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Event Rating IGNITEDXB HATTA HILLS RUN 2018: 2.5k, 5k, 10k, 21k
Mar 09
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Average Rating: 8.7
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8.5
I would take part again
8.6 A challenging half marathon course Rohit Kumar · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“One of my favorite events in the region. Very well organized with a good race village setup. I love the ever changing terrain which keeps the course interesting. ”

9.5 Awesome Chris Cannon · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Be better if medals or at least the ribbons showed which event. Like more photographers on route. Brilliant thought, thanks”

10.0 A fun, challenging run in aweseome scenery. Jim Kimber · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Loved everything about this event. Really well organised, great route. Wonderful!”

9.8 amazinfg event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Excellent road run Henry Quinones · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“The 21k Hatta Hills Run is certainly one of my favorites in the UAE. No doubt it is a lock in my yearly running calendar!”

9.1 amazing event Jaouad Boudina · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Apart from the 5k and 2.5k start line, everything was amazing”

9.5 Pleasure to run at beautiful Hatta James Ipe · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
8.9 Water Guru Acharya · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Hey Guys! Great event there. Only thing I found very inconvenient was that the water stations had the peel off water cups which you can not drink while running. It's easier to be drinking off a bottle than that. Please look into this the next time. Cheers! Guru”

5.5 review about the race · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Lack of electrolytes station for half marathon knowing its in march uphill half marathon there should have been more electrolytes station. limited toilets everyone had to wait in a long queue, there should have been more toilets breakfast & drink was cheap they should work on it. Medal is just okay.”

10.0 Truly Majestic Sweet Libres · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“My friends and I enjoyed running in a spectacular scenery in Hatta. This ain't easy due to the challenging hills, nevertheless it was a truly majestic and spectacular experience that I am extremely proud of finishing. I must mention the organizers are very approachable. Very well organized event. Congrats to All the participants and organizers. ”

9.3 Great Event! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Overall a really fun event. Loved the atmosphere! My only suggestions would be to start a bit earlier as it does get hot, and perhaps pick a different cut for the ladies shirt. It’s a bit boxy/short. No big deal, though. ”

7.0 Too hot! · Participation 1 time I would take part again No

“Not happy that I did the 5k and recieved a 2.5k medal as I was slow- you know how many people have registered for each event so be prepared. Starting time too late and it was very hot- only one water station after a very tough climb.”

8.9 unexpected organisation and great team · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“No comment really but big thanks and appreciation for all the organizers ”

9.1 Great!! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great race from start to finish. Also very nice that the Hatta Fort Hotel was involved and the special rates provided so the whole family could be part of the experience. Will certainly be back next year!”

6.1 nice · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“It is nice ”

9.8 Great race! Highly recommended Omar Abu Omar · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
9.3 Great event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I thought it was a great event, really enjoyed it. ”

9.1 A welcome break from city running. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Start times should be a bit earlier. Alternative accommodations like home stays or camping should be available so the participants won’t have to wake up really early and drive for almost 2 hours to the venue.”

8.0 GreT event. Bit expensive. Ahmed Sousa · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.0 I really liked it. Maria Jose Fulla · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I would prefer more rocks/trial running instead of all road.. it was very tough due to the floor material... anyways it was a very good challenge and very well organized. The real km, good food at finish line, water all the time and people chearing up. It was very nice! Thanks!!! :) ”

9.3 Fun event, challenging course, well organized. Usama Mansoor · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Well organized run, interesting route, recommended. Nice to go 'off road'. I did the 10k. Suggestions for improvement — more of the course 'off road' and a nicer shirt. ”

9.8 Tough Course but that's the point! · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
9.5 Great event Jason Hooper · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Thanks to the organisers for putting on a great event. Just a couple of points: Cars/buses should be stopped from driving into the finish area after the race has started, I was weaving around cars and even a bus! Not ideal when you are sprinting to the finish. The course was short, most of us recorded 20.5k.”

9.1 What a Great Day Out!! Russell Fraser · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“A great race and a nice change of scenery. Well supported by the hotel and plenty of enthusiastic volunteers out on the route. The 21.1 was a little short, but was also significantly less hilly than I expected. I think I read approx 450m climbing in some pre-race stuff, but only clocked half that on the day. Would love a really hilly race. Still, great event and I will be coming back with friends and family next time. Nice touch doing a full batch of AG awards.”

8.4 Modest event in Hatta. Worth the try. Jad Nachabe · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe
3.2 Awesome · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Well managed and beautiful scenic route”

9.5 Super Race - tough but scenic Darrel Fletcher · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.4 Well run & highly enjoyable event Mark Blagbrough · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Minor criticism: Parking control not quite as organised as it might have been. ”

8.0 . Ali Al Teneji · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
9.8 Good · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe
9.8 Great event Richard Botting · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Well organised inclusive event for all, great venue and definitely one to do again.”

8.0 There should be more water stations · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.4 I will win · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Nice one”

7.5 Overall a great race! · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“A tough but enjoyable race. I did not find the route boring to be honest. Unfortunately, my chip was defective as it did not register my finish time/splits but the timing support helped me sort out my overall ranking/finish time. Overall a great race but I wish the start and finish lines can be sorted out so that one does not have to zigzag through cars and people leaving the site on the way to the finish line. Medals look boring and appear the same each year.”

8.4 Great event Lisa Finlayson · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Loved this event. Love the colour coded medals. Thank you everyone involved ”

6.1 I didn’t get correct size T-shirt · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Result could have puplshed in premier online and corrected T-shirt size didn’t get though I mentioned in the registration ”

6.8 Would try again Simon Boden · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Overall a good event, the start being moved for the 5km to a parking lot a bit further down was not ideal. Nice course and well managed, would do again next year ”

8.0 Good challenging course!! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.1 It’s greet.... more power, see u nxt year!! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.5 Excellent route. Well organised event Steve Wood · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.8 The Best Course Track Ever · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Worth it to experience it for the 2nd time..Over all is so good..Will definitely join and refer it to others...”

4.3 Beautiful course let down by poor organisaton Sheridan Steiger · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“The lack of a bag drop at the start was bizarre. The on course marshalling was not the best. Generally the experience could have been improved by better sign posting. I would however definitely do the run again as the course takes in some stunning natural scenery. ”

7.5 Race track a bit boring · Participation 1 time I would take part again No

“Hatta is an amazing place with amazing scenery.. I don't understand why we did 90% of the race on the road rather than off-road into Pools and trails.. A bit boring.”

8.6 Fantastic race! A few suggestions to improve: Anna Bowker · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Beautiful race! Great vibe, music, Marshals, etc. A few points: Suggestions should be made to runners regarding the accommodation as it is limited. We emailed the organizers but did not get a response until a week later. We did get a booking at Hatta fort but many did not. Suggestions on alternatives (Arabian resorts, camping etc) would be helpful. Cones on the centerline to stop the cars coming into the running lane. Paper bags instead of plastic containers for the finish food packs.”