Johnson Arabia Dubai Creek Striders Half Marathon 2016

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9.4
I would take part again
8.8 The best running event in the UAE Dinah Sarmiento · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes
9.8 A race not to be missed at all Omaima Mustafa · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Beautiful scenery course of old Dubai . Great support from all volunteers & marshals. Bib collection is fun & joy. Great carnival of running & not only a race. The medical support stations were awesome. ”

9.8 The BEST for your money!!! Santosh Kumar · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“All I need to praise the organisers for doing a wonderful job and improving each year. Love to participate DCS run as long as I can.”

10.0 My favorite race of the season Karen Lawson · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Always a pleasure to compete in this event. Organisation is fantastic. Thank you DCS, bring on 2017 One small comment - having the date as early as possible helps with overseas entry planning especially when trying to coordinate with other events that happen around the same time e.g. Rugby 7s etc. Thanks”

9.6 Would love to do it as long as I can! Achuthan Sasidharan · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“A great day always! Nice crowd and professional arrangement. Will continue to participate as long as I can. A bit more help with parking and availability of taxis after the race would really help!”

9.4 Great route amazing event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.6 Great value, great views! Rebecca Dalton · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“First time in Dubai, second time running a half. Loved it! I use the duffel bag from the race for traveling and it's perfect. ”

9.2 DCS half marathon is the best half mary! Maria Carmencita Baranda · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Best half mararhon ever. Everything was great,organizers are awesome, less cheers along the course though compared to the past years. The freebies are so less (2016) compared to the previous years and there are so many papers. But overall, the race is great. ”

9.2 I love this half marathon Neslie Goode · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“It is my highlight of the year in dubai , the scenery is lovely the atmosphere is great . super nice way to challenge yourself . thanks for all the organisation ”

7.3 Lovely race, as always Michiel Schroeder · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Quality of breakfast slowly gets worse every year, clearly cost saving. At least, can we have REAL coffee? After 21 km of running, do we really have to do with making our own coffee from hot water and dried coffee powder...? Otherwise, course is nice, organisers friendly, timing good, great atmosphere overall. Will run it again in 2017”

9.2 My 1st Half Arti Nanda · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Can't rave enough about this one. It was my first and post this I participated in the RAK one and a few 10ks, but this by far was the best. From goody bag to the on course refreshments, marshals who were so motivating, the course itself and the breakfast at the end and did I mention the awesome medal, everything was well thought out! It was my first yet I found it the most enjoyable even though I was doing this alone. Will be back next year for sure with my hubby and friends.”

8.8 Great event Bauke Rietveld · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Overall a very enjoyable event. I only wish there was more space at the start/finish for a warming up/cool down. The tunnel part of the course is very challenging.”

10.0 Challenging · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.6 The BEST Half Marathon for me · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“This is the BEST Half Marathon for me and I will join again this 2017 for sure:)”

10.0 The most beautiful half marathon · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“It was my first long distance challenge 6 years ago and since them I've been participating year after year. The atmosphere, the organisation, the goody bag and the route are perfect. I would also like to thank Dubai Creek Striders for all the effort they put behind organising such event. ”

10.0 Amazing once again! Isabelle Jamkossian · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“It's the 3rd time that I participate in this event and I must say it keeps getting better. Great organization, the start was on time, the course is always good, there was enough support station, and the breakfast was very good. Loved the medal this year. Great job DCS! ”

9.6 Great Run once again, great organizers Jamil Ahmed · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“It was a great Run once again. Timely start. Parking was difficult but not a bad deal. Heartiest Thank you to the team that managed this task so professionally. Once again its difficult to beat DCS with their organization skills. Thank you.”

10.0 The event not be missed every year! Good job DCS! Joseph Khater · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Simply perfect end to end. From the registration to the pack collection and communications. The course is truly unique since it goes around old Dubai, wonderful scenes in the early morning. Thank you to all the marshals and support stations. Great event giveaways and unique medal. Photo service was free which is nice! Overall value for money, totally worth it, which included a delicious buffet breakfast and a generous goody bag! Highly recommended for all types of runners.”

9.8 Another excellent run by the creek :) Russell Short · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Great event, well organized · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Value for money, great course, unique medal extremely well organized by runners for runners. Well done and thank you to everyone involved in organizing and sponsoring the event.”

9.6 Enjoyed the event. Thanks. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.8 Great course and extremely well organised Matthew Woods · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“The course is fantastic and the volunteers and support staff provided much enthusiasm and motivation throughout. The event was well organised and well communicated and can lay a good claim to being one of the best half marathon events out there.”

