Al Sahel Half Marathon 21KM, 10KM, 5KM,3KM,1KM
75 people have rated this event.
“Great race thank you, there were not enough aid stations for the half marathon. we ran about 8km with no station. Also it would be good to know what is available at the aid stations before the race starts. I asked and was told it was just water but realised on the route that pocari was available too. so no need for me to run with my own hydration. ”
“Please share any 10k runs in future”
“It was fantastic event and we enjoyed the race group of 10 participants and well organized event.
Looking forward to join the next one.”
“The course was marked incorrectly. I went through the finish line, then got told to go back out and do another 3km! Completely unacceptable. I won’t do this race again. ”
“Great race, getting a race pack will be great, which was missed”
“Racing timing was not proper, water stations was less, 5K runners photo missing, ”
“No staff towards the end of the race telling you where to go”
“Wrong location pin for Google Maps.”
“Water stations were FAR too little, there wasn’t even bottled water at half of the stations. ”
“We enjoyed the run. It was Fantastic. but 21 km runners were having some difficulty of distance due to lack of volunteers / guidance as well as directions”
“The half marathon course was incorrect and everyone only ended up doing 18km. Enjoyed the race and course otherwise.”
“Timings were inaccurate. The HM route was not accurate, meaning runners ran 3KM less than a HM. Not enough water stations. Excessive prize giving for every category and age which took well over 90 minutes. Even the police received a prize for attending! ”
“Signed up for a Half Marathon (21KM) and the course was 18km! The marshals directed the runners the wrong way. The route was not great anyway, twisting and turning through residential streets in Meydan, so no wonder they got mixed up. The medal was nice. But had to wait so long for excessive prize giving. Will not compete with them again. ”
“give better information to racers it was my first time i was never tod about the live link results, i didnt know how it works but overall not a bad event”
“We really enjoyed the race and welcome opening season of running. Very well organization and on time start all races as they mentioned in briefing.
I like engraved medal and winning trophy.
“The distance measurements was wrong for 21.1K. After reaching the finishing podium, it was only 18.14Km completed as per Garmin and Strava.”
“It was a shame that the course was shorter by 2.5 Km than the 21km that should be . On km 8 to 4 there was no water stations. It is not the first time that I attended this event, all other times it was great. But this time it was a mess. ”
“This is my first time participating with Al Sahel; I enjoyed the run. To make the experience even better, I would suggest:
- The car park is to be designated clearly as it was mentioned with numbers, but I could not find them.
- To add t-shirts for each participant, which will be good for memory
- The prizes to be given at different times instead of keeping everybody waiting for all the prizes
Overall, it was a good race and thank you for the arrangements.
“I was participated in half marathon (21.1k), it was started well but then felt short of hydration (water) station after 6.5k till 16k, in this climate it is difficult to run without hydration. Hope in future events will take care of this.”
“I had covid and couldn't race. I contacted the team to enquire about a refund but didn't receive a response”
“The venue was a nice place to run. The environment was cool because of all the greenery and the path had just enough uphills to make things interesting. My 2 concerns (and I guess others would agree) that the location provided for parking was incorrect and that they should refill water stations once they run out.”
“The event organisation was ok. Unfortunately, we didn't have a water station for a long stretch, and there weren't enough volunteers to guide you during the half marathon. I'm pretty sure some runners cut the field through an inner road and finished the race before those who ran the entire distance. ”
“It was fantastic event as one of the season opening event. There was enough refreshment in the race village area and also cold water and Pocari water arranged nicely.”
“No water station between km6 and km18. It was hot and thirsty!! Huge lack of commitment for the organisers. Runners are expected water stations as set on the parcours map, but nothing... ”
“amazing arrangements and partnerships. first event i participate which has energy drinks on the way along with enough water stations. thank you!”
“It was the most dissappointing experience ever,
- lack of water stations at the half marathon track, from K7 to around K 16, there was no water at all, and the one that comes after that also has no water, but isotonic drink, surely it ruined my race.
- the marshals who were inexperienced and not trained. No crowd cheering - Misscommunication with police - no goodie bag or T-Shirt as promised - results late and innaccurate - Only 1 Photographer , no Finish Photo - same medal for all distances”
“There was no water on course for about 7km for the 21km race. ”
“No t-shirt included for the money we paid- at other events you get a t-shirt too. Not enough water stations (nothing between 5-16km!!). Staff unhelpful. ”
“There was a huge discrepency in the official distance covered and device. The official distance was like 11.25 miles. 1.86 miles off. ”
“Prize giving extremely drawn out (60mins) and why do it all at once. Can do the 1km and 3km much earlier. Should also have somewhere where the results can be viewed beforehand as they’re often wrong. Waited almost 90mins to collect a trophy for the 21km race which was also 3km short. ”
“Disappointed with the event. I ran 21km and got dehydrated from the lack of organized water distribution. No water from 8-15km in the heat and humidity. No refueling at the end of the race or t-shirt.
I don’t recommend it to anyone”
“Race course wasn’t marked or marshalled correctly. People running a variety of routes, none of which were a half marathon distance. Ran with a guy who said he also only ran 18.8km when he did the race last year, so organisation ignoring feedback and making same mistakes
Not enough water tables for a long race on 1st October.
Really poor race all in all. Would not recommend if you actually want to do a race of the advertised distance where everyone runs the same course. ”
“Majority of HM runners ran a short distance and yet they were declared winners while we had runners who did the full distance and crossed all mats. This should not be allowed for future runs. ”
“- Start area was difficult to find, no proper signs to find it.
- The half marathon was not 21.1km, my watch showed 18.5km; many runners I spoke to confirmed this, too.
+ plenty of water stations on the way, was necessary with this humidity. Thx”
“Poor organization. Took too long until the winners were announced to the point that a lot of people left. ”
“Km signs were nit accurate. Ran out of water after 8km to 15km. Distance was wrong and some did 19km and others did 21km. Badly organized ”
Not enough water stations
Change of venu ”
“The organizers of the event was poor in terms of the following:
- The focus was on the Pakistani running team. We paid the participation fees for the race, but this was not taken care of. Prizes were distributed to the organizers and also to the Al Sahel Company team in various categor. - Finally, prizes were distributed to the leaders in the results after the completion of the Sahel Company. -There are no pictures of us in the race. ”
“The course was 3km short, it was only 18km long. Water stations were inefficient and not focusing on the runners. Poor organisation”