5th Annual Giant Duathlon Series 2017/18 - Race 1

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Average Rating: 9.1
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8.7
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8.6 Enjoyed for a first time · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Awesome event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Fantastic event with great organisation and prize giving presentation. Volunteers were very helpful and supportive on the course and a good size transition area. Good warnings about the tight turns and speed bumps too.”

9.3 Great event once again, better course this year Micheal Ryan · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
8.6 Fantastic Event; well organized. · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes
7.5 Well organized, nice event! Ulrich Emmer · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“My time keeping chip didn’t work, so I have no timing and rank...”

9.3 Great event! Jonathan Parker · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great event but subsequent briefings after the main event starts could take place elsewhere to avoid blocking the course for runners.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 05.11.2017
“Great point and taken on board...try as I may to keep the kids and parents back they kept edging forward,”

9.3 Great Event Andy Beaumont · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Really enjoyed this as always. Showers please or revert to AQ where facilities are provided, track is quieter and run course is more interesting. Thanks to the volunteers and marshals, well done”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 05.11.2017
“I beg to differ that holding from Al Qudra (Zads) would be quieter, are you actually referring to District One?”

8.0 Great organisation · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Thank you for everyone's efforts - great event.”

7.5 I wish if photo caption included · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

Comment from the Event Organizer - 05.11.2017
“I see you were unhappy with the pre-event communications. We published a race info pack 3 weeks before the event and also emailed all entrants twice with details about the event. Did you download and read the race info pack by any chance?”

8.2 A nice event but room for improvement Tom Stott · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
Edited on 03.11.2017

“My big issue with this particular event was the lack of shower facilities. I have to go straight to work from the race and the fact we weren't able to use the showers at Hamdan was an enormous inconvenience. I also feel that a lot of people were drafting on the bike leg which was not picked up and stopped. This made it difficult to overtake and on a windy course gave a lot of the cyclists a huge advantage over the rest of the field. Other than that I thought the event was very well organised.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 05.11.2017
“Thanks for your feedback and I will pass it onto Hamdan Sports Complex. I am on your side BUT for some reason they don't permit us access to the showers...I could understand if we said we had showers but did not offer, but this one is out of our hands. Impossible to police drafting on the cycle track, but I did make a big deal of this at the prize giving and drew attention to the blatant cheating.”

9.8 Great event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

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