TriYAS by Daman's Activelife 2017
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96 people have rated this event.
“The event is globally well organized and cycling on Yas circuit is a treat. The only downside is the swim: around 150 people were in my wave and swimming in the narrow path proved to be challenging.”
“Amazing location and very well organized. I would definitely recommend racing it. I only missed the event photo service.”
“There were photographers everywhere and the section of photos is very small.”
“I liked TRIYAS, will participate next year too.”
“Everything was just great. A fantastic venue”
“Good Gifts, Good Swimming, Fantastic Bike, and poor running track. Running shall be somehow done completely on the F1 race track, or outside in Yas, but not on gridlock.
Good signage fro competitors, but bit confusing for the spectators.
Al in all, very good event.”
“Great location,very well organized, just found poor of support station,only water available. Moreover the Photo service very bad, after more than one month no photos available.By the way I really like it.”
“The communication post event is lousy - very limited pictures are shared (50) while other events publicize more than 1000”
“As always this was a great event for all ages, standards and backgrounds. Loved the ambience and the organisers relaxed approach on this occasion. Well done the YAS crew!”
“Great event, I would definitely compete again.... but.
The photos are a complete debacle, almost two weeks now and nothing. In this day and age there is absolutely no reasonable excuse for not having photos uploaded almost two weeks after the event. Really disappointing end to an otherwise really well run event.
“This is a nice local event. As usual photos are online too late, a Facebook page isn't so difficult to setup for the event. Give away are a miss. This year there was only a tshirt. Abu Dhabi stridents do much better on the half marathon.
Giving more time between the waves would be appreciated as congestion always appear at the end. Splitting the groups based on their size and lengths of bike ride would make sense. ”
“Support stations on the running leg had only water. It would be great to offer some sugar/fruits/energy gels too.
On premieronline.com, a photo service was advertised... But no information, even after contacting the organizers, nothing... It's a bit disappointing”
“Recommended for athletes with some experience already.”
“Well organized event with a good buzz. Bikes were a little cramped on the racks and photo service is waaaayyy too slow but it doesn't take away from racing at the iconic Yas Marina circuit. Thoroughly enjoyable day out, see you next year.”
“The Race number punch holes coulld be made bigger next time. ”
“My daughter Katherine enjoyed taking part in the event and thought that it was well organised and rewarding experience which helped build her confidence.”
“This is our family yearly events. The kids like the event setup and the activities.
For me, I love the course and whole setup.
Please share the photos and have photo service, we would like to keep/share such great event.”
“Course itself was great. The signage, communication and quality of some marshals was not so great. As a first time competitor it not from AD from the arrival at the venue it wasn't very clear what the process was. Marshals in the transition even tried to tell me the swim was the last discipline when I asked about exiting transition? Several Olympic distance athletes almost missed the second lap as the marshal was not communicating clearly. The volunteers need to be briefed properly. ”
“Great event. It would be great to have the kids age category more flexible. the distances for the 10-14 years old is too small in terms of running.”
“Would love to see some photos”
“What is nice about this particular event is that so many different levels participate so everyone feels welcome.”
“Love the swim and bike course but run course still quite boring.
Few important points: COLD water. COLD water is needed at aid stations, especially when it's 30 degrees and sandy. Cold water is needed at the finish line, even if there's allegedly "no electricity" like I was told (really??) and handed a cup of lukewarm water.
Come on guys, race is over $100, the t-shirt is barely good enough to clean our bike with and there are still no photos 8 days later. Have a bit of dignity in your efforts?”
“Please improve safety and inforce No drafting policy. Also please make sure the volunteers have enough and updated orientation
Thanks for all the hard work. I hope next year will be better.
“Well organized and superbly delivered. Just a bit of a blip when we arrived at registration 15 minutes late, expecting it to be open to 4pm. Sure it was my mistake, along with another 30 people. Lovely man obliged and gave race packs. Please make instructions as idiot proof as possible, open from 11am left a bit of guesswork as to closing time. Thank you supporters, volunteers and marshals, great job.
“Race was great. Liked the longer spacing between race starts.
Not enough room on the bike racks for Wave 8 but other racks had extra room.
Award categories include all decades (20, 30, and 40 year olds) except those older than 50, who are all lumped into one category. Need a 51-60, 61-70 and 71-80 category.”
