Oceanic Triathlon Series 1
131 people have rated this event.
“More water stations next time please ”
“More water stations and Ice on the run for the next time :)”
“Thank you for a well run event”
“Really well organised except for water stations on the run”
“Event was awesome as always ”
“there was not enough water station ”
“Very well organized and super exciting vibes. I recommend it. ”
“Been to this race 3 times and enjoyed every single time; organization by Race Me is perfect!”
“Love the venue and the Oceanic and the Marshall's and the opportunity to Race.
1. Disappointed that the race pack contained wrong information about the run course.
2. Run course should have been 3 loops under shade instead of one long out and back with no shade. This and the crazy placement of the drinks station resulted in heat exhaustion for many athletes.
3. Race could have started 30mins earlier making the run cooler.
4.Prize money disappeared into thin air??”
“I love the race, the swim is awesome, the bike route is amazing. Personally, I would like to see improved safety on the last bit of the bike course.”
“confusion with routes bike and Run! water on run to far away from run start.
my time was wrong I started the race at 0641 and not 0633 as my time suggests.
my swim was 19 mins and not 27 mins.
Andrew Jevon BIB 114 ”
“It seems there are some timing errors to some of the participants. ”
“When its the run, add signs for when the short course need to turn instead of someone telling us because it got very complicated and instead of doing 2.5k I did 7k”
“So well organised from start to finish, well done to all! My only request for next time would be to have the water station moved for the run. It was very hot and tough with only one station at the end. Thank you to all! ”
“Ideally more cold water on the course, and to have the volunteers up to speed on directions out on the bike course. Otherwise, an amazing event! Well done! ”
“no signs on the roads, no water stations, rude hosts ”
“Great race, run course a little confusing. ”
“Nice. Extremely well organized from a Covid 19 perspective but then missing some basic like a cone or a marshal to indicate the turn for the short distance. Also the timing are not accurate.
But great atmosphere and nice to be back at racing.”
“Very well organised race. I would add a couple more water stations at the run because it was hot. ”
“Great swim, good bike course, nice run course.
Well managed event, especially considering coronavirus rules in force.
Run course aid station would have been better with the aid station part way down the course instead of at the turn around point.
Well policed, marshaled and supported race, Partially open roads but felt safe enough.
First time I’ve done this course but would definitely race it again.
Thanks RaceME & Oceanic”
“Superbly organised event considering the restrictions”
“The race was organized well especially with all the COVID precautions. I think a few things could’ve been better:
- Head staff could’ve been friendlier & more patient with questions. Every time I’d ask him a Q, he’d ask me if I read the information sent. YES, I did & was one of the 77 who watched the briefing, but guess what some of us forget... some of us didn’t understand every single detail... some of us are just not as smart as he is
Water after a distance and cold, gels”
“You did an incredibly job of organizing this race given all the millions of protocols! Zoom race briefing was also excellent. Only small point was the water stations on the run (but I know you’re already aware of that!) and also making sure marshals on the run course are checking both ways to give directions :) well done to everyone.”
“Just some constructive feedback:
•No planned area where to store bags (car keys, flip flops etc)
•Not enough water stations on the run. Was very hot!
•No finishers T-Shirts handed at the end as said in Race briefing video”
“It was awesome and always one of my favorites. Just couldn’t find the water station otherwise it was great!!!!”
“Great event, very well organised and amazing fun ”
“No timing available per section”
“This must have taken a massive amount of time and effort to get this event to take place given all the new restrictions. I’m absolutely amazed at how well it was organized and that we were all kept safe during the entirety of the course. A few very minor changes that have already been mentioned by others but in general I thought it was a thoroughly enjoyable event for everyone. I am very much looking forward to the next one. Thank you so much for giving us all a triathlon to complete in. ”
“Very good experience but hotel was costly. Many of us on reduced salaries and have difficult position. ”
“There is better organized than this”
“Well done Race ME.
Superb season opener in a Covid world.
Great set up with waved ‘Racking‘ and swim start to keep things suitably ‘distanced’
Bike transition was smooth.
Run transition with trays a bit ‘tight’ but seemed to work ok for me when I arrived in T2
Run course needed one more water station - hot and humid on the day
More ‘directions’ out on the course after the turn as route back was not clear with 3km to go.
