Ashurst Tri Fest - Spring 2017

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Average Rating: 8.6
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8.6
I would take part again
8.8 Great Organized Event for all ages! Joseph Khater · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Very well organized! Applause to all the volunteers & marshals present supporting the athletes. Course was traffic free and wide. Timing and Results and Photos promptly available. Possibly keeping the run on the road would be better and provide fruits at the finish. Recommended for all ages from beginners to pros. Nice medal, towel and goody bag. Keep up the good work Race ME Events!”

8.8 Best family endurance fun as always Syed Zain Ul Abidin Banuri · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Delayed start and rising heat, yet one of the best Triathlons in the region.”

10.0 Awesome event, organization and stunning venue · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Awesome waters and overall setup and organization. Looking forward to next ones.”

7.3 Great 1st event expereince with a few niggles Narasimha Datta Sanagaram · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“This was my first ever triathlon event, and it was a really good event, and a great experience. Pre-event communication - There were minor inconsistencies from race pack to info online Event facility - End of the event (the super tri), there was limited water and places for shade - Were there showers provided? If so, not much clear signage, if not, even an open shower would be great - The board where race numbers were put up could have been executed better with more signage Photos not out yet!”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 06.04.2017
“Re the photos - There were hundreds of pics taken and its takes a few days to edit and watermark. More than 500 pics can be found at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/odfot74aoybsgj9/AAARDxzukw6FxS31a7T_JrVoa?dl=0 An email is going out tonight to all entrants with photo link. No Showers - no source of running water sorry. All events had the same amount of shade with more than 10 marquees and 40 umbrellas in the Village.”

9.4 Great event Yann Eric Gille · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Very well organized event, nice to be able to leave whenever we are finished.”

9.0 Great event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.3 Very nice event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
5.6 Course needs some maintenance, a bit pricy Daniel Sidhom · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great efforts from the organizers, however still need to maintain the course and adjust the price of participation.”

9.4 Excellent · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“I just wish that the swim and run where not increased to 1.9km and 11km ”

8.8 Really enjoyed the event Thea Janne Dothee · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I really like this event as the distances are really nice. I would like the marshalling to be clearer on the bike and even more on the run. The marshalls on the run did not appear very sure of where the 1k turn was and were not ready and thankfully my dad was there to ask the right questions and get the answer. As I was leading on both bike and run, clear marshalling is very important.”

8.8 Great location, really nice event Juliette Janne Dothee · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Really enjoyed the location, particularly the swim. Leading on the bike, I was not sure where to give a turn as there was no marshal but I've been passed by an adult who knew where to turn. So if possible would be better to have a marshall at the turn point . Otherwise all great. thanks a lot.”

9.2 Perfect! Andi Price · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Don't want to get too gushy here, but you guys really do put on great events. I have been participating in duathalon/triathlons for about a year now, the events are always so welcoming and briefings calm the nerves. Thanks guys for a great season and hope to see you next time!”

9.0 Great venue, great event! Mary Kelley · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Fast course, beautiful venue! Beautiful, calm swim. Fast and flat bike course. A few potholes, but they were well-marked. The run was not very interesting, but flat and fast too. The ice sponges on the run were much appreciated! Lastly, the towel in the race pack was a nice change from the usual t-shirt. Looking forward to competing again, and my kids want to do the kids' tris next time too.”

9.0 Super event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Best SWim course ever!!!!!!! Jamie Edmunds · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Really enjoyed the race. great swim course and overall was really well organized as usual.”

9.6 Excelent Race and Place! Fernando Ruiz · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Beautiful Place, a Little far but it it was worth it. ”

9.6 Well organized, friendly environment Michele Medici · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Well, the long route to get to the venue is worth the drive, cause is a closed safe event with great support and friendly people. The course is fast and I don't care if the swim and run were a bit longer, it's for everyone the same so it doesn't really matter. Compared to the November race I liked better the one-loop swim (I hate the australian exit) but I prefered the paved track instead of gravel ”

8.1 A Lovely event and will defo return Debbie Powell · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Both myself and my daughter had a really enjoyable morning, well done to the organisers. Just a couple of suggestions ...like with every event there are always a couple of keys marshalling stations which need special attention/strong person manning it...one of the key spots was as you transitioned out of bike and turn left onto the run course there were far too many spectators on the course itself. Also waiting over 2 hours for the presentations was far too long.”

