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Race Letter – ARC South West Chilly Road Relays 2018

It’s time for the inaugural ARC South West Chilly Road Relays folks! Saturday 20th January 2018 sees this brand new race 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 ARC South West Chilly Road Relays, 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), your team may be disqualified.

Things to remember for race day:

  • Please ensure that you know your team race number when arriving at the registration desk. Only one member of the team needs to register.
  • Ensure you dress appropriately for the weather conditions forecast for the day.

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

Race Letter – Westonbirt House Christmas 10K 30th December 2017

It’s the rescheduled  Westonbirt House Christmas 10k on Saturday 30th December DB Maxers!

The race now in its second year is held in association with Specsavers of Cirencester, and is once again a sell out at the stunning Gloucestershire 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 been a transfer due to the original postponement of the event you will collect your race bib from registration on the day of the race.

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:

  • 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, reported to the ARC and banned from any DB Max event for 12 months.
  • There are no day entries available.
  • There are no refunds, deferrals or transfers at this stage as per our T&C’s.

That’s all for now folks. Good luck with your final race preparations and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday 30th December. 

Westonbirt House Christmas 10k – Postponed

We’re very sorry DB Maxers, but the weather is against us and we have had to postpone today’s race until next weekend. Obviously your race bib and meal vouchers and finish in the bar tickets will all be valid next weekend.

Stay safe and stay home this morning.

It’s the first event DB Max have postponed in our 11 years as a professional event organiser, so we don’t do it lightly, but in today’s case we have to prioritise your safety.

Check your emails this week for a further announcement on the rescheduled event and enjoy a Christmasy day off this morning.

Westonbirt House Christmas 10k – Latest Sponsors News

The Westonbirt House Christmas 10k is fast approaching DB Maxers and so we’re very excited to share our latest news regarding our sponsors and partners below:

Specsavers

Specsavers are delighted to be supporting The Westonbirt House Christmas 10k in 2017.

Why do so many people who wear glasses choose Specsavers? It’s simple – whether you are in store or online they offer an unbeatable combination of style, value for money and expertise…..

You can be sure to find the glasses that are just right for you – their catalogue of over 1000 glasses are the widest selection in the UK. They are always sourcing the latest materials and following fashions from around the world to bring you an unequalled choice – the latest fashions, designer labels, materials, colours and frame shapes.

Up and Running, Cheltenham

Our running event retail partner Up & Running will be hosting their on-site shop and will have a selection of quality products for runners. They specialise in running shoes, running clothes and running accessories, with products from today’s key running brands and will be bringing lot’s of sale shoes including: Brooks Ravenna, Brooks Launch and Saucony Valor.

With more than 21 years of running retail experience, they never stop thinking about you the runner and your running needs. They will be happy to offer DB Maxers expert advice and to help you choose the gear that’s right for you.

 

 

The Physio Clinic, Bristol

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

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

Bosom Buddies

Bosom Buddies will to be supporting this event and have donated some prizes for the lucky winners and 10% off sales on the day. They will be bringing a wide range of British made sportsbras and sportswear to try. Sam from Bosom Buddies is passionate about ‘Fit’ not being a size, but a feeling and she has plenty of stock in plus sizes & various leg lengths. Feel free to browse and try on, as Sam will be there to give you expert advice if required.

Jack Lee

There will be a very festive stall on site this weekend selling rustic log reindeer’s. Each reindeer is unique and would make a perfect Christmas present or garden decoration.

 

Willis Brothers

Based in Malmesbury, this local fencing supplier is providing the beautiful Christmas trees that you see at the finish.

 

Finally…………..

We look forward to seeing you all at a very festive Westonbirt House. If you have booked in for lunch there is no strict dress code because after your run you may just want to put on some comfortable clothes! If you require a shower before lunch then they are available at the leisure centre which is on the premises, approx 500m from the house.

Race Letter – Westonbirt House Christmas 10K 2017

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

The race now in its second year is held in association with Specsavers of Cirencester, and is once again a sell out at the stunning Gloucestershire 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 Monday 4th 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:

  • 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, reported to the ARC and banned from any DB Max event for 12 months.
  • There are no day entries available.
  • There are no refunds, deferrals or transfers at this stage as per our T&C’s.

That’s all for now folks. Good luck with your final race preparations and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday 10th December. 

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.