Roy Nasr Memorial Triathlon 2013
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67 people have rated this event.
“Water is necessary in more places on the run”
“A great tribute Roy. Thanks for a great event. A T-Shirt would have been nice (Race+Food+T-Shirt = every time :-) Great volunteers - Thanks! More marshall's to ensure final 200m is done correctly. Saw two finishers skip the final hard turn and ran straight across to the finish. When the lungs are busting the mind gaps so tape or marshals may help there. All in all though, a very minor issue in an otherwise stellar event. Thanks!! OH, and have a "Not applicable" option in your rating system above - those athletes placing got what looked to be nice trophies but no finishing medals for mortals. ”
“Nice event for first timers. This event had a lot of first times and it would have been nice to have a medal or t.shirt as a memento. One extra water station given the heat would have been nice. Ice cold water at the finish was great but while running it was hard to drink with it being so cold. Pleasant morning with great atmosphere and just some minor issues to improve on. Well done and thank you for a great morning.”
“I was warned that the swim would be hectic, but i didn't think it would be as wild and aggressive as it was. I suppose that is what you have to put up with but I was very disappointed at the fact a competitor swimming behind me pulled me back by the ankle on the last stretch to the beach - twice! If that sort of behaviour is normal from triathletes then I would not be interested in associating with them.”
“Thank you very much to the organisers... a fitting tribute to Roy, catering for a large number of competitors, whilst retaining the close community feel that Roy fostered.
“Would have liked a race T shirt just for soveiner.
breakfast was not good at all.
Good job marshals
Good job organisers
Good job race!!! ”
“Could have done with one more drinks station as it was a very hot race. Results are still not out yet 2 days after race so unable to comment on this.”
“No medals. People enter the cycle leg after just 3 laps. Not your problem but those people were on the podium to get awards. Saw this alot with the teams and individuals who are not good in the cycle”
“Very well organised, great venue and a great atmosphere. The new transition area was well laid out easily accessible, and I especially enjoyed not running on the sand this time! ”
Awesome atmosphere, volunteers and supporters
Great venue and venue support
Love the course
“Love little race with a friendly atmosphere in a lovely location. A fast course if your looking for a PB and perfect for your first attempt at a Tri.”
“It was hot and needed more water, even on short distances..
Great venue and spirit of the event/”
“Fantastic timing summary. Best yet.
Nice course, except the interlock road leaving the hotel on bike was terrible for the wheels, as was that last hump at the security gate, but nothing you can change.
Shame all those cars were in such a hurry and almost hit some cyclists.
Thanks for organising this.
“Pls consider having the Swim in front of the beach where the water is cleaner”
“Fantastic event, nice atmosphere”
“A really enjoyable event that eased a novice into the world of triathlons. It was not overwhelming or daunting and allowed me to have fun whilst learning all about race preparations, transitions etc”
“Such a large number of participants must be a challenge to organise.
Thanks to all the volunteers, it helps to make this event a success.
The major dark point was the biking on the open road. Very dangerous!
My future participation to this event will be conditioned by a close road course.
A small souvenir as a t-shirt or a medal would have been appreciated.
“Nice setting and a decent course. Would have been nice to get something for the money however a T-shirt, water bottle, medal or something though appreciate if the money for this went to Roy's charity.
I’m sure you are already aware of this but on such a hot day running out of water at the aid stations is not great. yes I should be faster having been doing these for a few years but I didn’t get any water on either run lap and as a result I had minor heat stroke when I finished. I know it’s my responsibility to hydrate myself but normally the aid stations are enough hence I did not take water out onto the run.
Also something more at the end would be appreciated, coke, sports drink, banana etc.
“It was my very first triathlon experience and it was a great one. Roy Nasr, you were in my thoughts during the race and I owe you a massive thank you for inspiring me and many others to take part in such an amazing sport, you'll always be with us, RIP Roy!
A huge thank you to my wife who was extremely supportive through my triathlon journey that started 6 months ago, thank you to the organizers who did a great job bringing all this triathlon community together and for such a successful event, thank you to the volunteers & race marshals for their massive help and of course thank you to my friends and fellow triathletes for their encouragement and support. ”
“I generally enjoyed the event. The only complaint I have is that there was no water available at the support station for the run course later on during the race. As it was a very hot day this made the run extremely difficult.
The swim course was also very narrow which meant that people were on top of each other for the first lap which made for a difficult start to the race with people getting pushed around.
