Diadora Palm Jumeirah 10km Tunnel Run 2016

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Average Rating: 8.3
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7.7
I would take part again
9.8 A well organised event with a cool strava map! Aimee Middleton · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
2.5 Disappointing · Participation 1 time I would take part again No

“The distance was significantly longer than 10 km, the most basic requirement of a 10k race. Taking monorail back and forth was needless hassle - simpler to start and finish at same spot. There was no stock of correct t-shirt sizes at finish and the sizes ran smaller. Awards ceremony was a few minutes before last indicated monorail departure so most people left, resulting in empty podiums. Plus unconstructive approach to resolving issues.”

8.2 Best organised event I have undertaken in Dubai Damian StaffordShaw · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Everything was prepared excellently from marshals at the Monorail car park to the administration of the event on the day. Well done to the organizers - if I was to point out one area for improvement, the collection of the race packs could be from a more central location but other than that, fantastic.”

7.5 Excellent but 'Still High Priced Event' · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

Comment from the Event Organizer - 30.11.2016
“As the organiser I feel the need to comment.....Are you aware of the associated costs to stage such an event? Staffing, Insurance, Permits, Toilets, Tee Shirts, Medals, Water, Number Bibs, Chip Timing, Marketing, Telecommunications are just a few of the expenses occurred. Every staff member you see working on the day is paid for their time.”

8.6 Good race and different way to see the palm · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
4.5 Could be better Damien King · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Things that weren't so good.. (1) Race pack collection was a disaster, I can't recall what the place was even called but it was impossible to find, more effort should have been made to have the location more central, (2) the start line was a bit congested, though admittedly there's not much else you could have done on that Boardwalk, (3) the signage was poor - did you mark every km?? If so.. It wasn't very clear, (4) tshirts were a disaster.. Why ask for size if you don't keep that sHirt??”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 30.11.2016
“Damien - Race pack collection may not have been central to you - we sent GPS coordinates for the school located 50m from Umm Suquiem Rd. 2) 600 runners on a start line - we spread the pacing signs out to avoid congestion. 3) There were kilometer signs every 1km on the coourse. 4) We never asked for a T-Shirt size, this is part of your profile on premier online and does not take into account the type of shirt being given out. Also does not help when 80% of field entered in last 2 weeks.”

6.1 Thank you organization Rita Silvana Romero · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“I didn't enjoy so much the circuit , No muchtmuch to See .”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 29.11.2016
“WOW, so many people enjoyed the course which was different to the normal flat courses. What would you like to see next time?”

8.0 A great Friday morning sunrise Shaheesta Adam · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.2 Lovely atmospher and nice course Christine Pavlicic O'Brien · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I liked the low key atmosphere at the beginning, and enjoyed the not so crowed start, and he goody bag before with the wrist band for the water park after were fabulous (I would confidently say it is the bed I had so far) as well as the finisher t-shirt, the only thing which was not so great is: no bananas nor fruit at the finishing line. Another really nice touch the name on the bib!! ”

9.1 Brilliantly organised event, i loved it Ahmed Ismail · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“This event proves that Andy and the race-me guys know what they are doing. we all know that parking in the palm is a night mare unless you are a resident. Putting an event with a 600 runners all arriving with cars and taxis could have created a chaos if parking was not smartly organised. Parking at the monorail car park and using it to/from the start/finish line was a great idea. The course is very nice, safe and a bit challenging with the 3 ramps. A t-shirt,medal,visor and a towel was a bonus ”

6.8 Awesome · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.4 Beautiful Venue Zoltan Sultan · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
6.8 Nice event well organized for a first time · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
Edited on 28.11.2016

“Distance not well balance, last 2 kms = almost 2,5 kms”

7.7 A great morning run! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.4 Would definitely do it again · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great job. Perfect timing weather-wise. ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 29.11.2016
“We managed to secure the best weather ever from the weather gods. For that we are thankful.”

