GRIT+TONIC.com Triathlon: Mamzar Race 2/2
148 people have rated this event.
“Always a super race at Mamzar, See you back there at the relays, can't wait!”
“Superb organisation, great support. Maybe an earlier start time- especially for Olympic. ”
“The swimming for sprint and Olympic together is verry congested in first 400 m ”
“It was my first Triathlon and for sure will comeback.
“Very well organized race. There were enough water stations on the run which was needed on a hot day ”
“It’s a great informal family focused event which is great. I know the set up is all temporary would be great if there was more shade provided to try and cool down after. Maybe some more vendors to be able to get food/coffee post race?? ”
“Excellent Triathlon and good organization as usual , just the small water packs at most of the aid stations were horrible to use during running . Please use only bottles like in the previous Race.”
“Excellent organisation throughout - well managed till the end and the trophy celebration! however if i have to say something constructive i would say there is a major lack of cheer during the event. probably due to the remote location and the venue being held in the his part of Dubai - Sharjah - Gusais. No cheers during the race by anyone on the road even the photographer (with long camera) were pulling a face. At finishing line no loud music no one on microphone...”
“I wish there were more toilet units for girls! Other than this, all is great! Like racing in Mamzar with Grit &Tonic, very organize!”
Hopefully adding number 3 race ☺️”
“Great event organization and crew out on the race routes. The packet delivery is wonderful”
“Well-organised event. The Super Sports team always does a fantastic job while organising races. I would only recommend splitting Olympic and Sprint for the swim as it's packed if both disciplines start simultaneously. A few more shade tents at the finish line would help as well. ”
“As always, a very well organised and managed event. I also noticed more water stations on the run course, which was very welcome as when we start running the temperature is rising. Great addition. This is a race I will do again and again. ”
“Swim was very messy and dangerous - They let 300+ people go at the same time on a small course. should have staggered the starts”
“Very well organized event and all ran smoothly throughout”
“Race was pretty well organized with plenty of water stations throughout the course which was key given it was a hot day!
Things to improve going forward needs to be the swim start. We need to find another way to stack athletes up. Launching both the sprint and olympic at the same time with a simple "seed yourselves" doesn't work. My first lap was half spent fighting in the water =(”
“A first timer, I thought the event was very well organized, easy to find everything and to navigate through the course (having never done a tri before), plenty of water stations, and easy to find your time and pictures after the race - very well organized! ”
“Swim start should be staggered. ”
“The Olympic distance should've started earlier, as the run was extremely hot but other than that, a really lovely, well-organised race!”
“A wonderfully organised event. My only request is that you space out the Zones a bit more for the swim bit because it was very crowded...”
“Excellent race and I will be sure to attend again. Flat, fast course. Possible areas for improvement: 1) More buoys on the swim. 2) Release swimmers more slowly into the water; the first lap was a washing machine. 3) Start earlier; 2nd loop on the run was HOT. ”
“Really well organized event. Only critique I have is the hairpin in the bike lap was a bit dangerous.... several faster riders took tried to overtake slower riders on the turn itself - it may be better to cut the turn out and use the roundabouts to get the distance for the Olympic event”
“Great race and organization as always
only comment, can we please start sprint and Olympic separately, say 5 mins apart......swim is too congested at the start.”
“Could eventually have more bottles of water for 2nd lap of Olympic, was starting to be missing. And we can't say the swimming zones were working at all ! The rest was great as usual
Just wish we did not have to wait until 9.30am to clean the transition area.”
“Good environment and high level competition ”
“Excellent event. Everything went according to plan. Well done! ”
“great event and great track as usual .. however one small comment please: one bike turn is so narrow and dangerous ”
“The U-turn during cycling is near the round about is the only issue I found.
water support in running course is very much appreciated. ”
“excellent event, well organized, friendly and caring for the athletes”
“The vibe was amazing, enjoyed the event!”
