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Race Letter – Rainbow Run 5k and Beer & Wine Day 10k

It’s fantastic to be back with our first running events since the Covid-19 pandemic hit us in 2020.

Please carefully read your race letter HERE.

This is a Covid-Secure event and compliance with the rules to keep everyone involved safe, is compulsory folks. Please pay particular attention to the requirements and your responsibilities relative to Covid-19. Don’t get disqualified for infringements, as ignorance of the rules is not a defence.

Please check your details very carefully and email your Race Timer, only 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.

Important things to remember for race day:

  • A face covering/mask for when you are in the socially distanced queue for the start.
  • Please ensure you are at the start at least 8 minutes before your start time.
  • You must know your race number. You can print your runner bib on the results pages (Rainbow Run 5k here & Beer & Wine Day 10k here).
  • Please comply with Government guidelines on social distancing at all times.

That’s all for now. Good luck with your final race preparations and we look forward to seeing you at Castle Combe Race Circuit on Sunday 30th August.

Race Letter – Westonbirt ‘End of Season’ Sprint Triathlon

It’s fantastic to be back with our second triathlon of the 2020 season.

Please take the time to read this race letter in full and watch your video race briefing which has been sent to you by email for this ‘Covid Secure’ event.

Compliance with our rules to keep you and everyone involved safe from Covid-19 is compulsory folks. Don’t get disqualified for infringements, as ignorance of the rules is not a defence.

The full race letter can be found HERE. Please take the time to read it carefully, paying particular attention to the requirements and your responsibilities relative to Covid-19.

The race briefing is available in video format here. Please watch in full.

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:

  • A face covering/mask for when you are in the queue for transition and when racking your bike.
  • Photo ID. Without this you will not be able to enter transition and you will not be permitted to race.
  • Your race bib, bike sticker and helmet sticker. Please attach these before arriving at the venue.

That’s all for now. Good luck with your final race preparations and we look forward to seeing you at Westonbirt House on Sunday 27th September.

 

Home Nations Championship – part of the Rainbow Run 5k

The Rainbow Run 5k Series has seen over 150 people complete a virtual 5k run, each Saturday for the last five weeks. Week 5 saw the introduction of the Home Nations Championship, now set to feature every Saturday.

The event is completely free and sees runners from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland matched up against each other – race within a race. To add to the fun and to encourage people to participate, we have recruited a few captains and co-captains to lead the teams, including some famous faces:

#TeamIreland – Eugene Laverty

Eugene Laverty is a motorcycle road racer from Toomebridge in County Antrim racing in the World Superbike Championships for BMW Motorrad.

Beginning his tarmac racing career in 2001, the Irishman spent many seasons working his way through the ranks of domestic championships, breaking onto the world scene in 2007. Scoring points in the 250cc World Championship, he made the leap over to the WorldSBK paddock in 2008, before taking on a full-time ride in 2009 in World Supersport.

Taking 12 victories over two seasons in the highly competitive class, Laverty finished runner-up twice before making the step up to WorldSBK. Spending four seasons in the World Superbike Championship, Laverty was involved in many tense battles and found himself a championship contender, finishing as runner-up in 2013. He then made the leap back to the MotoGP™ paddock in 2015, before returning to WorldSBK in 2017.

An injury-blighted year on the all-new Team Goeleven Ducati V4 R followed in 2019, although the year ended strongly for the Northern Irishman. In 2020 he finally returns to a factory outfit, partnering Tom Sykes and with one goal in mind: gifting the BMW S 1000 RR its first race win.

#TeamEngland -Lamin Deen

Lamin is a British bobsleigh pilot and Grenadier Guardsman.He qualified for the 2014 Winter Olympics in both the 2-man (in which he raced with John Baines) and 4-man disciplines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#TeamEngland – Daniel Bolan – Co-Captain

I’m 35 and a father of two boys aged 4 and 8 and I work for Next as a buying manager.

I have been running for 5 years now after taking it up to complete the great north run for the Bobby Robson foundation and really love the community side of things. It’s became a family event with myself, my wife and eldest Joshua running our local parkrun together each week and our youngest Fyn is dying to join us too now that he is 4.

I am also a member of the Racecheck #visorclub

 

 

#TeamWales – Stephne Puddy

I’m Stephne from Bridgend in south Wales.  I’m co-founder of Just Run Penybont and a member of Ogmore Phoenix Runners.  I’ve been running for about 3 years.  I don’t run to be competitive- I run for me, and as such I love being part of the Racecheck #visorclub which I introduced me to the Rainbow Run 5k.

