2XU Triathlon Championships Series: Race 1
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52 people have rated this event.
“More please near the start.”
“All round great event! We arrived at 6.15am and found there was ample parking space!!... perfect for a warmup to the start line! Swim was improved from pervious races, with bike and run great for spectators. Number of aid stations were perfect, but think having more volunteers to hand out water would be an easy improvement. Also would be good to be stricter on transition closing and start waves, to teach people good habits from the start. Good work Warren and team. ”
“Good race and course just a shame about the medal and the timing, a two people I know of didn't complete the race and were awarded place on the podium it was corrected afterwards but their names were still called out that they had won or placed when they didn't complete the run properly.”
“Very warm weather, next will be better.
Thanks to organisers”
“For an event with such a high entrance fee it's definitely not meeting the expectations. 3 Comments:
1. Not enough Parking Spots! PLUS Participants like me who had to park on sidewalks got fined. There would have been parking space available opposite to the start point.
I HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED THIS BEFORE!
2. No. of water stations to be double!
3. Although the road was blocked cars with boat trailers got access to the bike track.
Apart from that - Thanks to the volunteers! Great Job!”
“Superb organization overall. Couple of comments and suggestions:
1/ No parking spots. Mamzar is not ready to receive that much of people at the same time. Friends and families has to park 5Km away to get to the finish line. Participants who parked on pavements got fined.
2/ Not enough water stations on the run. with the heat, you should double the number of water stations.
3/ Run course: Boring run and the turn for second round is psychologically killing since just next to finish line.
“Food at the arrival is a must”
“I have done Triathlons all over the Middle East. This is one to do again!”
“Maybe you could build a roof over the run course and put AC??? ;) 2 water station were ok but another would have been very nice. Congratulations on a great event. ”
“One thing that was negative was that the road was reopened to cars at 9.30am, before everybody could finish the 40km.
The cut-off time is too early for beginners.”
“It was a very well organized and fun event. My first time and had loads of fun. Though I felt it was a bit steep in the price.
Do it again though definitely for the challenge it presents.”
“Enjoyed the event, however on the run I was sent further then I should have gone, luckily I noticed this about 20 secs afterwards. Could have been a long day!!! looking forward to the next one.”
“Amazing course and a good day out. One suggestion is that there could be more specific age groups.”
“Marshaling could have been way better.”
“Very nice event and friendly environment.
only issue is with the car parkings available. i arrived at 5.30 and all the parkings were full, so i was forced to park on the curb like many others...
long story short, i got a parking ticket like all the others. honestly not cool from the police considering that they should know what is happening , and therefore support...
maybe for next race it would be nice to have more areas allocated for parkings or have a better agreement with the police.
“The organization, signals, what to do, where to go etc was a nightmare.
The information on the place was very poor.
Durin the swimming very crowded and almost all the groups were a moment together, punches and kick into the water.
I fell off the bike entering the transition area due to lack of information to know that same place I had to dismount.
No places (shadow) available, food, etc for the companion.
Parking not available for the people.
Cars (and with boat) crossing the bike racing!!!!”
“A 6:30 start would be better due to the heat at the latter end of the Olympic distance”
“Well organized and nice course”
“It was a super event and very well organised, thank you! My only comment is that as with all Dubai events, it would be nice to have a race pack collection point in Ras Al Khaimah! Would make it much easier for working people. Thank you! :0)”
“Something for everyone. A great race conducted by good people at a nice venue. Highly recommended, particularly for those who want to try triathlon for the first time.”
“Signage on way to the event would be helpful. Plus more soft drinks at the end - cola ran out. Overall a good event.”
“Very safe event that gave a new insight to Triathlon. A little too many people for the degree of organization. Marshals need to be much more proactive. Categories need to be more well defined and separated. A very enjoyable morning. ”
“Will be back for races 2 and 3 for sure ”
“Great event, well organised and delivered. Only mark down was the start delay, set the start times and stick to them, people will only be late once! Thank you to the support volunteers and Marshalls, good job much appreciated. ”
“Swim course good and exit carpet great The race org really needs to clearly brief cyclists to stay right unless overtaking.riders were everywhere. Dangerous.
Some electrolyte drinks on course would be good..
Need to work on your PA system again.
Thanks to the marshallers and organisers and volunteers.
“In the past 5 years this event has constantly growing better to the point that it got a bit too crowded. Nevertheless it's an outstanding race, including the exceptional support (worth mention the big step up with the chemical washroom found in top notch races”
“Great atmosphere, organisation and participants. First timer on the event at SS level required a marshal/warning in advance of the very sharp u turn at the half way stage. ”
“Very good place. Just looking for photos from the events”
“Great location and super organization... Can't wait for next round!!”
“Lack of any support during the bike leg was the only negative in what otherwise is a well organized event and a great venue. ”
“Remains one of the best triathlon events in the region! Though it's far to drive, the location but more so the organization and the team make it worth the heavy registration fee. We will be back!! ”
“One of the best organised triathlon in the region.
Just a pity the results are not available quicker... ”
“Space in transition was bery tight all bikes were stuck to each other if u can make more space for each, medal was the same for all distances if u can make different medals for each distance, timing can be taken on more points to provide more accuracy, all over great experience and value thank u for the well organized event :))”
“Nothing to complain! It was a fanatstic race, very well organized in an amazing environment. Staff was friendly and helpful. ”
“Have bit more shady places at the finish would help. Given the first race and the heat, starting 15 min late is not optimal (At least the first wave should be leaving on time)...
Overall well done!”
“A thoroughly enjoyable morning. Nice course, need to improve my time so I can finish the run before the sun comes out!! That's my only criticism, ooh and the sea lice. ”
“Adding some fruits to the hydration stations would be nice ;) ”
“Always one of my favorite races. Loved the improvements like the vest, medal and post race nutrition. Thanks.”
“Like it a lot, nice and smooth.
The only problem, due to high participant the bike station was smaller than a bike wide!!!!
But i like it anyway very much”
Edited on 28.10.2016
“Maybe it's just me but the sea water is very salty in Mazmar and it would be nice to have a shower fountain to run through just exiting the water.
Water at the aids station is not enough. Today was very hot and Sponges and sweet stuff was needed.”