Oman Insurance & Bupa Global Dubai Canal Run 2019

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Average Rating: 7.5
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7.5
I would take part again
7.7 A very scenic route Victoria Cropper · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Overall a great event. Would be nice to acknowledge the first 3 runners overall in each distance and gender category and announce this first followed by age groups at the prize giving. New course records? The start was narrow and even though I was at the front there were runners who placed themselves directly on the start line and then just jogged slowly down the middle leaving the faster runners having to run around them. Good event giveaways & 1st place prize packs. Will be back next year! ”

8.4 Good race, especially for the first time Ian Waldraff · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
Edited on 17.02.2019

“Where are the race photos? I'd love to have the photos of me to share with family. The medals with the major Dubai buildings is nice.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.02.2019
“Hi - You can find all photos through the event page: www.dubaicanalrun.com”

7.5 Pretty route · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“My bib wasn't ready for pick up - annoying as I'd been told I couldn't pick it up on the morning, but ended up doing so anyway. Very scenic route, more help needed at the water station.”

8.0 Great event but distance was short · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great event and location. Couple of points to improve: multiple devices measured distance around 200m short, parking should be marked better on Google map and less bridges to include if possible next time. But I will be back”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.02.2019
“Thanks for the feedback! We will make these changes for next year!”

8.4 A good race Mohammad Tahir · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.02.2019
“Thank you so much!”

4.5 Nice scenery but poor marshalling and directions Sarah Brookes · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Was told to put Dubai Canal Station into Google maps to find the parking. On arrival there was no signage and in fact the start line was over other side of the canal.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.02.2019
“Hi - We are sorry you had difficulty in finding The Dubai Canal Station in Goolge maps as this is the most notable landmark available to use for verbal communication which was done at Race Bag Pick up. Full directions & maps were emailed to all participants pre race. We will as always review the event and take you comments about marshals on board!”

9.1 Great event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Fantastic event - especially for the first time. Lovely route. Great atmosphere. Nice ceremony. Could the overall winners of 5km and 10km be announced? Great course - any chance the start could be wider next time? Race pack collection was fine, however it meant a rushed evening for us as we were flying in to Dubai but then people were collecting on the morning. Tshirt size wasn't available when we collected our packs. Location of the start could have been better explained - our taxi struggled”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.02.2019
“Thank you for the feedback! We have taken your comments on board for next time!”

7.0 Could have been better organised Sangeetha Guha · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.02.2019
“Hello! Please feel free to send us an email where you feel areas could have been improved. Many thanks!”

8.6 An interesting route and a nice new event. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.02.2019
“Thanks for coming!”

6.4 Not well organised Durga Mohapatra · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“This being organised first time has much scope to improve. The route was good but very Narrow. The water station did not have sports drink. The distance was less than 10km both my GPS showed 9.8. Was not value for money ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.02.2019
“Thanks for your comments! Unfortunately we can't do anything about the route however we will certainly take on board your other comments, and to note there was Secret Training sports mix available on the water stations!”

5.0 Should have been organized better Emilia Fernandez · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe
Edited on 16.02.2019

“Not very organized some participants were not able to get breakfast voucher. Should have included everthing in the bag”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.02.2019
“Hi Emilia - thanks for the comment. OIC & Bupa Global were sponsoring the Taco truck who were providing food on the morning. They were running multiple ways to get a free voucher to use with the truck throughout the morning on the microphone and speakers. I am sorry you missed out on some food. Tom & Serge were also in the race village where food was available for participants. ”

4.1 Inexperience of the management team was evident Rahul Bhushan · Participation 1 time I would take part again No

“Directions to parking were inadequate and not fully accurate. Please appoint more diverse staff for organisation (include multiple nationalities / races). This event could use better management quality. ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.02.2019
“Hi Rahul - Your comments have been taken on board. Many thanks.”

7.3 Decent first effort Frank J Becvar · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Good race. 1st 100 meters of the route was much too narrow-I easily lost 30 seconds off my final net time because I couldn't pass anyone at the beginning of the race. Make announcement to those who walk or run slowly to go to the back of the queue to start the race. 2nd- when you announce the winners, nobody could hear the bloke- he mumbled and his mic volume was too low. Tell him to announce the TIME of those who place (not just name). Some people want to see how close they were to placing.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.02.2019
“Hi Frank - We are sorry you feel you lost 30 seconds. We do and did encourage all those at the event to move to the front of the queue if you were competing or feel you will be running a fast race. The bloke on the mic announced this at the start line several times! Points taken about the volume and times. We did start announcing times after requested by a member of the audience. Could this have been you?!”