6.8 It was fun, weather was great, the view beautiful Muna Kassissieh · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
5.5 Needs improovment Evangelos Psychas · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Race pack collection during rush hours was not an easy job. Course can easily be more interesting(adding a few kilometers of palm route along the sea view will eliminate the boring part of the race. Try to be more accurate by cutting this 300 extra meters.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 28.11.2016
“Adding extra kilometres at the start would compromise using the tunnel, and have it closed to traffic. We were limited to having it closed a maximum of 40 minutes, hence why the tunnel was at the start of the run. By having the tunnel start at 4km into the race would mean having it closed from 6:45am to 7.55am - something the RTA and Nakheel would not approve.”

7.0 The location is great · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Collection of event pack is far”

7.7 Great atmosphere. Course needs improving. Bryce Alford · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Another great event from Race ME in the location with the start at The Atlantis and transport there provided by the Monorail. The downside was the final 1k or should I say 1.4k. Fortunately I was not racing as I would have been highly disappointed . Towards the end there was a tricky access slope to negotiate which meant losing precious time, followed by the spongy track and a mismeasured distance for the finish. The goody bag was great however and with some improvements I'll be back! ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 28.11.2016
“The calculated distance was 10.295km using a Garmin device plus adding in the exact length of tunnel as supplied by Nakheel. The slope at end of run is a much better solution than negotiating the stairs. Finishing on the purpose built running track is a great way to showcase the Nakheel facilities on the Palm.”

7.7 Well Organized Event. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Awesome weather and scenic rout of run. Well organized. Enjoyed. Refreshment after race is not satisfactory. ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 28.11.2016
“The post race refreshment was water (Chilled) plus two different electrolyte drinks. Feel free to drop me an email with suggestions for post race refreshment. My contact details are on Premier Online. Thanks. Andy.”

8.4 Excellent Event! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I'll be back:)”

5.9 Very good event with 2 things to be improved · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
Edited on 28.11.2016

“To explain why my rating on race pack collection and timing is not good: - for race pack collection please try to find a more central location or allow the pick up for all (also Dubai city residents) right before the race - for timing I do not understand why you rate according to brut times instead of net times, but it seems to be common in Dubai, as it was the same in other races I participated. I don't like it because brut times include the time for qeuing and it's not the real running time.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 28.11.2016
“From extensive experience with events, having 600 people turn up on the morning of a race for race pack collection is a recipe for disaster. The timing for race pack collection was scheduled for after work time although next year we would extend to 9pm to allow a bit more time. Wherever race pack collection is, it will be inconvenient for someone. The results given from are NET time and not GUN time. It is based when you crossed the start line. Not sure why you think it is GROSS time?”

8.4 Great event- will definitely do it again · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.2 Good run, lovely course · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.1 Very well organised event Davina Cooper · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.1 A great and well organized event... Leopoldo Salcedo · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Congrats to the organizer and see you on next event.”

7.7 Awesome Run · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“More accessible pick up point of race pack Awesome route Nice environment”

4.5 Could have been much better David McCullagh · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Why was the collection point for the race numbers so far away from the event and the collection times meant rush hour traffic ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 28.11.2016
“The 5:00-7:30pm time was designed to allow people to come after work, although next year would extend to 9pm. What is far away from you is close and handy for other people - wherever the pick up is will be inconvenient for a section of the entrants. Always room for improvement as with any event - although hard to please everyone.”

8.9 There are things to improve but overall very good! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
Edited on 29.11.2016

“The location where to get the race pack is a little bit far. I suggest to have more location areas for event pack collection. THANK YOU to the 2016 Diadora Jumeirah Palm Tunnel Run Team. The experience is priceless. The course/place of the run is beautiful. I also appreciate the marshalls who cheered during the run. They push you to go! The participants are also well informed and updated. I also appreciate our name written on our race number. This helps us know other runners. I run happy! ”

6.6 Start line · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Louder speaker on the starting point.”

7.3 Great race Bauke Rietveld · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Race pack collection was a hassle, far away and only very limited time window that you can collect it. The race was well organised and good. Nice goody bag. Only the after race facilities could use some improvements. Some fruit/food specifically would be great.”

