ABRaS Mina 10K & 3K Series Race 1 of 3 14/15

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Average Rating: 9.1
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9.2
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9.5 A great way to start the season... Richard Harrison · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Clockwork organisation as always from the ABRaS team. This is a runners' race with a nice mix of good banter and steely intent! The new start point is better as it gives more space to the full group versus the previous one. The various businesses show-casing their products gives a further "event" feel (rather than a race alone) and allows for thoughtful giveaways at the race end. One small (literally) gripe was their their were no mens' small shirts left when I finished. Thanks Again. Richard”

10.0 Great event as always Chris Brownlie · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Excellent, well organized event. I will be back for the next race of the series. ”

9.6 Great Event to test fitness Jordan Lanfair · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“This was my first time running the event. I was impressed with how well it was run, the organization and the field of runners. There were a few hickups, the trucks on the course and running out of men's shirts by the time I finished didn't leave me with the best impression, but i'd definitely run it again. http://www.bibrave.com/races/abras-mina-10k/1623”

10.0 GREAT RUN · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
9.3 Come back again ! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“It was a very good occasion of 10km trial in Oct. The number of participants is good, not so many, not so little. I wanted to check 9km point which I missed for my last spart.”

8.5 Good Race · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“All in all the race was well run. However, when I arrived at the finish, they were all out of Medium shirts which is what I had requested. While I am slower, I was not one of the last finishers and was disappointed that my size was not available. I doubt I will ever wear the Large that was my only option.”

9.5 Well organized race · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Great addition to vacation in Dubai Alexander Ponomarev · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.5 Waste disposal of bottles & cups around course. Nigel Cole · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I really enjoyed the event. my only concern was the seeming lack of refuse bins at the finish area where every one gathered for start announcements and the sponsors stands where. A lot of people where just throwing empty drink bottles away as lack on bins... also along the course. I kept hold of my drink as sipped as ran. I then had an issues with disposing of cup especially along the jetty as may have ended up in the sea. which is not at all good. maybe in future large open top bins can sited.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 20.10.2014
“Agree not enough refuse bins in the finishing area, although it is a shame runners cannot walk 10-15m to dispose of their rubbish rather than dumping it on the beautiful grounds of Mina. At the water station there were volunteers around the area to collect the empties, but not out on the jetty...again runners should have the common sense to carry it to wear there are marshals and volunteers to collect the empties for safe disposal.”

10.0 Very nice good race track, great organization! Simone Giovannini · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Only one comment: it would have been desiderable to have the timing certificate for all the runners, not only the ones with the own chip.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 20.10.2014
“Another reason to purchase your own Classic ChampionChip”

Comment from Premier Online - 20.10.2014
“Timing Certificates for this event are provided by Premier Timing for and as a benefit to Classic ChampionChip Owners (as are the results by SMS). The benefits operate in much the same way as those who, for example, may chose to own and use a GPS watch/device, they may derive data, reports etc from its use which non-owners/wearers will not receive. To know more about Classic ChampionChips please visit www.premiertiming.com”

10.0 Well Organized · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
7.0 Enjoyable run · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
9.7 Very well organised event. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.0 Nice event · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Nice event to start the season ”

9.7 Fantastically organized event Helen Pringle · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Wonderfully well organized. The commentator was excellent. ”

7.9 My chip timing was wrong Vipin Upadhyay · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I got a finisher medal in the race, but my online timing is showing as DNF. And I didn't received finisher certificate which I considered most important to participate in this race. BIB - 387 Name : VIPIN UPADHYAY ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 20.10.2014
“Vipin please can you confirm where you placed your white rental timing chip during the race, it should be tied to your shoe lace? to receive a certificate you must be an owner of your own classic yellow championship chip. I look forward to receiving information about your rental chip without this you would not receive a time and therefore would show a DNF”

10.0 Great event in a superb location. · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes
10.0 A beautiful experience · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Looking forward to run another time”

10.0 A really nice local race · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Really happy with this race. Could not be easier to get to if you are a local Dubai resident, with plenty of parking very close to the event start / finish line. Easily accessible and clean bathroom facilities and a relaxed atmosphere overall. My only 'complaint', and this is minor, is that at one point the race course takes you past some dumpsters and that is a bit stinky, but otherwise a nice flat 3-loop course that was a lot of fun to run.”

10.0 Very well organised. A good course layout. Russell Short · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
6.2 Distance signage needs to be improved · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Distance signage was very misleading and needs to be improved. The distances were not accurate and we're not updated throughout the race.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 20.10.2014
“The course is measured at least 3 times and the markers are laid out from 1km-9km, my garmin read 9.97km in total considering certain areas are windy the course was accurate”

10.0 Great first ABraS of the season! Joseph Khater · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“One minor comment for unforeseen event is the start to be better organized in future races (car not blocking the start line). Great job to all the volunteers and marshals on the course supporting the runners. Course a bit challenging at times but nicely shaded by the greenery and tall Marina buildings. Great event giveaways and nice medal. Overall good communications and punctual agenda (briefing, results, giveaways). Keep up the good job ABRaS!”

