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Race Letter – Westonbirt House Easter 10K – #finishinthebar

It’s time for the inaugural Westonbirt House Easter 10k on Good Friday 30th March 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 and there are no day entries.

Things to look out for on the day include:

  • An Easter Egg Hunt for the kids at 12:10. No need to book, just go to the finish line and catch up with the egg-cellent Kirsty.
  • Brand new race warm up conducted by Becca from Atlas 24 Hour Gym in Chippenham.
  • Prizes for the best fancy dress.

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

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We are recruiting

DB Max are looking for an admin assistant to work at our busy office. If you think what it takes and would like to join the team, read on.

The company

DB Max is a growing and dynamic small business based in Melksham. Established over a decade ago, we provide race timing services and equipment for sports events throughout the UK and overseas. We also hold our own multi sport events in the South West. We are a performance driven business with an experienced team working together to deliver accurate, reliable and effective services. Last year we managed over 130 events and 2018 is shaping up to be even bigger.

The role

We’re looking for a capable, enthusiastic and professional Admin Assistant to work in our busy office. Managing events requires meticulous preparation and project management to ensure they are a success on the day. Due to business growth we need to take on an additional member of staff  to support the Office Administrator with the pre and post event administration. The role is part-time (3 days a week) based in our Melksham offices.

Responsibilities

Working closely with the other office based staff plus the Race Director and Managing Director you will be responsible for –

● Answering telephone calls and sorting post, deliveries and office supplies.
● Managing all relevant correspondence from clients and suppliers.
● Preparing invoices and purchase orders using the relevant software.
● Raising purchase orders and coordinating delivery dates to meet agreed deadlines for
events.
● Booking subcontractors.
● Keeping all paperwork, filing and systems for tracking task up to date.
● Updating spreadsheets and calendars with relevant information.
● Tracking spend and managing budgets.
● Ad-hoc administration tasks as required.

Personal qualities and experience

To work at DB Max you’ll need to be a committed team player, be calm under pressure and love problem solving. Previous experience of working in an administrative role is essential as is a working knowledge of a spreadsheet package (Excel, Numbers, Google sheets etc). You’ll have GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above and be computer literate with good written and verbal communication skills. We’re looking for someone with great time and project management skills and the ability to make multi-tasking look easy. You’ll love getting stuck into the detail and being highly organised will be in your DNA. If this sounds like you, please get in touch.

Package

If you’d like to make a difference in a small business and work with a friendly and professional
team then we can offer you –

● A competitive salary, based on experience
● Flexible working hours
● Pension scheme
● Healthcare cash plan
● 22 days holiday per year (pro-rata) plus bank holidays
● Training
● Bonus scheme
● Free entry to 2 DB Max events a year

To apply for the role please send your CV to verity@dbmax.co.uk

To view the above as a PDF, please click HERE.

Chilly 10k, Race Letter February 2018

It’s Chilly time folks! The traditional season opening DB Max Castle Combe ‘Chilly’ 10k is on Sunday 18th February at the world famous Castle Combe Circuit 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.
  • There is the opportunity to collect your race number on Saturday 17th February with registration open at the track from 14:30-17:00.
  • The Strawford Centre where spectators can get out of the cold is closed at the moment for refurbishment, so ensure all those coming dress for the conditions.

That’s all for now. Good luck with your final race preparations and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday 18th February.

Chilly Duathlon – Race Letter February 2018

It’s Chilly time folks! The traditional season opening DB Max Castle Combe ‘Chilly’ Duathlon is on Sunday 18th February at the world famous Castle Combe Circuit 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.
  • Your signed waiver from your race letter and your photo ID. You cannot race without these.
  • The Strawford Centre where spectators can get out of the cold is closed at the moment for refurbishment, so ensure all those coming dress for the conditions.
  • You can not change your start wave in advance of race day. There may be the possibility of changing on race morning, but this will be at a cost of £5 per person.

That’s all for now. Good luck with your final race preparations and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday 18th February.

 

 

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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