JLL Triathlon Series 2016/17 - Race 1

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Average Rating: 8.8
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8.7
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6.6 Good event, well organised looking forward to next Bart Zausz · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.8 Great event! Isabelle Jamkossian · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Amazing event, both for experienced and new triathletes. This was my first triathlon and a very good experience due to the great organization and nice course of this event. Will definitely be participating in others! Big thank you for the organizers ”

9.3 Amazingly well organized. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
Edited on 20.12.2016

“Great communication and enjoyable event. Only suggestion, sort out the photography on the day.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 20.12.2016
“The photography is done by a volunteer and is offered FREE OF CHARGE for entrants to download. As RACE.ME is a small team of 1 Full Time staff - there is much to do after the event - photos always get posted within 2-3 days of the event.”

7.3 Great event, Great venue, very well organised · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Quite a different and challenging course. Would like to come back and improve on my own performance later on.”

9.5 Great place Arnaud Bouf · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I have reaaly enjoyed the place. I didn t know it and i will be back but not only for triathlon!”

9.3 Well organized / Social Tri Matthew Woods · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“Great event as has become the norm for the JLL Tri events at Jebel Ali. The course is great, especially the swim and run elements (nice to pass friends and family halfway through the run). The breakfast afterwards gives everyone the chance to mingle and discuss their races and the new timing app is a great touch. Event staff and volunteers ensured everybody had a great day out. See you in the New Year!”

9.5 Great event not be missed by amateurs and elites! Joseph Khater · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Recommended event for new triathletes and professionals alike. Prompt results service! Thanks to all the marshals and volunteers! Photos will be shared soon. Nice medal! Good giveaways! Delicious breakfast! Minor improvement the run course on sand could be flattened. Great job Race Me Events! Keep it up!”

8.6 Great event; well orgnaised Jon Barber · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Really great event, and well organized from start to finish. The water stations on the run were a little disorganized with not enough people, but only a minor complaint in an overall great day out!”

8.0 Good overall Massimo Cristaldi · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“As the transition set up is very early some form of illumination should be provided to the athletes. Excellent timing live system. Monitoring of drafting athletes should be more strict and DNS, DSQ and DNF athletes should be included in the final standing. Bike course is a little bit boring though.”

9.5 What a breakfast! Danielle Malone · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Fab organization, great event with a very unexpected breakfast, lovely way to mingle and enjoy the awards presentation!”

7.7 Great race - no complaints :D · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
8.9 As usual, very nice race with smiling support ! Thomas Morin · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Loving it for the 3rd year.. but first time as vet so 2nd wave : now i understand the comments about the swim. Honestly I would prefer a mass start. So the ones who like to fight go in front and the other wait behind some seconds and it's fine... it won't change so much on the bike and on the run we know where we are... otherwise, thanks to all the marshalls who are always smiling and supportive. Great event !!!”

8.0 Great event but please fix the swim organization Lars Mogelberg · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“First of all: you guys put on a great event! That being said, you should really do something about the way the swim is organized. With the 375 m course we are bound to be swimming on top of each other, when starting in waves 10 minutes apart. Furthermore, the turns at the buys are tight in the "intimate" marina. Other than this, all positive remarks from me. Great job! :-)”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.12.2016
“The wave starts are kept to maximum of 100 swimmers which is quite normal for triathlons. We decided that a 10 minute gap means more than 75% of swimmers have completed one lap - we have to run to a strict schedule as to vacate the marina before the sea-planes arrive for re-fueling. I would say that swimming in close proximity of other swimmers is normal for any triathlon.”

8.4 Great event! · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
8.9 Great challenge ! Amazing energy during the event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.8 Great day Markus Kaschke · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Thanks merry Christmas ”

10.0 Well organised, friendly event Mark Parton · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.9 TOO EARLY Carlo Stragiotto · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Too early, one hour later would have been perfect for the season”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.12.2016
“Although I tend to agree with you from an athletes perspective, we are bound by the timings of the sea-planes in and out of the marina and as a result we have to be clear from the marina no later than 8am. The other downside of starting later is more traffic on the roads. I hope you enjoyed the race. AF”

7.5 Nice race but overpriced Hunter Rackley · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Swim course is nice. Bike course is nice because no speed bumps on main road but boring because you go up and down the same road so many times. Also need to have a brighter dismount line as it was barely noticeable. Run course is relatively scenic but footing is poor because half of it is on sand and half of the sand isn't hard packed, especially the far end. Race atmosphere is very nice. Breakfast is nice but probably not worth the additional cost. Overall an enjoyable event but too expensive.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.12.2016
“We are rather limited with the bike course at this venue as the roads beyond the current turn around are in a very poor state. Hopefully when roads are repaired we can re-design the bike course. Holding an event from a hotel resort does not come free....the trade off for the venue is that they generate revenue by way of breakfast which we pay for out of the entry fees. The term expensive is subjective unless you know the true costs associated with staging an event in this region.”

10.0 Great race and venue · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Signage indicating which bike rack contained which number range would help some pre race confusion. Personally did not struggle but saw several entrants wondering around not knowing which rack to go to.”

8.4 Great race John Senger · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Well organized, nice venue”

10.0 A nice race in your training program Bruno Wiley · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Nice and friendly race, good atmosphere. Swim is easy -no wind that day- run on the sand makes that part of the race interesting , cycling was fine with some challenges as the road was not closed and some car drivers have limited respect for cyclists Friendly breakfast in a nice location. Definitely a race to try again and check my training efficiency! ”

8.4 Great event for first timers · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Maybe the run part of the course could have been better”

7.7 Good training · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe
Edited on 18.12.2016

“Overall a good way to start a Saturday. few ways can be improved, but I liked it, especially the run course... If you can heat the water and switch of the wind next time, event better :o) ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.12.2016
“If u dont like the cold water and wind then maybe some cotton wool to wrap yourself in may ease the pain. :-)”

8.9 Really enjoyable event Barry Woods · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Good comms throughout, great race feel with a really strong field. Marshalls and volunteers were friendly and energetic but 2 near misses with a skip lorry and a car which marshalls waved into my path at junctions made for an interesting ride. Lovely pork breakfast to replenish the calorie store. The medals and trophies are nicer this season. Fantastic venue to host a triathlon. Thanks to all involved.”

9.8 Perfect Ali Ramadan · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
8.2 Excellent event Hamish Clark · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.9 Great Race and well organised · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Much better organised than a couple of years ago. well done.”

6.8 Very good · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

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