8.0 Decent new event Chris Tebb · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Good event, only let down by the crowded start. More room needed to allow runners of different pace to not interfere with each other.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.02.2019
“Noted for next time Chris! Many thanks.”

9.1 Lovely way to start the day! Shirley Harrison · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“There were no small t-shirts left when I went to collect my race pack. Please have enough of the correct size.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.02.2019
“Please contact us!”

6.8 Beautiful early morning run Caroline Lewis · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.02.2019
“Wasn't it just?! So stunning and we were so fortunate to have thousands of amazing runners and a sun rise to die for!”

8.0 very scenic race · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great course, great atmosphere. Race pack didn't contain much - it didn't have to for this comparatively small event - but my friends and I would have appreciated the option to simply pick up the race bib on race day. The course seemed a little shorter than 10 K - our GPS watches recorded 9.8 km. Not a problem for us but more serious runners may have an issue with this. We didn't get a T-shirt - no big deal but some people like to keep them as a memory. Overall very enjoyable.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.02.2019
“Hi! Thanks for the feedback. Please send us a email so we can look into why you did not get a t shirt. Many thanks.”

8.6 Enjoyable Sharon Stamper · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Thoroughly enjoyed it. Made a nice change from running on roads and having something to look at. Would definitely recommend for social runners, maybe not for serious runners as due to the narrowing of canal paths, there will inevitably be the odd bottleneck. ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.02.2019
“Thanks Sharon - we will see what we can arrange with RTA to try and sort this for next year!”

5.2 Race Pack Collection · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Regarding with the registration they should indicate that no race shirt for those who will register with discount. We just found out during the race collection. They give us polo shirt in the event but we can’t wear it, It’s Race Me Uniform.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.02.2019
“Your comments and points are noted. If you would like to make contact we can see what we can arrange! Mnny thanks.”

8.6 Nice course some small problems · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Marshalls were not great. They did not give clear directions, some were on their phones. Water station weren't great. At one station only one person was handing out water. Other stations had people only getting water on one side of the course and none for the runners looping. Would definitely do it again. ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.02.2019
“Thanks! - We have taken your comments on board!”

7.0 Staggered Starts required based on expected timing Darren Williams · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Very tight start and initial 1-2km . staggering the starts on expected timing or previous results would maybe helped. Great to see so many participants though on a very scenic route. ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.02.2019
“Good points! We will be looking into this. Thank you Darren.”

4.8 Very bad route! Fatima Al Raeesi · Participation 1 time I would take part again No
Edited on 15.02.2019

“The course is probably the worst running course in a race that I have participated in (locally & internationally). It was too tight, only 2 people can fit while running! The signage and marshalls could be waaay better.. I missed the turn for 5km and kept running as if I'm doing a 10km. The marshal was just 'posing'& not guiding the runners and because of this I did 6.5km instead, thank you very much! I hope, if you do this again next year, that you have a wider route and better marshals.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.02.2019
“Hi Fatima - Thanks for the words. We will look into these points for next year. ”

9.8 Great atmosphere! Tarsila Branco · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Perhaps one more water station in a different point of the track. ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.02.2019
“Thanks Tarsila! We enjoyed the atmosphere too. Was a great day and we will look to get another water station out there for next year!”

9.3 well done John Maccoy · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Nice course ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.02.2019
“Amazing course ;)”

5.2 Beautiful view of dubai skyline · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Parking very near the start/finish line which is amazing...there could have been sports drinks on the route, dont know if i missed them. If timing results could be availed immediately one finishes the race would be great”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.02.2019
“We are very fortunate with this venue and the facilities on hand particularly the close parking! There was Secret Training sports drink out on the water tables. We will look into making this more accessible for runners. There is a timing clock at the finish line for your time and we do publish within a few hours of the event finishing the full preliminary results on line.”

8.0 Great View... Asool Albert · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.02.2019
“We couldn't agree more!”

9.5 Lovely morning along the canal Tracy Day · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“A fun event for the whole family. Lovely views and a bit different from the norm. I would run it again.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.02.2019
“What a great morning! Glad you could make it and join us!”

8.2 Well organised great course Susan Cottam · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Really enjoyed the run, uphill start different. Easy to find and park. Great coffee”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.02.2019
“Thanks for the feedback! Tom & Serge coffee!”

8.9 What a view!!! Mariana Bolivar · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I loved the views! Such a nice event. Thanks for the free tacos maiztacos!!!!”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 18.02.2019
“From us at RaceME and OIC & Bupa Global you are very welcome!”

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