Giant Duathlon Series 2015/16 Race 6

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Average Rating: 9.1
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9.5
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10.0 A great season ending Simon Elliott · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
Edited on 05.05.2016

“Andy and Team, a perfect 10 well done. And you tell us it will get better next season”

9.8 Excellent venue and organisation. Congrats! Martin Bond · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
9.5 Best community event in the UAE! Jorg Meyer · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“I booked my kids twice for the same event. Andy contacted me prior to the race informing me about it, and promised a refund! I'm sure it will come on time as well.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 03.05.2016
“Jorg, you were contacted by Premier Online directly how to avail your refund. AF.”

10.0 Awesome David Hunt · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“A really well organised series. Something different and very child friendly which encourages grass roots development”

9.5 Fantastic and very friendly events Sadie Yousefian · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“The success of this event has to be credited to the incredible enthusiasm of the organizers and their leader. Not many sports event in the region have managed to give the participants such of the great experience throughout the all process from the online registration to the medal handout. I hope it will continue to grow and bring more and more participants and make happy faces like me. Ebongue”

9.8 Great end to another Ian Debattista · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Always a great event Carol Ann Unterhorst · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Loved the venue and especially to coffee........”

8.6 Very good event Christian Henn · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 The best local event ever Ahmed Ismail · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“I have participated on this event since it started three years ago and have witnessed how Andy has developed the quality of this race and made the best local event ever. Very well.organised and very friendly atmosphere. ”

8.9 Very good overall event Alan Lappin · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Again a 1st class event run very well”

10.0 Great Fun!! Gordon Ohrtmann · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Fantastic · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Would recommend”

10.0 Last race in a series of outstanding races Sam Westhead · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“Yep, the chaps at RACE.ME have nailed it. Having been a competitive athlete for 40 years I've seen the whole spectrum of events from shoddy and amateurish through to slick and stylish- but this duathlon (and the whole series) was a cut above the rest. While being fun, enjoyable and relatively relaxed (racing is never relaxed on the start line!) it was carefully planned and extremely well organised by a team who are passionate about the quality of the races they put on. I'll be back for more :-)”

10.0 I really enjoyed this event Juliette Janne Dothee · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“I like the venue and the ambiance. ”

10.0 Great venue and atmosphere Thea Janne Dothee · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Really enjoyed the event and the new venue. Very safe and nice bike track. The running could be longer.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 02.05.2016
“Spoken like a true runner Thea. Keep up the good work. :-)”

10.0 Greatly organized and highly recommended · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Lovely first experience and definitely one to repeat in the next season. Great organization and massive effort put in from Andy and the Race ME team and volunteers, absolutely fantastic facilities, and for this race it was really emotional to see Rio from team Angel Wolf cross the finish line on his own. ”

9.8 A couple of details away from the perfect event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“A very well run event which is a credit to the organizers who clearly have a passion for delivering a quality day out.The race briefing was detailed and the course well marked. D1 is the perfect venue for this! Please use it again, Safer than Hamdan! Only gripe is that the event is very much geared towards the overall series which is fine but if you miss the first 3 races then it is almost pointless entering as even the overall winners on the day were not even acknowledged which is a shame. ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 01.05.2016
“Thank you for your feedback. The comments are appreciated. When the series started in 2013 it was and is still focused on participation and fun - and the series element was designed to foster a competitive spirit and rivalry within the age groups. I get your point about missing out on the series element, although its not pointless doing a stand alone race as each race has a wonderful atmosphere especially with the kids element. That being said we are working on changes for next season. AF.”

9.8 Keeps getting better! · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“My only comment would be can you ask the vendors to make bigger cups of coffee!”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 01.05.2016
“Best comment I have seen in ages......will definitely pass that on. AF.”

9.8 Excellent organisation and a great event Andy Cann · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes
8.6 Fantastic Event! Alan Dix · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
Edited on 01.05.2016

“Really enjoyable event, ideal venue and great organisation.... one gripe, due to a little fatigue and following a fellow runner i missed the u-turn at the finish and carried on running towards the start trying to work out where the finish line was! Could with a Marshall in that position to instruct dim witted adults!”