Apart from that it was a very enjoyable event with excellent facilities.
“Nothing really mattered enough to warrant complaining it as it was for a great cause.
If it was just another event, areas that could be improved were:
=The hotel ran out of breakfast after I bought my ticket - so no hot food... that was a bit of a bummer.
=The race results took a long time - I think that was evident in a few winners not present to collect their prizes...
=Mixed advice from marshals and experienced competitors (as a first tri-timer) on where to put the bib number. Cost me a good 5 mins after the swim that!!
But all in all very well done. Was a good day and the volunteers were ace.
“Overall is an awesome event.
The course is small and a bit tricky but the race briefing materials should clarify that. Marshals are there too to guide. Could do more signage (turn here, finish here, or KM markers)
Was looking for ISO drinks on the course and at the finish line.
Its nice that there are a things to do for the spectators (castle, climb tower, stalls, booths)
Marshals and volunteers did a great job. I'm very thankful to them.
Nice people, nice race and nice atmosphere.
“So hard to compare but it was a great experience. THX!”
“I know it is dificult to close a road but the traffic marshalling in the hotel left a little to be desired. Other than that a well run event”
“Races don't get much better organized than this. From quick race pack collection to plenty of bike racking space, wonderful swim course, enjoyable bike course and run. Marshall's we're amazing and so encouraging. I couldn't fault it. Roy would have been proud. Can't wait till the next one!”
“Big thanks to the marshalls and organizers. ”
“Greatl race. will do it it again.”
“Lots of car traffic on the cycle leg. Need more police to control, as it could get dangerous. ”
“This was a great race - thanks! There were lots of Marshals on the course and everyone did a great job but I am sure you are aware there was quite a bit of confusion on the run at that turn around point by the finish line. A pretty high number didn't complete that section (I was one of them :( and pretty bummed when I'd found out I'd skipped it).
Perhaps some chalk arrows directing participants in this section and a few more marshals in that area - there were just so many people coming and going there from all directions.
I'll be back in December though. Thanks for the great race.”
“Great event, excellent location and very well organized. Would have been nice to have received a t-shirt or something similar as a memento of the event. This always makes it seem a little more like value for money.”
“Many thanks to all involved in the event, you did a great job. My only request would be for more water stations, particularly on the run.
“Roy Nasr would have been proud of what you achieved today. Well done.”
“Had a great morning at this the first event of the season. Slight improvements possible in signage especially on cycling route at roundabout turn - plus appears water ran out towards end of the race for some later finishers.
Though this shouldn't distract from what was overall a very enjoyable well run event at a great location. Looking forwards to seeing the times later today.”
“Would be nice to get medals for completing the course. ”
“Great volunteers with great attitudes .... Couldn't have asked for a better race. Additionally the kid friendly nature of the race with climbing wall and bouncy castle were a mega hit with the kids. Thanks for putting on a great race...Roy's legacy of selfless commitment to Tri's couldn't have been served any better.”
“Fantastic organization - Course was clearly marked and the marshal support was great - especially the bloke at the turnaround by the boats - he was truly brilliant and gave great words of encouragement to everyone!
Cant wait for the next one!”
“Well organized and thanks to the marshalls for a great job done and support rendered during the race ”
“Fantastic event organised by a great troop of people. Would love to do it all again. ”
“Awesome job. Excellently organized in comparison to all other local races.
Thanks to the volunteers and race me events. ”
“Need a bit more fun, music, definitely more water on the running course, why are you asking to rate medal and give aways? There were none. Also the Jebal Ali hotel does not make me feel like staying .... boring place ... but good training and I might participate again, but you need to beef up the event a bit more to attract me. ”
“Best sprint race I have ever been to.
organized well, great atmosphere”
“Disappointed there was no medals or giveaways at the end...I think this is important especisally a medal..more so for first timers to mark their accomplishment”
“A really great event the volunteers were awesome with lots of encouragement all the way along the routes.
Could have done with another water station at the second run turn around other than that fantastic
Thank you to all involved ”
Thank you. Swimming was fine but packed. Cycling was fine but it was hard to remember how many times we had gone around. Running was disorganized and needs to be fixed. There needs to be a clearer course for running. ”
“Fist time in a Tri. Great fun. Very well organissd and a great location.”
“Would have been nice touch if everyone who completed received a commentative medal. ”
“A support station just after getting off the bike, would have been ideal.”