“Love TriYas but there is so much that still feels 'ameteur' about the event that is easily rectifiable:
Water - when there is a sandstorm, stick some water in transition, believe me it is needed.
Signage - 'keep left, pass right'.
Run course - partition a section of the track and bring it inside.
Aid stations - water only? Come on!
Bike racks - number them individually.
This is a fantastic event but with a few minor adjustments it can be up there competing with the best of the best globally.
“The 31-40 Men's sprint has had too many people in the wave both years. Maybe make the waves go every 10 min, and split the larger ones in two. The one I was in was anarchy in that small space.”
“Overall a fantastic experience and thoroughly enjoyable day. Great to see so many people participating. Only problem was no water in transition set-up and no post-event photos...
Amazing venue for a triathlon and really well organised. Congratulations to the organisers and sponsors.”
“Great event considering the conditions!
Pre-event comms were great and overall I really enjoyed the day! Just some areas that let the organisers down;
There was no water in transition which isn't acceptable. When we asked for water from a number of staff members they all pointed us in different directions.
As I have not done this event before I would have appreciated more distance markers on the cycle and run route so you can keep track of what there is to go.
“All very good...i loved it. It ran smoothly and the course was amazing. The only slightly annoying thing was people cycling at a slow pace in the middle of the track which made it difficult to pass on the right. A couple of signs to say 'keep left, pass on the right' for the people who didn't read the guide might have helped There may have been a sign but i didn't see it. Highly recommended though...a must do!”
“Not enough XL shirts at the finish as I was in the last event. Was given a woman's Large instead which is useless to me.”
“This was my first event in the UAE, I come from Miami. Rules in America indicate keep right and advance on the left, I noticed that here is the oposite however while on the bike track, slow traffic was everywhere, people do not respect the rules and the fastest cyclist cut the curves without any caution, there was no marshals present during my 4 laps. Maybe more signage on the track will help to make cyclist to respect the rules.
“Great location! Only downside no clear directions for the start and some other parts of the course”
“Suggestion to give the event with the starting pack, based on participants requirement.”
“I would make the run inside the circuit and not on the service road. ”
“It was an American lady and she was so supportive and totally awesome!”
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“I was very disappointed with organization where there was no water station at the beginning of the race I had to go to medical center to fill up my water.
During cycling, the marshals were sitting down giving us their back which was very insulting. Not to mention the lack of support.
No single photographer !
We paid AED 375 and we didn't dersrve to have one single photographer?
You guys should learn from RAK half marathon, for half of that price everyone got at least 10 pics”
“I very much like the change in start time for the female sprint. Overall the female times are slower than the males, and allowing us to go first made of finish with the main group instead of at the end. I hope you continue this order i
In all other events I wear a medium. Here the shirt is always to small and does not fit. There is something about the company that has the sizes off most other shifts. My medium shirt looked likes a children sized shirt.
It is a fun course. ”
“So many waves (i hope next time to be 2-4 waves only, marina water can be fit around 250 competitor). i finished the Olympic distance race while my friends didn't started yet.
i cant found any picture services or at least finish line photo (now it 48 hours after the race and i cant find any photos online).
overall the event is very good (thank you and see you in 2018)
“Could there not be a 60+ category? Will be more fair and encourage older athletes to compete.
Medical assistance for the guy who fell seemed to be very slow. Medical assistance on the bike route seemed not in place.”
“Overall a good event. Nice atmosphere, well organized. A couple of comments:
1. Race briefing promised water in pit lane/transition. Never found it, staff could not direct to it.
2. Damn weather! 2nd time in 3 years. change date to Jan? Scheduling no doubt complex, but also make more sense to separate 2 big Abu Dhabi triathlons more (2 week gap this year is better than 1 week last).
3. More Olympic rack-space. Numbers may also help, but wise people use numbers on garage doors to locate bike!”
“Loved my first triathlon, really well organised, only minor was the lack of support on the run. One marshall on the track was great and did her best to cheer us on every lap. Hope to be back next year. Thank you!”
“It would have been more convenient if there was a larger window to collect the race packs. There seemed to be a little bit of confusion around the transition of the relay teams and not all staff was aware of how it was supposed to flow. We even received contradictory information which could have led to disqualification. But altogether, brilliant event. Loved the venue, the entertainment and the organization of it all. Well done!”
“Excellent event, well organised, inspirational location.”
