ADCB Zayed Sports City 5&10K Run March 2016

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Average Rating: 8.9
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9.2
I would take part again
9.3 Great event, thanks to all for organising. Debby Plumpton · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 As always an excellent event Nuha Luqman · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“The most well organised event of the season, love the music and the energetic vibe before the race. loved the warm up . loved the cheers. looking forward to the next one.”

10.0 My first 10km and felt great!! Marianna James · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
9.1 Good event for a personal challange · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Thank your to the organizers!”

10.0 Exciting · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.6 Super Mackowiak Laurent · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.3 Good event - parking exit an issue. John Tulloch · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Liked the event, it was great, getting out remains a problem following the event as the exit route was on the running route. ”

9.3 It was a very lively event and enjoyed the run. Pradeep Narayanan Nair · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Well organized event. More music playing along the route would have made it more enjoyable.”

9.8 Another great run Jacob Bikakis · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Congratulations to all involved for making this so generously easy for all of us. Thank you!”

9.8 Loved participating in the event!!! Prasann Potdar · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
7.0 Really recommend it to someone Raquel Madeira · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.9 Excellent community running event Sukalyan Chakraborty · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Excellent community event, will surely come back till we are in Abu Dhabi.”

8.9 Nice run on a foggy day · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“A solid run as usual - well organized, great volunteers, good atmosphere. What happened to the race photo service this time around?”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 14.03.2016
“Thanks for your feedback. We put the link in the race instructions and also posted it on our Facebook page and group Here is is the link http://www.pic2go.com/f4.jsp?eventId=5776780014125056&locale=en&autoPref=1&height=255&width=430&dllink=1 ”

10.0 Great · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.1 Great Run! Great Cause! Great Family Event! Joseph Khater · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“This was a very well organised event, with lots of sponsor provided items to engage every one. The route marshals & water station staff were excellent as usual. Medal, shirt, breakfast, facebook photo by Gulf Multi Sport...all included, well done Striders keep it up! Great way to end the season with a 3rd race run.”

10.0 Very well-organized event Mark Alexander-Warne · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Nothing but praise. This event is one of the best in the U.A.E.”

9.8 Excellent event! :) Gia Malaga · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“:)”

10.0 NIL · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“All good and well organised”

8.9 Very good · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Great organisation but poor choice of giveaways (food).”

9.3 Great event Helen Amos · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“None”

10.0 Great event! · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
9.8 Nice cool day in Abu Dhabi! Marlin Coffman · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Great day for a run. This event gets better each time I participate. Great job and keep up the hard work! It is much appreciated.”

9.5 Awesome · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
6.8 A very average 10k Elouise Hanlon · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“The pre race sign up and communication was good. They couldn't find my race pack on the morning and the lady behind the counter was extremely unhelpful and just said I can't find it and went to serve another person. I then had to see another person and finally got sent to the premier online people who were very helpful. This meant that i did not recieve my race tshirt. The start is so narrow that you almost end up stopping near the beginning because of the amount of people. Rude marshal”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 14.03.2016
“Hi Elouise, Sounds like you had a poor start to the day. if you email steve, we will at least organise a t-shirt and a comp entry to the next race as a gesture of goodwill. Will check on on the circumstances in our post event debrief ”

9.5 Great event! · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes
10.0 I enjoyed a lot. Ajit Jha · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Thanks for organizing this event. I really enjoyed a lot. Keep organizing this kind of event in future as well. ”

9.8 I'm nearly 70 Pl create winner category 66 to 70 Hamed Kazim Al Bastaki · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Couple of years ago I was winning second place in age group of 60+.Since then number if 60+ participants increased and now I'm in 4th place. My request is to create group of 60 to 64 years and second group 65 to 70 years. This will motivate me to run regularly. Thank you for your understanding. ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 14.03.2016
“Hamed, thank you for your great support. we truly appreciate your support and will do the needful .... ping steve an email as a reminder and please sign up in advance so we include the age group ”

9.5 Enjoyable event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Great race Carmel Simpson · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“A little confusion when the 5k with the 5k and 10k runners. I have competed in several runs in the UK and head phones are banned. Seriously think you should do the same ”

