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Event Rating Arabian Epic Series XCM 1: Dubai (Hatta)
Oct 26
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Average Rating: 8.5
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8.7
I would take part again
9.2 MTB - so addictive!! Alison Kirrage · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“What an amazing event. Probably one of my thoughest few hours on a bike. But oh the exhilaration. Really amazing all round. And what a lovely friendly bunch of people. Despite my not insignificant injuries, I can’t wait to do it all again. Massive thanks to all involved. ”

7.7 Good organisation, great small crowd, lovely route · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Markings to be closer to each other”

9.8 superb Joss Dsilva · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“I must thank the team that organises this event - I have taken in all their events except one and it has always been amazing ”

9.2 Great doing the next one Gareth Nixon · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.4 Great experience · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Leave more time between groups. XCM 0.25 caught up with other categories after 5km only. Make XCM 0.25 more 20km than 15km... Keep up the good work!”

7.7 great event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great event ,and i will participate in next event ”

7.9 Brillian event, well organized ! Giorgio Cecchinato · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.1 Great event. Keep it up! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Support stations (drinks) were poor! Too few and water bottles too small. Didn't seems to be any energy bars etc? Medals are a waste of resources. Go straight in the bin. A t-shirt is more than enough. ”

7.3 Great event and big improvement from last series · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Overall the event was very well run and well support. There were some issues with route marking and there was a lack of water/electrolytes at the finish.”

9.4 #IAMEPIC Carl Simmons · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Overall Epic Event Slight issues with Signs & Marker Tape as some of them had been taken away & or destroyed. Water Stops could be slightly better placed. Great mix of technical terrain & route had so much variety showing of the HATTA local area.”

9.4 Great event! William Pretorius · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.8 Great day out in the hills of Hatta Richard Porter · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I enjoyed the event a lot it was a great sense of achievement to finish the 0.5 as i've only been riding a bike for 6 weeks. I think the event will only grow stronger in the years to come well done for all who played a part in the organisation of the event. ”

10.0 Well organized awesome event Deo Human · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.4 Brilliant event. I will do it again :) Jordana Smith · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Excellent timing, we actually started on time. First time for a UAE event which was amazing. If registration could be done in leading up days, would help with travel time. Markings could be clearer in some places. Water spot 1 too late, and 2nd one too near the end. But all in all loved the day! ”

9.6 Great first time experiance · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Everything was amazing.”

7.7 Extreme XC for sure Geraint Richards · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Don't wish to be too picky but: Lead / Camera car @ start didn't compensate for riders being faster than it over the speed hump after the roundabout, riders compensated but in all honesty the car should have known better. Could have been more camera / media people in the more remote / extreme sections First drink stop was too far out, second was too close to the end, consider repositioning or having 3 posts next time Some segments were not rideable due to condition & group size at start of lap 1”

7.1 Great event! Gero Stanzel · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Overall we really enjoyed the event and will definitely do another one. The only negative was that the signage was not all that clear and the gps map was also wrong in one instance which we also heard from a lot of the other participants. More signages and clearer markings (usage of XCM logo) would improve the event a lot. Also, the pre- communication pack could have been send a bit earlier. Otherwise really great. ”

8.8 Great Race - looking forward to the next one Paul Igielski · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great race, great organization, great day out! please provide an option for XL t-shirts - there were a lot of bigger guys and large was too small. would be great to be able to pick up race packs a day or 2 before the event - would give guys driving in a bit of extra time on race day.”

7.3 Awesome event would like to do it again · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“1.There should be a cut off time 2.Podium time must be mentioned before event 3.Need more attention on education the Marshals cause I was guided wrong ”

9.8 I am a Road Cyclist.. This event made me like MTB Joel Olonan · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Enjoyed the event a lot.. I rarely participate in offroad since i prefer road cycling. Arabian Epic changed it. I love the karcher bike wash station, genius idea.. A few points of improvement.. The signages or markers should be flourescent yellow. At bright daylight, some of the signs, arrows are hard to notice. Maybe an mtb rental for participants that do not have mtbs and are just new to the sport. Nothing else other than that since the event was well organized.”

9.0 Fantastic event Ralf Laurijsen · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great event, compliment for event organisation. ”