7.0 Nice event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“The goody bags pick up was in a very inconvenient place and during bad time.”

8.0 I enjoyed the event. Very well organized. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Well organized event. I hope the race pack collection will be near next time.”

8.9 Great 10km Matt Fitch · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“As usual, Race.ME have organised a great event and made it all very easy and straight forward with the logistics to/from the event, the information and race pack collection and the run itself.”

7.7 First 10km of the season! Kiera Arnold · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Good organisation from monorail to collection of bags & cheerful marshalls. Good route but I think it was closer to 11km ”

7.5 Would race again! Damien Wheatley · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
6.8 Nice scenic run, tunnel is demanding Prashant Bhatia · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“One comment is about the distance. Was it really 10 k or a little more? ( makes a difference to those of us looking to better our PB's) most gps clocked it at 10.4, I think the announcement was that it was 10.295. Getting the overall winner wrong seems to be a fairly big goof up! Still not sure who won since there seems to be a discrepancy on the official winners list as well as the ones who stood on the podium Race pack pickup location and time was very inconvenient ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 28.11.2016
“Here are the official results https://results.events/race-me-events. Yes, you are right, it was 10.295km. AF”

7.7 Thanks · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Thank you and looking forward for more events”

7.3 Very good race to do with Family and Friends! Marcelo Barroso · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.1 Awesome Manoj Reddy · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.6 A perfectly organized race · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe
8.2 Cool Event! Ralph Schneider · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
Edited on 27.11.2016

“Overall a very good Organisation! Thank you :-) Improvments would be: - Race Pack pick-up Location better reachable - Distance either 10,0km or announce that's 10,4km - Something small to eat after the Finish Line Cheers! ”

6.1 Great Run - with some improvements Jeriel Hipe · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Race pack pick-up was far and difficult. It could have been situated at an accessible area within Dubai city limits. There was a late notice of an on-site pick-up of race packs (which could have been the best option for everyone). Mandatory monorail is quite expensive and nobody was inspecting the post-race tickets. Was there any post-refreshment? At least a banana or orange station would be great.”

8.0 Well organised except for race pack collection Deepak Panchariya · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Lookfoward to next run , hopefully, the race pack collection is at a place convenient....the safa community school was not easy place to reach ...”

6.4 Good Inaugural Event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I thought the race was really cool and unique. The morning weather was amazing... until you entered the tunnel. Then it became hot and smelly without any air flow. The running population was great, strong runners who really pushed me to get a good time. The packet collection place was not the best; it was dark, hard to locate and in prime-traffic time. Overall, great first time event, I will join next year!”

8.4 Very well organized event Amanda Alberts · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great communication and clear instructions before the race made the event run very smoothly. It was a great track and the staff were very well informed and helpful. I do believe that it was about 300m more than 10km, but that could be due to the tunnel and the long que at the starting line. All and all a very enjoyable event!”

6.8 A fabulous running experience · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“The event as such was very well organized. I was just disappointed about the fact that the volunteers were not instructed very well. E.g. nobody was able to show me washrooms at the start (I had to search them together with other participants) or nobody was able to direct me to the monorail station or race bags collection at the finish. Otherwise it was an amazing experience and I thank you very much!”

9.1 Very well organized Rowell Paner · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“That was very well organize and to be part of the Inaugural Run for DIADORA TUNNEL RUN was pretty amazing, we are excited for the next run.”