Running has hugely helped me and is the little bit of magic in my life to make grey days colourful like a rainbow.  In the strange times we are in right now it’s great to have a focus, something to aim for and this rainbow 5k is just perfect.

What have you got to lose..?

 

 

#TeamScotland – Jamie McBrien

I am Jamie and I am a former member of the DB Max timing team. I recently moved to Edinburgh with my wife to take on full time work after completing my degree. I have been running for many years and have been known to set some competitive times in the past.

I am hoping to convince as many Scottish entrants as possible to enter the Rainbow Run 5k and hope to see us challenging #TeamEngland.

 

 

Coronavirus Information for DB Max’s Upcoming Events

 

Coronavirus Information for DB Max’s Upcoming Events (DB Max Events and DB Max OCR Events)

The event industry and indeed the country as a whole is experiencing an unprecedented situation with COVID-19.

We appreciate that event participation might not be a priority as this epidemic develops, but we feel it important to keep our entrants updated regularly on the situation.

The UK government yesterday advised against mass gatherings. Whilst the information given was somewhat vague, we are confident at this point that many of our upcoming events in April, May and June will be unable to proceed on the original dates planned.

DB Max are pleased to say that we have planned for this outcome and have booked alternative dates at all our venues. We will be contacting all of our entrants regarding specific events, by email in the coming days. Please rest assured that there is nothing for you to do or be concerned about and we will be taking care of everything to facilitate this event rescheduling.

Please see the points below regarding event postponement:

Event Postponement

  • All entrants will be emailed with details and information on the rescheduled event.
  • All entrants will be automatically transferred to the new date with no charges.
  • Free transfer to another person for the new event date, will be available as a special condition, over and above our terms and conditions, for the new event. We will open free transfers when we send the event reschedule email.
  • For certain races (primarily standard running events), entrants will have the option to run certain races virtually on the original date. There will be online results for this, where entrants enter their time. Entrants can receive their medal and souvenir bib by post. If applicable, there will be an option to choose this virtual race option on your specific race rescheduling email.
  • Transfer to another event may be available for certain events that are rescheduled during the Covid-19 pandemic (details will be sent with the race specific email to entrants).
  • Refunds will not be available for any events rescheduled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Please be patient as we work to inform you all of our rescheduled events and help us and the event industry as a whole, to cope with these difficult times. Whilst the road ahead this year will be bumpy, we value your support and we know that with that and our robust systems and experience, we will be delivering the events you love later in the year and long into the future.

For information on COVID-19 and how to protect yourself, please visit https://www.gov.uk/.

Stay safe everyone.

Will, James and the DB Max Team

Race Letter – Chilly February 2020

It’s Chilly time folks! Sunday 16th February 2020 sees the ‘Chilly’ 10k and ‘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 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.
  • Please enter car parks as directed from the road.
  • 10k start time is 10am, with duathlon waves at 11:45 and 12:40. Please note you may not change your wave.
  • 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 16th February.

 

 

Race Letter – Westonbirt House Christmas 10K 15th December 2019

It’s the Westonbirt House Christmas 10k on Sunday 15th December DB Maxers!

The race now in its fourth year 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 Sunday 15th December. 

Race Letter – BUCS Chilly Duathlon Champs 2019

It’s almost time for the BUCS Chilly Duathlon Championships 2019!

Sunday 24th November 2019 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 HERE.

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.

 

 

 

 

Race Letter – The ‘Chilly’ – November 2019

Chilly Duathlon, DBMax Events

It’s Chilly time folks! Sunday 24th November 2019 sees the Castle CombeChilly’ 10k and ‘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 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.
  • Please enter car parks as directed from the road.
  • 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 24th November.

 

 

Race Letter – ARC South West Chilly Road Relays 2019

It’s time for the second ARC South West Chilly Road Relays folks! Sunday 3rd November 2019 sees this inclusive 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.
  • Please bring cash or card for hot drinks and bacon rolls.

That’s all for now. Good luck with your final race preparations and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday 3rd November.

Race Letter – The Flying Monk Malmesbury 10k 2019

DB Max descend on  the Flying Monk Football Ground in Malmesbury for the Flying MonMalmesbury 10k on Saturday 31st August and we are looking forward to welcoming you to this year’s event. #freebeer #freecider

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.
  • Please be aware that it is an 8 to 12 minute walk from the car park to registration.

That’s all for now. Good luck with your final race preparations and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday 31st August.