Giant Duathlon Series - Race 2
28 people have rated this event.
“Great event - loved it - Really good event run by people who are clearly passionate about doing this kind of thing.
Race pack collection was handled really well.
The course was well excellent - didn't go wrong on the cycle course but can fully understand those who did.
I've strongly recommended this to colleagues - some of whom have taken up the challenge for the next one.”
“Excellent organization! Thanks!!!! - Great and funny things:
Bouncy castle for the kids.
Race pack collection
Photo company (super great)
kids race (fantastic)
Atmosphere (did I say that already? It's just because everyone, organizers, athletes, families, spent a nice time supporting everyone)
Photos taken by the organizers
Cycling lap confusion, that was fun! Everyone was talking about it.
Transition area (mats, racks, etc.)
“Awesome fun community event - Andy & Chris, thanks for such a great event, and for such friendly & helpful communication both over email, and in person. Great Arabian style event, loved the community spirit, loved the camels, loved the organisation, and the new race pack set up was very innovative and easy. Consider innovating again maybe & letting people choose to drop the medal when signing up (not sure how easy that is to do)......and donating the value / cost of it to a chosen charity instead ?”
“Lack of Marshall made a mess - I lost my points and it was not my fault. I should not have been penalized for the lack of a marshall in a critical fork during the first loop. I was following the leaders (who also lost their points).”
“Great Event - will be back as always - The new bag collection idea works great. Rack bike, grab your bag and done. No lining up waiting for pack collection.
A roving marshal car would be a great idea to assist riders and stop any drafting (maybe a motor bike)”
“A really great morning out - Thoroughly enjoyed our second Duathlon. Thank you to everyone who made it happen.
A great atmosphere, fun and inclusive.
Brilliant to see so many people of all ages participating too. We are looking forward to number 3!”
“A small gripe over pricing - Unfortunately after Race 1, I lost my race belt that I purchased during the 2013-14 season. I decided to get a new one for this race. But 50 AED for a belt was punishing. The belt was to my frustration, of a different design than the last one, with a bigger profile and gel sachets , something I didn't want for a short race. The race team could offer a few options so people can go with a cheaper one. A terrific idea to increase future participation maybe to bring down the cost of participation!”
“Very good event ! - Continuing to deliver a great event in safe surroundings. Well organized, with a rising number of participants making it a desirable event to attend.
Given the sand/stones on the bike course, it would be ideal to have a roving car equipped with emergency supplies (tubes, pump, levers etc) and a rack for any Terminal Technicals. If it travelled against the flow, it would meet any unfortunate individuals.
Kudos to organizers and support staff. Looking forward to #3.”
“Great event - I was hoping to get the results tonight. Otherwise a great event”
“Awesome event. great atmosphere. thanks and well d - Can we make the toilets bigger next time. ”
“Awesome event again - well done Andy - Great event - awesome volunteers!
Some mix up on the course - but I though the race briefing was pretty clear and the patch of sand people cycled across was a 100ft or so wide!
Can't wait for Race 3! ”
“Excellent, but ... - I enjoyed the race, it had a truly middle east feel to it with the camels, sun rise and sand dunes! The marshals needed to be more proactive when directing people i.e. point in the direction the athlete should be going instead of staring at the floor or talking on the phone. The mix up with the route could have easily been fixed with some cones, a sign or marshals. I was impressed demure of the race winner, its great to meet people of that caliber who are pleasant and enthusiastic.”
“The best yet - I've been a regular supporter of the series and still love seeing everyone involved from competitors, supporters, volunteers and organisers really enjoy their day....thank you to everyone, especially the kids and the newbies....come back for more!”
“Excellent event! - Superb organisation - arriving knowing my race number from the email meant I could rack the bick straight away EXCELLENT.
Goody bag was one of the best I have received ever.
Course was great - just needed a sign or Marshall on the far bend as it turned out I did 3km less!
Finish, timing and staff were great too.
Would have preferred the ChampionChip so I can keep all my results in one place on their web but this event was so good I can look past this and will do next one!”
“Perfect, great course, org, and events - Once again, hats off guys. Great location, excellent organization, especially the reg process, great course, fantastic goody bag, tons of fun, especially seeing all the kids out there. Keep it up”
“My first duathlon and an amazing experience - Thanks, this was a great event. As a newbie I was quite worried about the whole thing but everything worked so seamlessly that I felt comfortable right away. Seeing the kids run and cycle was an additional highlight of this event. Thanks for the hard work organising this and congratulation to finding such wonderful volunteers - they were brilliant, too.”
“Just and all round awesome morning and event - Special mention to the volunteers for smiling all the way around the course through was very noticeable.well done !”
“Fantastic Morning's Race - A marked improvement from Race 1. Was great to see more people participate and really enjoyed the comeradery out on course. Briefing, organisation, course, signage, volunteers and even the toilets were all brilliant. Much preferred the collection arrangements for the timing chip and goodie bag. Can't fault anything. Bring on Race 3!”