#51Fiver Cotswold Standard Distance Triathlon

Sunday, May 14, 2017. 07:00

The #51Fiver is back in 2017. The Standard Distance Triathlon event held at Lake 32 of the Cotswold Water Park.

The event completes the set of races at this stunning venue with DB Max also organising the Cotswold 226 Long Distance Triathlon at the same venue on Sunday 25th June in conjunction with 113 events.

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DB Max also use the same venue to organise the Inter-Services Standard Distance Triathlon, and the Army Standard Distance Triathlon Championships.

The event starts as always with a 1500mtr swim in the famously clear waters of lake 32 and consists of a 1 lap swim. It is then out of the swim ramp and in to the nearby transition.

It is then out on to the fast, flat bike course of 40k. The route takes in some of the most picturesque areas and villages of the Cotswold including Ewen, Kemble, Crudwell, Charlton, Minety and Ashton Keynes. The road surfaces in the area are very good, and there are long stretches of the course to really open up the taps and go for it.

After a quick dash back in to transition it is out on to the 3 lap run course which goes round both lake 31 and lake 32. The course is pancake flat and is predominantly off road on hard pack trail so is very fast.

All these things combine to make this the perfect venue for a Triathlon and mean the #51Fiver Cotswold Standard Distance Triathlon is the ideal event for beginners, the experienced athlete and those looking for a standard distance PB.

Race Information

Race Distances
1500mtr lake swim, 40k bike, 10k run

Race Start Time
Wave starts at 0700 and 0730

Race Entry
Online individual entry: £46.00 before 3rd January. £50.00 after 3rd January.
Relay £65

Club Entry

If you would like to make the #51Fiver Cotswold Standard Distance Triathlon a club race, please contact us for more details. We also offer discounts for club group entries. We can also guarantee racking together and same wave starts. Please contact James on 07929 059 796 or james@dbmax.co.uk to register your interest.

Race Routes

To view the #51Fiver Cotswold Standard Distance Bike route, please click here

To view the #51Fiver Cotswold Standard Distance Run route, please click here


For details on the venue and how to get there, please click here. The postcode for Sat Navs is GL7 6DF.

Getting Here

Getting to the venue couldn’t be easier and it is situated only a short distance from Jct 17 (Chippenham) or Jct 16 (Swindon) of the M4. Car journey times from major cities are:-

London – 2 hours
Birmingham – 1 hour 30 minutes
Bristol – 50 minutes
Cardiff – 1 hour 20 minutes
Swansea – 2 hours
Exeter – 2 hours
Nottingham – 2 hours 30 minutes


Parking the will be available within the Water Park. Please follow the signage from the main road.


For those groups wishing to camp at the venue and make a weekend/night of it there is a campsite situated only 200mtrs way from the start and transition area. Details can be found by clicking here

Registration and Briefing Times

Registration will be open from 0600 on Sunday 15th May. Briefings will be 15 minutes before each swim wave at Waters Edge

What do you get from DB Max at the #51Fiver Cotswold Standard Distance Triathlon?

  • Chip timing including splits and run laps
  • Medal and goody bag for all finishers
  • Beginner friendly racing
  • On-site catering with hot food and drinks
  • Live to web results along with smart phone app
  • On site sports massage from the Physio Clinic, Bristol
  • Specialist running, cycling and multisport shop from the Triathlon Shop 
  • Race Photography from Charles Whitton Photography

Marshals and Volunteers

To successfully run our events we require the help and support of marshals and volunteers. If you are able to assist at one of our events or have friends, family, work colleagues or enemies who may be able to help, then please contact James Higgs on james@dbmax.co.uk in return we offer free entry in to future DB Max events

And finally

The DB Max event team look forward to welcoming you to Lake 32 of the Cotswold Water Park on race day.

If you have any questions or queries regarding the #51Fiver then please do not hesitate to contact James Higgs on 07929 059 796 or james@dbmax.co.uk.