9.0 A great event despite timing problems Dagmar Reich · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Fantastic location with calm water, flat course and so much parking space! Also the way to the event was perfectly marked. All my respect and thanks to the organizers, supporters and volunteers, special thanks to Chris and Andy. There was only this problem again with the timing. Though I was the first in my category and I knew this I was the last one on the provisional result list which meant that I had to watch how someone else got my trophy. This was very disappointing. ”

9.0 Organized event Haitham Abu Sharia · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
6.3 Disappointing Event Karim Benkirane · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Positives - Location was an experience and weather was perfect for Sprint distance. Great swim course. Toilet facilities were good. Plenty of parking. Race pack on bike rack is great. Negatives - very expensive and not as good value for money as rival companies (Super Sports). Race distances were significantly longer. Bike racking was tight. Rival companies provide results at the event after each race. Rivals publish more comprehensive results. Rivals provide food after the event. ”

9.6 Great venue with great organization Omar Martinez · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“I love this event and hope you guys keep making it. The only thing I'd check are the actual distances, I think they were a bit off this time. But what a great venue!”

9.6 Enjoyable Ashurt Trifest · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Volunteers were not vocal or visible at all times as required. Eg. Olympic bike turnaround point and lap turnaround point for run. ”

7.3 Great event and location but very HOT! · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“The exit from transition for the run course was overlapping with spectators/finishers transiting the course. Weather is getting warmer so the event for Super Sprint and Kids Tiny Tri/ Teeny Tiny Tri should have started earlier. It was very hot so you can image what the kids might be going through. Parking and access to the transition for racking was better organized this time as compared to the last Tri-Fest. This is a great event & RACE ME and the volunteers did a commendable job in organizing.”

10.0 Amazing triathlon Mathilde Roubille · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“My best triathlon so far, the location was beautiful and made the triathlon even more enjoyable. The support stations on the run were ideally located and very efficient (water, bottle, sponge given). Marshalls were enthusiastic people and kept encouraging. Overall amazing atmosphere and such a pleasure racing there. Can't wait for next year !”

8.1 Great venue Lars Mogelberg · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Great event and the weather was absolutely perfect. The swim and run distances were a bit longer than announced, but this was equal for all. Well done!”

9.4 Great event, Best Olympic Tri in Dubai Oliver Weir · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Loved the race its really well put together, the support is good and its hard to fault. The only small gripe I have is the colour of the boys being white can be a little tricky to see on the swim. I appreciate they're actually the brands colours so I don't imagine they can do much about it. Aside from that it's my favorite race. ”

9.8 Great venue - awesome event Najla Al Jeraiwi · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.4 Great course, brilliant atmosphere Elaine Nettleton · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Well laid out course with everything accessible and easy to navigate. Would be great to have more food and drink options for starving athletes and supporters if possible. Well done for such an enjoyable and well organised event!”

9.8 Worth the trek to get there - amazing location! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.3 Great event and organization Tansy Green · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Well done to Race ME, the location was perfect and as always the team pulled off and fabulous day for all participating. Thank you”

8.5 Good event, good Organisiation! Petra Miedl · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
6.3 Bad distances/bad timings · Participation 1 time I would take part again No
Edited on 07.04.2017

“Well... I may suggest next time you put the buoys right (not same place as your last half Iron Man) but the swim was the good part of the race. Road course was bad (not your fault, but still bad choice). Run,, why 11k? Like the transition wasn't out of the way enough? Sorry but at the end of the day wasn't even a cheap event and the feeling is it wasn't worth spending 400 dhs to partecipate.”

9.4 The Bees Knees Andy Beaumont · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
Edited on 01.04.2017
9.0 Perfect way to end the season, thanks to RACE.ME. Matthew Glynn · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“This race's parking was better than the previous location. Swim was spectacular, bike route was great (flat and straight) and the run aid stations were well manned. ”

9.8 Beautiful setting and great people Ilne Van Niekerk · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 A fantastic event Andre Smith · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“The best venue I have come across. Beautiful ocean, fast flat course. Ideal for beginner and experienced Tri athlete. I hope there are many more of these events in the future at this venue. This one gets full marks from me RaceMe. You outdid yourself, especially the split transitions according to race distance made racking and collecting of bikes so simple without disturbing the race. Great idea.”

9.2 Was a fabulous venue, great way to finish season Gaye Brodie · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great to see all the age categories taking part particularly the little kids and Rio's race, very inspiring to all. Gorgeous swim circuit, added bonus to do a tad more swimming than expected :-) The only suggestion, and its only minor, is to have one or 2 more food trucks there. Thanks ME Team, awesome event, thanks!G”

7.9 Very well done Katie Roberts · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Very good event much nicer than racing in Scotland where I race now. Only "problems" was the course distancing as the swim had an extra 500m on it (not that I'm complaining I enjoyed the swim) and the run measured an extra kilometre too (slightly complaining then as it just dragged on and on) Only other thing was the sprint people coming out of transition when Olympic was turning around- they didn't look and was just a bit dangerous”

9.4 Great race Vladimir Milosevic · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
Edited on 02.04.2017

“Really a great location. Very well organized and marshalled, from traffic to the race. Many participants of all skill levels. A thoroughly enjoyable day.”

