, and only water available at the aid stations during the run. It would have been really nice to have sports drink available at the aid station or finish line.”
“Goody bag ordinary - I did the 1st 2xu last year and the goody bag was really good. The bag for this event was pretty crappy. The volunteers also seemed different and they weren't as good either. I really enjoyed the first race of the series but this one had a different vibe.
Also, if you do a 10k run then there isn't much in the way of hydration apart from water, maybe there could be some ice sponges or electrolytes.
Looking forward to race 3!”
“Good, but there is room for improvement - It was my first time taking part in this event, which overall was good. The main disappointment was the swim course that was extremely shallow on the way back, and people shouldn't be walking in the water on a triathlon swim. Medals being the same for Sprint and Olympic distances are somewhat a slight disappointment too. Bike route, run course were good. Thanks to the organizers and the volunteers.”
“Excellent - I thought it was excellent. Finding the actual start was stressful as it was my first time. I think some signposting in the local area would be really helpful, just temporary ones. ”
“Great Event - Swim was much better with 2 buoys at at the end. Bike course remains challenging with lots of speed bumps and turns. Ipad service for timing is brilliant! Coming in second and just a 2xu voucher is a bit thin though ;) . But no big deal”
“Good and Safe Race - Pros:
- Safe course, closed roads.
- Quiet location, easily accessible
- Efficient timing system with results directly available
- Nice varying bike course
- Second half of swim course is very shallow
- Due to permanent buoy line the first section of the swim is crowded ”
“Good race overall - I love competing at Mamzar but my one gripe is the Aid Station situation. Could we please get an Isotonic style drink on the run? I worry about salt intake for many of the athletes including myself. Ironman and DIT had amazing Aid Stations and I know my leg cramps were kept at bay because of this. A few more giveaways might be nice. You are missing a great marketing opportunity by not giving away a Super Sports branded 2XU Tri t shirt. ”
“Can the races be more evenly spread? - Really good event just a shame that there's been such a gap between the first and second race, then the third one comes round really quickly. Would have been nice to have them more evenly spread.”
“An event I will do again!!! - The race was clearly marked; the swim was a bit tough to navigate and a little hazy on the instructions, but overall a fine set up and well organized. I will be doing it again next year!!!”
“Great event, all ages & abilities catered for! - Watch out for the wind!!!”
“Great event and location - Would have been good to be able to collect the race pack the night before. There were not many people on hand to ask questions on the day+/ it was not clear who you could go to for assistance. It was a little strange when random members of the public were cycling or running along the same course but Otherwise a great event and loved the location. Thank you”
“A few points for improvement - Overall a nece event but the bike turnaround was less than ideal. On race day the last minute preparations seemed rushed.
Results from the event are not yet shared. Should ideally be available in downloads. ”
“Over good event - The swimming section were a bit shallow coming back but otherwise a good event. Would have been nice with markers on the running route of distance remaining”
“Excellent race - Well organised, easy to follow courses, all round good event. Would like to buy a cup of coffee, someone must be willing to get up early with a food van and make some money. Goody bag is a bit mean. Thank you again to the volunteers.
“Awesome! - Warren and his team as always legendary !!! Well organised event ! Roll on race 3”
“Great course - Great event, plenty of parking, toilet nearby.
Bike rack area was a bit crowded and on the running track there were passing by people in the way sometimes but overall it was a fantastic course.”
“Very good - The swim this time was better as there were less people, however if there were more I think that a waved start would definitely be beneficial.”
“Great event - Really enjoyed it”
“Great organization - Great organization as usual, I personally don't think that it was the right time of year to do this event because the see was to cold and the headwinds were horrible, overall great service and organization and totally worth the money”