ADCB Zayed Sports City 5 & 10K Run presented by ActiveLife 3 of 3 14/15

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Average Rating: 8.9
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I would take part again
6.2 A nice A.D. running community event · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes
9.5 Good organization!!! · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Everything was very well organized, I suggest to have more water stations...”

7.0 A slight decline from the usual high standard Jacob Bikakis · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Great race as usual, but I experienced a decline in the overall standard which can be an alarm for the next races if not taken into account: - From the 2 water stations, the 1st was positioned few meters away from the start line. - The 2nd station was manned with a lot of folks, which found their smartphones more interesting. - The pre and post communications addressed wrong first names. - Confusing distances on timing certs. - Breakfast vouchers not honored.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 17.03.2015
“Hi Jacob, thanks for your note. Really appreciate your feedback. Can you email me directly please as we had refund envElopes for the upstairs breakfasts. The 2nd water station was positioned For 2nd laps of the. 10k meaning one every 2.5K . Pre and post was highlighted to Premier Online and issue fixed .... Please ping me [email protected]

9.3 Wrong event category in the downloaded certificate Shivani Tk · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Wrong event category in the downloaded certificate. It shows 10K instead of 5K.”

Comment from Premier Online - 18.03.2015
“Your certificate is now showing 5K instead of 10K in the text, the timings have no change as they were always correct. We hope this helps and apologize for any inconvenience this incorrect data display on your certificate may have caused you.”

10.0 An unforgettable experience · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Its a nice experience this is the first time I am participating event like this.I really happy to be a prat of this wonderful event.”

8.8 Overall well organised · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Good · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
6.7 A nice event Sonja Sergeeva · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.5 Gets better every time. Joanna Hawi · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Perfect as always. Loved the idea that we picked up the race numbers on the morning and it was so quick thanks to all the helpers. Other races could learn from this event as its so well organized and you can tell that every detail has been thought about. Only one thing. Maybe the option of a veggie sandwich in the breakfast bah instead of chicken or tuna but thats just me being spoilt! Great job guys!”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 16.03.2015
“Hi Joanna, Great feedback on the food pack, thank you !”

9.3 A healthy event · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“Well organized event”

10.0 Fantastic day Jack Mcallister · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
7.8 The event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Send the event adv to all school ”

9.3 In general, the race was good · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“The event was organized very well. The only comment I have is the route near the finish line, it could have been on a straight path rather than turning left to the parking area where you could not be able to do a sprint. It was my first time to join such event and I was very happy with the experience. Looking forward to the next event.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 16.03.2015
“Thanks for your feedback. The course is a measured 5Km loop and not sure how we could accommodate your request other than to move the start and finish to another area of the venue. We'd be happy to look at an option put forward for next season ”

9.1 Sports & family oriented events · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.7 An fun race to start my abu dhabi visit · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe
10.0 It Was great for me as firsttimer · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Well organised, great event Christopher Lewis · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“As always the best run 10K race in the UAE.”

10.0 Great season fixture · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“This is a great series of runs. Again we were lucky to be able to run in almost perfect weather conditions. Organization of the run is excellent, snacks and giveaways are nice addition to the worthy charity cause of this series.”

10.0 Great run and race with a great turnout Gael Forest · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“Well organised, friendly and competitive (if you want it to be). One to attend of the Abu Dhabi calendar.”

10.0 An excellent event for the whole family Richard F Feghali · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes
8.8 Let the runs continue throughout the year · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Why limit them to just three (3).”

9.1 Great atmosphere. Very well organised. Rizwana Altaf · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great atmosphere. Very well organised.”

9.7 Well organised as always · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes
9.7 Event was awesome · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
9.5 Fun little run through a parking lot · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“The event was well organized and started on time. The course is what it is - not that interesting a run, but a good way to get up early and get active. Thank you to all of the volunteers.”

9.7 Overall it was great! I would do it again :) Yaser Fadil · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Lovely conditions, well organised event David Morrison · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Thanks to all the organizers for another well run event. Great running conditions in a good safe venue for all the family. ”

10.0 Great organized race in every way Janez Maroevic · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
6.6 Its fun as usual but volunteers are quite few Levi Hilot · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“More run”

9.7 Great Apollo Jade Santiala · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great weather, great run.”

8.9 Great event! Wonderful organizers! Sukalyan Chakraborty · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Great event, awesome experience!”

