Frequently asked questions

While we recommend that all competitors are aware of the course, every course is fully signed at every turning and all appropriate sections are marshalled.

No, the events cater for all levels from the complete beginner to the experienced athlete.

Yes there are, all run sections will have a drink station if the run is over 5 kilometres. There is always a drink station at the end of the race.

No. All DB Max events do not allow competitors to race with headphones in. You must be able to hear instructions from marshals at all times, and also wearing them means you cannot hear others such as motorists.

No you can’t. However, all our transitions are labelled and signed.

Yes, you can. Any stroke on your front is permitted with the exception of Butterfly.

While we have people to count lengths, competitors have a responsibility to count their own lengths as well.

No, just as long as the bike is safe and in good working condition you can use any bike you like. We regularly have people competing on Mountain Bikes and Fold up Bikes.

YES you do. Helmets must conform to British Standards and must fit well and be secure when on the head. Your helmet must be on and done up before touching your bike and must remain on and done up until the bike is re-racked in transition.

No, you can race in almost anything you like (budgie smugglers are accepted).

If you are wearing a race belt you only need to wear one. If you do not have a belt, you must wear both numbers. If you only have one number it must be placed on your chest, not on shorts or under any clothing.

The start time is based on your swim time. In general the slower swimmers go off first, through to the faster ones later in the day. You will always swim with people of a similar ability.

You must be 15 years or over on the day of event.

Foot Down and Stop Junctions are in place for competitor safety. All Foot Down and Stop Junctions are fully signed and marshalled. Foot Down and Stop Junctions mean exactly that, you must be completely stationary when at these junctions and see yourself safely across these junctions.

This depends on the water temperature; however it is always best to have a wetsuit with you as if it is too cold you will not be allowed to race. It is also safer and easier to swim with a wetsuit as it gives you buoyancy.

Transition is fully signed and marshalled. We do recommend that all competitors walk through transition and make themselves fully aware of how it is set out.

When you are given a timing chip, it must be placed around your left ankle.