ADCB Zayed Sports City 5K & 10K Jan 2016

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Average Rating: 8.9
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8.9
I would take part again
7.3 Timing Chip April Herlevi · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“My only real complaint about the race was my timing chip. Halfway through the race the zip tie provided with the chip came loose and fell off. I heard the chip fall off my shoe so I was able to pick it up but had to hold the chip in my hand for the rest of the race to not lose it. Then, since the chip was in my hand and not on my shoe, the time/chip did not register when I crossed the finish line. So, even though I completed the race, my online profile says DNF. Very disappointing.”

9.3 Good fun! · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“The ADCB races are always put together quite nicely and organized well! Definitely will do again.”

10.0 Experience Worth Having · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“The overall management of event was well organized.”

7.5 It was good but could be better · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
Edited on 13.01.2016

“The shirt quality was bad..... More water station on the course.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 13.01.2016
“Hi, Would really appreciate some ore insights. A Saucony Technical T shirt is one of the best running shirts going around retailing in excess of Dhs100.... Water stations every 1.75K on the course, not sure what we can do to make it any better. feel free to DM us with feedback ”

4.3 Registration process not good Gareth Williams · Participation 1 time I would take part again No

“I had registered my girlfriend and myself for the 10km, and tried to pay with my UAE credit card three times online for it did not work, and had to pay with my UK cc. Then my girlfriend and I showed up for the race and she ended up getting a bib for the 5km when we had both registered for the 10km. My girlfriend did not want to make a fuss and did the 5km. She was clearly one of the fastest women in the 5km (top 5) and only had her result as a "DNF". Also she did not receive a finish medal.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 13.01.2016
“Gareth, Not sure why you wouldn't have received a medal for finishing given we had plenty. Not sure why you would DNF unless the chip was not worn correctly or fell off. We will look into this and contact you directly ”

Comment from Premier Online - 13.01.2016
“You have 3 failed payments, 2 'declined' by your card issuing bank, '1 timed out'. You DID register Renee for 10k, then she emailed the organiser asking a change to 5K (which we did, hence the 5K bib), she then started with you in the '10K start' which we noticed mid-race and recategorised to 10K to avoid a DQF. She then ran ONLY 5K resulting in a DNF (for 10K distance). You cannot start in one distance and claim a prize for a different one however, shame as she would have been on the podium.”

8.9 Did not get yellow ADCB bag, no sms's received. Christie Ryan · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I love the T-shirt we got. I also like the medal and free photos. My friends and I, did not receive the yellow ADCB bag. Two entered the 5km race and I the 10km race. All our times were different but we ended within the first 100 places. By the time we got our lunch bags, we saw that other people were walking around with the yellow bags. We only got caps. Disappointing. I did not receive text messages before and afterwards like my friends. Add Gatorade to stations & packs, will be nice.”

Comment from Premier Online - 13.01.2016
“You did not receive text messages because you listed your mobile number with the country code (+975); this is the country code for Bhutan. Assuming you entered this in error we have amended to +971 (UAE). Our systems did send you your SMS's, it's just that someone (no doubt a bit surprised) in Bhutan received them on your behalf! ”

10.0 Great Course, Great Organization, Great Race! Mark Alexander-Warne · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“This is one of my favorite events because it is so well done from top to bottom.”

9.3 Great race great organization Jan Tytgat · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes
Edited on 16.01.2016

“Thanks again to all the volunteers and organizers for this nice running event. Well done. Looking forward to the next race in ZSC.”

8.9 Enjoyed the event, great organisation · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Particularly enjoyed the anti-clockwise route, more downhills!”

7.7 Overall I enjoyed the event and would do it again. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
Edited on 15.01.2016

“Plenty of parking is always a plus for a race! Not a fan of looped courses, but it is what it is. Everything was a breeze from signing up, packet pick up to race day instructions. My only glitch was over shooting the finish line which caused me a few minutes on the course. I know you can't make a volunteer be on point for the entire race, but if they could remain at key points, that would be great!”

