The 5 Star Aquathlon Race 3
20 people have rated this event.
“Always a great race to be involved with. - Always a great race to be involved with!
The only suggestion I would like to make is to have the start times of each wave increased by about 15 or 30 seconds as there is sometimes some confusion when one wave is on the way back and the other is making their way onto the course.
Overall, it is a very well organized event and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone or participate again. ”
“What a treat! I am emigrating to Abu Dhabi!! - Beautiful race course and facilities which really couldn't be any better. I have never been to a race with such a lovely goodie bag full of useful mementoes. And to get a trophy was beyond belief. It wouldn't happen back home!! Thank you so much to all the friendly and helpful organisers and marshalls who made this such an enjoyable event. Wish I lived here.....
“Loved it....great venue, course and vibe! - Wee course narker at 2 and 4km??”
“Good experience. - I think the swims should have been planned better.
Having a swim out and back to the same buoy for the juniors was always going to be chaos.
For the sprint, the pack was very bunched at the start because of the first tight turn.
Also there was a lot of confusion re timings.”
“Good fun - Good but 2 different pieces of information re timings - please can this be more clear in future and given out earlier”
“Great atmosphere and scenery - Great to have such event in Abu Dhabi. Less travel and waiting times Nice track and enthusiastic organization.
I forgot my time chip and my temporary chip obviously has not taken my time into the list.
The children swim need some improvement. The outgoing and returning waves where full in collision with each other”
“Great event, route, organisation - poor breakfast! - Personally, I think medals schould only be given to rank 1,2 and 3. buy better quality give-aways or a better breakfast instead (not that the give-aways were not good :)
Breakfast for Emirates Palace: :(”
“Excellent organisation and fun event for all ages. - Due to the tight starts and limitied transition space it may be better to have the event as a couse time challenge versus a race start and finish.”
“Swimming issue - The start times on the premier online site were different to the race pack, said an 8am start and was actually 7 so we nearly missed it.
The junior swim was not very well planned, one kid got in trouble in the first wave and all the canoes went towards him. The lead swimmer , my son then wasn't guided to the transition area so the pack all swam towards the junior team just startinga and was chaos. There should be a canoe just I front of the lead swimmer to guide them to the beach.”
“Memorable experience. Need to do again - Please have more aquathlon events during the year. Would love to participate again. Great family day as well”
“Great event - Big thanks to the organisers.”
“Perfect event - Great event guys. Amazing selection of freebies, great course, well organised, etc.
My only comment is why not turn it into a series and award and the people who do all three races...”
“Fantastic - Great event, flawless organization, a lot of fun for the entire family.”
“Great event and location - I loved this event, it was managed well and on schedule. Though, being the last race of the series, it was getting a bit hot for the sprint race that started at 735am. Preferable to have an earlier start but overall, it was a great event that I will definately do next season. ”
“Top event for all ages - Well done again”
“Bit confusing - Another great event - I was a little concerned with the run route as it was different from last time - also when I got to the water station we were asked to turn around and go back- some athletes had done a loop at the end of the pathway - which was what we did last time. Also the route crossed over on doing athletes on their first loop which was odd. I remember last time no crossovers just athletes passing me - maybe there was a confusion on the run course.
Still a great event.”
“Beautiful - The course was GREAT. I wish I had a camera.”
“Excellently done, with great support + venue - Lovely morning in a great setting. Volunteers and organisers did a fantastic job throughout. It was great to see HH out supporting the event. Well done to all.”