2XU Triathlon Championships Series 2015/16 Race 3
42 people have rated this event.
“Enjoyable Event - Enjoyed the event, glad to have the different levels of competition - pleased to have the super sprint option for a first timer. Event is quite pricey for someone looking to do their first one, and could also be quite a annual cost as i would love to do more through out the season.”
“Very nice small family event to enjoy - It is good as it is, no need to change much.
Maybe, cycle/running can tracks can be extended to have 2 rounds for bike, and one for running.
Somehow, atmosphere is relaxed and I have enjoyed every moment of the race. ”
“A good morning out, I enjoyed it - I was very pleased the event committee allowed me to reduce my distance on the day. This kind of flexibility to assist an individual, shows the event is run for the competitor and not for the organiser
Event givaways were sadly lacking. Why can other events like the creek striders half give so much for their entry fee yet, events like this and the 92 give so little? Some kind of apparel, like a event shirt which could be worn with pride would be good.”
“ Possibily poisioned water and battered to bits - A sign saying "no swimming" had been hidden and there were trenches on the beach... this normally means sewage... I got violently ill whilst swimming the course. My son and training partner both got ill after (him much more than her and he is the one who would have swallowed more water). Cuts on my leg I'd expect to feel better due to salt water felt worse after and got infected.
The swim timings meant I was always being overtaken and beaten up by the next wave. Never happened befo”
“Well organised - Please improve photo service
Disappointed that I could get a finish line photo
Could have specific medals for different race distance”
“Great event - Well organised, good course and value for money!”
“Improvements - The results are difficult to read.Race 1you separated on gender and you could see individual race times for swim bike run separate without having to go in to every single person to see a swim time for example. Unfair with prize giving and points with an age group winner getting more points and prize money than no 2 and 3 overall when they have performed better”
“Great first time experience - Was my first Triathlon and perfect for that.”
“Very well organised - Hi overall I was really impressed with it,
If I were to make any suggestions I would maybe have the briefing a little sooner if possible, I don't know the reasons for having it so close to starting.
Maybe have more to buy at the stalls, I know people would buy more if there were more / better stuff to buy, more massage places !
Last thing, which is difficult there were too many 'locals' getting in the way on the run ”
“Really fun event - Really nice event in a great location.”
“Falls a little short of expectation - The course was good an enjoyable event, however there was no support stations on the bike after the swim which I would have expected at least one station especially for the Olympic. could have done with more than one portaloo, i know there were a couple of public toilets but they were also very busy and ques were big. ”
“Pleasant and well organized event - Thank you to the organisers and all people that made this event happen. Great location with a smooth organisation makes this an event I will recommend to friends. ”
“Brilliant safe inspiring organisation - My first successful completion - what can I say I'm really disappointed I did not do the earlier ones definitely do all 3 next year Godwilling - the organisers and staff inspire confidence and motivation and - for me I knew some one was watching over me - The organisers care and passion shines through - thanks ”
“No dite on medal - No dite on medal ”
“Great Experience. - Only suggestion could have been to have a official photographers at the event so as to have few memories to keep with us. Otherwise - great event and well organized.”
“Great event and highly recommended - A classic on the Dubai racing calendar, very highly recommended.”
“Good Event. - Well marshalled and supported”
“Nice location and great family event! - Great event for the whole family of all ages (multiple distances available). Nice track, medal and organization!
One recommendation would be to start the race in the reverse order (if possible), Olympic distance first as it is usually the longest to complete and it gets quite sunny and hot for the final run leg.
Timing and results very detailed and prompt!
Any photo finishes available?
Keep up the great work!”
“Lovely - Loved the experience and meeting new people, the location of the event was great. Thank you again and hopefully will see you guys next year, Peace.”
“Good Race - Thanks for the event team”
“Excellent...one small thing - I was number 668 and there was no space for my bike and kit. This wasn't a problem last time, maybe it was because I had a higher number. Will definitely do again.”
“Good - Good in average.
The communications before the race were quite confusing”
“Great event! - It is a great event. One minor point of feedback is the communication of the start times of the respective waves; these changed last minute. For its communication you had the rely on the microphone announcements. These were a bit hard to hear (of I was too stressed to fully concentrate on them :-)) All the other aspects of the race were perfect”
“Really good event, well organised - Enjoyed the race, hats off to the organisers with their tireless input to make these events as fun as possible for us competitors... Thank you. I only did race 3, roll on next season.”
“Great setting and enjoyable morning - Enjoyable event in nice setting. Thanks to all the marshals and organisers who make the event so good. Would have expected a bit more in the giveaways as supported by Go Sport and 2XU, but otherwise really good effort by all. Thanks. PS the post event 'no swimming' signs don't appear to have had any nasty side effects!”
“Fantastic event - Very well organized event, great marshalls, good give aways too, plenty of hydration drinks afterwards. One of my favorite triathlons :-)”
“Comments - Generally all was fine. May be finisher T-Short could be granted to those who raced.”
“Great - Really enjoyable !”
“Very well organized - Everything is great, just do not have the timing results or any photographs, do not even know where to search.”
“Great location, well organized for participants - Overall very good.
Only down side is that for supporters the surroundings don't hav much to offer.
Having said that, I like the race a lot. Will be back next year!”
“Good safe event, but quite busy - Good event, the swimcourse was much deeper this time (probably due to tide) which was much to shallow previously. Great improvement. It was busy though, but the organisation split the distances into a Male and Female wave to try to thin the field out a bit, but due to the permanant bouy line it is still a bit of a crush at the first bouy. Bike and run course were fine though, nice and wide closed streets. Run had some people walking over the course, but no big hinderance. Good Event!”