“This event is great to start the discipline but also to feel part of a great group.
Some of the most expert athlete should be a bit more friendly and others during the swim should avoid to pull the others ankles and or kick the backs
“Thank you for a great event once again. Few suggestions as pointed out by other participants. 1) Numbered bike racking please, people were running up and down searching for their stuff, 2) split age groups down further 41-45 46-50 etc. 3) Last wave starting time was way too late. Thanks for not letting the ladies go last this time. 5) Thank you for changing the colour of the t-shirt, however the sizes were very small. Well done to all the organizers, cant be easy to keep everyone happy. :-) ”
“Another great event, well organised. All information clear to find online prior to event and clear on the day too.
T-shirt size quite small.
Thank you for not putting the female sprint race last this year - it was nice to finish in the light with lots of people supporting! :)
Well done! Same again next year please! ”
“Overall, really well done. Everything worked out smoothly.
Bike racks weren't assigned (at least for sprint green wave), so maybe try to have it numbered for next year.
I'd like to see the overall ranking by split. IS it possible on premier timing?”
The people in the purple shirts were not very well informed when asked questions but they were helpful by calling someone that knows.
There were no showers, and i meant just an outdoor shower at least to wash out the sea water and sweat.
The shirt sizes were meant for kids?
I got a small with fits a 10 years old than i replaced for a medium which fits a 12 years old. Also my friend who's XXL didn't have any that fits him.
Overall was nice and i might do again next year.
“A little more information to entrants' personal email address about where to park, race-pack collection, starting wave timings etc, otherwise very good venue and organisation.”
“Staff were all excellent”
“Good to have rain again this year, nice add on! The stickers for all equipment is a great touch. Delicious pasta party the night before. Nice course for spectators viewing for all 3 sports event. Bike racking could have sequential numbering hence easier to find one's bike. Big thank you to all the volunteers, good to have a bit of support on the course. Great round of applause for the organizers, volunteers & supporters on pulling out the event very successful.”
“Great event very well done o all involved”
“Please do not have an open racking system. Coming in from bike I found people had racked their bikes solidly over my changing towel. After the event I saw they were not even from my wave. So I had to find a rack spot elsewhere and come back to my space to change for the run. Not impressed, but still love the event.”
“Good communications, and well executed. Plenty of parking near the event so it was easy to get and out. Please change the swim so were not starting in the middle of the water. ”
“My only suggestion is you break the age group awards into five year slots- a 41 vs a 49 year old is a bit unfair. Love the event and great job on the organization. The music was great too. ”
“Very well organized but would like to see better results and timing display considering that you have to pay for your timing chip. The fact that I can't see my swim, bike, and run time compared to the rest of the competitors is very surprising ”
“Overall a very well organized event however the lack of specific bike rack places in transition made it a free for all and very congested. I came back into t2 to find someone else had racked my bike where I had initially left it. If there's an effort to have race numbers on bike and helmet then at least have a designated space in transition
Also a lot of overtaking on the wrong side (left) on the bike course which is dangerous and was not marshaled. Overall though very happy and a good course”
“Great event - as ever - from the Pasta Party to the race itself. Big thank you to all the volunteers, good to have a bit of support on the course. It was a bit too windy and the water was too wet - I hope you can sort this for next year!”
“- Pleased with the contact I received.
- Amazed at the level of organisation.
- Very well prepared.
- Great signage.
- Food, drink and entertainment = brilliant.
- Post race contact and timings were prompt.
Displeased with having to pay a AED30 late entry fee. WHY? ”
“The water was too salty, the ride was too windy, and the temperature was too hot for the run... :D
more seriously, overall nice race, smooth and well organized. But few point for improvement:
- distribution of package with a drive in line, to avoid the mayhem for parking at the viceroy,
- last wave was super late... we had the feeling to be alone at the end.
- set the racking with numbers, it was a real mess
- people throwing gel pack on the road. Dangerous for bikes on corner!
thanks all! ”
“Would be nice to have an electrolyte drink at the finish as well as water.”
“First olympic distance... fantastic venue for a new experience. perfect organization and great atmosphere for the athletes and the families
“I have to say great event, great atmosphere all round great day thank you team”
“Shame about the weather - again, is there any need to consider a different month due to regular difficulties due to weather?”
“Well organized although somethings could have done to make things more in place and less confusing”