JLL Triathlon Series 2017/2018 - Race 1
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29 people have rated this event.
Even though I thoroughly enjoyed the event, I found the cycle route tricky because of the speed bumps and the gravel of the road was loose and had quite a few ditches and holes.
Other than that, the race was great fun and a good first ever triathlon for me.”
Edited on 19.12.2017
“Congrats to the support team for putting up the event. Thumbs up to the course, breakfast and timing.
Would have been good to have some GU gels on the run course like Trifest and more photographers.
Overall it was a great event.
“Great setup from signage on course and marshalls who were not confusing.
The new run course also was fun to ensure our loved ones got to see us a few times. WELL DONE”
“Very well organized, addictively positive in spirit, thoroughly enjoyable. Run course is very nice. New bike course is ok but speed humps have no place on a race path and there are rough patches of surface. Great effort to put cones all along. Swim setup is really perfected well. Marshalling is awesome. Breakfast is great and such a nice ending to the event. I love it and will come back again. I would suggest clearer signage on run course to divert pedestrians and simplify mark to exit point.”
Edited on 17.12.2017
“Enjoyable event. Not convinced with the new bike route though tbh; too much heavy traffic and too many speed bumps - had to almost stop once to wait for a truck to go over them. Run route was technical but I enjoyed high-fiving my friends as we passed each other :). Breakfast was great as usual and goody bag the best in town. The pre-race info pack wasn't quite up to the usual RaceME standard; obviously 'saved as' from the Roy Nasr event without being proof read beforehand. Great event overall!”
“The new course was very good, although the bike course was somewhat bumpy, with a few too many speed bumps and rough surface. However, finding a better course will be tough. The run could perhaps be extended past the tennis courts, in order to reduce the number of laps. All in all it was very well managed and marshaled. The swim waves in particular worked well this time! Good job to all involved in planning and executing!”
“Very nice race with a very good organization.
To keep and continue :
The breakfast was perfect, the ambiance was good. People from the organization were very friendly and very helpfull wiith triathletes. Big THANKS to them.
To be improve :
- Olympic race is a must
- Swim 750m in one lap
- Bike track was ok but the road should have been closed
- Run track is too small. Doing 3 laps for 5 k is too much
- The aid stations were really poor (no coke, Nothing to eat,..)
Definitly, I WILL BE BACK”
“My first ever triathlon, and I thought the organisation from start to finish was fantastic. I'll be back for the next one in the series! Thanks to all the organizers, and especially all the volunteers who made it. Their support from them on the sidelines really got me through it.”
“Thanks guys. The new run course is awesome. Another successful event. ”
“Needs additional improvement in controlling the crowd/supporters from crossing the run track, need to add a bit more event giveaways, post race breakfast was awesome. overall a very good experience. ”
“I thoroughly enjoyed this event very well organised. Only thing I would suggested is to serve the breakfast and do the prize giving after the last athlete finishes. Thank you to all involved”
“The breakfast afterwards is a nice way to end. Rather than just leaving was able to me and chat with people. ”
“Good race, well organized .
450aed is maybe expensive... especially if you want to do the 3 series. ”
“A very enjoyable and well organised event. I liked the race pack collection at bike racking and everything going to time. Amazing breakfast.”
“Great organisation as always; great spirit as always; great support as always; great marshalling as always. LOVE the new run route too. Thanks all.”
“Thank you to Paul who helped me when I was ready to quit on the first lap as my new wetsuit was toooo tight! Made me take it off finish the swim n the race!
That’s fantastic !
Thank you so much
See you on the next one
“Bravo to RaceME on the updated bike and run course - both new routes have improved the overall race more than I expected (I loved the old run route). The post breakfast is a great way to gather the athletes and organizers/support staff together and meet each other. My “only” negative comment about this race is the AED 400 entry fee. I suspect the hotels breakfast has increased the price, however, if the hotel wants more revenue from this race the price needs to be reviewed. Anyway, AWESOME Race ”