2XU Compression Run Series: Race 1
57 people have rated this event.
“Enjoyed ! - Enjoyed the Race. Organizing is good.”
“Post-race refreshments - I arrived an hour and 18 mins for a 15K race and there were no more fruits available. Runners should at least given a specific "food pack" for them to recover from the race. Even the water at the finish line is already hot. Guests can have those fruits, BUT runners need them most!
“Course - This was my first 10k and the organisation was great. however, I found the course a little disappointing having to run back on yourself and do several 'U' turns. Having to go past the finishing line and go back around for the last couple of km's was hard on my motivation.. ”
“Medalian for completion must indicate distance ran - Weather was Extremely hot specially for order people like me. At the time of race temp. was 39 degrees and humidity was over 70%. End of Oct. Would be cooler with less humidity. I expected to cover 15k in 105 hours. It took me 25 mins longer. As an incentive I got the gift for being the oldest runner But I didn't get the medallion for being oldest runner. I would like to take part again to be faster than I did.
Thanks for supporting me.
“Lots of wonderful volunteers! - The event went smoothly, on time, quick results at the end. Would like to be able to pick up the race package ahead of time. Definitely need many more toilet facilities for women.”
“I enjoyed the run but... - 5km race is short of 350M... poor sound system on start... why chip and bib was collected?
Race fee is expensive with no t-shirt included!”
“Generally fine however 5K was about 350M short - Event was generally well organized. However everyone doing their own measurements found the 5K to be short of the actual distance. My Garmin showed it being only 4.65K.
“Hard - Been in Dubai a month - not really fit - struggled round in just under an hour. Hot hot hot, but i just about enjoyed the. Course not very exciting but i dont see rolling hills and forests ! Would definitely do it again”
“Disappointed with race pack - Was really disappointed when I found out that the race pack didnt include a race tee.
Also the race bib & timing chips were being taken from the runners at the end of the race which I presume will be used again for the next race. But we paid for quite a pricey registration fee...”
“Good Event - By the time i finished event, there was no giveaways!!! even bananas and water were finished :( this was little disappointing! rest was all fine!”
“Good race. - I enjoyed this race, however I think the route signage could be better. With 4 different distances being run it needed to be better indicated where to go. Instead of just having directional arrows and u turn signs, put on these signs which race has to go in which direction.”
“Very good event - I am not sure the timings are accurate for the 3 km.
I got a time of 9:35 which seem very very fast...
Otherwise I've really enjoyed it.”
“Good distances but messy start - The distance changes in the race are really good, but the start line needs to be a bit more organised to distinguish the different starts.
The paperwork said that the 15km and 10km go together but on the day there was a gap of about 2 minutes between the distances - this caused a bit of confusion. Also, it was a bit crowded - is there possibility to move the start line to a slightly more open area so that the runners are not so crowded?
Really good marshalling with all the different distances!”
“1st class event - No real comments.”
“Course is very boring - The energy and vibe in the event are really good but the course is very boring to run.”
“Enjoyable event and very well organised. - On course toilets would be a good idea especially for those taking part in the 10 and 15km events. ”
“Could include some energy drinks beyond water.. - While the medal ceremony being held at 8.30 is ok, the 15k race should be given 2 hours to complete, esp for first timers/beginners.. some of the support station staff asking people to wind up their run midway, (after 8.30), was discouraging.. ”
“Race start time - This race (at least for the 15km race) could have started a bit earlier. It was getting very hot by the time I finished.”
“Needs improvement - Next time, please send the gps of the venue itself and not of the hotel and or put signage going to the venue/parking. at the finish, a cheering crowd helped a lot but not the narrow and crowded finish line.
why it's mandatory to return back the bib number (we can choose not to participate the raffle draw)? the refreshment was nowhere after the finish; and the medal doesn't look like a finisher medal. can we still do something about this please?”
“Awesome - I would definitely would be joining again ”
“Distance wasn't quite right - There were 5 of us running and we all found the distance was 10.3k on our trackers rather than 10k, perhaps this could be sorted for next time please?”
“Disappointing location - The 5k course was only 4.84k which made no sense as it could easily have been extended slightly.
Not enough toilet access for ladies.
Water should be handed out before bib number collection at the finish. ”
“Enjoyable event. - Cups of water are not hygienic when the people are dipping there hands into the buckets to fill or practical for the runners bottled would be better. Disappointed with the gift bag. Good course and venue... ”
“Well Organised - The track is boring and do not enjoy running in any event where the distance is made up by a double loop
The medals are very poor since they do not reflect the distance run and although the event is called the "Asics Race" the medals don't reflect ASICs anywhere other than small sticker at the back. No T-Shirt??”
“Good location - Good location , great parking , decent toilets and venue . Some poor marshalling and turns and the chip timing was off compared to my own GPS.”
“A little bit good. - The run course is quiet good but the refreshment needs to be improved and hopefully they could provide a dry-fit shirt as an additional souvenir.”
“Dubai crowd is what make me participate - Great enrjy & vibe. The medals are extreamly desiponting in design & they don't mension date nor distance. ”
“Great race, nice extended track - I reaaly enjoyed the 15k and it was a very good idea to extend the track and have only two laps even for the longest distance”
“Thank you well organized. - The only thing which i dont like that many people cheat and there is no mid point reader to disqualify who cheat and should not receive medal also. ”
“Great event for family and individual - Nice event. Would definitely participate again ”
“Good, but a shame about the finish... - I've just run hard to get the best time I can. I paid to be here and it's being timed - so I'm going to push hard. When I push across the finish line I really need space to slow down... and there wasn't much of that! Just a load of people wanting to immediately take my tag, immediately take my race number and then push a medal over my neck - all while I'm trying to recover! Please think this through guys - that's not what we need... water please! Oh, and lots of sand on final turn = dangerous! ”
“Very well organised before, during & after - Great venue as there was lots of parking, good toilet facilities & easy collection of race number / chip.
Everything ran to time and the Start was very clear for all the categories.
“This event one of my favourites - Additional signs and marshalling required for the little ones who participated in 3km and 5km runs ”
“Very solid and professional, well done! - Just one comment, on few turns there was sand on the track, which created slipping hazard. It should be swept away prior the run.”
“Well organised event. - Event was well organised.
More direction signage required for new comer like me. Hotel reception doesn't know about the event.
Rest is excellent.
“Still good. And longer. - Well organized, as usual. Seemed to be more staff out this time giving directions which was useful given the number of distances.
A great friendly group of people handing out medals at the end.
“Good event ! Good to see it getting bigger ! - Liked it. Marshalling and race briefing could have been clearer.”
“Medals should at least mention the race distance. - Job well done to all the organisers, however a first timer like me was expecting a t- shirt as per the online registration. I have attended other events that have consistently offered t- shirts.”
“Nice event improving with more runners and distanc - Great to run 15k for the first time in a race.
Good to have the choices of distances and pleasantly surprised with the number of runners participating in the longest one.
NEed a bit better support stations and a bit better signage in some turns.
Good experience overall”