Urban-Ultra BIG Stinker 2015

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Average Rating: 8.7
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9.4
I would take part again
10.0 Great event; good community feel to it. Paul Kelly · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Really enjoyed this event, well run and organised without the corporate feel which many of the UAE races now have. The ups are harder than you think and the downs are steeper than you think, so it's a great challenge and one that I will be doing again and aiming to improve! Nice to be in the mountains. It was run by a very friendly group who were very supportive! ”

10.0 It was a unique and totally worthwhile run! Casey James · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I really enjoyed the unique race and will definitely be doing it again. It was well organized and prepared. Friendly running crew and coordinators. Awesome terrain, route, and amazing view at the top. Definitely going again next year with more friends. Hooked now on this trail running!”

7.8 Great route Hayley Done · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Not a big event so we were left floating around at the start and finish without being noticed for sign in or finishing. Great event overall. Fab route. ”

10.0 Excellent experience · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.6 Good self support race. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe
10.0 Tough event, friendly & enthusiastic organisation · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
9.1 Excellent event - good organization · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Record split times for each loop and give option of finishing after one or two loop if registered for three and have a tiered pricing structure for number of loops.”

10.0 A must while you're in the UAE! Cotie Howard · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I loved everything about this event. The organizers were great, the course was incredible, and it wasn't too crowded to enjoy. I will definitely do the Big Stinker again!”

9.7 Well organised beautiful and fun race Clare Mullenger · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“A greAt race with wonderful views, great organisation and a fantastic atmosphere ”

10.0 Excellent · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Favourite race in the UAE so far!”

10.0 Loved It!!! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Usual excellence from the Urban Ultra team! Clinton Seager · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“A properly challenging event, no photos this year?”

8.0 Tough route - for a road runner Leon Nel · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Thoroughly enjoyed the event. Although a small field, this benefited the race, since the route was not congested at all.”

9.5 A super day out, thank you! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Tough, but love it! Cecile Strydom · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
9.3 Awesome Nadia Farawana · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“As usual, any event organized by the ladies of the Urban Ultra is just great. The friendlines and warmth of the team obliterates any feelings of anxiety/fear and turns the pain and fatigue into a victory. The course is demanding but the view is just great. The support stations and staff are very motivating. Luckily, the race pack for residents of other emirates are brought to the starting line (a very thoughtful gesture). I'm looking forward tot heir next event.”

9.6 Tough run with a brilliant atmosphere! Deirdre O'Leary · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“This must be a signature Urban-Ultra event, so close to Dubai yet you really feel in the wilds of Ras Al Khaimah. Beautiful nature and super-friendly people in the local village. Great organisation! P.S. I rated the event pack collection lower - since it hadn't arrived at Adventure HQ yet when i arrived for pick-up (10am on the first day). No biggie... will phone ahead next time!”

9.7 Top organistion James Holmes · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Fantastic! Kevin Rosbotham · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“A well-organised race, with a clearly marked route and LOTS of elevation. Lots of fun.”

10.0 Great event. Tough but very rewarding run. Marcus De Oliveira · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
7.3 Great event, as usual from Urban Ultra! Bryan Watt · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Ummm... at times there were people finishing and not being acknowledged / timed / medal'd... bit of a shame after all that effort of getting up and down the hill.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 01.03.2015
“Hi Brian, Everyone was timed and everyone was given a medal, regardless of whether they completed their full registered distance? Something not all races do if you DNF. I remember chatting with you as you were done after one loop, you needed the loo, so we agreed that you would have a think whilst doing so and come back and let us know if you wanted to continue? You never returned or told anyone you were leaving therefore your time was not registered. We even messaged to check with you?”

9.4 Great race Emmanuel Doncieu · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe
9.5 Challenging course - wonderful support Henrik Lindskou-Mouritsen · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
7.7 Wonderful course. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Great support and organisation :) · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“The race was so much fun but certainly not easy :) but made a whole load easier by the really friendly crew at the start/finish line and support stations :)”

10.0 Perfect event! Leila Abdo · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I cannot fault this event, everything was great! Very friendly and supportive organisers! A challenging but rewarding trail. Cannot wait for next year!”

8.4 Great track, fortunate to have good weather today · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Gruelling but awesome challenge Simon Putt · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Brilliantly organised, as ever, by the Ultra-Urban team. It's an excellent event and fantastic challenge out in the mountain wilderness of RAK. The formula is already a winning one - don't change anything for next year's running!”

6.8 Fun day, big hill. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Wonderful event, great day.”

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