ABRaS Mina 10K & 3K Series Race 1 of 3 15/16

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Average Rating: 9.1
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9.5
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9.4 Excellent day and a PB! Jenna Wilkinson · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.0 Ok · Participation 1 time I would take part again No
9.7 “Great first ABraS of the season! Joseph Khater · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“New this year was the layout of the course. 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 Nice expirience · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Best running event. well organized · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Thanks for the free photos :*)”

9.5 Great race · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
7.4 Very enjoyable and good atmosphere · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Really enjoyed the race, good fun and good atmosphere. Parking was an issue as carpark filled up fast and people double parked or made the parking lanes narrow by double parking”

10.0 Great race and organisation, as always..... Stephen Norton · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes
Edited on 02.11.2015

“Well done to the organisers in solving the last minute route problems. Another great event completed.”

10.0 Great race esp at the start of UAE season Chandra Gowda · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great event , volunteers and finish !! ”

10.0 Very good event! Isabelle Jamkossian · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
9.5 Great race, excellent inter-club spirit Ben Dyer · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
Edited on 02.11.2015

“Pre-event communications were very clear, on the day race pack collection was great, ample water stations & marshals, clear KM signs, results were unbelievably quick, medal was very high quality and all for a good price. The only imperfection was the course, which did change beyond the control of the organisers, but the thin, windy path that is part of the usual course is not ideal for a 3 lap race and can be hazardous when when lapping other runners whilst routing for a PB/racing hard”

10.0 Good with severe competition in the age group · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Level seems a little bit higher !? I like to become within 3rd fastest among the age group ! but the lever within 3rd became severer than last year !”

9.7 Great Race, great organization, great atmosphere Anja Schwerin · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Well done, once again, Abras!! One of my favorite races: so well organized, you got it down to a fine art. It seems effortless when one arrives as a participant, but I know how much hard work is being put into it. The course wasn't ideal this time with quite a few tight corners, but that was out of your hands and I believe you made the most of it. Keep it up guys and huge thanks again!!”

10.0 A good challenge an a new course John Cargill · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes
Edited on 02.11.2015

“Greta to be able to run with so many runners in a well-organised event”

10.0 Best 10km race in UAE Justin Styan · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“This is honestly my favourite 10km run in Dubai and I will run every one while I'm here. Very well organized and just a pleasure to take part in it. Keep it up and thank you.”

8.0 Very nice race. Always enjoyed it ! · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“My only request would be to propose various spots (in malls for example) for collection of bibs. Thank you very much for this nice race !”

10.0 Great race! One of the best in Dubai. · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
7.9 Nil · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes
9.5 Good race Mohandas Pothukattil · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 See you on 8th Jan! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Along with the RAK HM, best organised event in UAE Nathan Forde · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Another thoroughly enjoyable event, and the team once again proved their worth having to overcome some minor changes due to surrounding restrictions.”

9.6 A great well organised event Clark Doidge · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Xxl tshirt would be great next time if possible”

9.7 Consistently excellent Lewis Orr · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“This feels like the one event that all club runners in the region will go to and with good reason. It is well organised and the atmosphere is really good. Great job Abras.”

9.7 Healthy fun run · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Event was oragnised very well and it was really fun & healthy.”

9.7 Superb event!! Gerda Steyn · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
9.4 A good season starting short run Chandrasekar Venkatesan · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe
Edited on 01.11.2015

“Not sure if the organizers can smooth out the sharp turns - which leaves us valuable seconds/minutes behind on time. I can understand that the change in start location was bit of forced. Otherwise, well done. One more, though you may have prizes only for the top finishers in certain categories, it would be wonderful and deserving, if the second and third finishers are also called to the podium, albeit just to hand over their medal - OR just call-out their names as recognition.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 01.11.2015
“Dear Chandrasekar, I am not sure whether to stayed after the race to congratulate the podium winners if you had you would have witnessed that trophies were given to overall 1st 2nd and 3rd male and female, V40 and FV40 1st, 2nd and 3rd, FV45 and V45 1st 2nd and 3rd V50 FV50 1st 2nd and 3rd FV55 v55 1st 2nd and 3rd and V60 1st.”

10.0 Tourist runner Kay Welsby · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I wanted a run while on holiday in Dubai and luckily this race was taking place while I was there. it was well organised with a great atmosphere. I'm not usually keen on laps but because of the lovely surroundings it wasn't so bad. There were plenty of water stations available and the course was well marshaled at key places. I'm just sorry I won't be there for the other races in the series. ”

9.5 Enjoyable fast course · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“As a first time entrant to this event, it made no difference to me that the route was changed a few days prior to the event, but a good job done by the organisers to let all runners know prior to the event and on the morning what was happening with the changes. Very well marked out course, good support stations (and support) and an enjoyable fast course overall. Will definitely take part in this again.”

