Muscat Marathon 2016
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95 people have rated this event.
“I would like to suggest that promotional matarial on things tourists can do / tours offerd in Mscat and Oman are handed out at the event pack collection.”
“It was a great event, measured to the tee. I think a couple of sections that had us over gravel / rocks could be re-routed, but that is nitpicking and I only noticed on the second loop of marathon when fatiguing. It would be good to see the capacity split across events and not on a first come first served basis, ie emphasize entry into the longer events. 150 / 200 / 250 perhaps.
I am from Australian and talking very fondly of event to friends.”
Edited on 03.02.2016
“Excellent organization and race control. Congratullations!!!. The 42 km route should be improved to avoid reapte the course twice, this is my personal reason for not attending the 42 kms.”
“I really enjoyed this race. I felt like it was well marked and there were the perfect amount of water/juice station.
“Thanks for all the hard work that went into organizing the event .”
“Be joining more soon!!!
Well done to the organizers! ”
“As Usual Muscat Road runners organised "Muscat marathon 2016" is the best in the Region.perfect engineered planning and execution. water stations, supplement food stations placed at regular distance, route marking excellent," MRR hidden photographers" to click each of runner on the track and all above the smiling,marshals always with you either water station,or biking along with you.while running you never felt that you are alone.
No injuries,no accidents that is why this is best Marathon .
“The organisation is wonderful with great attention to detail. A lot of very dedicated club committee members put in an enormous amount of time and effort to see to that. All those running the event were really calm, helpful and friendly. The atmosphere was relaxed and really joyful.
Muscat is a lovely city. The course always has something nice to look at and take your mind off the effort!
A great day!”
“A small suggestion: I would pass smaller bottles of water (200 ml) at the support stations.
Very nice breakfast.”
“I know many colleagues that they did not run because there were no mor bib numbers. Maybe next year the number of runners could be increased. ”
“Please can it just be a 10 km race not 10.3km?
10km is the more usual distance and nice to be able to compare with other events.
Average pace for this race on premier online was calculated as a 10k (not 10.3km).
Great race though!”
“All good. My only feed back would be that is would have been nice to have the finish line for the 10k further into the hotel grounds and nearer the spectators ”
“It was a really good experience, definitely I would do it again...”
“Always loved the intimacy of this particular event held in an enchanting and friendly city. Support staff outdid themselves again this year and probably the best in the region - having a special needs bag station makes a huge difference.
Well worth the trip down from Sharjah and delighted to have got my PB on this course. So pleased to have made the evening social this year too which is another lovely touch and reinforces the welcoming and hospitable nature of Muscat Road Runners.”
“Loved the race package bag, but the items inside weren't fabulous! Overall, a great day - will return, thanks!”
“A big thank to the organizers for their excellent work and support, before, during and after the run. The celebration with generous breakfast after the marathon was a real "runner".”
“Great event, well put together.
The course is a bit windy and complex but works, everything else was spot on”
“Slightly earlier start time would be good! ”
“This year it was much better than last two years. The route selection was also good. However, Qurum Park leg may be the first one due to its lengthy distance which give impression of loneliness. The route could be : Hotel, Opera House, Qurum Park, Crown Plaza round about , Hotel intercon, .....
“Very well organized. There was no way you could go wrong!”
“Both years I had a hard time using my credit card to pay online. I ended up having to use a friend's.
Otherwise a good event. Great work by the volunteers.”
“The Muscat Marathon 2016 was a wonderful event. The races were very well organized from start to finish. Thank you to all of the organizers and volunteers. We hope to take part again next year. ”
“All round a good event, a good low key marathon run by runners for runners,
“I really enjoyed the race and was at all levels outstanding. If I had to make two remarks it would be to have an intermediary check point (with chip and time) and an after race massage (if possible).
The arrival and the breakfast were really nice and I would definitely participate again in this event
Edited on 01.02.2016
Only suggestion is about the event T-shirts design. I brought this up earlier as well.
Most of the people prefer sleeveless T-shirts for long runs. Hence, suggest to consider that and add the option of choosing sleeveless or with sleeve in the participant's preferences section along with the size. This will allow a higher percentage of participants wearing the event T-shirts. Wouldn’t it look better ? Certainly it would.
Thanks again for a wonderful show.
“Overall very happy with everything. But I was let down by the online booking as I originally was doing the 10.3km open and changed to half marathon. My details were never update and I ended up having the 10.3km medal ribbon”
“Course is still just 'making up the distance' without actually running somewhere.
At one of the water stations someone handed me what looked liked Coca Cola...not the kind of drink you want while running unless you like getting cramps...
Great day overall.”
“Extremely well organised and coordinated. Would be lovely to see more locals involved in both running and supporting .Don't think this event is advertised well enough as most non runners don't even know that it exists.
Smaller events throughout the year would be a bonus.
Looking forward to 2017!”
