Roy Nasr Memorial Triathlon 2016
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57 people have rated this event.
“Superb organization and really good vibee in the air...lots of people enjoying triathlon and the event...well done!”
“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.”
“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!”
“Great race and fantastic cause ”
“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.”
“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”
“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.
“I really enjoyed my first thriathlon. Nice event.. More Roy Naser thriathlon to come. ”
“T shirt quality not great. Wouldnt use it again. Rest was brilliant ”
“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!”
“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 ”
“Bike leg was dangerous (drafting and open to traffic)”
“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.”
“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.”
“Great event and organization.. real tri community spirit”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.
“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.)”
“Great fun from start to finish!”
“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!!”
“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.
“The bike course is very boring. But great event and organization. I had fun! thanks!!”
“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”
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“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”
“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.
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“Very well organized event. Amazingly positive and helpful volunteers. Wonderful atmosphere particularly for the first time competitor. Great start to anyone's Triathlon participation. ”
“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?!”
“Thank you to all organisers!”
“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.”
“A BIG THANK YOU to all volunteers to make this happen !!”
“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. ”
“Great organisation, execution and a whole lot of fun. Thank you volunteers and marshalls, brilliant job as always.”
“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 ”
“Very well organized. Great energy. Good race. ”