10.0 Great Final Roberto Espinoza · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“A great season final. Looking forward for next season.”

10.0 Special finale to a special series!! · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“The ultimate amateur sports series in the UAE! Not a single thing to find even the slightest fault with. Roll on the 2016/17 Series!!”

10.0 A good solid workout!! Great giveaways & fun& rela Ancilla Willson · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I LOVED the children aspect of it..so good for kids to be involved!I also really like the names on the bibs.good way to get to know people,support etc.generous prizes and giveaways. I love the trophies.Thank you Team.”

10.0 Best community feel-good event in UAE Charles Blincow · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes
9.8 Fantastic Event (again) Paula Pedler · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Another brilliant event by Andy and the RaceME team. Each race there is something bigger and better than the one before. Thanks so much for those sponges and cold water today. ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 30.04.2016
“As soon as the weather heated up I knew it was time to pamper my contestants with ice and sponges. Thankfully the cloud cover kept the sun off the body and took 5 degrees of the temp. AF.”

8.9 Great event, long wait for results/prizes Eric Stoclet · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

Comment from the Event Organizer - 30.04.2016
“Eric - The prize giving started 15 minutes after the last child finished. Being a series, the FINAL prize giving was always going to take 45 mins due to the number of winners across multiple categories. Results were posted online @11.30am (Consistent with all other events in series). In all communications it was advised the prize giving would be from 9.30am. It does take time to check results, calculate points and to double check everything to get it right. AED55K in prizes today FYI.”

10.0 Simply the BEST! · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes
9.8 Best event in the calendar Barry Woods · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Great venue, great organisation, amazing kids participation and unbelievable prizes. Thanks Andy, Laura, the RaceME team and all the volunteers for putting on a great series of events. Record numbers which I'm sure you'll smash again next season. Massively inspirational Rio Watson brought a magical and proud climax to the event series. Enjoy your well deserved break, see you next season.”

5.9 Disappointed · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“I've raced several races in Abu Dhabi including Tri Yas and asics races in Dubai, the marshalling was a disaster. I did not u turn at the correct place whilst running whilst asking no one actually knew. There were no marshalls around the track, so there were women drifting behind their partners and stopped drifting at the one point there was a Marshall which is where the transition was. The briefing was terrible not very clear and asking others they didn't understand either.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 30.04.2016
“My first question 2u is did u download the RACE INFO PACK & did u click on the course links provided in the pack also repeated in the FINAL INSTRUCTION email sent out 2 days b4 event?The Briefing is never intended 2b a complete instruction on the whole race but highlights key points only. It was specifically stated that there were 2 far run turns (1st for Tweens/Teens, 2nd for Adults). U were also told the 1st /2nd run were identical except for the finishing section. U did the first run correcty!”

9.1 Perfect Venue for a Duathlon Leon Nel · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“Once the running track is finally fixed, this will be perfect. So, now we have to get rid of the cheaters. Some guys are really making a science out of drafting! How do we stop it?”

7.5 Good end to the season Faisal Azhar · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Better venue than Hamdan Sports complex and organization was good, plenty of marshaling staff. Didn't quite understand the beefing for short race but might be an idea to upload map with sequences marked up including number of laps. Overall good event although price could be lower!”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 30.04.2016
“The course maps were available through the race information booklet and also in the final instruction email which explained all courses easily including number of laps you needed to do. Did you read either?”

10.0 Fantastic accessible family event v.well organised Leanne Carson · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Brilliant family event, great venue, super atmosphere. Next year we will all be racing! :0)”

8.0 Good fun Asma Al Janahi · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Brilliant end to the season. Sue Giles · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“As always, a fantastic event. Well done to Race.Me for organising such a great race series and to Giant for their generous support. ”

10.0 Great event Amin Maalouf · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Well organized...”

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