9.5 Very nice atmosphere ! Thomas Gauthier · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.1 Aver all a good event · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
8.0 Overall very nice experience! Maria Bourazeri · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
7.7 Another fun event by AD Striders! Patrick Labuca · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes
8.0 Good race Juan De Dios Aguirre · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.5 Great experience as always!!! · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Very well organized, but a long lane to get the backpacks downloading the app. In addition I collected my number the day before the race but I didn't receive my bag with the extra things the day of the event. ”

9.3 Great event Adil Amin · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“This is one of my favorite events & I came from Dubai to participate in it. I enjoyed the race but I wish the start for the juniors for 5K was together with the seniors like in the previous races. The start line should be organized as per timing as it gives more competition to the runners. ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 13.01.2016
“Hi Adil, For the past two races we have separated out the juniors as the small bodies and big bodies can make it uncomfortable and dangerous. Safety is our priority, that said some of the juniors as can be seen by the times are sub 20 minutes and equal to the task but we must cater for the majority. Hope to see you back ”

7.7 Some routes are misleading · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“It was fun though. ”

10.0 Very well-organised event. Great support! Sarah Hopkyns · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“The event was very enjoyable. The people at the water stations cheered us on well. It was my first 10k event and I ran a personal best time. Great atmosphere full of positive energy. Lovely to receive the medal and breakfast afterwards.”

8.6 Nice Event and I enjoyed a lot Mohamed Moustafa · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.3 Great Experience · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I will certainly run this again.”

9.3 Very good event, will participate again Norbert Reich · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.0 Fantastic Morning! Natasha Nellist · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.8 Great Race Great atmosphere · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Came all the way from Dubai to participate. Was not disappointed. Thanks for a well organized race. The snack pack at the end was great and also the fact that photos was available for free download and presented in such a great manner with background logo of the race. Thank you to all working behind the scenes.”

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

“Look forward to future participations as well”

9.3 Great Experience · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Kudos to the marshal for cheering us!, glad that costa coffee is in the same area. Thank you for the wonderful event!”

3.2 Well arranged. Ramesan Ktp · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Since i participate all most all the runs the registration fee for each event is going beyond affordability. For regular runners you should give some discounted rate. For example if you register two runs the third run should be free or at a discounted rate.”

Comment from Premier Online - 13.01.2016
“This is very unusual (and somewhat contradictory) scoring - you wrote a subject of 'well arranged' but rated 10 sections as :( You indicated you found it expensive but rated 'overall value for money' as :D You still have a few days to edit if you think any may need adjustment.”

9.5 Great event with nothing to complaint. Dagmar Reich · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“There is nothing negative to say. The only thing is that the course could be a little bit nicer, many curves and u-turns instead of a whole round around Zayed Sports City. But this time the course was better than before when we had to run a nerving curve across the parking before the finish line.”

10.0 Excellent Noralf Navarro · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.3 A fun morning, will do it again! Britt Banner · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“It was a really fun event and I look forward to doing it again. My only negative comment is with regards to the guy on the microphone... He is obviously trying to be helpful but really just gets in the way. Came very close to pushing him out the way so I could cross the Finnish line, he was just standing in the middle of everything getting in the way...”

8.4 Excellent event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“It was an excellent event. What can be enhanced: 1- Breakfast sandwich to b more healthy 2- Didn't like the download of the app to get the bag 3- Slow BMI and bag collection queue ”

10.0 Wonderful event Justin Pineda · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Please do have half marathon also.”

7.0 THANK YOU · Participation 2 times I would take part again Maybe
Edited on 12.01.2016

“When I reached the 9k, I asked one of the volunteers which way should I go, he showed me a wrong way, I don't blame him but I am disappointed why they need to remove the route signage while there still participants not finished yet, also it happened to my friend, I enjoyed this marathon but honestly I think the first marathon in Oct 2015 was more organized. ”

Comment from Premier Online - 13.01.2016
“Ah, you must mean you enjoyed the '10K' race (a 'marathon' is a 42.195km race, a 'half-marathon' is half that distance; 21.0975km). Thanks for rating!”

