JLL Triathlon Series 2015/16 - Race 2
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42 people have rated this event.
“Highly recommend anyone to join this event. It is perfect for novice and experience athletes. Course is quick and easy to remember, marshals and race pack make it even easier. ”
“Thanks to all volunteers and special thanks for the big effort from the event organizers.”
“Well organised, good communications and punctual.
Can't go wrong with bacon for breakfast ”
Edited on 15.12.2015
“Very enjoyable race again, particular praise to the marshals at the top of the bike course for stopping traffic.”
“Just love this event and location my favourite by far!”
“Very nice event, well organized, friendly staff. The new transitions entry/exit make much more sense now, but lacking a bit of signage, especially the dismount line for the bike. Breakfast was great and a nice way to chill after a good effort. well done to the organizers and thanks to the marshals, this would not be possible without them!”
“It was an event extremely well organized and lots of fun.”
“This was a well organized and fun event. A couple of minor points - the location of the bike photos was not the best as most people are braking coming into the transition area. There were lots of other photographers on the course but no photos.
Signage on the course was minimal - lots of people were asking the marshals which way to go - and there was no warning coming up to the dismount line .
and it was not obvious being around a slight bend. ”
“Very nice event. Nice course and very well organized. Two points that could be improved: 1) long wait (6.10-7.00am) for race briefing and start is hard when it is less than 12 degrees and you're not wearing a wetsuit. 2) cars on road during bike ride created some scary situations.....”
“Great start to the end, well done”
“Breakfast after the race was a bit hectic, limited choice of meals and very very slow service. Will not take this option the next time for my family, was also over priced. But race organization was good, no doubt.”
“Loved the race and the set up. awesome atmosphere and the breakfast was an added bonus.”
“Very well organised event
The only down side was the run - running on a sandy track compared to the golf course would be a far more pleasant view & enjoyable run.
Breakfast should also be optional to bring the price down a little.
Other than that excellent event - hats off to the organisers.
Looking forward to the next event to try & beat my time... ”
“Fun event, great breakfast setting afterward.
Only thing lacking was the bike and run course. The bike course was bland and the run course involved running through sand throughout. Would've been nice if the bike course was more scenic and the run course was on pavement.”
“A really well organised even in a lovely setting. The marshals and organisers on the site were very helpful. I will certainly be back for another one, and the breakfast and prize giving worked really well.
Cant really think of any ways to improve it, except maybe a little more information in the race pack about where to leave pre/post race kit - as a first timer for this event I hadn't realised it could be left in the transition area.”
“Eventhough breakfast was great this year, I think it should not be mandatory. Maybe the price will change and it would be more affordable. I repeated this year but that was a bit shocking.
The organisation was excellent.The packs attached to bikes was great, fast. The water stations are very helpful also. I loved the arrival, when they cheer for you loud in the beautiful finish line moment. Maybe, for some peopke there was confusion when running? They were running on the road.
“Very impressed with the entire experience. Running course a bit tough due to the soft, sandy surface... Otherwise superb! I will definitely be back in January!
A great thanks to marshalls and all involved in creating this great race!
Any plans on having an olympic class in the future?”
“I gave everything 100% apart from the event photo service as i found it a bit expensive to get a photo for 10$. So three photo would cost over 100 AED. Not expecting this to be free of course but if there is a "All your event photos" discount type of thing, would make it a bit more feasible at least for me.
Apart from that all is great as always. ”
“So well organized for such a "small" event. My only concern is, still, the price, but I know that we're now in the UAE and I can only compare to the prices "back home".”
“This was a really enjoyable event. I think the atmosphere is competitive but fun and the changes that were made to transition entry/exit as well as straightening the finish line all helped to improve the course.
As others have mentioned, the joint breakfast and prize giving was another improvement and helps to make it as much of a social event as an athletic one.
I look forward to January's event!”
“What I really liked this time was that the prize giving and breakfast were together. I think it was nice for the prize winners to have a larger audience than last time.
The route was more logical without any dangerous crossing overs. All in all, a great event. Can't wait until January!
Thanks for organizing such a lovely morning for all involved. ”
“I saw two people *almost* knocked off their bikes on the road by idiot drivers. It would be far safer to race on a closed section of road.”
“I liked the full organization, but i found it unnecessary to start so early as the weather now is not so hot anymore. Having to change and prepare the bike and tools using my phone torch, and start swimming when it is almost dark wasn't pleasant at all.
For the rest, all was very fine, thanks to all organizers and volunteers for the beautiful event.”
“Amazing, good organization, and thhe place to stay more than 1 day”
“I was initially not keen on the compulsory breakfast, but it worked very well. I always try to stay for the presentations, but so often most people have left, so breakfast got people to stop and support the prize giving. I also appreciate that the hotel want some compensation for giving up their facilities, so everyone got a result. I liked the longer, single loop bike course last season, rather than the circuits, but otherwise the course is great. thanks as always to the volunteer army.”
“The only criticism would be the fact that the hotel seemed to run out of breakfast very early on. Bread and eggs were in very short supply!”
“My FIRST TRI - really not qualified to judge this. Didn't find difficulty in getting through, esp transition area was smooth. Enjoyed it every bit - course, friendly & effective marshaling (bike segment U-turn), fellow athletes (who were ready to provide a tip or 2 and answer my queries - man at 230 who briefed his best laid plan for transition), breakfast.... You hv no control over the chill waters, don't you!!
Hooked & will do it again. Timing of Race 3 close to marathons is a worry though!”
“Spot on. Beautiful and fun course. Great organization. Loved the post race breakfast set up. Just as good as an event is going to get in my books: hassle free, without a glitch, all round really good morning out.
Photo Service: I vote for zebra man to become the official and paid provider of photos for future events - the guy' pics are incredible (and he is a welcoming fun site during the grind of the race). Thanks for showing up again fella: looking forward to see your work on facebook again!”
“Really well organised. New transition arrangements perfect. Thank you to all volunteers, your support was excellent. ”
Edited on 13.12.2015
“Really impressed with the sensible drivers today ... felt distinctly un-Dubai like (in a good way). Marshaling was first rate, got the balance between being direct when needed and friendly / supportive. Breakfast was awesome, especially the eggs station. THANKS!”
“Great event, great organisation, great race. The volunteers are very friendly. Excellent breakfast. Only drawback: the open road.”
“Thoroughly enjoyed the race.
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Would recommend to a novice or experienced triathlete.