9.6 My favorite HM as Always Novel Tjahyadi · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Apart from the late delivery of the tshirt, everything else went smoothly as expected. Well done! Looking forward to 2017.”

10.0 Best half marathon in the world Prashant Bhatia · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
Edited on 13.12.2016

“Am disappointed at having missed out on the last 14!! Simply the best half marathon around Kudos to the organisers”

9.6 Great event, well organized. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 A very great event!!! Petra Miedl · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Well organised, a very beautiful, interesting running track, a special all around service! Thanks to all the helpers on the track for their efforts!!! I was excited! Thank you so much!”

9.6 Marvelous arrangement !!1 Keep it up · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“Well organised, good giveaways, nice bag, nice t-shirts, excellent venue. I enjoy this event every time i run. Great job, keep it up”

9.4 Great Course Kapil Sharma · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“The course is not easy and is a challenge for runners, which is a good thing. The KM markings were near perfect. Great goody bag, value for money for sure. The physio facilities post event were great, maybe its worth while to arrange a discount at some of the clinics that do not indulge in direct billing. Thank you. ”

9.6 Great event Bogdan Togoe · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Best race in the Middle East without a doubt Nicolas Le Roux · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“This race is simply remarkable. The dedication of the organizing committee is evident. Great atmosphere and great sponsors. Best race in the Middle East without a doubt. Will be back for sure. PS love the goodie bag (race pack) and may I add that the Racefood is the best....will get from Spinneys”

10.0 Superb... · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
9.8 Perfect..!!! Elvis Cardin · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
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9.6 A classic · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“All good Breakfast a bit disappointing and difficult to find a seat”

9.4 Still one of the best organised races in Dubai Ajit John · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Route, enthusiasm of the marshals and volunteers, organization - all very good. keep up the fantastic job.”

9.4 This was an incredibly well managed event Tom Allan · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“An excellent event and a great course...except the tunnel ;) ”

9.4 Good Event! Marlin Coffman · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“As always, a good event on an interesting course! Thanks for all your hard work and I look forward to running again next year.”

9.8 Well orgnaised, supereb support, beautiful course Gunjan Agarwal · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes
9.6 Consistently well organized event. · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
8.5 Overall experience was amazing Tam Thanh Phan · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
Edited on 12.12.2016

“The organizing team has done a good job in organizing a big event for so many people and still making it very smooth. The view along the race was spectacular as well. So, it was enjoying experience overall. Just one thing: My goodie bag was super dirty, smelly and wet when I opened it. I saw also some mold in it so I was sure that it was wet for a while before I picked it up. So I needed to throw the whole thing out. Pretty disappointed as it could be good souvenir for my very first race.”

9.4 Excellent event - well organised and managed · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
7.5 Not bad Samer Naffa · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe
9.8 Probably the best running event in Dubai · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Never fails to impress.. organizationally superb ”

9.8 Great Event!!! · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Supreme route views and very well organized!!!”

9.0 Great event as always!!! Nicolas Lemaitre · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
9.4 Great end of year run David Singleton · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Huge congratulations to all the organisers who made this event great. Really well organised making life very easy for the runners. Thank you! ”

9.2 Awesome experience! Milind Khare · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Challenging but rewarding Nick Vester · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Great race for an old man!”

10.0 Brilliant event, fantastic route & well organised Michael Thomas · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Thank you to all the organisers, marshalls and volunteers for putting on a event fantastic.”

9.4 PERFECT!!! Andi Price · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
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“Started on time! Great support and good atmosphere. (Maybe, just maybe slightly more frequent drinks stations????)”

8.3 It was an interesting course & well organised · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Overall I thought it was a great event. My only negative comment is the number of emails prior to the event, I would have preferred to receive 1 email with all relevant information.”

10.0 Well Organised event Anand Babu · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Well Organised event”

10.0 Another great DCS half Jason Hooper · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Everything was perfect and the effort that DCS put into the event is remarkable. Thank you very much!”

