Ashurst Tri Fest 2018
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20 people have rated this event.
“Nothing to complain except one thing: the first kilometers of the bike course could be better, very limited space because of 4 lanes on one road (2 for bikes in both directions and 2 for the runners). Difficult to overtake. But very kind and helpfull staff, fantastic moderation by Andy and generous give-aways. I love the black polo-shirts!!! Thanks to all supporters who stand up early in the morning to organise such a wonderful event!!!”
“Great event and thanks for the organization. 2 suggestions:
1 - Have additional signage at that first round-about to get to the turn-off road (near the JA Resort) --> was very hard to find until other vehicles you knew the route came
2 - Have clear signage where the bike course turns right rather than going straight into transition (the marshaller looked as though she was pointing straight ahead, so it was quite confusing)
Besides that, awesome job as always! Really enjoyed :) ”
“I liked the swimming, it was early morning and the water warm. But the buoys were all white and difficult to discern against the rising sun. Bike course and running were nice through the desert by the sea, in particular for someone like me raised in the mountains with 5 months of winter per year. ”
“Finding the white buoy in the swim vs a white misty sky background was tricky. The cycling route was fine as was the running route. It was a bit tight for the last 2.5km section with 2 bike lanes and 2 run lanes on the same section of road. T-shirt was good. Overall enjoyed the event ”
“My first triathlon, I felt very comfortable during the event.
My only negative point, in spite of clear instructions in order for the athletes not to litter I saw many people Who did not care in throwing all kind of garbage along the course.”
Edited on 01.04.2018
“Fantastic venue with the best swim course in the UAE.
Bike course was straight forward. Run a was short however perfect out and and back which was fun.
Only complaint is the awarding. 30-39AG podium the 3rd place had a slower swim time than majority of field, No Bike split time and a 29 minute 10krun. Even though results are preliminary, this should not be difficult to validate before handing out awards. ”
“Ashurst TriFest is a great event for the whole family! The swim was stunning, as I've never seen water like this anywhere else in Dubai! The run course, was slightly different this year, well marked - fast and flat! The run was completely different this year to avoid parking problems - well done. Overall I think this is a great event.
Best part was probably the kids races - this is such a perfect venue for kids as the roads are completely closed off! Will definitely come back next year!! ”
“A well organised event with a friendly and good atmosphere. I particularly enjoyed the swimming in the open sea. The run and bike course should be better separated, it was sometimes a bit narrow. Already looking forward to the next trifest.”
“Directions to the event was poor, fog didn't help. Would like to have more photographers on course but apart from that the race was a real joy! Overall a great experience well done. (Sponges on the run course was a life saver) ”
“I loved this race. Courses were great, organisation was great everything went smooth. Great job to everyone involved ”
“Amazing organization and really great fun! well done on the route signage!!! had a wonderful time! just wish to have the results posted at the race... or at least available online with age group results :) other than that, AMAZING!!!”
“The only thing that needs to improve is the signage at the swim. The buoys were just way too far apart and it was impossible to see particularly the first, far out, once you were in the water.”
“The changed course was a great improvement over the old one. Especially the transition zone and the finish organization worked very well, it also the run course. Thanks to all the volunteers and the organizers for a great day!”
“More traffic Marshall’s required between JA and the car park. I have been before so had an advantage, the fog didn’t help.
Set up, race village and the change in course was good, much less dangerous for the bike 2nd lap turn.
The wet towels ran out too early, it was getting hot after 9:15am when finishers really needed the towels. T-shirt is good.
I have to question overall vfm, at over 500dhs it is expensive, I think a few of the regulars chose not to race due to this. Sorry Race.ME.”
“Would have liked more photographers and generally it seemed there were not that many helpers around. a bit more commentary at the finish line would have also been great.
the cold water sponges on the run were a life saver though, great idea!”
“Thank you, volunteers and Raceme for the great race yesterday. I loved it”
“Despite the rather tricky drive there in complete dense fog with a lack of people directing the way, this event was a fabulous way to end the season! Beautiful clear water for the swim, good cycle and run route. Plenty of water for the run and the wet towel at the finish line was most welcome! Great to have Costa at the race village along with plenty of seating and shade! A splendid event!”
“This race was good however the directions provided in the event info pace were terrible. I ended up lost on the way there and when I found what I thought was the road to enter the venue it was actually the bike course with all the cones set up. It was difficult to drive down tgsi road. The info pack stated there would be people directing to the event but we did not see any. ”