The Pearl Qatar Triathlon 2014
47 people have rated this event.
“A professional and well organised event. - A professional and well organised event in a great location, well done to all involved. The only comments I have are it would be great to hold this event when it's a little cooler say November and February. Also, provide more loos and shade at the finish area. These are minor points really, I really enjoyed the event and would love to take part again.”
“Amazing race. Until now I still have aftershocks. - I just wish that I will be given the right size of tshirt. I am so proud that I have competed in this event that I wanna wear that shirt with pride all the time if it could only fit me.
Big Thanks to Master Pedro for organizing this fabulous race.
Love to all the race makers. Thanks for the undying support.
Godbless us all”
“A great race - The course was perfect, the place is superb the marshalls are great, water station the best above all great organization. Lets do it again next year. ”
“Great effort by the organizers and race makers - Please do more of these, maybe twice or three times a year. Adding more spots wouldn't hurt too :)”
“Not Bad for a Starter - Race went well and I must say it is well prepared. Not bad for a first timer TRIATHLON organizer. Challenging bike-run route and nice swim scenery. Transition is very good as well.
-few comments on (1) carbo load, cancelled -late notice(2) no gatorade at the finish line, good thing there is cold water (3)refreshment is not available at the end of race, served only after the awarding (4) Many of the Marshals did not get a giveaways. (5) cheap medal quality. (6) with 150 fee, it's a good race.”
“Great Event - One of the best race and well organized.”
“Well organised - Well organised event, the atmosphere at the Pearl was phenomenal, all thanks to the organiser for such wonderful event.”
“Looking forward for the next event - Its one of the great sports event I participated in”
“Need more preparation - Water current in Swimming course .
cars traffic in bike course .
“Toilets and Shade - Great event, thank you. Better toilet facilities and more shade would be a good idea for next time.”
“Great event - Perfect swim venue. The bike course was very good. Run course was OK given the location, but you were exposed to the sun and heat for most of it. Thanks to all the orgainzers and volunteers - I really enjoyed the race.”
“Awesome! - The experience was amazing...i cant believe it was as organized as it was being first time for the event..”
“Over all event was a superb! - Very organized event! Congratulations to the organizers, marshals, volunteer, race directors and to evryone who put their effrots! it's a huge one! Fair road courses from bike to run, excellent swim leg.
Bike road is perfect except that it should be totally close for public vehicles.
Maybe earlier date is considerable.
Definitely would return for next year's event!”
“Awesome - Hoping that this will be a yearly event triathlon in Pearl Qarar”
“Great race - Well organized, good route, overall good experience.
Would be nice to have a kids race as well. ”
“Excellent event - I hope this turns into an annual event. ”
“Great inaugural event and well organised. - More water needed.”
“Absolutely superb event - Guys,
Well done in organising a truly wonderful event really looking forward to the next one.”
“Superb event - more next year - Great venue and a good challenge which catered for a wide range of abilities”
“Great race - The only turnoff was the unorganized distribution of giveaways and food, especially the unfriendly embarassing remarks said by those behind the table to participants and guests. They treated some people like beggars asking for alms.”
“Great event, friendly and supportive atmosphere - Well organised, friendly event, lots of supportive volunteers and marshalls. However the event was sold out early and many people could not enter. Hopefully next time more participants allowed.”
“Great race in great location - I thought the whole organisation was great. My only criticism is that I missed the turnaround point on the run section. There was a marshall stationed there and said something to me but I didn't hear her and she just let me run past it. And I don't believe I was the only one. I only realised my mistake when I checked over my shoulder to see competitors running in the opposite direction. She just needed to stand in the road and clearly signal where to turn. Overall the marshalls were fantastic!”
“Great event -pls have more Tshirt sizes available - Great event, great atmosphere, good organisation - wish there were more events like this in Doha. The only thing that bothered me was that you ask for T shirt sizes in registration but we're only handing out Mediums in the race giveaways which are way too big for ladies. Also the quality of the backpack and drinking bottle is very poor. I don't think I will even use the bottle which is a shame. These are not major issues but the giveaways are nice mementos from these events.”
“Very good effort on this first edition of the race - Suggest having rubbish bins located at 25m and 50m past the aid stations so competitors can put used bottles in - keeps the area free from debris and helps with the clean-up.
Some extra shaded areas/ tents at the finish would be beneficial”
“Excellent event! - Absolutely awesome event... Well done to all people involved!”
