Roy Nasr Memorial Triathlon 2016

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Average Rating: 8.8
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9.1
I would take part again
9.1 I'll definitely join it next time! Carlos Mascort · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Superb organization and really good vibee in the air...lots of people enjoying triathlon and the event...well done!”

5.7 Great occasion but compromised · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“As always an excellent curtain raiser and awesome memorial occasion. Can't help but feel it was ruined this year though by being draft legal - half a dozen working hard on the bike course with everyone else being dragged along. A plea to reverse this please - we are not asking you to enforce the drafting, just to declare the race draft free ... thank you.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 22.10.2016
“The short events with tight courses are impossible to police for non-draft races - Worldwide many short course events are going draft legal (including ITU races). This was an opportunity to gauge the reaction and feedback (which was mostly positive) and to allay any fears about crashes etc. One unhappy face and 5 neither happy or sad faces is not what we like to see. :-)”

8.6 Familiar atmosphere in a pretty location Maik Becker · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.4 . Giorgio Cecchinato · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

Comment from the Event Organizer - 20.10.2016
“Well said Giorgio :-)”

8.4 It was fun, only the signages are quite confusing. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 SUPERB! Andi Price · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Can't praise this event enough! My first ever triathlon and was pretty nervous, the pre-race chat put my mind at rest and had a fantastic time, everyone so supportive. A MUST DO EVENT!”

10.0 A great morning out · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great race and fantastic cause ”

7.5 Good event and crowd Yusif Bassil · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Collective Race Breakfast excellent Phil Cass · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Done this race a few times and this was easily my favourite. The collective race breakfast made a real festival feeling and encouraged families to attend which can only be good.”

10.0 Great Job Markus Kaschke · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Great Job to the Team ”

9.3 Great event to start the season ;-) · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.1 Another bar-raised Craig Roberts · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
8.6 A great race in memory of a great man! Thank you · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
9.5 Head organizer was outstanding and supportive. Kimberley Dittrich · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Awesome ”

8.2 1st triathlon and it was great Gilles Ghoussoub · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I loved this event and Triathlon, I am really hoping I can do more of them. Very glad that this was my 1st one and that it was so well organised, prepared and supported. The only problem I had was while going out of the roundabout to into transition from bike to run, they were too many people on the exit and i missed it. Didn't see the sign”

9.3 Inspiring Gaye Brodie · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Thanks to the team for putting on such a wonderful event for all kinds of participants, I was a first timer for a triathlon, I found it great. Thanks!”

8.9 Great season. Touching stories!!☺️☺️ Ligaya De Guzman · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I really enjoyed my first thriathlon. Nice event.. More Roy Naser thriathlon to come. ”

9.8 Brilliant community race, friendly and welcoming Emma Flanagan · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“T shirt quality not great. Wouldnt use it again. Rest was brilliant ”

9.5 Awesome event ! Alan Gayton · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.8 A debut to triathlon to remember · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Huge thanks to everyone involved in this event. The atmosphere was amazing and volunteers as well as participants were very supportful and friendly. Great location, facilities and fast follow up of results. Thank you for making my first triathlon special!”

9.8 Excellent · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes
9.5 Experience to try once in your life Carlos Serrano Navarro · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“When I came to Dubai 4 years ago, didn't like much about how superficial was everything. Including why people were so obsessed with sports and specially with triathlons. This time i've been challenged by a friend and prepared it with three weeks. It's been an amazing experience in my life, and want to repeat again and again. On top of that, this ocasion gather people around the memory of one inspiring guy and his friends. What it makes everything more exciting. Thanks to all volunteers ”

10.0 Great event · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
7.5 Uplifting volunteers Mario Ojeda · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Bike leg was dangerous (drafting and open to traffic)”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.10.2016
“The bike leg was advertised as DRAFT LEGAL, and you would have been aware of this when entering. It is nigh on impossible to get road closures for 99% of events - so a 6:30am start and minimal traffic on a fairly quiet road provided the safest route options. ”

9.5 A Special day. Joe Murray · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Don't know what it was about today but it was a really enjoyable experience. I hope we have more draft legal races to come.”

8.9 What triathlon should be. Fun & inclusive Tommy Holden · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“This is a great day out and shines the brightest of lights on the sport of triathlon in the Emirates - An event that would make Roy Nasr proud. Enjoyed equally by novices, elites, ultra-distance and sprint racers alike. Just a great atmosphere in a great location to remember a great man.”

8.9 Great start to Tri season · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“Great event and organization.. real tri community spirit”

9.5 Just another great event by RaceME Julien Goetz · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“It was brilliant once again, from all the communication pre race to breakfast, the organization from RaceME is flawless. Thanks to all the volunteers for cheering and encouraging the competitors, it means a lot to all racers. For those not respecting the rules, using headphones and throwing your gel wrappers on the road - shame on you.”

9.3 Regaining Control of My Life Syed Zain Ul Abidin Banuri · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“After recovering from a car accident I spent more than 07 years being lazy, depressed and being non-active. A colleague who encouraged and recommended me to Roy Nasr Triathlon event and shared info about Mr. Roy's life, achievements and dedication to endurance sports that inspired me to give-it-a-try. I started preparing for it over last 08 months (from March 2016) and I was 144Kgs. On the race day, I was standing at 95Kgs. Bless to Mr. Roy's soul and all the best to his family.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 16.10.2016
“So very inspiring. Thank you for sharing.”

