GIANT Duathlon Series - Race 1

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Average Rating: 9.1
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9.2
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8.5 Really enjoyable event, fab venue, recommend it · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.4 Good experience for first timer · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Very well organized. With split time recording for the run's and bike would be even better.”

9.4 As this was my 1st Duathalon it was fantastic Malcolm Wright · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Looking forward to completing the entire series as the Duathalon Bug has certainly taken hold...”

10.0 Short and fast very fast race :) Khaled Al Muhairi · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

Comment from the Event Organizer - 28.10.2013
“Race 3 is going to be longer as a are a few other races. 100% rating is certainly appreciated from someone who attends lots of events - even sometimes 2 in one day. Thank you for the feedback. Andy.”

9.1 Great family sport · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

Comment from the Event Organizer - 28.10.2013
“I cant disagree with that. The whole concept for the series is to make it all inclusive for the whole family and people of all abilities. Thx. Andy”

10.0 Great event, great organisation. Ron Christian Tablac · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“One word.... Awesome!”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 28.10.2013
“Your feedback is AWESOME. Thank you for the kind words. It is appreciated. See you at the next race. Andy”

10.0 Thanks....good event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

Comment from the Event Organizer - 28.10.2013
“Hope to see you back for more in the series. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Thx Andy.”

10.0 Superb organisation Didier Tricot · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Very friendly event. Great for competitors and supporters.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 28.10.2013
“Thank you for the kind words. Each event will just get more and more friendlier. Thx Andy.”

10.0 Amazing · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

Comment from the Event Organizer - 28.10.2013
“Thanks for the kind words and hope to see you at the next race which is now on Sunday 3rd November. Thx Andy”

9.2 Great as a 1st time participant. I'll be back Paul Bruce · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“My only negative was the vehicle directions/signage could have been better. Took half an hour to find the way in to the parking lot but got there in the end.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 27.10.2013
“Yes, I agree, There was some confusion as we had laid out the cones for the actual race and my marshal got confused and did not move them for people arriving. Next time there will be NO SUCH PROBLEM. Also, we will send out email before event with full parking instructions. Thx. Andy”

8.2 Great fun a bit expensive. Matt Powell · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great fun a bit expensive.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 27.10.2013
“Thank you for the rating and feedback. It is greatly appreciated. In a few days I will publish a document (how does your race entry fee get spent) on the download sections for Race 2 of Premier Marathons for people to understand the full costs associated with staging events in the UAE. Thx Andy.”

8.7 Loved it! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

Comment from the Event Organizer - 26.10.2013
“Thank you for your kind words. I LOVED having you in our race. Thx. Andy.”

8.9 Fantastic Even Sheridan Buchanan · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“The event was well organised, loads of fun for kids & adults & held at a safe environment. Perhaps the Spotprize part which was supposed to happen at the end but didn't might have been able to be done between the adults & kids races? Also, it would be useful to have been able to have more timing services available such as separate times for the run & the bike for those wanting to compare their times but on the whole I couldn't fault the event! ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 26.10.2013
“We are working on a way 2 ensure that the event flows more smoothly between the adults and kids races & 2 facilitate a spot prize draw.From R3 we are looking at staging the kids race before the adults race.As the event grows in popularity, we have solid base numbers of competitors then we can look at adding split times for all 3 parts of the race,but because this is a contracted service then that also means increased costs which we are trying 2 keep under control until the races turn a profit.”

9.7 Very nice event for competitors and family · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Good venue, really well organised. Two children entered in the event and was no confusion with collecting race packs etc. was a little hot by the time the kids started but all parents supported the kids well as did the event organisers.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 26.10.2013
“Thank you for your feedback. It is always appreciated. We are looking at having the kids race first (from race 3) and working on improvements all the time. Thx. Andy.”

9.6 Well organized. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Excellent event. Perhaps clearing of stones on cycle track would be useful!”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 26.10.2013
“Thank you for your comments.Just an FYI,we spent approximately 4 hours (crew of 6) sweeping and clearing the camel track of obvious significant obstacles from 8pm until midnight the night before. Unfortunately because the camel track is owned by the Royal family and they can use it whenever they like plus service vehicles are always working there, we find ourselves fighting a losing battle. I would say that 99% of the track was free of debris and it is so wide that a clear passage is fairly easy.”

8.3 Great event! Pasha Bakhtiar · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Organization was perfect. i was unable to race this time but my 6yr old son did and he was super thrilled by the experience and has already signed up for the next one. The Race Director did a great job all day on the mike and getting people involved etc. Perfect chilled weekend race which caters to all levels of athletes. Well done!”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 26.10.2013
““Thank you for the rating and feedback. It is greatly appreciated. I just loved the kids race. Super atmosphere. Thx Andy””

8.5 Excellent organisation! Rod Buchanan · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Would be even better if we had split times for the run/bike/run.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 26.10.2013
“As the event grows in popularity, we develop solid base numbers (break even point for each event is about 120 adults/teams and 30 kids) of competitors then we can look at adding split times for all 3 parts of the race,but because this is a contracted service then that also means increased costs which we are trying 2 keep under control until the races turn a profit, but not sacrificing quality and delivery of the event to a high standard. Spread the good word and help grow the series. Thx. Andy.”

