ABRaS Mina 10K & 3K Series Race 1 of 3 14/15
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49 people have rated this event.
“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”
“Excellent, well organized event. I will be back for the next race of the series. ”
“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”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Nice event to start the season ”
“Wonderfully well organized. The commentator was excellent. ”
“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.
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Name : VIPIN UPADHYAY
“Looking forward to run another time”
“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.”
“Distance signage was very misleading and needs to be improved. The distances were not accurate and we're not updated throughout the race.”
“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!”
“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. ”
“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.”
“3 challenging laps covering 3 distinct sections each lap. A great event.”
“May i suggest.... a longer chute at the finish, to minimise congestion...?”
“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)”
“Congratulations to all involved on another slick operation!”
“Well organised and great to see such remarkable performances from children and adult.”
“ A good run out, everyone social with even more runners at the start line this time.”
“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!!”
“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.”
“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.
“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”
“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.”
“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.”
“Good atmosphere, nice fellow runners and wonderful surroundings - what a good way to begin the weekend :-)”
“Enjoyable - I made it without a cardiac arrest”
“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!”
“Great event. Well organized.”