Giant Duathlon Series 2015/16 Race 3

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Average Rating: 9.1
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8.9 It was a very awesome event. Enjoyed it thoroughly · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“A very well organised event. The medals were very nice. But the cycling route was a bit tough with ups and downs. But enjoyed.”

9.8 Great event as always · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes
7.3 Good organization Faisal Azhar · Participation 3 times I would take part again Maybe

“Hamdan Sports Complex is good venue for the race. I would request that street lights in the car park area should be switched on from 6am as it was dark and I had difficulty assembling my bike. ”

8.0 Enjoyable, but some improvement possible Leon Nel · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Enjoyable, fun event. The number of sharp turns on the ride makes it a bit challenging. I would like the results to be made available on premier timing, rather than in pdf format.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 11.01.2016
“This event is not timed by Premier Timing but by our own timing systems. We can only post PDF on our website. We also post EXCEL in a dropbox which the link is provided in email sent out after the event. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/b5kg8ei0z104bx7/AADoiIv3tRdATrJ1FRnyQZXra?dl=0”

9.1 Excellent event as always. Doug Fleming · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes
9.5 Great job by all the volunteers and race.me team! Diane Gordon · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
9.1 It was my 1st Duathlon - thoroughly enjoyed it. Simon Elliott · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.3 Good organisation with lots of volunteers helping Craig Dyche-Nichols · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“Another well organised event. I thoroughly enjoy these Duathlons. For the organisers to get so many volunteers to help is amazing, it really helps with the support stations and with people helping with directing the athletes on a 'tricky' cycling route. I do prefer the other courses, other than the Hamdan Sports Complex, but I do understand the constraints within Dubai. I will take part again and I have recommended this to friends. ”

7.3 Not the best bike course and too expensive · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“The bike course isn't great and the entrance fee is expensive. ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 10.01.2016
“It is always our aim to provide venues which are safe and for the athletes (including the kids). We are limited into the venues we can use. I would rather make full use of the fantastic cycle track which will always be safer than riding on the open road, and taking your chances with cars, trucks and the 4x4 boy racers. AF”

10.0 I love every minute of it.. Carlo Rupp · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Love this race... I will do it again... ”

9.1 Good course - very well organised Andy Cann · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Transition area very good - excellent segregation between the run and the bikes. Marshalls very good stationed at all the right locations. I know there was a problem with sand on the course - some of it very significant that could not have been caused overnight. I doubt it's the responsibility of Race.me but I would have thought that it should be regularly cleared for normal users of the track. On the whole, an excellent event, efficiently managed.”

9.5 Recommended, Top Event Andy Beaumont · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes
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“Very well organized and carried out. Great marshaling and support on the course, which is varied and interesting. Great venue for amenities, access and layout. Especially pleased with the family involvement and events for the kids.”

9.5 Another superb Duathlon Barry Woods · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Small improvements on the last time out made a big difference. Additional toilets, wider turn around points, better dismount zone. Great efforts made to clear the sand but we do live in a desert at the end of the day. Sand & gravel at the 90 degree turns made for an interesting spectacle, saw wobbles but luckily no falls and it made the ride a little slower. Fantastic event for all and great to see so many kids involved in the sport. Cute little girl fell off her bike, cried then completed. Ace!”

9.5 A great experience overall Ingrid Van De Kamp · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Just a comment about the marshalls, being towards the end of the field I found the marshalls a bit uninterested, lots of chatting going on amongst them, whilst I just wanted to know which way to go ! Twice whilst cycling and twice whilst running, in particular the guy who clearly sent me and another participant the wrong way; we both shouted we had finished the 2 running laps and he still said to turn left, which turned out to be wrong and we had to run back. ”

10.0 Great event · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
8.2 Good race, very expensive Alessandro Nocivelli · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“A very well organized event, with excellent route signage and good giveaways; yet the price is very high, especially compared to similar events in Europe.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 10.01.2016
“Well organised events don't happen overnight and are the result of months of planning all which costs money as does the infrastructure you see on the day including personnel etc. FYI, comparing the cost of an event in Europe to an event in UAE is a redundant exercise as each market has different overheads, costs, expenses, levies etc etc etc.”

8.9 Well done even if the circuit bike is difficult Jeanyves Dimanche · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Great organisation, great route signage, awesome volunteers, nice atmosphere. But I think circuit bike is a little dangerous (tight track and sand).”

10.0 Excellent Roberto Espinoza · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes
7.7 Special zone for spectators Serik Dyusenbaev · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Make some special zone for spectators where they can seat and rest while race is going on.”

9.1 Fabulous weather...fabulous event Carol Ann Unterhorst · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Really enjoyed todays ride as the weather was just perfect. As usual organisation top notch and I love that coffee is available ”

8.9 Great friendly yet pacey event · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Awesome day out but we got to do something about those toilets facilities. Also if you can consider a bit more space for the bike stands in between bikes next time please if possible.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 08.01.2016
“There were additional toilets in the main car park which we regular advised about over the PA system. Did u miss them? Standard ITU spacing on racks is 50cm width per bike which we have on our racks. Bikes are racked 3 on each side for each section.”

9.5 Great family event Sioned Taylor · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes
9.3 Really nice and well prepared event Juliette Janne Dothee · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Great event”

8.9 One of the best small scale organized races · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Well done ...will join again! Big thank you to all the marshalls :) ”

9.5 Excellent · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

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