10.0 Excellent event, worth the drive! Mike Bermingham · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“The perfect swim conditions and closed roads for the bike and run definitely make the extra 10 minute drive worthwhile. The pre-event communication and ease of race kit collection were excellent. The pre-race briefings were very detailed and all questions answered. The course was really well marked and coned off. Water stations were well managed. Looking forward to the next one!”

10.0 A brilliant day out Melina Timson-Katchis · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Myself & daughter took part & had a great day. Events started on time & run smoothly. kids races were friendly and encouraging. The OLY was a lot of fun as the bike was fast. The run was good albeit just slightly over distance. volunteers were fab. If run was routed closer to spectator area would add to it. For OLY due to time of day, buoys were hard to spot (white color) so sighting was tricky so brighter colored buoys would be better. Overall fantastic event”

10.0 Absolutely best location - swim was spectacular! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“This is definitely the best triathlon race location anywhere. Water is crystal clear and clean. It's a privilege to get the chance to swim here. Loved the event!”

5.0 Overall disorganised and felt slapdash Dan Kennedy · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“I appreciate people putting on events like this; without them we couldn't enjoy sports like we do, so thanks. But feedback helps: swim course seemed much longer than it should've been, most marshals had no idea, especially the kids playing with direction lights with no instructions how to use them; very dangerous when it's pitch black and the road is mangled. Overall, it seemed most volunteers were doing their best, but with very little training/instruction. Could do with better roads & planning”

6.3 Volunteers were sending runners on bike course · Participation 3 times I would take part again No

“I was expecting this race to be in the same beautiful venue as the previous races. It was in the middle of nowhere with minimum shade for spectators. The swim was significantly longer than briefed. Coming out of T2 the volunteer sent me and several others along the bike route. The 2.5km run route turned into a 4.3km route which is no big deal except I missed winning my age group by 7 minutes even after the added distance. Overall the event was extremely disappointing. ”

3.3 Absolutely terrible event Raeid Jewad · Participation 1 time I would take part again No

“The event was poorly organised...the place was in the middle of nowhere and the google map pin sent did not take us to the actual place...transition zone extremely cramped and very little room to rack the bike....it was no clear where to go...poor areas for spectators, poor signage, kept being told this is a race area and to move...at the end of the race they ran out of water for all the people who finished the race...no after race refreshements/fruits apart from redbull.... terrible.”

8.8 Great race Ryan McKinstry · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great race the roads are sometimes in rough shape but it is well organized and really enjoyable. Like others on this forum we also struggled with bib numbers, especially since there is no reception at the course at all. It would be great if you posted them somewhere in transition to help those of us out that should have been better prepared. Otherwise tons of fun .”

5.2  The place is not good Safa Alwan · Participation 1 time I would take part again No

“The place is not good ,timing also not good”

9.8 Excellent event. Cassandra Lewis · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Huge thanks to the volunteers, they really did an excellent job. ”

8.1 My son's first triathlon Madell Roces · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Will definitely participate next time. Weather is quite hot at 10:30am (for teeny tiny tri). I particularly love the marshals cheering for my son all the way til the end. It gave him a boost to continue. Thanks for hosting this event, allowing floaters sidewheels for bike and any assistance the child need to finish the race. ”

8.8 Great job - really enjoyed the event. Jonathan Biles · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Positives - all the above- in particular the sponges saved my life! Negatives - I don't use Facebook and a lot (bib number for example) was communicated solely through that medium. More variety of food/drink at the end would have been great. I couldn't persuade my supporters to stand around for 90- 120 minutes in the heat to wait for the awards ceremony with so little for them to do which was a shame. ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 31.03.2017
“Hi. A comprehensive final instruction email was sent to all entrants on Wednesday detailing where to find the bib numbers. We do this for all our events. It is also splashed across social media too. It's hard to entice more food and beverage vendors as if too many they won't come as business is diluted. Thx AF. ”

9.4 Fantastic finish to the season Maria Hurter · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Thank you for another great event.”

9.2 Stunning location. Very well organized. Kudos2all! Hans Van Der Wulp · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.2 We've come to expect fantastic - and it was! · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“A tiny suggestion - I admit I have a rather old, frayed race belt, but please could the holes in the race numbers be a little bigger to get the elastic through? Just hole punch size would be sufficient - I was able to borrow a screwdriver to get the elastic through this morning. I know there's a race belt in the race pack but it doesn't seem right to use a race belt once then throw it away because the ends are frayed? A tiny suggestion for an otherwise perfect race. Thanks guys!!”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 31.03.2017
“Here in lies the problem, when we have the blank paper bibs cut and punched, ready for printing, we need to make the hole not too big, otherwise the punched part of the hole messes with our hi-tec printer. We have been investigating ways to punch the holes after printing.”

8.5 Great venue Katja Lieschke · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

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