10.0 Most Complete Event Daniel Rodgers · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“This was my first half marathon event and I was not disappointed, it's superbly organized from start to finish,the course is challenging but fun and the race village was excellent. I highly recommend this race and other race organizers should take note. ”

9.8 Best race in UAE · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“I hate that tunnel tho....”

9.6 I am a member of DCS Kat Rich · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Everything is so well organized. No complaints at all. I'm fine and happy with everything. I said Event Giveaways are lower because I don't need another sports bag or other adverts inside of it.... I do like RAK half marathon's shower facilities. ”

9.4 Great event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.6 It was well organised and the route was great. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“All the Marshalling's were smiling & cheering and kept me going. The route signage was good. Very well organized and all the participants followed the rules. Running with Creek striders I discovered the beauty of Bur Dubai and the Sin tunnel. The race route was well planned. All praise for the organizations. ”

10.0 First class event Lucy Swanson Zajac · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Everything was immaculately organised. The marshals and helpers at support stations were friendly and encouraging throughout. I loved the beautiful course and the atmosphere was amazing. Thank you so much for giving me a fantastic first experience.”

10.0 Really fun half marathon! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“This was a really fun event, well-organized, and the goody bags and post-race food were top-notch. Already planning to run again next year and bring a few friends! My only complaint was the way t-shirts were distributed. I'm a slower runner, but petite, and they were out of my size t-shirt by the time I finished and I got a HUGE shirt. Not a big deal but kind of a bummer! Maybe hand out at packet pick-up and people can only get the size listed on Premier profile so correct numbers are ordered?”

10.0 Perfect start to end ! · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes
9.8 Awesome ! Ronald Allan Noceda · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Well organized event. Made for runners by runners! Nice medal & finisher shirt. Breakfast is great too. Looking forward to next year!”

9.4 Highly recommended. Great event Paul Ralph · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“Only minor comment is the water punnets are difficult to drink from when running but I can see they are less of a trip hazard than bottles. Fantastic event yet again, well done! ”

9.8 Superb event · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“I participated 5 times and looking forward to many more. I feel this event is getting better year after year. Great job by organizers. Best Wishes ”

9.8 It's a perfectly organised race, but not fast Albert Meijer · Participation 1 time I would take part again No

“None”

8.5 Best organised race in Dubai Helen McEvoy · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Bad quality t-shirt and it was difficult to find water at finish”

9.4 Best organised race in the middle east Richard Potts · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Still a great race, however: - Too many places where you are crossing kerb stones or other trip hazards - Difficulty in finding water in the race village at the finish / water only available immediately at the finish line - Rubbish t-shirt - Why was the t-shirt given away at the end rather than in the race pack?”

10.0 Another great half marathon · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Best Half Marathon in this region. Linus Michael Lobo · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Look forward to running the next one.”

10.0 Surpassed all expectations again Riyadh Davids · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Best event in the UAE! · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Another great DCS event Chris Brownlie · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“As always the DCS half marathon was a great event and remains one of the best on the UAE calendar. Very well organised, interesting course and brilliant breakfast. See you again next year! ”

10.0 One of the top events in UAE Majed Dirsiyeh · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“1 Comment If handing out finishers t shirts at the end, would be nicer to have the word Finisher somewhere on the t shirt ”

9.4 Great event..except for the running in tunnel Harish Mewani · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“The running in the tunnel was the only disappointing part of the run...completely threw off the GPS on many runners phones / watches...also running in a cramped space in a crowd put off more than a few people running next to me.”

10.0 Always the best Chandrasekar Venkatesan · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Wish all events are organised as well as this. Just amazing a group of runners could do such a great event. Pricing is good, wonderful giveaways with bib, breakfast, very professional marshalling and support.....what more can a runner ask for. No wonder many get their PBs here despite 3 bridges and a tunnel.”

9.2 Great course · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Could do better with the photo service. Yet to receive any info if my photos are available or not.”

Comment from Premier Online - 11.12.2016
“As indicated in pre-race info from the organizers: Photos link was sent by email on race day before 2pm (check your junk/spam). Link is also available in your Premier Online Account (Transactions > Photos) and these same instructions are linked right next to your finish time result in the 'camera icon' on premiertiming.com Everyone received their own personally identified photos before 12:30pm on Race Day. We'll try to do better next time however...”

8.1 Great atmosphere, everyone friendly. Simon Elliott · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Probably an unfair criticism knowing the course route... but the up and down kerbs from 15k to Maktoum Bridge don't make for fun on tired legs, and other trip hazards dotted around. Otherwise, loved it. Well done DCS, this race is always in my diary. Thanks to the volunteers giving encouragement and directions. Thanks to the sponsors and the authorities without them it won't happen. See you next year.”

