ADCB Zayed Sports City 5 & 10K Run presented by ActiveLife 2 of 3 14/15

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Average Rating: 9.0
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9.4
I would take part again
10.0 Great! Angus MacKinnon · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Another hit! Enjoyed the route and appreciated the km markers. Flannel give-away good. Saucony t-shirts more breathable than the ones used for this run. When is Abu Dhabi getting its own full 42km marathon?”

9.5 Great, very enjoyable and will do it again! Fatima Keen · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 My first run, very nice, so it's not the last!!!! Hugues Daraignez · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 It was a great event for me as a beginner.Awesome Amria D'Souza · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I feel good now that i participated in this 5k event, i would definitely participate in such events in future. Was so well organized . i would also recommend my friends to join in. Thanks to all who who were involved in organizing this great event!!”

9.5 Loved every minute of it Andras Zekany · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Thanks once again for the great job in organizing this event. Really enjoyed it. Seemless organization. Would it be possible to have an option to register at a discount and not receive the race T-shirt? A big thanks to the volunteers for cheering us on and handing out refreshments and to the finish line announcer for helping us get one last push. I was wondering if trying to take 1 of the three annual events to an alternate location would be possible? I know its tricky, but F1 track or Yas?”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 17.01.2015
“Hi Andras, there will be runs coming up at Yas Marina Circuit (Zayed Marathon, Yas Run) and our Half Marathon & 10K each November is on Yas Island. Stay tuned as we grow the number of events and introduce some new venues.”

10.0 Great event all round. Friendly and fun. Graeme Johnston · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Great, enjoy the run every time I participate · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“All good. Have fun every time I participate in the ADCB runs.”

10.0 Great event. It's my reference race Jan Tytgat · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Again, very well organized by Abu Dhabi striders and the volunteers. Thanks. As a 10 k runner it was a bit of zigzagging between the slower 5 k runners . A longer straight line to the finish would be more suitable than the hairpin bend 100 m before the finish line, but that's a detail. Enjoyed the race !”

9.5 Great day Kevin Higgins · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Well run well done”

9.7 Grat job by the voluteer cre Conrad Manly · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Where did the donation to charity go?”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 17.01.2015
“Hi Conrad, at the third race we donate to the Special Care Centre Abu Dhabi and invite them along for the cheque presentation. Hope to see you there.”

10.0 Great event and great venue · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Well organized and presented event. Very nice venue. Will be there next time.”

10.0 Another great run Andrew Crockett · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes
9.7 Another great event and a PB for me! Happy days Jamie Martin · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Consistently great event, well organised, interesting course and good support. Thank you to all involved”

8.4 Friendly, welcoming and enjoyable Elise Holmes · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I was glad the event started on time. I very much enjoyed this as my first 10k run. I found the organisers and fellow participants very friendly and welcoming. Thanks to the volunteers too. ”

9.1 Great race, really busy and good buzz. Joe Murray · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Only question and its not a criticism was the race exactly 10k's long.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 17.01.2015
“Hi Joe, it's a measured course so would normally be a little long as you weave through the crowd as only the leaders can generally take the racing line.”

5.7 Nice race but not great landscape. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
7.3 Well Organized · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Really had a good experience with my family. my suggestion is try approach more companies people like to participate. thanks ”

8.4 Well Organised · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Very well organised and executed. Need to get the staged start times for different time caterogories better organised please”

10.0 Excellent event Richard F Feghali · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes
8.4 It's Very Good Event. I want to participate Again. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“It's Very Good Event. I want to participate Again and Again....”

9.3 It was agood running event Christopher Mark Ferrer · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“The event is organized. Maybe in the future, the event will be held in other location to make it more interesting. Probably a more open/public place would be good.”

6.8 Well organised Stephen Vickery · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Improvements could be made at the starting line to thin out the runners to avoid bunching up and slow starts. Other than that it was another great event......”

8.0 A modest breakfast. Wisam Safi · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Liked it... Could have done better on the breakfast part though. Where was runner behind me who didn't finish (I was second to last) I felt a bit strainded and I had to rely on my gps to figure out the route sometimes. I wonder if would have been better if someone road a bicycle or a gulf car to check out on the last competitors? They are the ones who needs the most support. ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 12.01.2015
“Hi Wisam, Thanks for your feedback rnrn”

10.0 Brilliant day Mariann Flaaten · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.4 The course · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“The course was not the same as in the precommunication email. 5km slow people were all over the place for the 10km finisher and it was more a slalom than a race on the last 2km. Apart of this awesome event as usual !!”

10.0 Speed Race Course · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“This race course is very easy course, almost of course is flat. So it is easy to know your ability. You can try your best without any concern!”