8.9 Will do next year · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“A great race overall but the start and finish were very jumbled and there was a lot of crowding. Maybe the marshalls could have kept a clearer area in the beginning and end? We want better breakfasts!”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 14.03.2016
“Thanks for your comments. There is a better breakfast option where you can purchase and enjoy a full english breakfast upstairs in the sportsman arms”

9.5 Very well organised but still too expensive Robin Card · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
7.7 Very good, although a little improvement needed Miguel Santos · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“It was very good. Area to improve: At the start the kids for the 5k were started behind which was a good idea to protect them from the initial confusion. Suggest that the same applies to the people walking - the first 500 meters were quite dangerous with the need to zig zag around people that started on the first third of the pack but then walked. With the wet ground, loose pavement, short kerbs this wasn't the best part of the race.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 14.03.2016
“miguel, fair comments and something we need to address with the 5k group. Thank you ”

9.1 Appreciate the organizer Ike Cabilan · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Yes yes yes”

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

“Well organised and beautiful course.”

10.0 Another fantastic Striders event Mark Wallace · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
9.8 Brilliant Event! Michelle Backhouse · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Fab run, fab start to a Friday, would recommend. ”

9.3 Fantastic local event Kate Turney · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Well done - if only ITU was as well organized and had a similar approach to race goodies.”

10.0 Great and Inspiing Rowell Paner · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Thank you for the people behind the event most especially to the organizers. Great Job”

8.9 Well organised event Tommy ONeill · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“That was my first time running the "other way round" course, it is a big improvement with a much better finish. ”

7.5 Good organisation in general · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“would advise that all those who want to WALK the 5k are seggregated in a lane seperate from those running because it was frustrating to get past people blocking the path”

10.0 Once again, awesome job AD Striders! · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Another great race to end the year for the AD Striders! Great communication, awesome packet, started on time (as usual), nice course, and a great turnout. ”

7.7 First Timer · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
Edited on 12.03.2016

“As a first timer to this event I was unsure if music players were allowed and I checked the pre race email and I didn't see anything about that on there. On the day I saw that they were allowed but then I was told by a marshall on the course that I must leave one ear bud out to be able to hear instructions. I love being able to run with music but if it is a safety issue then there shouldn't be a grey area and they should rather not be allowed. Other than that a fantastic event. ”

6.6 Boring walkers · Participation 2 times I would take part again Maybe

“ too many people was walking and blocking the runner on the track. Except from that, that it's good spirit”

10.0 Great organisation,good venue,fantstic atmosphere · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Reg fee included excellent quality Saucony T shirt, medal, sun visor, water, aqualite,breakfast pack and a CHARITY DONATION.The course was on closed roads in shade and sun with greenery. There were sports vendors at the venue,along with free activations and a coffee shop with shaded places to sit. All podium places got trophies and prizes. What an earth else could anyone want? A thousand times better than the ITU or TriYas or any other events we go to. ”

8.6 Good, well organized run, but too expensive! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.3 Much better route management than November · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“Much better about keeping cars off the route this time. This event is too expensive. ”

8.9 As usual, excellent! Christophe Miegeville · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Very nice event, which gathers fast runners who come for training, and social runner! great atmosphere. ”

9.5 Well organized charitable event. Aristotle Yuzon · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.3 Would be great if they can organize one in Dubai Walid Khoury · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Excellent like every time Hashem Al Harbi · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 All-round excellent event Emma Smart · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Maybe

“Love this race. Organisation is top-notch, love the giveaways that have cropped up each time - I'll be taking all my t-shirts from these races back to NZ and wearing them proudly. Love this course direction the best BTW. Steve, Ange, Jenny, Cynthia, Danny, Rachel (and loads of others) put so much time and effort into organising & improving these races each time for the running community of AD. We're very lucky! ”

10.0 A local favourite Leyla Porteous · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“I have been doing the ZSC 10K race since October 2012, and I really love this race. Always well organised and supported and even as it has grown it has still provided a great athlete experience! A fantastic event! ”

9.1 Favourite race series in AD Elizabeth Russell · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Always look forward to these three races! Well organised, nice course and just the right size. ”

9.5 Great experience LaMonica Stephens · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Thank you for a great experience. I was not the fastest 10k runner but people kept encouraging me all way. Thanks again for your support.”