“Loved the route, beach, park, beach with a few embassies. Good signage (the 2nd entrance to the park could have used someone directing as I know a few people went off route there), good breakfast (there was enough for everyone right until the end); very social event, some people mentioned chairs at the end but I liked sitting on the ground - good for stretching the legs. It is a small event and I like it that way - lots of different skill levels. Congrats on organizing such a good event!”
“All good, but perhaps cups of water instead of bottles, so less is wasted. ”
“Everything was perfect, thanks to all the organizers! :)”
“Fantastic race that gets better every year”
“A great event by all means, my only remark is that all participants got the same t-shirt this year, which lacks the unique aspect of the distance everyone participated in.
Would have been great to color code the t-shirts according to the bib color like in one of the previous events, apart from mentioning the distance on the t-shirt.
Otherwise, a great event, thanks to all the volunteers and marshals for making it a smooth run. ”
“The event is getting better and better every year. Thank you Muscat road runners, great job and looking forward to participate next year.”
“Many of my friends also interested to participate in the race. However, the registration was sold out.”
“I really enjoyed this marathon. The scenery was stunning and all of the people were very friendly. Will definitely be coming back next year.”
Edited on 31.01.2016
“The Muscat is always very well organised, done with apparently effortless ease. But more than that. At every part of the race, the backdrop of the city and the mountains, the uncluttered elegant order of the suburbs, the expanse of the ocean, the civil manner of the people, the seemingly ever benign weather, make it for me a essential date in my calendar. I love it and I love Muscat and Oman.”
“Great route and post race party. Beautiful route and helpful marshals. One extra marshal by the right turn back into the park would be helpful as I missed the arrow and completed an extra 1.3 km! I hope I can return one day.:)”
“I loved this race. Really enjoyed the change in the course. The atmosphere was excellent, the support stations and the marshals were wonderful.”
“My first half marathon and couldn't have asked for a better level of organisation. Everything was well thought out and incredibly detailed!
Would love to have more creative and loop-free routes next time round. Muscat is a beautiful city and runners should be routed through all the environs on offer. Registration cost was a tad bit high but nothing too off-putting!”
“I feel more and more such events should occur in muscat - viz marathon, duathlon, triathlon, swimmathon etc - at least 4-6 such events in a year”
Edited on 31.01.2016
“The food after the event was absolutely awful - MEAT and animal products, hardy anything vegetarian, not to mention vegan. Except fruit salad. Why was there no porridge, no vegetarian sausages, no soya milk. Even the hash browns tasted as if they had been fried in the same fat as the sausages. That breakfast was absolutely not worth the long wait for.”
“You need to find a better PR Person , I can refer someone good if you like. It's a great event but the marketing and PR can add lots of excitement ”
“Will definitely do this again next year. What an amazing event! So well organised. Great course, Great support crew. Everything was just so easy and smooth.”
“A thoroughly great event, well done to the organisers,I'll be back next year!”
Edited on 30.01.2016
Suggestion - there was no info on leftover KMs ot the finish. This would have helped participants in setting their speed appropriately”
“This was a well-organised event along a good route. I would suggest that the drink stations could have cups rather than water bottles since a bottle it too much to drink while running - for 10K anyway! The signage for the different routes could have been clearer where there were different options, although the marshalls were very good.”
The event organised so professionally. Though It was my first debut , I never felt any difficulty as a beginner. Thanks to all.
Defenitely I will participate next year
“Only disappointment, for my 11 year old daughter who was the youngest competitor in the junior 10.3k race, is that there is no announcement of 2nd and 3rd places. She was second girl and would have loved her moment of glory on the podium. Ditto for her male counterpart who has come second 2 years running. Both lost to older children, both had excellent times. Even if there is no prize, an announcement and podium photo would be a huge boost to potential marathon runners of the future. Thank you.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed it, looking forward to the next one”
“Great friendly run. Marshals were supportive and encouraging. Roads cor denned off from traffic. Great breakfast. ”
“The event was great and route, by natural windy was today but the route good and I got better time than before. ”
“Some snacks /refreshments should be provided to family members too who come to cheer up contestants .
Edited on 30.01.2016
“Course had far too many twists and turns but I understand you have to work with what you are given. volunteers were great at every twist and turn someone was there to assist!! If I lived closer I would definitely do it again but cant keep taking days off. I would recommend it to others. Only real negative. I asked volunteer the name of the drink, and no one at the table knew. please tell volunteers what they are serving. ”
“People handing out water were sometimes not prepared. All other organization was excellent. ”
“Organization perfect. Only thing it is better 42 instead of 2x21”
“Not enough water stations”
“Well organised and friendly event”
“Congratulations to Muscat Road Runners for organizing this event in a very professional way and for the friendly atmosphere!”
“The medals could be nicer other than that everything was perfect.”
“Have never run his race before so my comparisons may be slightly biased”
“Having never competed in a race like this before i had no idea what to expect. I was amazed by the organisation and professional set up of everything. I cant wait to do it all again and will strongly recommend this event to anyone who is interested.”
“Increase the size of the race and allow for a larger number of people to participate.
Promote more, increase press coverage and social media. Make it known to people in Oman that there is such a race taking place
Price money for the winners? ”