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Castle Combe Chilly 10k, Race Letter February 2017

It’s Chilly time folks! The traditional season opening DB Max Castle Combe ‘Chilly’ 10k is this Sunday 19th February at the world famous Castle Combe Circuit and we are looking forward to welcoming you to this year’s event.

Please click and read your race letter HERE carefully prior to race day. The race line-up and live result pages are available now HERE.

Please check your details very carefully and email your Race Timer HERE, if there are any errors. Please note, this is very important as if you race with incorrect details (gender, category, club), you may be disqualified.

Things to remember for race day:

  • Please ensure that you know your race number when arriving at the registration desk.
  • Please ensure that you bring your photo I.D with you for registering at the event.

That’s all for now. Good luck with your final race preparations and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday 19th February.

Castle Combe Chilly Duathlon – Race Letter February 2017

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It’s Chilly time folks! The traditional season opening DB Max Castle Combe ‘Chilly’ Duathlon is this Sunday 19th February at the world famous Castle Combe Circuit and we are looking forward to welcoming you to this year’s event.

Please click and read your race letter HERE carefully prior to race day. The race line-up and live result pages are available now HERE.

Please check your details very carefully and email your Race Timer HERE, if there are any errors. Please note, this is very important as if you race with incorrect details (gender, category, club), you may be disqualified.

Things to remember for race day:

  • Please ensure that you know your race number when arriving at the registration desk.
  • Your signed waiver from your race letter and your photo ID. You cannot race without these.

That’s all for now. Good luck with your final race preparations and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday 19th February.

 

 

DB Max announce new nutrition partner!

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DB Max have a new nutrition partner on board for 2017! We’re very excited to welcome Eat Grub on board!

Eat Grub are a UK company and their nutrition bars come with a unique ingredient…….edible insects! The protein packed bars come in two ‘grubilicious’ flavours, cranberry & orange and coconut & cacao, and will be available for all our race finishers this year.

Shami Radia of Eat Grub said “We are thrilled to be partnering with DB Max Events, fuelling their participants with our Eat Grub cricket powder energy bars and promoting insects as a sustainable and nutritious food source.’

The Eat Grub bars will also be on hand to fuel DB Max’s endurance triathletes at the feed stations of the iconic Titan Brecon.

Will Whitmore of DB Max said “I’ve eaten insects on my travels around the Far East and now I’ve tried these great-tasting bars too. DB Max are excited to be promoting a sustainable protein source in aligning with our new friends at Eat Grub.”

For all the low down on the great-tasting Eat Grub bars, check out their website at www.eatgrub.co.uk

 

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Competitor Stories – Paula Watts

 

 A regular look at some of the inspirational stories from some of our amazing DB Maxers……

This week it’s Paula Watts who took part in the Malmesbury Carnival 10k with us last year.

“In September 2015 our gorgeous daughter Heidi was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia at the age of 2.  She has undergone 9 months of intensive chemotherapy and is now in the maintenance stage of treatment which is the final stage of treatment.  This will continue until Feb 2018 and although she still has chemo daily, this is administered orally so can be given at home.  The only IV chemo she needs is on a monthly outpatient basis, so this stage should be much lighter touch from a hospital point of view.  We are immensely proud of how well Heidi has coped with everything that has been thrown at her including numerous blood transfusions, lumbar punctures, general anaesthetics, heart echo, steroids and of course intense chemotherapy.

Now that we can start to get some semblance of normality and routine in our lives my husband Ian and I are in a bid to get fitter and healthier and back in shape.  The aim is to do a series of fitness events/challenges over a 9 month period which included the DB Max Malmesbury 10K because that’s the length of time Heidi underwent intense chemo, and all the side effects that that entailed.  In doing these we hope to raise money for four charities that have supported (and will continue to support us) through to Feb 2018.

Also we have had a story published in the CLIC Sargent website recently which features photos taken from the two DB Max events that we’ve done.”

 

 

 

 

Get your name on your bib at the Chilly!

The Castle Combe Chilly Duathlon and 10k are just under 2 weeks away folks!

If you want your name on your race bib on event day, you need to get your entry in by 12 noon on Thursday 9th February.

Race entries are going quickly, so to secure a slot, get your entry in today…! Entries will remain open until next week or when the event becomes full…

To enter, please click on the links below. Full race details on the Castle Combe Chilly Duathlon can be found clicking HERE and details of the Castle Combe Chilly 10k are available HERE.

Race Letter – Westonbirt House Christmas 10K

It’s the Westonbirt House Christmas 10k on Sunday 11th December DB Maxers!

This inaugural race in association with Specsavers of Cirencester, sees the launch of DB Max’s second 10k event at this stunning venue.

Please click and read your race letter here carefully prior to race day. Race bibs and timing chips have been posted out to you. If you have not received your race bib by Wednesday 7th December, please email DB Max here.

The race line-up and live result pages are available at Westonbirt House Christmas 10k Results.

Please check your details very carefully and email your Race Timer, if there are any errors – this is very important as if you race with incorrect details (gender, category, club), you will be disqualified.

Please note that there are no transfers and no day entries.

