Roy Nasr Memorial Triathlon 2017

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Average Rating: 8.8
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8.8
I would take part again
9.3 Great memorial Eric Stoclet · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“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.”

9.1 Fun and friendly event Emma Flanagan · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes
8.2 Great event, good for family support Conor Colleary · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Keep spectators off the running track!”

5.9 BREAKFAST IN 40 DEGREE HEAT??? · Participation 1 time I would take part again No

“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!”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 20.10.2017
“Thank you for the feedback.The high recorded that day was 37 degrees, and I would agree it was hotter than previous years.It was 35 degrees at 10.20am when the prize giving finished but breakfast was open at 8.30am. We have staged more than 15 events from this venue since 2013, all with a post race breakfast on the lawn.It's very hard to predict the weather and we ensure that the breakfast area is covered with sun umbrellas. The post race b/fast has always been a popular feature of these races.”

9.3 Great event and place for my first triathlon! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.3 Good event; better parking direction needed · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“-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”

7.0 A well organised and very friendly occasion. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.1 Great event, photos disappointing Lisa Finlayson · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“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.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 19.10.2017
“The several folders of photos are taken by 3 photographers (volunteers). The folder marked finish line is of all the finishers. The photos are offered free to all entrants and is something we do at all our events. A link to all pics has been sent to all participants. THX AF.”

9.8 Great event Magdalena Mørup · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Very well organized. The new course for cycling was very good.”

8.0 Always awesome but racing against Pro's · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Hi Guys, 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. ”

9.5 Great event Patricia Bagas · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.5 Great Tri Robert Ball · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Fantastic location, nice change to the run course. Great volunteers and crowd support.”

9.8 Amazing event Mathilde Roubille · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes
6.8 A bit disappointing Morgan Papin · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“- 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 ”

9.8 Great event Louisa Fagan · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Thank you to all the organizers volunteers and supporters, my first triathlon and I loved it..well apart from the run bit LOL!”

9.5 great triathlon and wonderful crowd · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Bike course to improve (too many dangerous bumps) run course confusing (too many intersections and turns)”

9.8 Fantastic, fun, family oriented event Keith Flanagan · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“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?”

10.0 Fabulous First Sprint Triathlon!! Sara Kenaghan · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“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!!!”

9.5 Love this race - great way to start the season! · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“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!”

8.6 A great event, very well organized! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.3 Superb organisation Martin Bond · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes
9.1 Good course, well organized, great challenge · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
7.5 Great event, awesome breakfast · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“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”

9.5 Fantastic- beautiful setting/ great organisation · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Fabulous organization and nice feel of community. ”

8.6 Very good event and well organised Taff Morris · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Thanks to all the people that volunteered and helped keep us all safe. It was a great event and I really enjoyed it. Thanks”

8.6 Brilliant. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“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. ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 15.10.2017
“And that is our next project for the swim.”

8.9 Very enjoyable. Marius Strydom · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Runaround 2nd round for cycling was poorly marked. Missed it! Marshals also just standing waving and not saying anything.”

9.5 Top event Andy Beaumont · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“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! ”

9.3 Great event Alexander Kenji Hoehe · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“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. ”

8.6 Great Event Herman Gouri · Participation 2 times I would take part again Maybe

“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.”

8.9 Great race, fantastic atmosphere Maria Hurter · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“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”

9.3 Very well run event Yann Eric Gille · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“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). ”

8.2 Excellent event. Great Venue, Super Organisation Colin Ross · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
7.7 Great season opener · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Good event, great atmosphere. ”

9.8 Well organised, well done! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“The run was so hard!”

9.8 Awesome Lauren Poole · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.1 Great event, great experience Martin Mueller · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.6 Great to see so many out there this morning Simon Elliott · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“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.”

5.7 The run course is very bad · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

Comment from the Event Organizer - 15.10.2017
“Because of the new hotel being built on the old run course we are limited to the design of the run course we can offer. We wont don't believe putting runners around the road and mixing with bikers returning into the venue is safe and we designed a run course that was spectator friendly too. ”

7.0 Always enjoy this event Nick Hynes · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
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. ”

10.0 Excellently organised friendly event. Graham Wilson · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.1 Massive event, excellent organisation Andrew Horne · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“Well done! And thanks”

9.5 Great race ! Run has now too many turns. Janne Hyrylainen · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

Comment from the Event Organizer - 15.10.2017
“Because of the new hotel being built on the old run course we are limited to the design of the run course we can offer. We wont don't believe putting runners around the road and mixing with bikers returning into the venue is safe and we designed a run course that was spectator friendly too. ”

10.0 It was great! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“None ”

8.4 Great event. Well organized! Kobus Dreyer · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
7.7 Great event, always enjoyable Duncan Shortt · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
Edited on 14.10.2017

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