JLL Triathlon Series - Race 2
119 people have rated this event.
“Well organised event. Different course was a welcome change. Loved being on the Palm Jebel Ali. Fantastic support too.
“It was good race, thanks”
“Loved the new courses for bike and run.
DID NOT like the new age groups, it's quite ridiculous.”
“The race brief over Zoom was slightly confusing compared to the actual event. E.G. the description of the run route was too much information - "2 x 5km laps" would have been enough to understand.
The dismount section on the bike course wasn't good at all and no area to store personal belongings and our backpacks wasn't ideal.
There were some people drafting on the bike section and this wasn't policed at all.. even though it was reported to the marshals in blue t-shirts.
“Amazing race, loved the Olympic distance option, the new course is great, something different than the usual. Would definitely recommend this race”
“More light in bike transition for bike drop off!”
“It was a super well organized event. It felt safe and it was also great fun. Thanks you!!”
“Well organised ( parking area could have been more visible with lights/marshalls with the sand )
Great atmosphere and course, very friendly staff and great to receive a tshirt and medal too!”
“great event, great organization, great location
Downside: my slot time for arranging the bike was wrong. Cut off time was too strict, the Olympic distance bike part was cut off too early. I am a lousy swimmer but cycling and running quite ok and I could have made up time and positions.
“It was great. Well organized by RaceMe and special thanks to the sponsor JLL for making it possible”
“Further briefing & communication on race day is required.”
“Shame about the water situation at the dismount area, that was poor. Otherwise it was a great race and thanks to all the marshals.”
“great event! Id just say the age group categories of 10 years was unfair they are usually smaller than that providing more opportunity for others! Also I had reported 2 girls that were drafting and not sure anything was done about it”
“It was great fun and fabulous to see so many people participating. Thank you! ”
“Excellent race and orgznization as usual”
“good setup and organization.
room for improvement :
- the bike dismount at km 10 and km 30
“Very close together in swimming course- narrow run course
“The worst organization ever.
Unclear swim course.
Terrible bike course.
Narrowest run course.
“Great organization and super event ”
“The bikes were really cramped in transition. I’ve lost my goggles from transition. I didn’t get a water bottle and secret training gel. The courses were better but some of the bike course was pretty sketchy (dangerous). ”
“A better or cheaper breakfast arrangement. ”
“Amazing organisation from Race Me”
“Great event as always, loved the new bike and run routes. Really appreciate the effort RACE.ME put into organising these events under the circumstances.
Sprint swim distance seemed longer than 750m?”
“Superbly organised on a great course”
“It was a good race and the organizer !”
“Better than the first one :) appreciate the fact to do only one lap for cycling and running.
Hope we can do the same for swimming: 750m straight without u-turn on beach ”
“Very nice, well organized! Had much fun!”
“Excellent organization at the event - thank you!”
“Event well organised well run and course was amazing ”
“Good organising, great race. Thank you”
“It’s an amazing event. The swim course could have a little better sighting on the second half, the new bike course is great although something can be done to avoid having a dismount section and the run course is awesome. It’s a must-do Tri every year.”
“Fantastic event lovely new course abs great idea having the presentation outside the breakfast area. Much better to have a choice whether to have breakfast or not. ”
“Good organisation! Great curse ! ”
“Great event. Well run. Would have been nice to know about the speed bumps on the bike course though ”
“It was really well organized. Well done. ”
“Great event - love the new course.”
“The zoom briefing worked well. Bike drop off times were too early for the super sprint athletes, however, you accommodated my request for a later drop off. Enjoyed the new courses! Great event. Thank you so much. Will we have a JLL 3 & 4 this year please?!?!?”
“Absolutely loved it, just brilliant ”
“Great course, great organization. I keep getting lost, at least once or twice and with other people so not just me. Usually at simple place like on bike where lanes weren’t clear and people said go one way when it was another. And coming back on bike too many options and not clear into transition. But overall fantastic and as I’m not about to win anyway, just part of the experience. Enjoy the race briefings and those are good. ”
“Great event, well organised. Would benefit from lighting during bike racking. My time chip didn’t work properly. Felt safe and had a strong, positive atmosphere.”
“Olympic course bike was full of speed bumps and that 30m section where you had to get off your bike: just stupid.
Run course was way too narrow to put 600 runners through at the same time, there was no way to socially distance yourself.
After finish line you should have blocked the course from finishers crossing the run path freely, simple thing to do. Put a fence there with a small opening and volunteer to guide the crossing. Also no real social distancing monitoring. ”
“I was really impressed with the organisation of the event. This was my first triathlon and I loved it so a huge thanks to all the race organisers and staff. I am beyond grateful for the effort and planning that has been put into organising a race of this size during a global pandemic! I was impressed with all the safety measures in place. The race briefing was incredibly thorough and informative and me and my friends had a great time. We will definitely be back to do more events. Thank you ”
“Thanks for organising another great event. ”
“A breath of fresh air amongst other organisers. ”
“Great race, well designed and thought through.”
“Great event and very well organised”
“Course was longer than last time!”