87 people have rated this event.
“Website not great and not up to date. ”
“Lots of issues with marshalls not knowing how to direct the racers.”
“Thank you for amazing event ”
“It was incredibly unfair how kids were penalized with penalties because the course didn’t have marshals or clear signs. We travelled and booked hotels and trained and all of this just to get inaccurate times that end up being part of the UAE league. Please can events be better organized next time. This was incredibly disappointing and unfair for the kids. ”
“Auxiliares sin conocimiento de ruta ”
“The place for race is more tiny ”
“Olympic distance started very late which resulted in finishing late and running in the very hot weather and under the very hot sun!
Bike course was also not great, lots of sharp turn and u-turns and speed bumps! ”
“Course was good and well set up wirg enoogh people keeping people on the right track ”
“Great first triathlon and atmosphere! ”
“no water on bike course and it was 4 loops,
ran out of water in run course is unacceptable ”
“Best place for doing Triathlon ☺️”
“was very nice... cycling though was a bit different”
“Overall a nice race. Swim steps caused problems, didn't realise there were rocks, some of us got cut. Transition good. Bike course was technical. New for us here, a definite challenge as our usual courses are sweeping. Turns were tough but manageable. More signage would help and I saw people crash as cones in front of a sand area were missing, they cycled straight in. I just missed falling. The run was poorly signed at first turn but ok. We ran into the Oly swimmers!! We or they had to stop.
“Unsuitable bike course- not much space to have a proper loop”
“Positives: The Volunteers!
Negatives: Timing chips (again!), General organisation, lack of kayaks in the water for the kids.
Also not a good look for event staff to be inside enjoying a coffee at the coffee shop whilst finished competitors manned the abandoned water stations! ”
“We can understand that UAETF and ADSC want to conduct the race next to a landmark in AD, I have the following comments:
1. The bike course can't be had that amount of pumps and turns ( specifically in the construction area) , am sure no one went through the course to check if it is proper to be part of the race or not, cause logical action will be taken about it
2. The running course should be laps around 2.5k to ensure the water stations are close due to the heat ”
“Not enough cold water, swim loops without timing chips meant people did less distance on the swim by cutting loops 4 for an olympic was too much.
Run had no timing trackers on the outside part again many people did not do the full run
Very disappointing if this is the standard for the UAE Triathlon league.
“What a beautiful venue to race at.”
“swim warm up would have been nice”
“My only problem was there was not enough marshals on the course to guide us
“Clear sea water,
Clycling track: many bumps and sharp U turn
Stairs to swim: little bit dangerous, have to be careful.
Swimming hijab cap for woman-muslim if available”
“The bike course had too many speed bumps which wasn’t ideal for racing. ”
“was good and nice for a new venue. only slight thing was the swim entry it was not really clear where the steps ended so i jumped in but there was another step so cut my hand. a marker to indicate last step would be good”
“bike course got changed a day before the race without information. no mention in the verbal race briefing at swim start. the leading group (10+ riders) was waved through by the marshalls and missed a turn. received a 45min penalty for a wrong turn, even though all instructions were followed. very poorly organised, a demotiavting experience. ”
“OMG, Where to start!One of the worst experience ever.
- The Rout are not supposed to be for bike, lots of speed pump, aggressive curves.
- No signs to guide the participants about the running track or the bike route,
- 8 years old Kids were directed to the finish line and forced to take this way and not to enter the correct way, which case them to get wrong time.
-Last minute change for the route and whole venue was terrible decision and impacted the participants .plus the result DISASTER :(
“- swim distance for kids too long
- volunteeres/marshalls didnt know the route - sned kids the wrong way (12 out of 25 kids)
- why was there only such a small amount of slots for kids?
- no volunteers at aid/water stations to hand out water to participants
- whole event seemed a bit chaotic
Location however was nice and different but the bike had too many sharp turns - quite dangerous!
“great venue, if only the finish was underneath the dome of the Louvre!”
“Great venue, bike course though quite hard to navigate with many u turns, speed bumps. Run needed more cold water and ice/sponges please as a very hot day. Volunteers great and guy on the mic organizing brought good vibes :-) Thank you”
“I had a great time during the race, but when I went to collect my event t-shirt afterward, the crew seemed reluctant to distribute them. What surprised me even more was that the t-shirt stand was already cleared, even though the Olympic distance event had not yet finished. I had to ask 4 crew members and then 1 was happy to give it to me. None of my friends who participated received a T-shirt. I know there is nothing you can do about the sea water, but it was extremely hot.”
