Sharjah Ladies Run 2016
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42 people have rated this event.
“Good Experience and value for money”
“Race was exactly on time no waiting around, very well organised.”
Edited on 01.03.2016
“This was the first event that I have participated in that was well planned,communication was AWESOME, organization was perfect. I will definitely make this my annual event as long as we are here in the UAE. I felt safe and I had a great time.”
“I had a lovely time running the neon run”
“Having participated in similar events in the past, I was disappointed with:
1. The medal. It looked cheap and not one you would be proud of displaying.
2. The marshalling. A number of participants cheated and crossed over to the other lane.
3. The non-availability of sports drinks on-site and at the finish line. This is usually a staple in events such as this.
4. The course was poorly-lit in some areas that I could not even read my heart rate on my watch.
“Great event, but for me as a german was a little strange that no men were allowed at race location. My suggestions:1. baggage deposit during the race (for clothes, not valuables), 2. bus transfer to the race location from Sharjah Ladies Club or Sharjah Bus station because it was difficult to find even for taxi drivers because of road closures(bus ticket can be booked in advance during registration), 3. at finishing line not only drinking water but also isotonic drinks or cola. ”
“The course is nice and straight. There were water stations at every 2.5kms, which is more than sufficient. I loved that the 10K people finished in a separate area vs. the 5K people because there wasn't a giant crowd like last year. I also like that the water bottles were recyclable. ”
“Loved it, lived it,
Sure wil do it again isA
Please consider having more than one event in sharjah”
“It was very good experience and I enjoyed it a lot. I like the facilities and start/finish organization. One thing disturbs me - when 5k runners (or rather walkers) were all over the road width and I couldn't run properly to the end of 10K because they were disturbing. I had to swing between them that makes the run more difficult! They should be on one lane and 10k on the second lane.”
“It is great , the only problem we had encountered is transportation, hope the organizers to arrange availability of taxi next time.”
“More places to Collect racepack, ex in Dubai.”
“Too much hanging around at the start Did not need to there nearly as early as was said. Much better start process and measuring of the course”
Edited on 29.02.2016
“This year, SLC refused to send race packs to Al Jawaher, even though it was specified online that my pickup would be there. SLC is extremely far from where I live, so the hassle of getting there completely disappointed me.
As for the event itself, we were constantly behind schedule for no apparent reason, items such as glow sticks that were free last year had to be paid for and our bags contained no "goodies" unlike the previous year where Voss water, etc. were given. Disappointing. ”
“The only problem is the finish of the 10km. It was really difficult and inconvienant trying to fight your way through the 5km walkers to get to the end. Maybe let the 5km end in a different direction that the 10km. Maybe a few more bathrooms would also be nice. Race village was very nice. Thank you to the organisers.”
“Very much well organised and motivator for athletes.”
“My Comment for this event,
1. the finishing line for 10K not good because very dark and also the runners like me not excited that you’re near the finishing line its dark… I think need more lights so that the runners if they will see the finishing will be more energy to run.
2.The Medal same from the last year 2015 never change like you’re not happy to receive the medal because same for the last year and also no identification that you run for 10K or 5K writing for the medal.”
“More marshals on route on long isolated stretches. ”
Edited on 28.02.2016
“I suggest having time sensor at each 1km as I have seen some participants crossing over the road and going toward the finish line without running the whole distance. Such participants should be disqualified from the race. ”
“Had a gr8 time.
Inform the time taken to complete course during award ceremony of top3..
Warmup for 5k did not take place..only for10 k
Edited on 27.02.2016
“Great pre-race communication
Make sure that the race packs are ready for distribution on the specified time. It was previously announced that the race packs can be collected at 1pm, but at 1pm, the staffs have just started fixing the place.
We rave the nail painting, photo booth, food, and the bean bags. Well done fixing the race village.
Some portion of the road was poorly lit.
Last year's Zumba dancers were better
They forgot to give me medal at the finish
Overall, a lot of improvements”
“I could not be there when the race started however i did join quite late which i did not mind as long as my bib will send me in how many minutes i finished my run. However to my surprise when i crossed the end line i noticed the msg sending me the same time thats posted since the race has started!
The value for participating isnt worth whats offered for us. 2014 participitaion was 65 dhs with bananas, ornaminci drinks and free picturing provided. 2016 only provided water for free.
More to say”
Edited on 27.02.2016
“The mixing of the endings for the 5 and 10 is not good as I ended up trying to dodge lots of people walking the 5km just as you were on your last 2km, not want you want when your are tired at the end of the race. the course was very boring just straight up and down.”
“Sharjah Ladies Run is hands down, the best marathon ever. Had a blast! Looking forward to next year! Keep it up SLC!”
“This was by far the best run I have done. It was (to me) well organized and the group running was really into it and supportive. It was nice to see ladies only, even the event security. It would have been nice to have more giveaways, but that is an added bonus. InshaAllah see you all in the future. ”
“We covered muslim women never get a chance to run freely in an outdoor venue with no male access. Not only does SLC give us that rare chance every year, but it does it so well. I've enjoyed every little detail, starting from the free pack to the setup of the event to the run and finally the zumba and dance party. Well done and I will continue to look forward to it every year.”
“Wonderfully organised! Enough water stations and a lovely medal!
The race track was a bit tedious, given the nature of the location, but it was very well organised indeed!”
“Thank you to the organisers for having taken all the comments on issues from last year to heart and made this year's event a really enjoyable experience.
Would love to run this again next year; perhaps a few weeks earlier in the season when the weather is REALLY cool?. ”
Edited on 27.02.2016
“Soooo much better than last year, I'm glad I decided to do it again!
A lot of cheating on the course so perhaps make a barrier so runners can't run over to the other side until they reach the roundabout. Would have been nice to have different tshirts and medals from last year. Overall really fun event!!”