9.0 Awesome way to explore Dubai ... Tariq Al Debsi · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Great event ... we'll organized.. the route is very nice with 2 challenging points ( Garhoud bridge and the killer Shandagah tunnel ) The giveaways were not as good as last year. Handing over the shirt after the race not a good idea, I'm sure there was a reason behind it, it did not give the race the color harmony. After all ... well done. Looking forward for next year race.”

10.0 Amazing course through old Dubai - a must do! Emma Flanagan · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Excellent organisation from beginning to end. Liked the way Marshalls were along all the route and were obvious in their high vis jackets. Ambulances every 5k was very reassuring. Event village had a good choice of stalls and was well laid out. Best event goody bag ever! Excellent value for money. I didn't get near the breakfast as was just too busy by the time I arrived in. Loved the free photographs. Brilliant route. will definitely do again!”

9.8 It was Great and fun, very nice atmosphere · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.4 Great · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 A well organised event Herold Carreon · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
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“First congratulations to team #JADSHalfmarathon it was really an amazing from start till end only positive vibes and DCS running crew were so helpful. Definetely joining the next race and the food was great except the bacon was too salty ”

9.6 The most beautiful race · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes
8.5 A very nice race and very well organised · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
8.8 Perfect event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 VERY WELL ORGANIZED · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
7.9 Great event will sure join again next year Shady Saeed · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.0 A fabulous morning. Thank you Nicola Holden · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“The event was excellent. Very well organised and supported all the way through, from all the communications to enthusiastic marshals and drink station helpers. Thank you very much. I struggled to register though as I forgot my account password and the reset didn't work. I can't comment on the breakfast as I didn't go. ”

Comment from Premier Online - 11.12.2016
“Sorry to hear you faced an issue registering... although it seems you did register so we assume the password reset did work....unless you remembered your password of course! Either way, we're glad you had a great race. Please do use the Help Center link if needed in the future; we're always happy to assist, when asked.”

10.0 Excellent & Well Organized. Zoltan Sultan · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Keep up the goodwork.. Congratulations to the DCS Organizing Committee, Volunteers & Sponsors.... Happy year end 2016, ”

9.6 It was a very pleasant time !!! Olivier Kronz · Participation 2 times I would take part again Maybe
10.0 Its an amazing and a happy half marathon. Rochelle Tabacon · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I am so amaze how organize, manageable, friendly, and how happy the Half Marathon was. It was the best of all i take part to. And still i will participate again in the future. I am not really a fast runner but my frustation was wash away with this event, friendly and happy marshall all supportive people around us also the runners to, help me to pursue to finish my target time, I enjoyed my Half Marathon.”

10.0  Beyond the best half marathon. 5* Mark Lewis · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Without a doubt the JADCS 15th half marathon was the best race I have taken part in. The team behind this know how to put on a show and this year was no exception. Great value, superb goodie bag and the race itself with support all the way gave you a real warm and fuzzy feeling! Thanks to all involved for making it such a fun race. ”

9.8 Great atmosphere and well organised event Philippa Stringer · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Great! Louis Zsivolecz · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Special thanks to the Marshalls cheering us on!”

8.5 An excellent introduction to 1/2s! Guendalina Fattori · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“This was my first 1/2 and I thought it was great! Highly recommend it! ”

9.4 Great event! Thanks Dubai Creek Striders! Karima Naim · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Best 1/2 marathon in the region! · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“Everything about the Dubai Creek 1/2 marathon is outstanding from the pre-event organization to the actual conducting of the event to the post-event festivities. This is a truly outstanding race. I believe it to be on the best 1/2 marathons anywhere!”

9.6 Loved the atmosphere - great success! Miyuki Masuda · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“Thank you, organisers and sponsors! It was a great event. So grateful for your parts in making it a great success. I enjoyed it very much!”

9.0 Another great race and well organised Roy Griffin · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Suggestions, breakfast staff need to understand food safety and service, cold food, moody fruit on display. Apart from that is was OK.”

8.8 Overall a good experience Bhavin Chandrapota · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“As I participated for the first time. Overall was a great experience but there were patches that could have been better e.g. The stretch under the bridge was too wet, the stretch on the bridge was very narrow etc just s few. But for sure will run again next year. It was a great experience. ”

8.3 Beautiful Route Durga Mohapatra · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“This is one of the Marathon that I have enjoyed a lot. Statring from the goodies bag to the breakfast everything was fun. The route was bit off track so you need to be extra careful. I did not receive lap completion SMS from premier. The after race breakfast was very good. Might participate next year”

9.8 Best race I ever had! Dominik Rutz · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.8 Still the best course in the UAE! Larry Lengvarsky · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“This is a really well organized event, the course is well marked and laid out. Police do a great job at keeping the roads closed. Loads of really really GREAT VOLUNTEERS! The only downside this year was City Centre not being available for parking. Look forward to doing it again next year.”