“great organization with all roads closed to traffic. water exit a bit challenging, bike very technical but full of speed humps. for Junior super sprint one of bike marshals signaled wrongly the first batch of children's out of water resulting in incorrect bike distance and timing. adjustments done but just a pity as they didn't have part of a proper race distance.”
“Spectators and families couldn t join the évent after 6h.
Unfortunately no drink and no food at the finish line.
Race itself perfect”
“It was a wonderful opportunity to race around Le Louvre. The swim was amazing. And the team and logistic was great. What a wonderful experience.
However, the bike course was very technical with loads of speed bumps and turns which made it very dangerous and not really appropriate for. Trialthon or bike course.. Maybe looks at other routes for the next one? Also, some area of the running were very slippery! Well done to all the team working on the event. It was overall amazing.
Good race pack / briefing notes
difference is the team of the ORGA and support crew:
- you limited the numbers of kids to 25 only and still no direction given (not very motivating)
- my 12- son became 2nd overall and needs to race in the adult league now? I tried to understand but your feedback was - "this is it". Not sure if this is the way AD SPORT COUNCIL would like to groom promising athletes.
- aid stations were un-occupied and my wife / friends took over a station ”
“Some ice cubes at aid station would be welcomed given the warm weather.”
“Bike track was very bad people keep getting injured and there many speed bumps, in swim course people did cut through the final turn , run course was very nice . ”
“Very well organized. Great location. Unique run through Louvre. Smart road closures to minimize impact on residents. Well done!”
“The organisation was very awful. Race started at 7 for me as there was an queue and at 8:45 they open the roads and did not allow to complete the race. This limit was not announced before registration and it is very tight. No washroom and change rooms near the start.”
“It was my first triathlon. It was easy to follow the route. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The swimming came out as 420m as 375m stated in the pack.”
“Timing chips could not have been worse. Delayed presentation ”
“This was an absolutely horrible race. The course was changed last minute. There were 79 speed bumps over 20km. Too many 90degree turns and too many u turns. Will never do it again. ”
“Steep, slippy steps into the water, loads of sharp turns & speed humps on the ride but worst of all poor directions and staff sent people the wrong way leading to loads of disqualifications. Money should be refunded. ”
“Great venue, lots of volunteers, super tee shirt. Bike course would gain at being better indicated, too easy to get lost (as I did!). Overall though loved the experience ”
“Swim course was changed last minute to laps, luckily it wasn’t crowded. The event started late which meant the Olympic distance were running later in the morning and in the heat. The bike course was not safe, far too many turn points, speed bumps at the turn points.m, hazards on the road (grates, sand etc). So many people I saw crashed, run course was not well organised lots of people going wrong, no turn point for second lap of the run other than running around a person. It was not safe. ”
“Very bad course for bike
Too late for run too hot
Olympic should start first 6:15 am ”
“Unfortunately the experience wasn’t great. The venue was great and check in was nice and easy. But once the race started that were it went down hill. Swim course was ok but felt the adults could have been held back few more minutes as they caught the junior racers. My daughter was in the juniors. The bike course must of had problems because kids were doing 10km in around 10 minutes (faster than pro adults). My daughter completed the whole course. kids being told to finish early on the run.
“The event was neat and organized”
“Bike track was awful just wasted all course, I wish I knew that it would save me time for not coming. I joined Olympic distance would great of it was the first race like 6am the heat killed me .. to be honest completely failure. ”
“Bike course was terrible. Poor marshaling and signage caused a lot of confusion and incorrect routes taken by competitors.
Run course was not thought out properly and was was poorly marshaled which again caused competitors to take incorrect routes.
A proper race briefing should have been given verbally to all competitors before the race commenced in order for them to fully understand the course.”
“The Cycling track is not suitable for cycling, it is full of humps and U-turns. The running track is not clear and no enough sings to know where should you go. It is totally failure race. ”
“marshals/volunteer not well briefed by the organizer, especially in the bike and run route. they don't know how to assist the athletes especially for the kids.”