7.3 A race for all abilities · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Very well organised event, but maybe another water station out on the run course? Thanks for putting it on, will be racing again!”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 26.10.2013
“Thank you for the rating and feedback. It is greatly appreciated. We did have water heading out on the run (in bottles) for people to carry with them but next time we will add one at the halfway point. Thx Andy”

8.8 I liked it much. Will race again. Dimitrios Kourlas · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Only one comment: the supporting vehicles to the camel track were driving headway to us w/o lights on nor signaling. I had my looks down to benefit from aero position on the road bike and could run over.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 26.10.2013
“Thank you for the rating and feedback. It is greatly appreciated. The issue withe the camel track is a difficult one as it is owned by the ruling family of Dubai and if they want to use the track anytime then they have the right to. We are extremely grateful of having access to it for our races. Always race with due caution even on a closed track. Thx Andy”

8.7 Top marks - no complaints at all - well done. John McInerney · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

Comment from the Event Organizer - 26.10.2013
“Thank you for the rating and feedback. It is greatly appreciated. Thx Andy”

9.6 Excellent! I will do it again Roberto Espinoza · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

Comment from the Event Organizer - 26.10.2013
“Thank you for the rating and feedback. It is greatly appreciated. Thx Andy”

10.0 Great Race Johan Wessels · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Finisher medals would be great”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 26.10.2013
“Thank you for the rating and feedback. It is greatly appreciated. Because the series comprises 9 races we are issuing commemorative shirts and certificates at the end of the series. After speaking to several people it was felt that 9 medals for doing 9 races was not the best way to recognise people's achievement. Thx Andy.”

9.7 Great · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great event, looking forward to the next one. Marshall's were really good at stopping the camels and odd vehicle. Great scenery. Lots of staff around. A map of the course would have been good but was easy once we got out there. Well done everyone.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 26.10.2013
“Thank you for the rating and feedback. It is greatly appreciated. For each and every race in the series there is a DOWNLOADS section which has all the relevant information pertinent to that race and the series. There was a course map layout. I also post this on thttps://www.facebook.com/groups/duathlonseriesuae/ under the FILES section. Thx Andy.”

9.7 Lovely experience Henry Rosas · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great venue. Good organization. Great job!”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 26.10.2013
“Thank you for the rating and feedback. It is greatly appreciated. Thx Andy.”

9.7 Superb event David Hunt · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great to see Duathlon brought to Dubai and one of the best events I have participated in in Dubai. Course was easy to follow and the bike course is unique”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 26.10.2013
“Thank you for the rating and feedback. It is greatly appreciated. Thx Andy.”

9.3 Triathlon without swimming! Alex Rieken · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

Comment from the Event Organizer - 26.10.2013
“TRIATHLON WITHOUT SWIMMING.......Love it but I prefer TRIATHLON a DUATHLON with swimming too. Thank you for the rating and feedback. It is greatly appreciated. Thx Andy.”

7.3 A generally well organised event but expensive Paula Pedler · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

Comment from the Event Organizer - 26.10.2013
“Thank you for the rating and feedback. It is greatly appreciated. In a few days I will publish a document (how does your race entry fee get spent) on the download sections for Race 2 of Premier Marathons for people to understand the full costs associated with staging events in the UAE. Thx Andy.”

10.0 Excellent race and organisation · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Medal for the kids would be great! ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 26.10.2013
“Thank you for the rating and feedback. It is greatly appreciated. Because the series comprises 9 races we are issuing commemorative shirts and certificates at the end of the series . For the next race I am coming up with some kid specific post race goody bags. Thx Andy.””

8.3 Excellent and great to a kids event. Mark Kennedy · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

Comment from the Event Organizer - 26.10.2013
“Thank you for the rating and feedback. It is greatly appreciated. Thx Andy.”

9.0 Terrific Duathlon - highly recommended Alan Abernethy · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“My first Duathlon ever, ultra safe course, and seeing the camels and interacting with their trainers on the bike ride was a highlight. Course is flat, the runs not the most picturesque, but then again, it is in the middle of a desert. Very well organised, course route very clear, good transition area. Also, a great bunch of people.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 26.10.2013
“Thank you for the rating and feedback. It is greatly appreciated. Thx Andy.”

8.6 Great 1st duathlon - will definitely do moe Andy Nichol · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Very well organised both pre-event and on the day - special mention for the course marshals. Would prefer to have seen a diagram of the course before the event as part of the registration information. There were a couple of places where mud on the road and camels crossing impeded the cycling. Overall, excellent - thanks.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 26.10.2013
“Thank you for the rating and feedback. It is greatly appreciated. For each and every race in the series there is a DOWNLOADS section which has all the relevant information pertinent to that race and the series. There was a course map layout. I also post this on thttps://www.facebook.com/groups/duathlonseriesuae/ under the FILES section. We did a fairly comprehensive sweep of the track the night before but alas there was truck movement early in the morning which created a mess. Thx Andy.”

8.6 Good event to test your fitness Wido Rinzema · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Early starting is for me very difficult as I am more the late afternoon and evening sporter for my best results, so if one of the occasions in December or January can be held in the afternoon would be a different challenge.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 26.10.2013
“Thank you for the rating and feedback. It is greatly appreciated. If you look at the upcoming schedule for the series you will see that Races 3&7 start @ 7am, Race 4 @ 2pm and Races 5&6 @10am. Thx Andy.”

10.0 Very well organised Andy Parkinson · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Really good event. Definitely do it again”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 26.10.2013
“Thank you for the rating and feedback. It is greatly appreciated. Thx Andy.”

10.0 Well done Andy & sponsors Bert Buyse · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

Comment from the Event Organizer - 26.10.2013
“Thank you for the rating and feedback. It is greatly appreciated. Thx Andy.”

9.1 Fantastic, fun and safe events Luke Smith · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

Comment from the Event Organizer - 26.10.2013
“Thank you for the rating and feedback. It is greatly appreciated. Thx Andy.”

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