2XU Compression 3,5,10,15k Run:Race 1/3 X-Country
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28 people have rated this event.
“Overall great race when though marshals couldn't guide us.”
“Mushrif Park is a great location. This was a simple 5km loop but somehow marshals sent the field around the wrong way. How that could happen is beyond me. The race director appeared at 4.7km turning people around. So 5km runners ran 9km, 10km runners ran 9km... and interestingly 15km runners ran 15.1km so not sure what happened there. Anyhow, disappointing, but things happen. Would give it another go.”
“Bib collection and start area organisation was good. There were no toilet facility in the morning!!! and there was a confusion on route and we were made to run 1.5 - 2 km on wrong route before we were redirected but the organizer apologized for the confusion and registered us for free for the next event. ”
“In nearly 8 years in the UAE this was my 1st visit to Mushrif Park & it's beautiful! Shame about the marshalling/toilet issues but they wouldn't put me off doing it again. My only criticism is the continued, excessive use of single-use plastics - especially in an event showcasing the environment. Please request runners bring their own bottles - Urban Ultra do for their trail runs & everyone complies. ”
“Hope it improves for the next round ”
“Great morning, great route messed up by very poor race management team. I believe everyone else has already mentioned in detail the issues relating to lack of signage, lack of proper instructions to marshals, lack of bathroom facilities especially for the ladies. Hope the team will do better at organising the event from a runners point of view ”
“I had such high hopes for 2XU as I've participated in many of their 10 and 15 km races last season. This time, I signed up only for 5 km as work load and summer heat did not allow me to run enough to feel comfortable running a 10 or 15 km race. But due to very poor signage and marshaling, I ended up running 9 km. Till now, I am not sure where the 5 km turning point was! The organizer was at the turning point but directed me to go around making me run 4 extra kilometers. Very disappointed!”
“I have ran 10km instead of 5km because of no signage and no clear instruction. Since I am not a serious runner, thanks for the mistake.. i have burned double calories. Toilets were not opened earlier and I have to hold until my running completed.
Other than that registration smooth, tshirt good quality and medal design excellent.
Hope to join free event again as the organiser promised.”
“It's a good event: interesting technical and physical challenge, and lovely to be running in Mushrif Park. Credit to the organisers for setting it up. OK, there were mishaps today: the guy who was supposed to unlock the toilets didn't get out of bed and a marshal got it horribly wrong. Of course it will be better next time. Credit to Super Sports for compensating runners with free entry next time.”
“If you put aside the mishaps with the toilets and the gate, I thoroughly enjoyed the race, the course and the park were challenging, tricky and intriguing. It's a good change of scenery from the typical urban road races we are used to in Dubai. I am sure that the organizers will get it right next time, and the fact they gave free entry to February's race is a testament of how serious they take their races and customer satisfaction.
“Marshalling & route signage shall be improved.”
“The description of the event was deferent than what happened there the course of run have been changed twice which made us to run 6 km in the sand the first 10 km the last 5 km was deferent than the first 10 and deferent than even the competition instruction ”
“Event is great but very bad marshalling, and also not very organized.”
“We ended up running 5 extra k”
“I did 5,4k instead of 5, others even more. So we have no proper results, no price giving etc. That‘s sad. The signing and marshals were a disaster! Now we get a second run for free, but since I was only here in my holidays, I won‘t be able to participate... ;-(”
Edited on 27.10.2017
“- no toilets
- the course was poorly signed and martialled - had to turnaround at one point.
- limited water stations for a tough course
- poor communication from martials
All in all I was very disappointed for what should have been a good race day on a tough course. Really don't understand how the above weren't thought about ahead of the race!? Surely they are critical components!? Ideally I would like a refund as I don't want to experience this again! ”
“Poor signage, signs that have been used in previous running events which had different distances nit related to our event, thought that 2xu would've made sure that the event would go nice and smooth, and that didn't happen. Plus no bathrooms available to use before the race!!! Just wish that the organizers would take it more serious from the participants view, not there view which is profiting, salam.”
“Marshal on 5k point guided us to take U turn ended up running 9k ! And I’m registered for 5k No clear signage for each category epically 5/10k ”
“As others have stated the signage was terrible at the event. I clocked 9km, whereas my friend ran 12km. We were both meant to be doing the 10km route. I was very disappointed to have not completed the full course.
Outside of the actual course confusion the event was well run, with the only negative being that nobody turned up with a key to toilets which I am sure made for some uncomfortable runners.”
“I'm very disappointed in this race. Pre-race showed poor planning, with no announcements of when the race would start, no directions were given to racers, all races started late, the sound system wasn't tested and was making horrible noises. The race organizers didn't mark the race properly and we had no kilometer markers. This was my daughter's first ever 5k. She trained for 5k but ran 9k and was so upset, was vomiting at the finish, nobody helped her. Very upset with organizers!”
Edited on 29.10.2017
“Insufficient signages and marshalls are not aware of the routs. They directed us wrongly.. So most of us faced issues..”
“No toilets and signage all wrong. ”
“I have participated in many races , this is the worst in terms of signage I ve ever participated, not even the road assistants are knowleadgeable and they just see you pass by, I lost they way along with other 5 participants, so I ran around 1 km more, my friend didn't realize that he lost his way and did 49 minutes when the expected time was 1 hr 10 minutes so he ran around. 5 km less. Guys you need urgently to improve , get more signs please next time!! Nice trial! ”
“I enjoyed the run and was nice to take part in a run at this side of Dubai. Was slightly confused when I saw people running past in the other direction as thought it was laps and finished but only clocked 9km on my running app. Was really disappointed with this as I felt I was running a good time, but didn’t realise there was an issue until they made the announcement. It’s a shame but I still had a great morning! Also the background board for photos needs to be up longer to celebrate finishing. ”
“Poor signage for course of all distances apart from 3km. Majority of 5km runners ran over 9km!
No toilets available before start of race. The route was nice being bit off road. Sure next time will be better organised!
“Good race. Nice to do.
Couple of suggestions:
- clearer race directions. Many of the 10km gotlost and dis more and less than they should. The pathway was notclear.
- the toilets need to be open since early morning.
- the starting time should be 6:00 or maximum 6:30. 7:00 at this time of the year is clearly to late.”