Giant Duathlon Series 2015/16 Race 1
31 people have rated this event.
“Nice race, well organised! - The event was great fun, especially doing it as a team. Thanks to the organisers and marshals!”
“Once again Excellent! - Well Organized Andy. Thanks!. Only one comment: one of the teens made a dangerous u-turn right in front of me when I was coming back. Maybe on upcoming events in the same venue, would be good to tell the teens that they must do signals/wave before doing u-turns. Upcoming bikes don't know if they are going to continue straight or making u-turns.”
“Very impressive - Well organised. Very smooth. Thank you. I'll be there for future events”
“Needs improvement - Pre race communication was poor and on the day running circuit was made of sand, aggregate and construction machinery tracks. It was not mentioned any where that running track was so poor. Cycling track was fine . Marshals were a bit grumpy .
“Well planned and excecuted, good job all round. - Bike turn was tight, but marshals were giving good clear warnings. Knowing the track helped anticipate that, just drop it into the briefing so the newbies are aware what is coming up. Goodie bag had some useable items, that is appreciated. Great marshalling all over the course. Well done Andy and the crew”
“Good local event! - Speaker system could be improved.”
“Extremely well organised event - Another splendidly well organised event by the RaceME team. We are privileged to have Andy and his team providing us with such high quality races in the Middle East. Thanks chaps! ”
“Fast paced and fun event - Run is great although transition area was tightly squeezed in. Cycling course was challenging as an open public course but generally good. Lots of drafting which seems inevitable these days. Overall really good event.”
“Well organized event. - First time I participated in a duathlon race and it was a great experience. It was however disappointing with the level of drafting going on in front of me. There should be spotters along the course who should penalize the cheaters. Otherwise participants will not take it serious it seems. Except that it was a very nicely organized event.”
“Well organised, Family particiaption friendly. - My only comment is that the bike rack bar in the transition area was too low so I had to rack my bike using the front brakes rather than under the bike seat. (not a major drama however)”
“Great event from pro level to family outing - Andy has a great way to relate to anyone. the courses are regularly changed. it is safe. it is fun. it is good value for money. events like this promote the sport of triathlon/duathlon to a wide audience. good way for kids to get into the sport and see if they like it. ”
“Best time acid end in this duathlon - Comment for the course - The civils work underway at the entry point to Qudra gives me concern as a driver and cyclist. The under foot and wheel conditions could be better.”
“Great family event and ambience. - If held there again maybe some cones along the centre of the track to prevent groups such as the CSD Coffee Ride from hogging the whole width as they come from BAS and turn down the stick.”
“Awesome race as usual - My only comment would be that maybe racers need to be told what to do if they accidentally end up drafting.
When i spoke to one pack they said "what are we supposed to do". It seemed that genuinely they didn't realise they needed to slow down and spread out of they couldn't overtake.”
“Disappointed by the circuit bike - Very good organization around the event. Running was fun on the sand but on the circuit bike, cones and cyclists out of the race were dangerous. And after the race, only water, nothing else. But I'll be back !”
“Cool day out - New challenge and totally enjoyed it ”
“Good event - A good event that I look forward to participate more in however the pre event communication was a little poor as we could not hear the microphone very well as the instructions were given so a little confusing but in the end was good.
Other than that a well done to Giant Ride Bike and Race Me.”
“Great Event - Really nice event as always - start, transition, finish was well organised as long as you listened to the briefing. quite a bit of drafting but hard to avoid with oncoming traffic at certain points making it difficult to overtake. Lady in front of me clipped the cone on the track at about 10K of the bike, she was just about to overtake someone and saw it at last second, would advise to place cones off the track next time as it was almost a bad crash and they are not really needed. ”
“Brilliant fun - An extremely well organised fun event.”
“Not bad - Overall the course organized good , but there's a lot of points to consider: poor communication at the start , transition was confusing!! and the most ever bad thing I see it today Everyone drafting in bikes.”
“Really enjoyable, fun, relaxed event. - Organisers did a really good job.
Transition was tight, bike was parked in my space on return from biking. ”
“Could the run distance be increased? - Thank you to the event organisers and the support staff in making this another enjoyable event.
I think making the run a longer distance would create a more level playing field, as the current distances cater more for cyclists than cyclists / runners. Maybe 5km / 24km / 5km would be better. ”
“Nice event - Nice. too bad there is no prize per event.”