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27 people have rated this event.
“1. Timing and Results could be much faster and at the same day when we raced.
2. Medals are very much the same like we had in Wadi Showka run. Why not to invent something different for each event? it is bit borring to have the same type of medal but different colour strip.
3. I would increase number of supporting stations over the course. Especially at the first part (6 km) when you going up hills. ”
“Another fantastic event by urban ultra. My first serious hill climb event and my lack of incline training showed but would i put myself through all of that pain again?.........hell yeah!”
“It was my fist trail run and my first ultra run. I enjoyed the fist two loops but not that much the third one....I was completely exhausted at the finish line after 7 hours and 50 minutes but it was a good experience and I will repeat it. I read somewhere that by comparison Wadi Bih race is a fun run! I want to participate to the next Wadi Bih trail so I will get more trained for this event next year. Of course I will be back trying to beat myself. The bigger risk in life is to not risk! ”
“Didn't really know what to expect as it was my first time and selected the 24k.........OUCH!!!!!! It was such an amazing challenge and really pushes you both mentally and physically. A BIG THANK YOU to the event organisers and of course all the volunteers. I'm hooked and seriously considering the next event in March.......50k!!!! Well done to all. ”
“My first trail run - was one hell of an introduction. Addicted now so cannot wait for the next one although I will be more realistic this time. Thanks to Louise and Pascale, the rest of the team of organizers and volunteers and the sponsors.”
“Absolutely brilliant event. The course was so hard, but so much fun and beautiful scenery. Really well organized and the course was well signposted so you couldn't get lost.
I did the 24k, so was happy with overall value for money, but I think if you were doing the 5k or 12k then it was expensive. Perhaps you can have ascending prices depending on length of race you choose? More photos would also be nice :-)”
“Brilliant course, very friendly marshals.
Will perhaps benefit for 1 more support station on the downhill segment.
The medal was amazing, and I'll be preparing to participate in the 45km event in 2017,
Thank you for introducing me to trail running - it's a totally different sport!”
“This was much harder than expected and a must for those that really want to challenge yourself. Seamless organization at start and finish, thanks for a good race”
“Thank you team Urban Ultra for helping setup this awesome event and to all the wonderful volunteers for making this successful. Loved everything about it, even the pink smiley with the wicked smile (wasn't it supposed to be only pink dots on the rocks to follow) just as you come up the steepest portion of the terrain :) Looking forward to the next event ”
“Really great !
Just one thing : Why don't you promote the use of the Khatt Springs facilities after the race ? I was the only one in there. For 50aed, you have access to a nice pool of hot sulphurous water + access to showers. What is better to fight the post-race cramps ?
See you next year !
PS : Is it possible to get the pictures taken during the race ? Would really be appreciated.
“Challenging event but a beautiful course. Great organization from Louise and Pascale as always. Results were a bit slow to appear but otherwise I was very happy with the event. Congratulations on a fabulous event and see you at the next one!”
“Louise and Pascal never fail to produce amazing events. Considering the terrain and the distance of their events they do an absolutely fantastic job each and every time.
One slight annoyance if people not adhering to the mandatory kit list. I saw people very obviously running with well below the required water or in some cases no kit at all. If they were to fall and have an accident who would they be looking for to patch them up? Maybe some spot checks?”
“Thanks to the organizers, superb event!
“Every UU event I have participated in has been a wonderful experience - this was no different. Perfectly selected route to help us test what we are made of. Fantastic check points with friendly and supportive volunteers. The love and please that goes into planning and putting up this event could be felt at every twist and turn of the gruelling run.”
“My third time of running this...and it doesn't disappoint. The Urban Ultra team do a fantastic job in putting this together, and strike the right note in making it fun as well as challenging. Gruelling, but a wonderful way to see a spectacular corner of this country.”
“I wish if there could be a few more support stations. In the second loop one of them had already moved out. ”
“Well organised event in every way”
“Good atmosphere and well laid out route. It would have been good to know about the deals with the Golden Tulip hotel at the point of entering. The event information download was really good but I only saw it after making all accommodation arrangements a few weeks earlier. ”
“Loved it! the course was crazy tough but a true challenge. Kudos to the organizers for arranging this event so well - from goody bags to route markings to support stations.Looking forward to the next event.”
“I like it but the o medal should written the race distance ”
“Excellently organised, thoroughly enjoyable event with amazing scenery. Fab race packs (cool t shirts etc) and nice medal! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a challenging running event with a difference!”
“Enjoyed the event but Premier Online should remove the option to pick up packs on race day from the online registration process. I selected this option as I don't live in Dubai or Abu Dhabi (I live in RAK) and expected the pack to be available at check-in, however, was informed the organisers required a separate email to bring packs to race day. I did not therefore receive a timing device, t-shirt, etc.”