A superb event and shows they can be safely staged ??
“One water station on 3.5km in this weather? Joke!”
“Great event as always, RACE.ME did an excellent job under tough restrictions, didn't feel that much different to previous races which is to their credit. Swim start procedure was done really well. Couple sticking points with the short course missing a clear turn-point, also advise to have 2 water stations on the run course even on a cooler day. ”
“Thank you very much for organizing the event and all the efforts post covid times. Even you are very experienced people in organizing events; the poor signaling of the race and the lack of cold water and more water stations makes it look like you are new to this and never done it before. Very unfortunate. Thanks to all the volunteers and the people supporting”
“Should’ve had water available for the runners. Hope this will be rectified next time. ”
“Brilliantly organised by Race ME and the Oceanic. Social Distancing at start, finish and all transitions. Fab!”
“Fantastic event just needed more water on the run course ”
“fabulous event well organised beautiful setting and felt safe the whole time ”
“Fantastic event, excellent organization and communication despite the difficult circumstances and regulations due to Covid. Well done and thank you Raceme for making this event possible.”
“Other than the lack of water on the run which the organiser has said they will rectify next tine, the race and organisation was exceptional.
Thank you RaceME and Oceanic for a wonderful time. ”
“Well done to the entire organizing team. Lots of extra precautions taken to keep us all safe. Thank you!”
“great event, very well organized with covid guidelines.”
“Perfect Organisation and the whole Team did great Job!
Thank you ”
“Great organization as usual, despite the cOVID challenges... great organizers, excellent support and guidance, well done.
Water stations was an issue. Not much during the cycling but very much needed in the run course. If sponsors today are unable to fully support huge amounts of bottles, there would be alternative hybrid ways to approach this; e.g. increase the fee to cover such charges (an AED 50 extra could surely support), hydration or refreshing stations water spraying....”
“The marshalling on the bike course was hit and miss when riding in town. I do wonder if the right side of the road would be easier to ride on for the whole course. It was getting a little dangerous with lane changes.
The front athletes got told to run the wrong way. We get told during the brief to follow marshal directions. Marshals should say the right way.
Needed one more water point on the run in that heat.
The swim start system was great. Transition was great. Volunteers great. ”
“Due to hot weather it needed to have one extra water station.”
“Fantastic event, loved the course, swimming waves were much better and different transition areas were much better - just another water station at the short course turning! Fabulous supper to keep us all safe -thank you!”
“Great safe set up. Nice easy wave start with swim.”
“- Organizers was tough, specially the guy who lead , he think we are in military camp , he was so friendly with western people, and so strict with others , he doesn’t know whats meaning of please or can words , he speak to you like you are follow his instruction against you well .
- no water stations except one only in the middle running route
- the finish line was weird , there is a blue carpet in the last of the way and when you stop , you will realize its not the finish line . ”
“Amazing preparation to comply with COVID restrictions, and a great example to set for the start of the Triathlon season. Thanks guys! ”
“There was signs in the running, people didn’t know when to turn for the 2.5 km run. And the volunteer wasn’t informing everyone, and if she was saying something it wasn’t clear. ”
“Maybe a few more directions coming out of transistion and starting run. I got lost at hotel”
“Just amazing and loved the whole event. Support staff were excellent and had a huge smile on my face the whole day. Well except when my legs went on the run. Thank you all so much. ”
“Fantastic, well organized event. Would highly recommend it!”
“Was our first race and it was a great experience. So well organized!!”
“Amazing event well put together. Thanks for all you hard work.
More people required to direct runners at the start of the run for the runners toward the end. I got lost and no one was around. Very disheartening. ”
“Great experience and you have proved that organizing a triathlon that still feels like a triathlon is possible in such times.
Always felt safe and spaced out, but also still a competition and triathletes to fight with.
I would of only liked to have a bit more water on the course, a problem due to the heat and humidity. Otherwise all good :)”
“There should have been more water stations! And colder water”
“Some points to keep in consideration please:
1- No water stops along the running track
2- No big/clear signs on the running/cycling track to show the distance for different categories (short and classic)
3- 6:45 am is a bit late to start it was very hot by end of the race and some people got fainted because of this.
“Great event and I would like to do it agian, also they need to add a water station at 1 km Point in the run course ”