7.0 Fun Event with Great Organization! Davina Lewis · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Very well organized event. Easy Race Pack collection for out-of-towners. Could get better notifications for race times as well as access to photos. Great goodie bag!”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 27.11.2016
“Where to find results was communicated in final email before the event. Either go to https://results.events/race-me-events or http://diadorapalmjumeirah10kmtunnelrun.itsyourrace.com/results.aspx?id=8517. The photos are a free service and we are waiting for the photographer to upload the edited images and then we will advise where to find them.”

8.4 Awesome · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.9 Fantastic well run event!!! Mark Heald · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Brilliant event run by Andy and his team. The amount of effort RACE ME are putting in to bring us all the opportunity to run courses that were previously not a reality is showing immensely. Great job guys!!!”

7.3 Excellent organization Michael Seely · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“This is one of the most organized races I have participated in. No small feat considering it was a first time event. Well done! Not sure where to find my timing results online. Shirt size was a little small.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 27.11.2016
“Where to find results was on the final communication email sent before the event. Either go to https://results.events/race-me-events or http://diadorapalmjumeirah10kmtunnelrun.itsyourrace.com/results.aspx?id=8517”

8.4 A very enjoyable race. Scott Crawley · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Some of the communications prior to the event were a little bit unclear, however that is the only slight complaint that I have, everything else was great. The event had a very nice atmosphere of general enjoyment and had a pleasant balance between including everyone who just wanted to have a good time whilst allowing the really serious athletes to get on with the race. Overall the I would say that it is the enjoyable 10k event that I've ever run.”

8.0 Great to run a new course! Joel Murray · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Only problem was the kit pick-up as it was limited to one location and the same time for 4 days. Can it be more flexible next time and have 2 locations and 2 different times?”

5.7 Nice atmosphere Esraa Daoud · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe
7.7 Can't wait for the next one Barry Woods · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great race in an iconic location. Well organized with a good vibe. Volunteers were fun and energetic. The technical route made a nice change and a few small hills challenged the legs and lungs. I hope this becomes a regular feature in the calendar.”

8.0 Great 10K event Ronalyn Dangli · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great event and I hope to participate again next year. the only thing I would suggest to improve is the location of the race pack. It should be somewhere more centralized and accessible to everyone.”

8.4 Amazing · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I love the tunnel run”

8.4 Event was well organised and i enjoyed it Themba Mazibuko · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe
8.4 Great location, superbly organized. Farhan Kafil · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“The start line on the boardwalk near Aquaventure was well divided as per run time. Route marshals, aid stations and good signage made it a smooth run. Running through the Palm tunnel and an underpass, then over a bridge wand under it was a fun and safe experience as the road was closed to traffic. The last 2.5km on the running track of Ittehad Park was the best part. Medals and t-shirts for finishers were both good. Overall, a good experience.”

8.0 A short, fast run with 'hills' · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Excellent organisation and a different course to the norm. ”

9.1 Picturesque run on the iconic Palm Maria Carter · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Excellent carpark marshalls with electronic wands, so you would know where to go in the carpark. Helpful staff all along the route. Very well organised. Good to have drop off and pick up bag service.”

8.0 Great Inaugural Event Marby De Guzman · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Good communications prior to the event, race pack collection went with ease. What I liked most was the route. Though it was actually more than 10km, the route was both enjoyable and challenging, with the tunnel and a few uphills. Overall, the event was well organized and was fun.”

8.9 Well organised · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Bravo to everyone involve. ”

8.0 Great event! Simon Major · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Really enjoyed the run, it was a little longer than 10k but nice mix of surfaces and a few small hills thrown in for variety. Excellent organisation! Only gripe was the water at the stations is impossible to drink without stopping if served in cups. Bottles are much easier to drink from on the move.”

8.9 Nice run on the palm Thomas Morin · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“As usual with Raceme, flawless organization. ”

8.6 Loved it Tamas Lorincz · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great organization, lovely running companions.”

