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Race Letter – BUCS Chilly Duathlon Champs 2017

It’s almost time for the BUCS Chilly Duathlon Championships 2017!

Sunday 19th November 2017 sees the very best of the UK’s university students racing at the world famous Castle Combe Circuit.

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 BUCS Duathlon Results.

Please check your details very carefully and email your Race Timer here, if there are any errors with any of your team members. Please note, this is very important as if racing with incorrect details (gender, University, etc.), may incur penalties or disqualification.

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

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Race Letter – proto-col Chilly November 2017

Chilly Duathlon, DBMax Events

It’s Chilly time folks! Sunday 19th November 2017 sees the proto-col Chilly 10k and proto-col Chilly Duathlon at the world famous Castle Combe Circuit.

Please click and read your 10k race letter HERE or your duathlon race letter HERE carefully prior to race day. The race line-up and live result pages are available now at proto-col 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.
  • 10k athletes – Please ensure you remember your photo ID.
  • Duathletes – 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 November.

 

 

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Timer Intro Day with DB Max!

DB Max Sports Timing are running a Race Timing/Timer Introduction Day at our offices in Melksham.

If you are looking for an exciting, new and well-paid challenge this could be the start of an exciting opportunity!

The day will be limited to 6 attendees and there will be full time and part time timer job  opportunities for those that attend and perform well. The date will be set once the 6 attendees have been chosen.

Please register your interest by emailing will@dbmax.co.uk.

              Join the DB Max timing team.

Should I try to run on my toes?

The Physio Clinic Bristol will be writing regular columns for DB Max throughout the 2017 and 2018 event season, in their first column we discuss whether you should run on your toes.

2017 is rapidly coming to a close but it’s all systems go here at The Physio Clinic Bristol.  This is now our 5th year supporting DB Max providing sports massage at several of their events and we are delighted to be working with them again in 2018 on even more events.  Next year’s schedule looks bigger and better than ever and it’s great to be part of the support team.

For those who don’t know, we are a private physiotherapy practice in North Bristol.  Established in 2007 we are a multi room, multi practitioner clinic with a special interest in sports injuries, movement analysis and exercise rehabilitation.  Our services range from assessment and diagnosis of injury, sports massage, strength and conditioning programming, to running analysis and rehabilitation.

Should I try to run on my toes?

Over the years we’ve worked with hundreds of runners and one of the main questions we get asked is should I try to run on my toes?  Forefoot running, toe running or barefoot running, whatever you want to call it are all terms we read a lot about and the general consensus seems to lean towards a mid to forefoot running technique as ‘more desirable’.   As conscious beings we can easily choose what part of our foot we land on be it our heel, mid foot or toe – don’t believe me – just try it!  I personally feel that the question about what part of the foot you should land on is the wrong question!  The more important question should be where should my foot land?

Just because we land on a different part of the foot doesn’t mean it changes things for the better elsewhere in the bio-mechanical chain.  If you are over striding when you land on your heel, just because you now choose to land on your toe doesn’t necessarily stop you from over striding.  What part of your foot you land on really isn’t too important (although as your speed increases you will naturally move towards a mid to forefoot tendency).  What I’m trying to say is that it’s more important where your foot lands and to work on landing your foot underneath you not over striding out in front.

Why is this important you ask? Well foot placement is one factor in helping us to reduce our ground contact time and increase our cadence and therefore our speed and who doesn’t want to shave a few seconds or minutes of their PB!’

For more updates from The Physio Clinic Bristol follow them on Facebook here.

Race Letter – The Flying Monk Malmesbury 10k

DB Max descend on  the Flying Monk Football Ground in Malmesbury for the Flying MonMalmesbury 10k on Sunday 27th August and we are looking forward to welcoming you to this year’s event. #freebeer

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 27th August.

 

 

Portishead Sprint Triathlon 2017 – Race Letter

It’s time for the  Portishead Sprint Triathlon DB Maxers! Saturday August 19th sees us back at Portishead Lido for the SOLD OUT event.

 

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

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 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 at Portishead on Saturday 19th August.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Race Letter – Westonbirt House Summer 10K – #finishinthebar

It’s time for the second Westonbirt Summer House 10k on Friday 4th August DB Maxers!

Please click and read your race letter HERE carefully prior to race day

The race line-up and live result pages are available HERE.

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 may be disqualified.

Please note that there are no transfers, refunds, deferrals from Friday 21st July 2017 and there are no day entries.

That’s all for now. Good luck with your final race preparations and we look forward to seeing you on Friday 4th August.

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Race Letter – B&W Recruitment Chippenham Longest Day 10k

DB Max descend on Monkton Park in Chippenham for the sold out B+W Recruitment Chippenham Longest Day 10k on Wednesday 21st June 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 Wednesday 21st June.

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Race Letter – Titan Brecon

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It’s Titan time folks! Saturday June 17th sees DB Max back at Parc Bryn Bach in Tredegar, South Wales for Titan Brecon.

Please click and read your race letter HERE carefully prior to race day. The race line-up and live result pages are available at Titan Brecon 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.
  • 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 Saturday 17th June.

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Atwell Martin Lettings Westonbirt Sprint Triathlon 2017 – Race Letter

It’s time for the  Atwell Martin Lettings Westonbirt Sprint Triathlon DB Maxers! Monday May 29th sees us back at Westonbirt House for the SOLD OUT event.

 

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

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 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.
  • There is a 5 to 8 minute walk from transition to poolside. Please leave plenty of time to get to poolside for your race briefing which will be 10 minutes before your swim start.
  • When arriving and leaving, if you are driving through Westonbirt Village, please drive with care and consideration to the local residents. Anyone reported for speeding or driving carelessly through the village, will not be permitted to take part in the race or will be disqualified.

That’s all for now. Good luck with your final race preparations and we look forward to seeing you at Westonbirt House on Monday May 29th.

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