9.5 Thank you Jacob Bikakis · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Thank you for another great event! I have to give extra credit to the variety in medal shapes this year, which is really appreciated. In addition thank you for the little extra this time, which was the bracelet. Small things make a difference. I'm proud to be a part of this event and I'm looking forward for the next. Jacob”

10.0 It was a great Experience · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Great event. Sure will participate another time Rajkiran Bingi · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Great event. Sure will participate another time”

8.9 Just three comments Johnson Ocampo · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Medals for the two category are the same and anyone who will see your medal will not know if you finished in the 5k category or 10k category. In addition, atleast maybe nextime there would be a designated area for bags or things where a participant can leave his/her things for those like me who only came by using a taxi and for the giveaways, not all participant specially finishers received it. The giveaways runout. Thats all the rest are two thumbs up for me. Thank you for the the organizers”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 10.01.2016
“Thanks for your 3 comments appreciate the feedback. The medals are different in that there is either a 5k or 10k clip to signify the distance run. There was a bag drop counter (left at own risk) on the concourse as per the many pa announcements. Apologies on the giveaways ”

10.0 Well organized and great effort. Osama Saeed · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes
8.6 Great experienced · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great event I really enjoyed the 5K ran..looking forward to the next event..cheers! ”

9.8 Good run,well organized as usual. · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“Excellent run, wish to participate in more such events. All praise to organizers.”

9.1 Great event!! Geoffrey Martin · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“More of the same! See you next year!”

10.0 Great Event ! Abdellatif Qamhaieh · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“How about another one of these in December and one in February ? you can never have enough 5k & 10k s in this nice weather......Thanks for organizing.....”

8.9 Goo Chomps given in the race package were expired. Basak Yuksel · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
Edited on 08.01.2016

“It was a great event but the Goo Chomps given in the race package were expired. It said "use by 23 December 2015". Unfortunately I only noticed it after I had already eaten some of it. I also don't like the fact that I have to let a photo app access my facebook account to be able to download the race photos. Thanks”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 09.01.2016
“oops Basak, sorry about that. We love our chomps and apologise if you got a pack. There is an option to download directly email us directly and I will send them to you ”

8.2 Excellent local event · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Great arrangements, great course, great experience!”

8.0 Good event, easy course · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Good event. Feeling no pressure as the 10k starts a few mins earlier but that means for the beginner runners of 5k would finish the same time as everyone else.”

9.1 Good course Angus MacKinnon · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Always great events! Small point - would have liked the collection of goodie bags to have been faster - very slow moving queue even 90 mins after 10k race started to the extent I left rather than pick it up which is the first time I've done that! Normally they are handed out quickly as you complete your distance, not sure what caused today's blockage?”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 08.01.2016
“Angus thanks for the feedback, they may all just wanted a photo with Gorilla Man rather than running away ...noted and we will look to adjust for race 3 ”

8.6 Had a fun time during the event · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
8.4 Very good event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Nice run Fabien Viala · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Nice run, thank you for the organization and the volunteers ”

8.6 Great event - well organized !!! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Wonderful event, thanks all Debby Plumpton · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“A very enjoyable event, nothing to fault. Thanks very much to all the organisers and volunteers.”

10.0 Lovely event for the family. David Morrison · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Well organized, great weather and liked the new course. Great start to the day.”

7.7 Nice run on a friday morning Christophe Miegeville · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great way to start the week end, nice track... thanks to all for the run. ”

9.3 Well organized morning · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“This race does a lot with what it's got. Even for a run around a parking lot, the volunteers and runners make this an enthusiastic, enjoyable event. Everyone was high-energy and friendly. Sure, the loop is not the most exciting track, but this is a great way to get out and enjoy a morning run with some fun people. Thank you!”

9.1 Excellent · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
7.7 Great event! · Participation 4 times I would take part again Maybe
10.0 Love love love this run :) Jennifer Hutchinson · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Brilliant organisation again. Well done to all involved :) ”

8.9 Well organized race Sherene Henry · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Great local Event Romain Mejecaze · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes
8.0 Well done Andrea Pedroli · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Beautiful Event for family Dusic Woo · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

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