ABRaS Mina 10K & 3K Series Race 1 of 3 15/16
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57 people have rated this event.
“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!”
“Thanks for the free photos :*)”
“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”
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“Well done to the organisers in solving the last minute route problems. Another great event completed.”
“Great event , volunteers and finish !! ”
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“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”
“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 !”
“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!!”
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“Greta to be able to run with so many runners in a well-organised event”
“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.”
“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 !”
“Another thoroughly enjoyable event, and the team once again proved their worth having to overcome some minor changes due to surrounding restrictions.”
“Xxl tshirt would be great next time if possible”
“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.”
“Event was oragnised very well and it was really fun & healthy.”
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“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.”
“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. ”
“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.”
“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”
“Always good fun and well organized. Well done to the ABraS team for keeping the show on the road!”
“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!”
“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?”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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!)”
“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.”
“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. ”
“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.”
“Nice location, well organized, cool course.”
“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!!”
“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!”
“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.”
“It was an excellent race, and well organised.
I would like to thank everyone who took apart in organising this race.
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“Enjoyed it, really can't find anything of any significance that needs improving”
“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!”
“Thank you to all volunteers making this event possible.”
“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. ”