9.1 A fabulous friendly Tri event & venue! Sarah Thomson · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“A fabulous venue for first time tri eventors. The friendly atmosphere & slick -yet @ ease organisation is truely admired. This is my second event at this venue & i feel it should be annual! Thank you to all the fabulous marshals. I also enjoyed the experience of a legal draft race too. The website payment is sometimes slow & causes problems with the transactions. ”

Comment from Premier Online - 18.10.2016
“Sorry to hear you experienced problems with the website payment. We have checked your transactions history and help center history and cannot immediately identify any issue you may have faced or reported. Nonetheless we appreciate all feedback and hopefully the new payment system currently being implemented will be an improvement.”

9.8 Slick organisation, friendly + supportive event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“It was my first triathlon and excellent place to do it. Nice course, marshalls were so encouraging, smooth organsiation-all round fantastic event. (One minor comment- KM signage for the run could be a bit clearer.)”

9.5 Another well organised Race ME event Kevin Griffiths · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Well done team”

10.0 Great! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great fun from start to finish!”

8.0 Great organization. Race course is improvable · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.4 Great event, great venue Neil Watson · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 A very well executed event for all abilities Rod Bartlett · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Very well organized. Excellent briefing with clear instructions. Very enjoyable finishing line area, straight to the massage tables. Medal and race pack was excellent, breakfast tasty and well set up. 5 stars!!”

9.8 Bravely Different but brilliantly inclusive David Labouchere · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“The Race ME team, and their operations Director, Andy Fordham ran a relaxed but efficient event that gave everyone from Elite to Triathlon newby a wonderful, fun, fulfilling experience. Everything was put together beautifully and from start to finish and beyond through to departure, we were treated to excellence. Hats off to Roy for contributing to the birth of TriDubai, but also huge congratulations to those who continue his legacy. Chapeau. ”

8.9 The best edition yet Declan Clements · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
8.0 Enjoyable event David MacKenzie · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
7.3 Fun · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“The bike course is very boring. But great event and organization. I had fun! thanks!!”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 16.10.2016
“There are not lot of options for an alternate bike course as beyond the existing turn is a road either full of trucks or if you go right the road condition is horrendous......that being said we are working on a new bike course which could become a reality for future races from this venue.”

9.1 Awesome atmosphere Federico Tata Nardini · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Nice day. nice buddies to race with. despite long distance in transition from a category to another, overall the atmosphere was super cool and emotional (!). keep going guys”

9.5 First tri complete, looking forward to the next · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
Edited on 16.10.2016

“Really good event for first triathlon competitors. As a newbie I had no idea how to prepare, what to bring, where to turn up - the pre- race pack was detailed and very helpful. My only suggested comments, 1) With two minutes to race briefing, I was running around trying to find someone handing out race belts. As a newbie, I had no idea where to find the support teams to get my hands on one 2) Just a few more way-finding signs wouldn't have gone amiss on bike/run sections”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 16.10.2016
“There was a clear map to the venue in the RACE INFO PACK. Race belts were available from the registration/help desk beside transition and regular announcements were made about race belts if u needed one. The bike course is very straight forward and with an abundance of marshals it was impossible to take a wrong turn. The only thing you needed to do was count your laps. Arrows were on every corner for run course.”

10.0 Great fun Nicholas Patmore · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
8.0 Great race, friendly and well organised · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
9.1 Would have made Roy proud. Lars Mogelberg · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“The max. capacity has been reached. The swim start was chaotic, given the very high number of athletes in each wave, and limited space. We were swimming on top of previous waves, as there were two laps for most. Would suggest a longer course, instead of two loops, to eliminate the traffic jams! The rest of the organization was excellent. Good marshaling, lots of smiles and good vibes. Would have made Roy very proud. Thanks, guys.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 16.10.2016
“This is something we have been working on for a while now with the Jebel Ali Golf Resort....watch FB etc for announcements prior to JLL #1.”

9.8 Solid season opener. Alison Kirrage · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
Edited on 15.10.2016

“Very well organized event. Amazingly positive and helpful volunteers. Wonderful atmosphere particularly for the first time competitor. Great start to anyone's Triathlon participation. ”

9.5 Excellent - venue, organisation, spirit Simon Putt · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Well done to all involved, from organisers to marshals. Great to be a part of it. Swim was a bit of a kick-fest - where did all those breast strokers come from?!”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 16.10.2016
“Maybe a wave start just for the alternate stroke swimmers??”

8.4 A wonderful event for a special person. Mike Fooy · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe
7.3 Motivating, well organised event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Thank you to all organisers!”

9.5 Great event as always and superbly organised Adrian Hayes · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Summary says it all, one of the best events in Dubai, great location, organisation and, of course, in memory of a good buddy. Only suggestion is with so many taking part in Tris these days, a swim leg that is becoming utterly chaotic,and after about 10 kicks in my ribs or face from breast strokers today on a tight course, is that, among the many rules and regulations in the sport, its time to disallow that stroke! In my view there's simply no place - or room - for it in any Triathlon.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 16.10.2016
“Maybe a wave start just for breast-strokers??”

8.4 First triathlon ever. Well organized. Hans Van Der Wulp · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“A BIG THANK YOU to all volunteers to make this happen !!”

7.7 A good, fun, enjoyable race. Leo Farrell · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.8 Stunning organisation Jeremy Grigg · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“My first ever triathlon and I loved every minute. Superb, flawless organisation, great volunteers. Made everything easy for a newbie. Lovely atmosphere too. Thank you so much to all the organisers, a great job. ”

9.5 No event could make a better opener for the season Andy Beaumont · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Great organisation, execution and a whole lot of fun. Thank you volunteers and marshalls, brilliant job as always.”

9.8 Great event, and for a great reasom Neil Gyte · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Great event and very well organised, thanks · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“A really good event that I enjoyed thoroughly, excellent organisation and the marshalls all did a great job and good encouragement all the way round. The new route was very good, the best yet. Thank you all, great job ”

9.3 Great Race! · Participation 1 time I would take part again No

“Very well organized. Great energy. Good race. ”

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