8.9 Can't wait for the next one. Caroline Labouchere · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“My WAZE app took me straight to the monorail and there waiting was a plethora of volunteers. Super start. Start was good, no blockages. Hills were a surprise but added to make the race a challenge. You can do flat all over Dubai. The distance was a bit long but better than short. Overall. A great job. Well done. ”

8.4 Great Organization Brett Cole · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.2 Great event with awesome views of the palm. Clark Doidge · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Everything was well organised just the Tshirts were all too small the xxl being equivalent to a normal large !!”

8.6 Very well organised · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.0 Well done people! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.6 Very Enjoyable · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Still waiting to see posted results”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 26.11.2016
“Results were live as you finished. http://diadorapalmjumeirah10kmtunnelrun.itsyourrace.com/ This information was given in final communication before the race. ”

8.0 Nice experience, very friendly and relaxed feeling Ekaterina Chuprina · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Very well organised event. I liked the enthusiastic vibe, although the 10th km turned out to be very discouraging. While I understand it was difficult to place the finish gate exactly on the 10 km mark, the organisers could have moved the start line a few hundred meters forward to make it closer to the exact 10km point. Most of us are there to beat our own records, big or small... And race pack collection between 5 and 7.30 pm... for me it was standing in the traffic with two kids in my car... ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 26.11.2016
“Just an FYI. GPS devices do not work in the tunnel. The calculated course length was based on known actual length of the covered tunnel. GPS devices often use a best guess formula for tunnels. Next year we will be having the course certified as we build this event up to being a world class quality 10km race. ”

7.3 Great to run on the Palm...nice event. Simon Putt · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“On the whole it was a great event, and well organised - including the monorail and all the support from volunteers. A couple of things to think about for next time. Racepack pick-up was horrible - sending people up rush hour Hessa St into a badly lit maze of a building site. Briefing was heard by about 5% of the runners. Next time bunch up the runners at the start so that more people can hear it. Oh, and better measurement of the distance please. But still enjoyed the event very much!”

8.6 Great event/course that will hopefully be repeated Matthew Woods · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Fantastic event that was perfectly managed. Course was great and hopefully this event will become a mainstay in the Dubai race calendar. Only point of mention is the race pack location & timings being in the middle of peak rush hour traffic. Would definitely recommend this event to anybody if it comes back next year.”

7.3 Very well organized. Well done Hans Van Der Wulp · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Overall organization well done. Two areas for improvement: accurate distance measurement (i think the course was 10.35k) and pick up location of race bag. Personally I think this race can be really attractive for runners as its done on an iconic landmark. A big thank you to all the volunteers and marshals. ”

8.2 Great race Jeremy Moat · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“The event was well organized and support/event staff very cordial and friendly. Enjoyed the route and marshaling of the event. ”

7.7 Great event Jason Gregory · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Very good event from start to finish , not the easiest place to hold an event and there's been a lot of thought over the logistics and a lot of effort put in. Great organisation and good atmosphere , hats off to Race ME.”

7.5 Well organized Albertina Mascarenhas · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Nice event !”

7.5 Good one · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Marshalling from parking to end was excellent. But the course distance marking was good up until around 8 km. It was matching with my GPS watch , but from then onwards it was disappointing. I ran around 300 plus meter more than 10 km. This was same for my friend as well. For a serious runner 300 meter makes a big difference. This was my only disappointment in this race. Otherwise everything else was very well organised. ”

8.6 Great location and well organised Antonio Failla · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I enjoyed running through one of the city icon of Dubai”

8.0 Race Pack collection point was terrible. Reghard Smith · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Race Pack Collection point was far from the region in which the event/race took place. The school's location and the experience driving there was very bad.”

9.1 Great event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Loved this event. Location, organization etc, It was brilliant. Please make this a recurring event. It will grow as the word spreads and eventually be one of the bigger 10km races in the events calendar. At least I hope so, that it becomes even more popular than ever.”