7.9 Nice course, friendly atmosphere Michelle Boyd · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“It's a shame that t-shirts weren't available before the race. I think this always adds to the community feel of the race and looks great in photos. Also, my size was no longer available by the time I finished... ”

10.0 Really well organized event Florentina Parcalabu · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.6 Great Mohammad Sherwani · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Year after year it just keeps getting better Diarmuid O Malley · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“The DCS half is just so flawless, from the goody bag, the course, the marshals, the athlete’s village, the breakfast, talk about value for money and a positive running experience, just out of this world. Kudos to the wonderful committee and Margaret Rafferty for leading the team. This event gets better each year through the amazing work of the DSC committee, thanks for giving us the opportunity to enjoy this super event. ”

10.0 Perfect to every detail Haider Khan · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“The organisers and volunteers deserve more than a medal each. They have firmly put in place once again the main running event in the Dubai calendar. For a city that prides itself if the biggest and largest, the JADCS Half lives up to that goal and beyond. My hope is that one day, it will become the 'Official' Dubai Half Marathon for the city and the UAE. Thank you guys for organising this and the many memories that this event has permanently created for me over the years including this year. ”

9.6 Great Event! Rafik El Noumeir · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Very well organized... Maybe in the future we can get rid of the tunnel part when there is bridge in Shindaga :)”

9.6 Very well-sponsored, supportive event Sana Sayed · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“Beautiful track, excellent water/fruit/sponge stations, and love the overall support that is provided along the way. I always look forward to this event. ”

9.6 Beautiful route to run in Dubai Emilie Perry · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Please can we get the shirts before the race as I like to run in the shirt on the day.”

9.0 Good HM · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Perfect organization for a perfect event Mario Ojeda · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Keep it up! I'll be coming back next year for sure!”

8.8 Would definitely participate again Alaa Mansour · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
7.3 Nice event. but unavailability of the official pic Sameer Muhammad · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Its very nice. but i send you the email that i didnt receive the officail pics link to my email. but no reply from your sides. please send me the link. really excited to see it ”

Comment from Premier Online - 10.12.2016
“Please go to your Premier Online Account, click on Transactions and then on Photos to access your photos for the event.”

7.7 Excellent Job, keep it up... Saleem Meyaji · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Growing in popularity each year within the running community. Handled in very professional way.”

9.0 Great event - Thanks to DCS and Marshals !! Mario Illan · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Great event, one of the season favorites in Dubai. Giveaways and organization was very good as usual. Only few things to improve: 1. water was hot in the stations 2. Sponges were too small 3. The tunnel.. (can we ask Sheikh Mo for a pedestrian bridge like the ones over the Canal?) 4. For the slower runners some areas are too narrow.”

10.0 The best organised and most scenic run in Dubai! · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“First class organisation and event! Love the run through old Dubai. Unsurpassed!”

10.0 Perfect organization as always Peter Hidvegi · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Thank you for the team for a flawless morning from start to finish, best race in town in the calendar”

10.0 My favourite Running Event in Dubai Pak Yin Lam · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
9.8 Very Well Organised Glen Te Wharau · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Excellent race pack, race village was great and lots of goodies after the race! ”

9.0 Best value for money · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
9.6 Great event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Top event. Excellent organisation, nice route, good value - had a great time - thanks”

9.8 Great event, again Martin Mueller · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
8.8 Excellent! Miguel Villalonga · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
7.3 Very good Sreeraj S V · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Enjoyed :) ”

9.4 Very good Jack Keshishian · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Fantastic event! · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Amazing support from organisers, volunteers, marshals and fellow runners. Great value for money! Goody bag + T-shirt + medal + post-race breakfast + photos = Amaaaaaazing!! Loved the Spinneys stall at the Athlete's Village and the giant Bananas. (: ”

9.8 Best half in UAE Christophe Miegeville · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Just perfect! Thanks to the organization of the hard work, thanks for all the marshals along the course supporting us! And as always, such a rewarding breakfast after a beautiful race!!! see you next year. ”

8.5 Great event as usual. Mohamed Al Marzooqi · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
7.9 A difficult course Cyril Michael Pinto · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“A difficult course with considerable running time spent on tiles / bricks. Four (4) bridges also makes this one a difficult event. Would have appreciate water served in bottles (instead of sealed cups). Elsewise a well organized event; will definitely be participating next year. Excellent organization at the start, no rushing / pushing etc. ”

9.8 Great Event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Fantastic as always Duncan Ross · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Top marks to Margaret and the DCS team. A big well done!”

