Urban Ultra Triple Challenge

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Average Rating: 8.9
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9.0 Fantastic challenging event Sarah McFadyen · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“This was an extremely well organised event. Being off-road, safety is paramount and I felt extremely safe. My only problem was the race pack collection (hence poor rating on that) but that wasn't the organisers' fault, and they dealt with it excellently on the day. Signage was almost perfect, though there were just a handful of occasions I had to visually search hard for the route. Fruit at the aid stations was a very nice addition. And the "goody bag" was fantastic! Thank you for the event!”

9.0 Overall nice and challenging event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Bikes were in poor conditions”

9.1 Challeging, Different and enjoyable Chris Seeley · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“ I really enjoyed this event. Ive competed in other Urban Ultra events and I like the vibe / ethos that is behind them. It was a really good course I enjoyed. The food and organisation, showers, buses back to the start etc was really good. The rental bikes were awful, had never been serviced or seen oil. Mine was a size smaller as they had none left in my size. they were not fit for purpose. also please leave the timing system set up at the finish line until all atheletes have finished. ”

8.5 Very nice event. Good effort and thanks a lot Karim Azmi · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Very good. Had a lot of fun. Thank you”

8.9 Really enjoyed the event! William Pretorius · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Rant - Why did we have to wait so long :), and why do we have to wait so long again for the next one :) Well done on a very good and tough race. Looking forward to more of these events in the UAE. Perhaps we can have a small MTB stage race next Urban Ultra team? ”

10.0 Rough, Tough & Awesome!!! Simbarashe Chikona · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Fantastic event, well organised and as tough as it should be... This one is just going to grow bigger and bigger and I will be back for more pain each year... ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!!”

9.6 Amazing and hard event Johan Svedberg · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Thanks for organising this amazing event. It was my first triathlon, and I enjoyed every second of it.”

8.6 Great event. Would be better if done when cooler. Olivier Boucat · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Could do with more water points especially at the transition areas.”

9.4 Great off road triathlon Steve Green · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.5 Tough event but good memory... Thomas Morin · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
Edited on 26.10.2015

“Thanks for this great event. Honestly I found it harder than a half IM but well it's just different and it's a good way to work on your mind during the run : for sure this "hell hill" deserves its name. One point to improve the pink dot on the stone doesn't work for a "colorblind" man like me ; yellow is better... Hope to see some pictures. First time I'm riding inside a camel herd ; this doesn't happen on Al Qudra !!!! ”

8.6 Tough and enjoyable · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
Edited on 25.10.2015

“Well worth getting up at 3.30am to drive from Dubai to participate. Agree with similar comments re markings on the bike route. The run and climb at the end killed me but loved the challenge. Overall a really great event that clearly has massive potential going forward. Will be happy to say i was there for the first one. Look forward to the next one.”

9.7 A nice challenging race Jan Tytgat · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“I did the Olympic distance and suffered , but the very nice view during the run made it worthwhile to climb the tough hill for the second time. Many thanks to the organizers and volunteers to set up such a race and all the logistic challenges: T1 and T2 at different locations, drinkstation near top of the run-lap. Bravo !”

9.0 Good event that could soon become great. Andrew Jennings · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I expected a simple course but was pleasantly surprised by a challenging and varied course, as it should be. I hope the police raise their presence at T1 roundabout. Marshaling needs work, bike marking wasn't bad but you had to keep your eyes open. Single track needs to evolve to avoid dual direction bottle necks. Thanks Paul and co for the use of the Absolute Adventure centre and thanks to Louise for a great debut... This event has huge potential. ”

10.0 Tough but satisfying · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.5 Superb course! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Very well organised event with a superb course. Toilets at the race start and ice/sponges at the aid stations would have made it the perfect event.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 26.10.2015
“There were toilets at the start - 300m along the corniche. We will advise more clearly to all participants for the next event. Ice sponges, we are not fond of, with such a temperature and shocking icy water with high heart rates ... however we already have plans for buckets of water and sponges at a normal temperature. The wind will cool it on your skin without such a shock to the system.”

9.2 I LOVE IT Joao Marcelo · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“LOOKING FORWARD FOR THE NEXT!”

10.0 Absolutely brilliant ! Tim Fagan · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Thought I had finished competing in these events but never had so much fun ( and pain ) on a short course event . Great location at Kalba Camp . Great bike course and the run course super rewarding . A fantastic event not just for course and organisation but a really great group of fellow competitors . Bring on the next one ! Retirement over . Thank you Louise and Pascal . ”

8.7 Awesome.. But heavy duty even for Die hards ! Arnold Maas · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Routing could have been better. Some people went the wrong direction. Stone indication should be with Flags. For the rest Awesome Event !”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 26.10.2015
“Remember Arnold, this is a trail run and an off road MTB .... as such it is also about concentration and a keen eye - not hand holding. We have set many courses and although flags are great, when you have a route following the same way back, it also raises confusion when people can see so many flags even the ones showing them the way back. The single sided rocks work, IF you are keeping an eye out, listed to the brief and had your route map with you to check. It is what it is all about.”

10.0 Fantastic event! Dario Trombetta · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Fantastic event, will definitely do the next one, and I'll bring people with me :)! Well done! Small suggestion: Please include GPS coordinates on the factsheet, easier to find the location if not familiar with the area!”

7.1 Overall good marshaling on bike route poor Nadeem Zaman · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe
8.5 Great day, well organized... where are the times? · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Really well organized event and though challenging was a lot of fun. Thanks!”

9.7 A brilliant and unique challenge for the UAE Simon Putt · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“An excellent and very tough new challenge. Credit to Urban Ultra for devising this and the more so for pulling it off so successfully. Such a complex event to organise, but it was done seamlessly. A few more markers on the bike route would go down well but otherwise this was a terrific event. Some good participation at the end from the sponsors as well.”

6.3 Nice format good course marshalling needs work Rodney Barrell · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Marshalling and course marking particularly on the bike course needs to be significantly improved. ”

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