8.5 Great fun with friends Grant Daniels · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Although I enjoy very much participating, I am finding the start of the race very frustrating. There are those that run and those that walk. Those that walk insist on walking in line across the road. This prevents those that run from passing. Why can’t those that walk stay to the left and allow those that run to pass freely? This is a real problem at the first round-about. Presently the only way to beat this frustration is to push my way to the front before the start and that’s not much fun for anyone. I would recommend that you have marshals at the start to keep walkers to one side.”

10.0 Really fun run! Great organization! Great people! Katie Haverluk · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
Edited on 15.03.2015

“This race had a lot of participants, but was still seamless (it seemed to me!). Great organization, easy to get to, park, and pick up race bib/pack. Quick, simple starts for both 10k and 5k. Really fun morning! I've participated in many runs in the USA and Sweden and the couple that I've been to with the Striders and at ZSC have been really positive. Thank you!”

9.5 Well organized event, great atmosphere Frank Wouters · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
9.0 Great course, well organised Kelly Wilson · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Excellent organisation - started on time, clearly signed course, interesting and well shaded course”

8.2 Great Himanshu Sharma · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Good fun! Lutfi Zakhour · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Once again, great organization throughout. Thanks for all!”

6.5 Last minute changes Kirk Redwine · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“Race is well run. Only recommendation is to not make last minute changes and surprise runners with new rules, such as no wearing of headphones. This has always been allowed in the past and on a closed course like ZSC there is no danger. ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 15.03.2015
“Hi Kirk, thanks for the feedBack. We asked that those that wore Head phones only Blocked one ear. With a growing field it can be daNgerous when other runners come by at a faster pace. I rode in front of the 5k runners to ensure a clear pathey and the only non movers were head phone wearers. We want it to be safe and happy for all ”

7.5 Good organisation, poor support on course · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“There should be a few more people cheering on the course. It would have made the boring course a bit more lively. The 5k race was full of 'tourists', people having a chat and a laugh and it was really annoying to dodge them as a serious participant. I'd suggest seperating the courses (or racing after the 10k) or at very least the not walking on the racing line.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 15.03.2015
“Duly noted, as the number of participants grows we will re address this for next season ..... Walking or running great to See people being active ”

9.5 Excellent finish to the series Kevin Higgins · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes
9.0 Great event Charlie Ferrero · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great event, well organised (though some problems with the mail merge as I was called by three different names in three different emails). Nice event t-shirt. Very friendly.”

10.0 Brilliant end to ZSC race season Stephen Greenwood · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Thanks Steve and the rest of the team / volunteers etc on another well organised race together with the money raised for charity that you should be extremely proud of. Personally, I knocked another minute off my course time so happy. Looking forward to the next ZSC series in October!”

9.1 Great Event, Great Crowd! Chengappa Mullengada Kuttappa · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Great Event, Great Crowd!!”

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

“Beautiful day for a beautiful race !”

10.0 Great Event Colin Greenwood · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“A well oiled machine, please keep it up for next year & beyond!”

10.0 Our favourite series Sebastien Ferreira · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Great event, super organization, fun and for a good cause. Superbe!”

10.0 Great end to the season Emma Smart · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“Fabulous organization by AD Striders again, even with the huge number of participants in today's race. I ran with my daughter for her first 5K race today and her words: "SO much fun!" Nice brekkie & Gu giveaway at the start - cheers. ”

10.0 Amazing Run! · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“See you next season! Thanks!”

10.0 Just an awesome day and event Osama Saeed · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Great Event Aaron Sorensen · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“This event has been going on long enough where they have everything down pat. I wouldn't change much. Well worth signing up!”

9.5 A good, early run but a little monotonous · Participation 2 times I would take part again Maybe

“Great stewarding Some good handouts - but ran out Clear course Good participation”

10.0 Another great event Andrew Crockett · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Great event and Very well organised. Really enjoyed it and you got the weather right this time. My only feedback woulD be can you make it clear to those who plan to walk to do it off the racing line especially through the tight corners at the end. I had a few in front who just stopped all of a sudden or walking 4 abreast. Also the van that drove down the course was dangerous. This was the drivers fault. ”

8.3 Good run, well organised and good atmosphere Peter Jones · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Well organised, nice route, great support! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“The venue was easy to find, lots of parking, great atmosphere upon arrival. Well organised race and really enjoyed the breakfast afterwards. Would definitely participate again!”

10.0 Good race Fabien Bernard · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Thanks ”

9.0 7am was a perfect time to start the race · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“During registration they ran out of t-shirts that was suited to my size, despite the fact that this is was a request made on the online registration process. ”

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