10.0 Slick as usual Francis Donohoe · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Best 10k race in the UAE. Very well organised again despite route challenges at the last minute. Made a nice change going the other way round”

9.7 Great as always Duncan Ross · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Always good fun and well organized. Well done to the ABraS team for keeping the show on the road!”

6.5 Little disappointing Vanitha Gopinath · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“I was the last to finish, but there were no water stations and even the marshalls were leaving and there was literally no one! this was little disappointing!”

9.7 Still the leading 10km Series Tom Hewitt · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Yet again another great race and the organizers managed to over come the difficulties of the location and random events effecting the existing course again - big respect! Slow course but as above that could not be helped, but how many times do you get to view royal yachts in a 10km race?”

9.6 Content Gabriel Rositto · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Only complaint I have is there was no energy gel giveaway (as the race mail promised) but the rest was perfect. The course had to be changed at last minute because of a roadblock and everyone in the organization team worked perfectly to find a new course, which was very well measured. Overall a great race.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 01.11.2015
“Apologies for the no show of the Gu gels our sponsor did not bring on the morning hopefully we will have them for Race 2”

10.0 A great event as always! Rachael Bruford · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“I thoroughly enjoyed this event and can only imagine how stressful it must have been to change the route at the last minute! The reverse route was actually a welcome change, and as always the support stations and marshals were very enthusiastic. Looking forward to January already! Thank you to everybody involved.”

10.0 Enjoyable race · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Fantastic event well organised great value · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Great event Colin Greenwood · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Brilliant organisation, and the water station/guide volunteers were great as usual. Being one of the slow runners the only slight downer was that the vitamin drinks had all gone by the time I finished. Will definitely be back.”

9.2 First Class Elizabeth Driver · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Loved the new route, ”

9.7 Great event & great cameraderie Allan Birimac · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Great response from organisers to last minute route complications. There's even a case for retaining the 'new' route for future races! Prizes, as always, were awsome - even if we didn't win any (this time!)”

10.0 Excellent run..cant wait for the race 2 Prashanth Kulkarni · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.6 Nice course · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Well organised”

10.0 Great race & well organised Stephen Greenwood · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Praise has to be given to the event organisers to quickly adjust the route because of the last minute road closure. Thank you! It was still an enjoyable route and the shade of the hotel and Dubai Marina buildings kept it cool and helped me get a good early season time.”

8.8 Immaculately organized, as always! Wonderful! Faizan Jamal · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Given the last minute (forced) changes to the route, I am amazed at how smoothly the event went! Very, very well organized and looking forward to the next one. And a lovely medal as always! The breakfast is a highlight of the event and personally, for me its a great way to get the family together after the race! Slightly disappointed that the t-shirt was a plain cotton one but all things considered, I'd rather have a fab medal than a technical tee. ”

10.0 I will be back. Thomas Scholtz · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“A bit more info on parking arrangements. I arrived and didn't have issues, but race start was delayed as a result of parking congestion. Breakfast at Westin was really cool. Route was varied and made it interesting.”

10.0 A great job given the forced changes to the route. Nick Lowes · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
9.1 My favorit run Marco Palenzona · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“Nice location, well organized, cool course.”

10.0 A very enjoyable and well organised event. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Great organisation!Different route but still clear David Jarvis · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Really good event, done a few races and this is my favourite. Really good route and organisation. Only problem I had today was when I was finished I was told that there was none of the vitimin water left which was a bit frustrating! Overall great event!!”

8.2 Awesome Sunil Zacharia · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Participated for couple of races, but this was really good. Quite impressed by the service provided- mainly , receiving the bib by sms and the spontaneous timing results soon after the race. Great job guys. Cheers!”

10.0 Even in reverse, great organization! Thanks! · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes
10.0 A very well run · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“I enjoyed the event”

10.0 Excellent race for runners prepared by runners Simon Putt · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“As good as ever....well done to all those involved. Particularly well done for coping with the enforced route changes, which in the event created a pleasing change from the familiar course.”

10.0 Very good Jasem Al Blooshi · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“It was an excellent race, and well organised. I would like to thank everyone who took apart in organising this race. Thank you.”

9.0 Well organised and marshalled David Malloch · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
Edited on 30.10.2015

“Enjoyed it, really can't find anything of any significance that needs improving”

9.7 Thanks Abras one more year · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Maybe consider moving to a new venue as every year there is a new obstacle in the form of an event, not enough parking or cars in the way of the race. Besides that, very nice event as every year. Well done Abras!”

9.2 Great Jurgen Fischer · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Thank you to all volunteers making this event possible.”

9.2 Brilliant as always, but ... Jon Barber · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“This is a great run and I really do enjoy it. The problem this time was that there was an exhibition on so the route was changed within 24 of the start and I had to contend with a couple of cars and a truck that got onto the route almost blocking the finish line. Was pretty messy. Finally it would be a good idea to put the clock high up at the finish as people stand in front of it and you can't see it as you come in. ”

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