Roy Nasr Memorial Triathlon 2017
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46 people have rated this event.
“Better than previous years. Bike course has been extended so only need to do it twice for sprint, run is no longer in sand! If the swim could be all in water as opposed to 375m twice with a beach transition would be a 10.”
“Keep spectators off the running track!”
“Marshaling of the event was unorganized. Especially on the run route... many competitors were unsure and were guided by spectators as the marshals were not giving right information. The event venue and the overall course was memorable but whoever thought of putting people post race outside in above 40 degree heat to eat a 120 Dirham buffet? We attended as a family and paid a total of 360 Dirhams to join our son at the breakfast venue but the heat was so unbearable we barely ate and had to leave!”
“-A wonderful event with plenty of race marshalls.
-It is a pity there were so many speed humps which a few people crashed on, myself included
-I missed the turnoff for competitor parking as the traffic controller just stood there and let people drive past rather than direct us to the parking area. A lighted sign with the words "Race parking ->" would have helped”
“On the whole the event was great. Well organised.
We thought we allowed enough time to set up our transition but because the parking was so far from transition we didn't have any time at all. If we had known we would have allowed extra time.
The photos appear to be only of the better athletes. I feel maybe each photographer could be positioned to photograph all competitors through 1 event section (either swim or ride or run) so there are photos of all competitors equally.”
“Very well organized. The new course for cycling was very good.”
Great event as always. Only criticism is that pro's are competing against amateurs. Surely there could be an 'overall' top 3, or make the pro's ineligible for prizes. It's kind of like 'yeah no surprise the pro won'. Pro's don't compete for the same prizes as amateurs in other triathlon events, so it would be good if this policy could be reviewed for the JLL series.
Otherwise, loved the new course and such as well organized event as always. ”
“Fantastic location, nice change to the run course. Great volunteers and crowd support.”
“- Rude organisation team guy at the entrance when i ask for help regarding how to put the race number ("sort it out yourself") on my racing belt with those small holes. Not very clever as they was a stand where RACE ME gave free race belt that was matching perfectly
- At the first round about signs and marshalls were missing to lead me to the correct direction, very disappointing.
- Great Breakfast and Great feeling ”
“Thank you to all the organizers volunteers and supporters, my first triathlon and I loved it..well apart from the run bit LOL!”
“Bike course to improve (too many dangerous bumps)
run course confusing (too many intersections and turns)”
“A fitting memorial to Roy Nasr - this "kick off" event for all tri events in the UAE is always fun, friendly, fiercely competitive and above all a fantastic way to begin triathlons or to benchmark for the season ahead. Thoroughly commend the organisers for once again a very well planned and conducted race. Breakfast was wonderful! If there could be a gripe it would be "can someone turn down the heaters please?". One request - can there be recycling bins on the beach for empty water bottles?”
“I was unbelievably nervous arriving at the venue but due to the great organisation, friendliness of marshals, support people and other competitors as well as the superb location, my nerves subsided as soon as I entered the water and I thoroughly enjoyed my first ever Sprint Triathlon! Such a wonderful feeling of accomplishment when crossing that finish line, followed by a wonderful post race breakfast! I shall be entering more triathlon events due to the successful organisation of this one!!!”
“Fantastic race, great way to start the season and network with fellow triathletes. If you're going to do one race, this is the one! Loved the new course as well (no more running on sand - yeah!) Only recommended change I would make is to announce the winner of the Roy Nasr award at the beginning of the breakfast (not at the end). Unfortunately, the place was almost emptied out when the winner and speech was delivered. Please change for next year. Everything else was excellent!”
“Very good event unfortunately lack of signage and marshalling on the route at the key turn point lead many cyclists taking a wrong turn and losing significant time. Everything else in terms of the venue, registation and especially breakfast was awesome”
“Fabulous organization and nice feel of community. ”
“Thanks to all the people that volunteered and helped keep us all safe. It was a great event and I really enjoyed it.
“Given the facilities think they have made the best of what was there. Nice to have a single lap swim and stop some of the congestion. ”
“Runaround 2nd round for cycling was poorly marked. Missed it! Marshals also just standing waving and not saying anything.”
“Very well organized and delivered. Liked the new course, road was a bit rough in places but added to the challenge. Hope somebody went after and collected the gas cartridges, lights, water bottles etc ejected at the speed bumps by those who had not listened to the race brief and secured them!
“A very well organised and executed short distance triathlon event. Great support at the swim and run course within the premises of the Jebel Ali Golf Resort. Bike course Marshaling and signage is good too. Highly recommended. ”
“Good start to the race season. The new course is better than the last one. The swim was crowded, but that's expected for a Sprint distance race. The bike was weak; too many speed bumps on the way. The run was nice.”
“Thank you to the organisers & volunteers for a great day out. Great job!! Suggestions -Woman sprint was quite a large group and this meant crowded swim right passed the first buoy. I would like to suggest 2 waves next time. It was a hot day out so an extra water station at the turn on the pier would be good and cold water would be great. The longer bike route was great but that meant a whole lot of speed-bumps, which was not that great for inexperienced racers and caused alot of equipment loss”
“Very well run race on most aspects. Only real issue was that I collided with a runner who was running on the wrong side of the course (close to the exit of T2). ”
“Good event, great atmosphere.
“A time to celebrate being part of TriDubai and to remember one of the founders, Roy Nasr. Well done to Andy Edwards for winning the Annual Award too. There will be many good and bad comments about this race. To me it was about the occasion ... thank you to all that made the event possible.”
Edited on 14.10.2017
“An excellent event a wonderful cause. Run course was too tight with three dangerous areas in which I had to move out of the way and move other competitors out of the wrong path. I would keep the run course one direction. Main concern was that spectators were in the way, but I especially on the beach, sighting was almost impossible. ”