10.0 A very organized run · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes
8.9 Great run. Trevor Woodward · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“As a regular to these series of events the only critique I would have is that the route needs to change, sorry it gets a bit boring especially if you regularly run all three events every year!! Sorry! However, as always, very well organised and it's a great run. Oh! One other thing, Costa coffee needs to have a stall a bit nearer to the race. ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 12.01.2015
“Hi Trevor appreciate the feedback ... hopefully we can bring some more rock and roll to Friday the 13th ”

10.0 Very pleased overall · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.0 Good Rowena Real · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“It's fun but I don't know where the proceeds will go.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 12.01.2015
“Hi Rowena,rnrnOur charity for race 2 & 3 is the special care centre in abu dhabi, whom we have supported for the past 4 years ”

8.9  · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“This event was wonderful. The organisation was great and so was the running course. The online process prior to the race was easy to read and all information was readily available. The event pack was really nice, I loved the bright green t shirt. As for the bib, I would've preferred another mechanism other than the clips. I also feel as if there should've been more support stations and more photos taken!”

6.2 Not bad experiences Tarek Al Shoufi · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe
10.0 Absolutely marvelous · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“:) two thumbs up.”

10.0 Great Event ! Michel Jost · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Great event ! will definitely be back...no choice....I have to seriously improve my time ”

10.0 Well organised and fun! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“As a first time runner I was not sure what to expect and turned up early. The organisation was great and picked up my pack and tshirt easily. The only thing which was a negative was down to the participants of the 5k not being honest about their projected time when queuing for the start which meant it was a little difficult to get around them. Good level of staff arriving at the event to direct traffic and also during the race and finish line to hand out medals.”

10.0 A great day and very well organised. · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
8.2 Good day John Tulloch · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Exiting the event needs a bit more thought , as cars using same route as runners and little marshalling to control that. Maybe a seperate exit road with cones and tape to make a cordon would be a good plan. ”

9.7 Happy I participated!! · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
8.8 Good Fun Run · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Someone should be picking up the empty bottles that are discarded after the water station - or bins placed more strategically. They create a trip hazard. Small point - otherwise fully enjoyed it.”

10.0 Nice event · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“It is a nice event.”

10.0  Kieran Corcoran · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes
9.7 Good 1st race of the year Stephen Greenwood · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes

“Hard work after the post Christmas festivities, but enjoyed it none the less. Thanks Steve and the rest of the team.”

6.3 Fun Runin'! Grant Daniels · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“It would be much better to have the start on a long straight. This would allow faster racers a clear route to get ahead of the walkers or slow runners. Too many people block the way for the runners. The route also has a lot of corners towards the end making it hard to have a fast/sprint finish. Other than that great job guys! See you next time.”

9.5 Good · Participation 5 times I would take part again Yes

“All good. Just a bit of a shame there were no towels left for those that finished near the end. Otherwise all ok.”

10.0 Fantastic event!!! Leila Abdo · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Excellent, well organised event · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Thank you! · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“A big thanks to everyone who got out of bed on a Friday and prepare everything for the runners, not to mention all the preparation before the event. Thank you, I am grateful.”

9.5 Very well organised and enjoyable run Tommy O'Neill · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Pretty flawless throughout. One observation, on km 4 I think, there was a sharp right to lead down to the far end of the course. Immediately on turning there were two steps which took me slightly by surprise. A warning sign about the steps might be a consideration. Overall very well done though.”

10.0 Great Job! Marlin Coffman · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“As always, Steve and crew do a great job. Always enjoy this series. ”

10.0 Perfect conditions David Morrison · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Nice well organized race in perfect conditions. Its a good safe course. Very enjoyable - thanks.”

10.0 Great event to start the weekend Colin Sangster · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Well done again to the Striders - many thanks!”

9.7 Very well organised race · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Great brekkie and interesting course. Thanks to the organisers.”

9.7 Almost there Jeanyves Dimanche · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Congratulations for marshalls, great job.”

10.0 Good fun Clive Hawkins · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Well organised and engaging. Little touches like the fun warm up, the person giving out the bibs using your name when wishing you luck, the encouragement from the marshals make the event stand out from others. The giveaways were nice, the breakfast too. Overall a fun, motivating event that I'd do again. Only one thing, was it just my gps playing up, or did anyone else clock the length of the course at almost 10.5k? ”

10.0 Brilliant event Christopher Lewis · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Great every time”

10.0 Very nice Atsushi Misawa · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“I think that this event is wonderful marathon always. I ran with an 8-year-old daughter today. We were encouraged for indication every 1 km. Both I and her were able to run the whole distance today. ”

10.0 Good, well organized run · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Volunteer marshals did a great job, start and finish organisation all excellent.”

10.0 Great event! Emma Smart · Participation 4 times I would take part again Yes
10.0 Efficient, effective and enthusiastic organisation · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Well-organised race. Highly professional approach.”

10.0 Great run. Andrew Webber · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Perfect running weather and an excellent run - I'm not usually a two lap kinda guy, as I find lap runs boring. NOT in this case though, the shape and path of the course remains interesting... Big Tick: Love the bib number technique of race pickup. "What's your bib number?" shortly followed by "Here you go" = perfect. Suggestion: Perhaps the additional distance could be added in one of the empty mid-course carparks rather than the carpark at the end? Minor, but just a thought!”

8.8 Good craic · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Well organised. A bit too expensive... ”

10.0 Great start to the year! Daniel Richardson · Participation 3 times I would take part again Yes

“Another perfectly organised, highly motivating event :-)”

9.2 Good RACE Fabien Bernard · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Good race”

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