“Great event, course, atmosphere , thank you to all involved ”
“earlier start or evening start please to avoid the heat of the day”
“Only issue is the heat during the run - everything else was amazing. Maybe an earlier start or maybe a dusk start?
The water stations on the run course were perfect.
I understand the challenge is fitting everything in but maybe avoiding the heat of the day on the run would make it more enjoyable for both spectators and athletes. This is the primary reason that I'm not doing Oceanic.”
“First time participating in the race but it didn't disappoint!
Job well done by the organisers!
Sea lice was expected. Huge speed bumps was not a biggie. Very adequate water stations on the run course considering the heat. Free refreshments at the finish.
“I enjoyed the race overall but the organisers should either enforce the swim seeding or stagger the Olympic and Sprint starts. I expect a certain level of physicality in the swim but that was the worst In tri experience. Parts it wasn’t so much unpleasant, but dangerous. Rest of the tri was great, great atmosphere and bike/run course. ”
“Olympic and Sprint going into the water together resulted in far too many in the sea at the same time and was almost unsafe. This, coupled with the late finish of the Olympic meant too many runners suffered in the heat. Olympic should have gone in the water at 06:45”
“The swim was dangerous. The sprint and Olympic events should be split. There were too many people in a short space and I didn’t enjoy it ”
“The Olympic athletes were way too late getting into the water which made the run in the full sun and way to hot. ”
“Amazing race to end the season ? ? ”
“Great and fun race!
The running track was open to the public - I ran into one lady and almost into another couple.
Despite many tents, shaded and seated areas remained limited.”
“need to inflate the tire and had no one to help.
“Good support in the course ”
“Amazing event from beginners to advance athletes. ”
“It was an enjoyable and well organised event, thank you!”
“Very well organized great atmosphere wonderful local event”
“Another great event- well organised, the marshalls and SuperSports team were great.
You can see how popular this event has become now, based on how many participants and supporters there were.
It is also a sign of the quality of the event when looking at how many kids are entering- will it reach a point where the event goes to two days? One for kids/ youth and one for adults only?”
“It was a great race. A lot of participants, beautiful location and perfect race track. ”
“Very well organised. Thoroughly enjoyed ”
“Very nice event, well organised”
“Very nice event, well organised”
“Nice event but start time was a bit late to avoid the heat in the running section”
“It’s such a great, well organised event for all ages and abilities. Thank you ”
“An excellent event. Perhaps start Olympic first so we are not running too late!”
“Everything was very well thought out, the only thing that it could be better is on the water station, please! Don't use the small, extremely hard to open, peel off lids water containers, thanks!”
“Excellent event. Maybe more isotonic drinks for Olympic guys”
“The only issue was the short entrance to the first swim buoy made a very crowded and chaotic first 350 metres, but it was a great event ”
“Great organizing team
Amazing experience ”
“Thought it was great and will attend next year. Access to transition earlier after race would have been helpful.”
“Swim segment could have been better executed. The 3 zones approach didn’t seem to have an impact.
Overall a great event. Well done to the team. ”
“It would be wonderful to have a coffee stand in the race village ? Nothing better than having a coffee after finishing the race. ”
“Different categories different medals thanks”
“Great event. Very well organised. ”
“Overall the race was good. But it wasn’t great for supporters. No place for them to get coffee. Or something to eat. No shade for them. Besides that, I enjoyed the route. ”
“Post race food and goody bag will be appreciated.
“great comunity event. excellent oraganisation.”
“Great event. Well organised and a perfect setting. ”
“Excellent organización and atmosphere. Very nice idea to have music in every water station. Many thanks for all your efforts to make this event a great one.
See you next time.”
“Good great event thank you”
“Stagger the start of the swim as Sprint and Olympic together was disorganized with many people not sticking to the zones.,”
“excellent event - very well organised - very enjoyable event - thanks to all those involved in organising it! ”
“Was great organization and great challenge for me. Happy to see the competition spirit and high level of fitness from participants”