10.0 Best race in Dubai ,hands down. Gabrielle Kane · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Really well organised, lovely course.”

9.4 Consistently excellent...an annual highlight. Simon Putt · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Meticulously organised - well done to all involved, including all the volunteers for their enthusiasm. It's an annual highlight of my running year.”

9.4 All worth it. Glenn Alfred Agan · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“A success once again. Congrats to the organizer. See you again next year.”

9.4 Always a great event Adrian Dyer · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
9.8 Great Event · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes
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“Look forward to next years event ”

9.8 The half marathon in the world! Liz Verheyden · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Great communication, all according to plan, breakfast was lovely, amazing atmosphere. Well done! I loved it”

9.0 BEST AS O KNOW · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“It was Great time and Best People Arund ”

10.0 15 out 15 Christopher Collier · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes
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“Well done DCS, again! At least the crosscountry bit was more like a lawn this year. KP1 banner was up a tree, where was KP20 hiding? Of course it's hard, but all volunteers cheered us all the way & committee can be real proud. Thank you.”

10.0 Perfect organisation as always Tom Crampton · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“A really enjoyable run, brilliantly organised. The addition of the free post-run ice cream this year was a particular highlight.”

7.1 Great event Fabien Taillardat · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
9.2 Nice run On Dubai Fabien Viala · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe
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“Very nice run, good organization, good breakfast at the end”

9.0 It was an amazing run · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“The photos are not being posted yet .. would appreciate if this could be given some priority .. thank you ”

Comment from Premier Online - 09.12.2016
“Premier Photos took 13,839 photos in 3.5hrs, the first photos were available (for the first finishers) before 8am, the last photos were available by 12:19pm. Everyone who was identified in at least one photo was sent an email with a direct link and, as mentioned in pre-race emails; these are available as a download from your Premier Online account. The norm is for photos to be available 1 or 2 days later, sometimes (not often) later the same day but not normally personally identified. We hope you will be able to agree that there was quite a degree of priority given. We're glad you enjoyed the run and hope you enjoy your free photos, courtesy of CML.”

10.0 Fantastic! · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Brilliantly organised event. Huge thanks to Dubai Creek Striders committee.”

10.0 Best half marathon in uae · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Very organized, great course and post-race breakfast!”

8.3 Great course, well signed, excellent breakfast Charlotte Taylor · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“The cones between the edge of the pavement and the road were in the way of the runners as the path was already quite narrow but I'm unsure if that is due to the organisers or not.”

9.4 Great event · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
9.6 Fantastically well organised. Chris Laird · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
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“Wonderful atmosphere. Well organised for runners and spectators. Awesome breakfast. Where do I sign up for next year!”

6.7 Good Abel Nelly · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe
10.0 Fantastic race · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
7.3 Great event! · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
9.8 Excellent event in great weather Ghassan Amer · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Today The Creek Striders Half Marathon was well organized ,and it is a great event happens every year in Dubai.Thanj you team. Ghassan”

9.8 Awesome Thanks Adam Du Plooy · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Awesome thanks!”

8.5 Well organised and great field team supporting us Markos Delasoudas · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 As good as it gets · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes
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9.4 Good Race Jon Dunne · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Well orchestrated race. Would have like to have option to pick-up race packet morning of the event. While I agree it is a scenic course and while I ran a PR, I disagree that this is course-designed for PRs. Low light with uneven pavement, a number of sharp turns, probably up-and-down 30 sets of curbs, etc. Incredible medal Good post race support. Easy arrival / parking / departure. T-shirt was underwhelming. Pre-race information was useful. Prompt posting of race results. Thank you!”

9.2 A great start to the day! Dan Hunt · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Tough bridges and lovely scenic route. Well organised and very friendly atmosphere. Well done thanks all, Thanks ”

10.0 Always brilliantly planned Sanjeeva Kongahawita · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“A big thank you to the sponsors organizers and race officials for a job well done! ”

8.8 X · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“X”

10.0 Well done · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Well done team for such great arrangement ”

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