5.5 Good event that needs a bit more thought on Corinne Jones · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“You should have open the mid station of the train in the morning, I live on the palm and it would have been helpful if I could have avoid running an extra 3 km. collection at the saga community school was a bit of a nightmare too. The traffic to get there is quite mad and finding th school was somehow a real miracle, I turned round for about 20mn about to give up when miraculously I saw a dusty road and it was there!!! Beyond that the event was excellent and great volunteers! Thanks”

8.2 Nice challenging track Peter Hidvegi · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great race on a nice track. The organization of the start line could have been better, I hardly noticed that the race is on.”

8.0 Enjoyable route. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.9 GREAT EVENT & GREAT ROUTE Larry Lengvarsky · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“This was a terrific event and an amazing course. The tunnel was fun and challenging. Overall the event was extremely well organized from parking to finish. The tram availability was very helpful and eliminated traffic and parking problems. Packet pickup was easy but the location was somewhat difficult to get in and out of due to construction and the timings were limiting but not too bad. The volunteers that were doing traffic control, route marshaling, bag drop were amazing! Thank you!”

8.2 Superbly organised, great challenging course · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I race regularly in Dubai and was greatly impressed with the start/finish organisation and the course itself but hugely disappointed that the course was longer than 10K. I work hard on my time so it matters to me, and a couple of hundred meters especially at the end of the race is not a trifle. Does one actually know how long the course was? ”

6.1 I'll not participate again due to 4 uphills Bakheet Beshtawy · Participation 1 time I would take part again No

“Uphills. Your timing & distance is not correct. We ran 10.37 km. ”

8.0 . · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

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7.3 Great Event! Bronwyn Penny · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“This was my first 10km, so I don't have much to go by, but this was a great race! I thought the day went super smoothly and the setting and course was brilliant. (The extra 500m was not such a nice surprise though...). The use of the monorail was really nice and having so much free parking (at the station) was great. The marshals were so friendly and supportive, so motivating-thank you! Thank you for a great race- PLEASE do it again!”

7.0 Great course and location · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“A great event. Easy registration process and good communication. Pack pickup could have been at a more central location and bag drop-off closer to the start line. The course was great with a few little hills. Support crew was very friendly and helpful. Nice finisher shirt and medal. Presentations were a bit late. Overall a successful race that could do with a few minor improvements.”

4.5 Nice race route but terrible communications · Participation 1 time I would take part again No
Edited on 25.11.2016

“Dislikes: The crazy long, black and white masses of text emails - not succinct at all Conflicting email msgs Annoyed to read in the final pre-race email to find that i COULD pick up my race pack on day. Same with the monorail tickt. Could have bought on day n brng friends to support. Emails made it seem it wd b imposbl to park. so I went alone. Pickup It was so hard for me to go after wrk in rush hour to the schl in middle of nowhere! Pls send GPS pin for parking nxt time. ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 27.11.2016
“In all communications we sent google map link for the school and the gateway monorail station. As for the "black and white" emails, we are constrained by the Premier Online mail system for communications. With regards to on the day race pack pick up, if 600 people had showed up to do the same then I would have copped a verbal spray for no pre race day pickup. Also it was imperative to pre-book monorail so we could plan capacity on the trams with Nakheel. ”

6.4 Morr signage indicators ftom car towards parking · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Great event, only conplaints were the signage, there should be more from main rd till towards monotail parking, very detailed signage as many people were wasting time just searching. But thr event and staff were great. ”

9.1 Great Race! Jon Dunne · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Very well run event, good course, great support plan (parking, rail, etc.) Two minor comments / issues: - no matter to me, but factually, the course was a bit longer than 10K. - I was able to find parking, but in the future, I would recommend adding Lat/Long to the parking lot...would have saved me about 15 minutes of time locating it. Great race - Thanks! Very well done! - more event giveaways than expected - shirts seem to run a bit smaller than standard/usual - great course! ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 25.11.2016
“Thx for the great feedback. Gateway station location was sent as google map link in one of the communication emails. Next time we will SMS it. Regards Andy”

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