10.0 Exceptionally high benchmark set by race directors Katy Hallside · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Cannot fault any element about the race (even the dubious looking protein treats). Hate to see anyone criticise the marshalls who are all volunteers and were great support, and to get your time direct to your phone less than an hour after finishing the race was brilliant. ”

6.5 Nice location, well organised event Ian Douglas · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Although a bit narrow in places, the course is good. Km signage is poor with only half of the distances marked. However, the location is good with the early morning coolness off the sea making it a pleasant temperature.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 20.10.2014
“we did in fact have km markers out throughout the course from 1km - 9km”

10.0 Excellent track Peter Hidvegi · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Excellent organisation and communication of course John Cargill · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“3 challenging laps covering 3 distinct sections each lap. A great event.”

6.6 Well organised, nice course Bryan Watt · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“May i suggest.... a longer chute at the finish, to minimise congestion...?”

8.5 Good race in good environment Fabien Migneret · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Track is quite enjoyable with views and nice environment. 3 laps are fine and not boring at all. The organisation is very friendly and I will do the race again! Thanks for this early week-end start! (Please no medal next time. You can concentrate on more useful stuff and leave the choice of runners to reduce the price of the race or to give the money to a charity for example)”

10.0 Perfectly organised Simon Putt · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Congratulations to all involved on another slick operation!”

8.1 Nice settlement and well organised Sergio Gariboldi · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
7.5 A great start to the racing season Gunjan Chaurasia · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Well organised and great to see such remarkable performances from children and adult.”

10.0 Really nice race and perfect season opener · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes
9.2 Another Successful Race - well done ABRaS Simon Elliott · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“ A good run out, everyone social with even more runners at the start line this time.”

10.0 GREAT RACE · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
8.3 Thanks for a great race & look forward to the next Faizan Jamal · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Overall, very well organized! Enjoyed the race & the atmosphere was wonderful. The medal is beautiful & very posh! It would be even better if participants were allowed to use shower facilities at Club Mina. I was refused entry as I was a non-member & it was a bit awkward as we had breakfast vouchers for the Westin. Another area of potential improvement is to have stock of t-shirts as per participant request while registering. That said, well done & keep up the great work!!”

10.0 Excellent event, thanks Debby Plumpton · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Enjoyed the event very much, very well organised, great medal and give aways. Net timing would be good, my 10 year old missed the start of the 3k by a couple of minutes as it took us a while to find it once I had finished the 10k. Other than that we both had a great time.”

Comment from Premier Online - 17.10.2014
“As per the international regulations of road running events, official results and rankings are based on the Gross Finish Times (Gun Times). Net Times, calculated from the time you actually crossed the start mat, are there for personal information and reference only but can still be found on your results. You can learn more about Gross and Net times here: http://www.premiertiming.com/res/grossnet.php We hope this is useful.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.10.2014
“Race briefing for the junior race was held at 7.55 when all juniors gathered around to listen to the instructions they were all then instructed to follow the race director to the start line.”

9.7 This is one of my favourite race among the season. Kifah Sbeitan · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“My favourite part of this event is the medal , however I do recommend to keep the marshals as adults and not juniors to support better. I'd to thank the organizers for considering the juniors by introducing the 3km junior run, however more support is required on the course and cheering those little ones. Thank you”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.10.2014
“Thank you for your comments, we do our upmost to ensure all 15 marshalling positions are covered, they all have emergency cards in the event something unforeseen should happen. ABRaS race committee are all volunteers and we rely heavily on the support of ABRaS and Dubai community to support our event to make it successful.”

8.0 Altogether great and well organised! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe
9.7 Superb organisation and a great venue Colin Greenwood · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“As a first timer I was worried that the course might become congested over the three laps, and the vehicles coming and going on the docks might distract but I needn't have worried. The event organisation was brilliant, and the marshallers and drink station staff were spot on. Thanks”

10.0 It was a great event Hatice Yavuz · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Great race, well organised - as usual Anja Schwerin · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Brilliantly organised, as usual! · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Thanks to the race committee and abras for putting on a great 10k race. I quite enjoyed the finish line being so close to the last turn. Made the sprint finish less painful! Looking forward to running the next one.”

10.0 Excellent... again ! David Marshall · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Always a good start to the season, well organised, great atmosphere. Having 3 events over the season is a fantastic format to help measure performance, already registered for the next 2. Could have had more water at the finish today. Keep up the good work.”

8.9 Wonderful surroundings Henrik Lindskou-Mouritsen · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Good atmosphere, nice fellow runners and wonderful surroundings - what a good way to begin the weekend :-)”

10.0 Excellent organisation Glen Mundy · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Enjoyable - I made it without a cardiac arrest”

10.0 Great race as always, but... Jason Hooper · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Always a good race, thank you to the organisers. But, I had to run about 500m behind a minivan inhaling its exhaust fumes. I also had a massive Land-rover almost drive into me. There should be no traffic on the course!”

9.4 Wonderful! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Very pleasant race ! Nice place to run ! Congrats · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
7.4 Great event! · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Great event. Well organized.”

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