10.0 A lovely day out for the family Teejay Button · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“I would like an option to not have a medal awarded and donate extra money to charity instead. these don't really mean much to adults, I think if you had this option you would see only the kids really getting them.”

9.5 Well organized, as always ;-) Elizabeth Jaffar · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
9.3 Great event!! Reinhard Stoewe · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes
9.3 Remarkable Experience · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.2 Overpriced, no value Victor Guthrie · Participation 1 time I would take part again No
Edited on 11.03.2016

“This run was overpriced to start, and then to think that a croissant, ice cream bar, and an apple was worth 55dhs is ludicrous. The run itself was great, and I would do that again, but not for that exorbitant cost.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 11.03.2016
“Dear Victor, there was an option to purchase a full breakfast which was served upstairs in sportsmans arms... It is a beautiful fiull English breakfast which it appears you did not realize ... Email Steve and we will give you credit to our next event... I'm sorry you missed out ”

9.5 It is value for money Christie Ryan · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“I really enjoyed it. It was very well organized.I love the way the results are displayed and times are given. I love the shirt and the medal. I really like the hat. I did wish to get the yellow bag this time, but it was not there again.I love the food package and the ice cream was very nice. Everyone was friendly.I will encourage people to join.I love the fact that we can run with music.I still think that Gatorade will still be an excellent add to the finish drinks.Had fun today.Thanks”

8.0 A fantastically organized event good job! Paul Button · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.5 Fantastic event once again · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
9.3 Excellent! Noralf Navarro · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
9.5 Another fantastic event Paul O'Shea · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“How can anyone complain about this event, not sure what it would take to please some people. These races are the same standard every time, high. Maybe massages at the aid stations for tired runners and table service breakfast at the end - come on organisers make an effort!!! BTW thought the medal was too heavy and the ribbon chaffed my neck!! Well done to all the volunteers for giving up their free time so these events can happen. Thanks, can't wait for the next one!”

9.3 Great race John Slinger · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Need more marshals and signs for parking early morning. For a newcomer who's never been to Zayed Sport City it wasn't clear.”

10.0 :) · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“:)”

7.5 Thoroughly enjoyed the experience Asad Mustafa · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
7.7 Good run, let down by comments below Jane Magill · Participation 2 times I would take part again Maybe

“Clock at the finish line was hidden, not easy to see. Queue for breakfast pack was far too long and not moving quickly at all, very disappointing. My medium t-shirt was same colour as last year, it would have been nice to get a purple one.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 11.03.2016
“Hi Jane, sorry that you felt let down today. we through extra resources at the line as soon as we saw it growing. there was an option of either 'red' or purple. The saucony shirts colors are limited, although hopefully you agree they are first class.... on the clock we will see if we can invest in a stand to elevate it higher. ”

9.8 Well organized.. Sreenivasan Iyer · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Nice event, well-organized Adrian Pearce · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“Better course with less twists and turns at start/finish Need to persuade the slower runners who accumulate at the front of the start line to move back Maybe i missed it ... But did not see a clock at finishing line Liked the SMS soon after finishing with the provisional time”

9.5 Great run again - many thanks and well done Colin Sangster · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Thanks to all the crew organising and supporting another great event”

8.6 Good to Partcipate Prabin Kumar · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 SUPER! · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Having an extra port-a-potty would be helpful:-)”

9.5 Really nice race and extremely well organized Juliette Janne Dothee · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Really enjoyed the race. On time, well signaled, nice atmosphere”

7.7 Awesome race today! · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
8.4 Good · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“Towels at the end of race were not given as usual they give all times.”

7.0 Well organized and fun Thomas Vail · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Organizers and volunteers did a great job! Well marked course, parking was easy and t-shirts are nice. Course is too narrow in some areas, especially for the competitive racers trying to maneuver the crowd. The location of the packet pickup is confusing. Need more vendors and free giveaways.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 11.03.2016
“Thanks for your feedback Thomas. We welcome constructive feedback and take it all on board. Race instruction will clear for our mind --- Ticket Box Office ---- for giveaways we rely on support of the community to bring these events to life. If you can help source we would be very grateful ”

7.5 Nice run Fabien Viala · Participation 6+ times I would take part again No
9.8 Awesome Britt Banner · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Super fun event! Look forward to next season:)”

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