#IGNITEDXB Night Run Series - Race 3
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21 people have rated this event.
“This is the third time I've ran this race and each time, my complaint is the same - dark in places! Personally, I haven't tripped yet but reading some other comments, I'm not surprised to see that other runners have tripped. Glad to see the T-shirt given this time around was white versus black in the previous runs. Medals are exactly the same except for the ribbon. Water stations not enough - it was too hot last Thursday. Otherwise, great food and event. Results are super fast!”
“No more photo booth and pre snacks”
“Not enough water stations !!!!
And the path was not separated around the water station area so people were running into each other from all directions .
But good challenging course and great dinner and drinks afterwards”
“Give aways gift became really low quality, even the bag was made of paper which is bad for the environment(save the trees). I have attended couple of puma and it was all good before. The event itself was awesome. But dont downgrade it with cheap version of cost cutting. ”
“It was my second run and as the previous, I enjoyed it!
I just wish there were more lights on the hotel road as it was too dark due to all those maintenance works... But overall the event is awesome and I will definitely participate again!”
“Was thoroughly impressed with this event. The course, organisation and atmosphere were all great. The course is tough but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. Really enjoyed it and will be back. ”
“To start with Positives: Pre-event comm and race pack collection,start/finish was smooth and well organized. Also, a great job by the marshals. I got my best timings for this course :)
What could have been better: The buffet was not as good as last race, a lot of items were cut down this time. Medals could be different for 5K and 10k.
A lot of course cutters who are yet to be disqualified.
Ignite 2 was much better than Ignite 3. It looked like they ran out of budget in the last event. ”
“The water stations were not located at a convenient location and properly signed. People in both way were coming on the same side of the table and bumping into each other. Most of the glasses were not opened and had to fight with the lids.
Also, around 2km a portion was in the complete dark with a small step in the pavement, tripped over it and saw a few other people tripping too.
Pots race meal and drinks are very good.”
“I really enjoyed this event. I thought it was well organized, nice medals, easy ace pack collection great atmosphere.
My only small suggestion would be to allow faster runnersthrough to the front to start the first km of the race was a bit of a obstical course getting round slower runners and was hard to see the cones in the dark. Other wise I really enjoyed the evening great job!”
“Atmosphere was great pre / post event. Considering it was 30+ degrees I don't think it was acceptable to only have 2 water stations. Also the water available was in small cartons difficult to drink from. I was also a bit concerned that part of the course (around 2k mark) wasn't flood lit. 2 people in front of me tripped over a small bump in the road. Course was good and will give it another go. ”
“Course good, not sure about the 2.km part in the dark with no lights, water stations not v good.
After race food and drink v good
“After taking part in my first night race earlier this year (Race 2 of 3) and the experience right from pre-race to the dinner organized, this time around I was slightly disappointed.
The goody bag just consisted of the bib & the t-shirt, there were no freebies like the last time around. At the same did not find the Puma store like last time. As it was warm, probably organizers could think of setting up water stations every 2.5kms at least for the next race season.”
“Always a fun event - thank you event coordinators.
One significant improvement from the last event; the course. Thank you - the modifications to the course alleviated the runners from "Figure 8" crossing patterns...
One issue I think needs to be improved. With heat increasing, I thought the course lacked water stations and visible / on-hand medical oversight. I am not sure if any problems with the heat occurred, but I there was some risk-to-runners that could have been better mitigated.”