“Best Qatar triathlon yet. - I really enjoyed my first Oly. Bit late in the season so very hot. Great enthusiatic marshalling, but a more assertive marshal would have helped at the eastern bike turn (missed it the first time). Bit short of water at the end when us stragglers needed it! Cones were collected while I was still running, so not really safe. Race briefing in transition was a bit pointless when we'd all been instructed to leave for the beach. T2 was longer for those with bikes near the beach.”
“Great event with Amazing Potential - The organization was really good and this race has the potential to be as big as races like Tri-Yas or ADIT, which will be great for triathlon in Qatar. Great course overall with some challenging hills on the cycle and run. Water stations were well spaced, but ran out of water at the end.
1. more marshals on the run route through QQ.
2. more shade for finishers
3. better structure to the finish area/pack/food collection
4. junior categories
Staff and Race Makers were wonderful! :)”
“Excellent! - Over all a super job! So well done on the first ever event. A few suggestions....it was very hot waiting at finish line. Perhaps a few more areas of shade/tents for next time. As well, the medals and goody bags weren't ready to be given out at finish right away. Think they were forgotten for a bit. ”
“Details - A few ideas -
- Fence off transition
- distance markers
- stickier stickers for helmet
- better run route marking
“Impressive debut! - Kudos to the organizers, volunteers and participants for this successful first time event at the pearl. great atmosphere, challenging course and great aid stations. there is more room for improvement but i'm looking forward to another exciting race!”
“Best organized endurance event in Qatar! - Organizers, volunteers, route, and support stations were awesome! This event was so well organized, it really set the bar for all other endurance events in Qatar. Absolutely great time!”
“Potential to be the most glamorous OD race - Though need to place security in transition not in the food! Overall superb event in the history!”
“Great event.. very homely/community - There was a need for food after the event ...only water and Gatorade available for hours. Most people had left by the time the food was put out, which was after awards ceremony. Footwash was very COOL! Did the trick well.
“Great First time for the Pearl Tri - Overall very positive general feeling. I had a great time at the events.
Suggestions for next Year:
- April is a little too hot already
- Better Visitors Car Park Signage
- Climatized or shaded recovery/waiting area for the athletes
Great event! Thanks. ”
“Overall was awesome I really enjoy it - Only about the toilets was very poor no water after that I relaiz that the worker close the water .food came very late after every body left already .
“A great event, thank you - Really enjoyed the event, smooth, efficient and well run. Brilliant Marshalls, good course.
More water required for slower competitors, water ran out towards the end.
More shade and shaded seating needed at the end. Lots of seats were taken up by spectators, not enough room for finishers to sit in the shade. An air conditioned room / tent would have been great too.
I would definately want to do the event again next year.”
“Perfectly organized. - Hope you run another tri. Best location in Doha.”
“Well organised, looking forward to next year. - Very good event. Very well organised and marshaled and pre-race communication was excellent. The quality of the venue and course was fantastic.
Couple of things for next year to make it even better:
1.) Have more loos at the start,
2.) Feed people sooner after the finish.
3.) Try and have more people along the route cheering us on. The ones who did come along were great and highly appreciated. Perhaps letting people know that the Doha bus was available might have increased support.”
“Really impressed - Overall a brilliant event- congrats to the organisers .
A few more Marshalls on the course - for the leading few.
We were mis directed at one point and also very easy to cycle straight / miss the left lane towards underpass - when your first group and not sure .
Also more volunteers on the water stations would mean bottles could be opened / caps off before handing to the athlete.they were busy didn't have time. And bins for empty bottles :-)
A fantastic event- thank you!!!”
“Excellent, undulating, multi-lap bike & run course - SWIM: I liked the 'gun/mass' start & 2 lap course. Make 1st leg longer to spread the field of swimmers, avoiding congestion at 1st turn buoy.
BIKE & RUN: very good, undulating multi-lap course, excellent for experienced triathletes to speed up etc. & sufficiently challenging for tri-newbies. Feed stations were well marshalled. Perhaps have signage to show what drink/food is available to approaching cyclists. Have bins for cyclists to properly dispose of used bottles, more cold sponges/bottles.”
“Very well organised race, good venue. - Very good race organisation.
Good Communication before the event with all the required details and a good race briefing pack.
Plenty of enthusiastic and helpful marshals. Good atmosphere at finish.
The only minor issue was on the run the aid stations started to run out of water and sponges, with only Gatorade left. This was the only small fault in an otherwise very well organised event.
Overall, great race. Thank you to all who made it possible.
Would definitely recommend to others.”