Things to remember for race day:

  • If you have signed up for the #finishinthebar mulled wine and mince pie, or beer and mince pie, you will need to collect your wrist band from race HQ before the race.
  • Don’t forget it is December and the weather could be somewhat unpredictable. Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions on the day.
  • You cannot run with someone else’s number. Anyone found doing so will be disqualified immediately and reported to the ARC.
  • There are no day entries available.

That’s all for now folks. Good luck with your final race preparations and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday 11th December. 

Race Letter – 9BAR Chilly November 2016

Chilly Duathlon, DBMax Events

It’s Chilly time folks! Sunday 20th November 2016 sees the 9BAR Chilly 10k and 9BAR Chilly Duathlon at the world famous Castle Combe Circuit.

It’s our 10th birthday #razzmatazz event and we’re more excited than ever to be welcoming you to this year’s Chilly!

Please click and read your race letter here carefully prior to race day. The race line-up and live result pages are available now at 9BAR Chilly Results.

Please check your details very carefully and email your Race Timer here, if there are any errors. Please note, this is very important as if you race with incorrect details (gender, category, club), you may be disqualified.

Things to remember for race day:

  • Please ensure that you know your race number when arriving at the registration desk.
  • Your signed waiver from your race letter and your photo ID. You cannot race without these.

That’s all for now. Good luck with your final race preparations and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday 20th November.

 

 

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DB Max’s Westonbirt 10K nominated for the 2017 Running Awards

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It’s true DB Maxers… our inaugural Westonbirt House Summer 10k was one of the events recently nominated!

If you took part and enjoyed it, then we wondered if you’d be kind enough to help us get it recognised. All you need to do is vote for it as race of the year at this year’s Running Awards.

To cast your vote, simply click here or on the logo above and navigate to the 10k section to cast your vote. If we make the short list for the awards then we will celebrate by providing a discount for our runners to enter the event in 2017…!

Let’s make sure that everyone in the country knows that the Westonbirt House 10k is a cracker…!


Westonbirt House 10k – 5.8.16 – www.dbmax.co.uk

TrueStart Performance Coffee to power up the Chilly Duathlon!

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With Team TrueStart Coffee racing at DB Max’s season-ending Chilly this November, we thought we’d pick their brains on the potential ergogenic benefits of using caffeine as an athelete. Read on to discover what we found….

Why is caffeine so popular in sport? Three in four pro athletes can’t be wrong, but what does caffeine actually do? We asked our friends over at natural sports nutrition brand TrueStart Performance Coffee to fill us in.

TRAIN & RACE HARDER

Train hard, race easy! This study found that caffeine makes your mind think your body isn’t working as hard as it actually is, called your ‘rate of perceived exertion’, or RPE. This means you can push yourself harder.

GO FASTER

Good news for your PB – this study on runners and caffeinated coffee found that caffeine improves both speed and performance.

GO LONGER

If you’re planning on increasing your endurance and stepping up to a longer distance, more good news. Caffeine improves endurance by helping your body burn fat more easily, meaning you can save your carbohydrate stores for peak intensity periods during training.

IMPROVE FOCUS & MENTAL PERFORMANCE

Caffeine is awesome for mental performance. This study found that even low doses of caffeine improve alertness, vigilance, cognitive processes and even your mood, both during and after exercise.

RECOVER FASTER

Aching after yesterday and struggling to find motivation to train today? We have great news! Adding TrueStart Performance Coffee to a protein recovery drink doesn’t just taste good – this study by the American Physiological Society found that caffeine after exercise helps muscles refuel faster, by increasing the rate at which your muscles absorb glycogen.

 

So, what’s the catch? Caffeine sounds ace, doesn’t it? We’re all keen on a good coffee to get us going, but what about when you have too much? When your coffee makes you feel wired, or your caffeine gel doesn’t go down well?

 You can have too much of a good thing – which you’ll be very aware of if you’ve ever had adverse side effects from a mild caffeine overdose. These can include jitters, headaches and stomach problems. Synthetic caffeine gels and pills can get absorbed into your bloodstream more quickly than natural caffeine, causing an energy spike followed by a familiar crash.

 If you’re looking for a natural performance boost with no crash, TrueStart Performance Coffee is perfectly caffeinated to give you exactly that. Founder and triathlete Helena Hills used to live in Colombia, so all the coffee comes from there and TrueStart is completely natural with slow release caffeine and no synthetics. It also mixes with hot or cold water with no faff – doesn’t get much better than that!

 

Up your winter training game & check out TrueStart Coffee here now

Race Letter – Titan Weston

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It’s Titan time folks! Sunday 18th September 2016 sees the third race in the 2016 Titan Series – Titan Weston.

Please click and read your race letter carefully prior to race day. The race line-up and live result pages are available at Titan Weston Results.

Please check your details very carefully and email your Race Timer, if there are any errors. Please note, this is very important as if you race with incorrect details (gender, category, club), you will be disqualified.

Things to remember for race day:

  • Please ensure that you know your race number when arriving at the registration desk.
  • Your signed waiver from your race letter and your photo ID.
    You cannot race without these.
  • A high-viz top and a rear bike light in case of poor weather conditions.

That’s all for now. Good luck with your final race preparations and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday 18th September.

 

 

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