2XU Triathlon: Mamzar - Race 1/2
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41 people have rated this event.
“Nicely organized. Swim course needs to be measured more accurately. bike was declared as shorter than 40km.
Timing mats need to be there in between the start and finish areas for run and bike. There were people who did not finish the course but got a finish time (showing a much faster pace) in the results.”
“Very nice as usual, improved timing with graphs and stats.
The swim start was way too packed.
I'm sure you'll do something to fix this next time.
“This is a very nice race with a great atmosphere.
A bit too long wait for the award for the sprint category.”
“Nothing major but if possible, the swem is very congested with the tide movement and the space available to pass markers. It would be great if the swim can go "accross" the bay instead of "along" the shoreline.”
“Swim stage was a bit cramped and shallow, but overall a great course, well organised and very enjoyable.”
Edited on 30.10.2018
“Very well organised and super course. ”
“The start was tough,
needs to be staggered.”
“Super well organised and a friendly event. We couldn't hear the announcer at the start at times but otherwise, all in all, brilliant event. ”
“Not sure why the Olympic distance and sprint started together this caused some distress from new to the sport. As an average swimmer I also agree that the fist 500 meters was very physical. Would like to see future events with sprint and Olympic with separate starts . This is my only negative thought about a great event and venue ”
Edited on 21.10.2018
“Utter chaos in the fist 350m of the swim and maybe the sprint and olympic distances should have had different start times? The results service was a bit disorganized for the first few hours Otherwise a pretty good and well organized event and and I will certainly try to compete again in March.”
“Race pack pick up is much too far ; can't it be done in a place closer to the city center ?”
“Lovely race apart from my timing being messed up during the bike and run”
“I love the events and think the course is excellent. Well supported and easy to get to. My one issue was that the swim was too congested and funnelling that many on the sprint/Olympic was chaos. The bike and run were good. Loved it and will do the full set this year. Unlike other events you have priced this well and i will keep coming back”
“Well organised, good classic event. Recommend having a little more time from when they let the ladies in the water, to when the siren goes off. I'm not a huge fan of the speed bumps on the road, but that's the location. Well done on another successful race!”
“Swim start was a bit chaotic. Needs to be staggered t widenend.
Lovely bike and run courses with good water stations and signage.
Loved the results service being available immediately. ”
“I was visiting from overseas and made a relatively late entry. I found the organisers very helpful. I found the swim start too crowded given the course. All the other races l have is having the Sprint start after the Olympic.there were a lot of uncomfortable swimmers out there. Only other comment for improvement would be to have some signs on run course where the cycle track/run track diverge on the far side of lagoon. Ovwrall a great event. Will do again if passing through Dubai
Edited on 21.10.2018
“I've already seen it written, but setting the olympic and sprint men off at the same time was dangerous. There were 259 finishers in these categories, all starting in an area no bigger than a regular pool. Either stagger the starts better or perhaps have a second course setting off in the other direction. Also the first water station on the run seems to have moved further along the course from the start. It was better placed in previous years. ”
“You just got to love Super Sports, flawless”
“Always been one of our favorite triathlons, keep up the great work!!!”
“Gels at run stations would be nice also the timer/results on the ipads didn't work (only 1 out of 4 did)”
“Hey guys, great organisation, great new timing chips and website. The only complaint I have is the swim. Setting the Olympic and Sprint men off at the same time in such small area and course was very challenging. Consider setting the Sprint men off 5 mins back if worries about time. The washing machine effect was defo in motion.!!!!!”
“The Mamzar Race is now an iconic one, and it's always worth coming back to! Great organisation and great atmosphere!”
“Well organized, great event I always look forward to!”
“Very very nice event, very well organized, the venue is perfect, all the organisation is perfect except there are not enough water stations on the bike and on the run. There is racing belt in the pack too, which is a bit a shame for that price. Otherwise very good! ”
“Great improvements in timing system, post-race analytics, and organization. Good safe course to race on and highly recommended. ”
“The Mamzar tri is always a great event, nice course, compact and awesome support. It's well organised, friendly and fun.”
“Thoroughly enjoyed this event. Very well organised!”
“The organization was great overall. It could’ve been better if the turns on the bike route were not as sharp. It felt like an accident waiting to happen every time I made that sharp turn. I would’ve also liked to keep my bib. I collect them as souvenirs of the races I participate in. Finally, I would’ve liked to get a banana at the end but they had run out. I did have a good time and I would participate again ”
“Lovely course - really impressed - and a great feel to the event. Generally very well organised. However, the men’s start was handled irresponsibly. No way Olympic and Sprint men should have started together. Far too many to start in one wave on that course. Very unpleasant and nearly getting dangerous. A couple of guys looking pretty panicked in the heaving mass of bodies. Appreciate the desire to maximise participation and keep to a timetable but need to be sensible about these things.”
“Very well organized event with a warm family atmosphere and a great course to race, except for the few bumps on the cycling segment”
“The swim start of sprint n Olympic together was a bit too much. Getting squashed to get around the turns , bouyes we’re moving and the swim was longer
Apart from that it is always one of the best TRIs around! ”
“Great comms, nice safe course and professionally managed. Friendly and helpful staff and volunteers. The turn buoys were drifting again causing a melee between them and the buoy line. The position of the first aid station was too far from transition / Olympic second lap start. Love the finish line timing iPad arrangement. Thanks to all who put on another amazing race.”
“It would be fine, if one could rinse off the salt on the way to T1 by running under a shower ”
“I've marked the start down because there was a bit of confusion, however, I think this was caused by participants not listening to the briefing, and the results weren't available on the site tablets for some reason, and out was difficult to read the tablets in the sun, just minor points, thanks great event”