Vertical Run Almas Tower
19 people have rated this event.
“Forgettable experience - 1st timing of the race - mid afternoon; not a great idea for such event. participants had to wait in open area with no shade. Poor organisation while giving away race pack. lack of proper timing - when that prize money is at stake how can u not have chip timing. batch system was inefficient. who missed their slots, waited till end (4-30pm) and after all that no official timing in your FB page- you write DNS. no women category (really ???); after warm-up we still had to wait for our turn. why?”
“It was a great experience - He timing method should be automated and start up intervals time too should be reduced between batches to save time ”
“Wonderful experience - First time participating in this event. Gives such a wonderful experience.”
“Would have been nice to see out the top afterwards - Batches should have been sent out so people can know when to show up instead of waiting around.”
“Not good enough to enter again - No good compared to other races on premieronline.
No toilets, poor directions, no pre race email, no medal, no results, no one attending 50% support stations, no chip timing. Too long a wait in tunnel after warm up.
Not good at all I'm afraid
Good first prize though!!”
“Fab event so tough - I would like to thank all the team for a great event... only issues was time takes for 200 people to race up tower... organisation good but if could have pushed times a bit closer between runners and groups would have been better for competitors. the goody bag was fab too. and everyone was so supportive. Only issue I had was didn't get to see view from top after such a lung bursting climb....would have really topped of the effort to see Dubai from 63 floors, if only briefly. Thanks to everyone.”
“Event was really good, could have been excellent - Enjoyed the event, thanks to all concerned. A few comments just to help make it an excellent event next time.
Comms - Wrong race numbers, stated medals for winners only on premier website, timings wrong on FAQ's.
Event pack collection on day and then no bag storage.
The actual start and finish very good but too much hanging around either end.
Timing and results, still no sign of them.
There should be both male and female 1st three awards.
Other than that, loved the event and will be back. ”
“The race = 10/10 challenge but no ladies category? - I loved the race itself as it is the biggest vertical climb so far in the UAE, so congratulations on securing that! A few suggestions would be to use premier chip timing to allow for results to be accessed quicker and competitors to go up in groups which would allow for the prize giving to happen sooner. Medals would be a nice touch as well as allowing us to wear our own tops for comfort factor :-) I really enjoyed the challenge and the enthusiasm form the PTs from Fidelity Fitness. See you @JET”
“Plenty of room for improvement - Its a great concept but
- All were invited at 2:00 and a lot of us ran up only at 4:30
- Insistence to wear race tee without considering skin sensitivities. I would happily wear it only if it was given in advance so i had a chance to wash and use it earlier
3) Not allowed to take phone, but no provisions for secure storage
4) Finishers medal at 5:30, waiting almost three hours after finishing the race that too in warm sun
- Dinner served at 5:30 - but no refreshments for early finishers - ”
“A tough challenge, but glad l did it - Well organised for the most part, and something new for most this was a very challenging run, but glad l did it, and await next year's one as felt l could have run it quicker”
“Great event, will do it again! - Loved the course and the event itself, but the timing system could have been better. Hopefully premiertiming next year;);)”
“Overall great experience for a first timer like me - I hope there's a faster way of knowing the official time rather than waiting for all runners to finish. A certificate with a medal can also be added bearing the official time or place finished.. It would have been nice to have cash prize also to the 2nd n 3Rd placer or even to the top 10 finishers or some other gift packs..I hope you get more sponsors next time..”
“A good event that can become better - A well-organized event with friendly Trainors/lively staffs. Please use timing chips next year to expedite results. With these chips set of runners can go in the flight of stairs two at a time with 1 to 2-minute intervals. Eventually, this will prevent long wait of 2-3 hours. It was a fun & exciting run that can be improved to become one of best vertical race in UAE. ”
“Nice people but the event took too long - Took too long the event/It Should have had categories :men and women/ Food was late/ should include next time some bananas or apples during the event. ”
“Use the timing chip! - Excellent rate and organisation... but several hours after the race, still no results online. No medals were given out for the finishers. Really would have been better if they had used the timing chips - and given split times for each 16 floors”
“Not very efficient. - No categories for male or female winners.
Arrived at 1pm and only raced at 3pm.
Heats could have been given out prior to the event to prevent such long waiting time.
No view at the top, which is kind of deflating after all that handwork.
Marshals did not want to hand out medals after completing the race only at the ceremony which meant waiting around for another 2 hours.”
“Well Organized but almost missed start time - Thought the actual organization of the race and the way the heats were structured to ensure runners were not bunched up in the stairwell was great. Only misstep was that the PDF document with race information said warmup started at 2:30 and the race started at 3:00. I checked this the night before to ensure that nothing had changed. I arrived at 2:10, registered, realized I was in Heat 2, and then saw Heat 2 moving to the start line. Need to send out a pre-race email to confirm timings ”