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Race Letter – Lightning Bolt, Langley Burrell Fast 10k

It’s time for the brand new Lightning Bolt, Langley Burrell Fast 10k on Wednesday 29th June.

Please click and read the race letter HERE. The race line-up and live result page is available 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 drive in to the village carefully and with due care and attention.
  • Park as directed at the Village Hall
  • Check the weather and dress appropriately and make sure you are well hydrated.
  • Remember, this is a stripped back event with none of the usual DB Max bells and whistles. This event is about affordable racing for all.

That’s all for now. Good luck with your final race preparations and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 29th June.

 

 

Race Letter – Longest Day Chippenham 10k

It’s time for the  Longest Day Chippenham 10k! Wednesday 22nd June sees the us back in Chippenham for this awesome event.

Please click and read the race letter HERE. The race line-up and live result pages will be available HERE later this week.

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 check the car park you wish to use. Do not try to park at Race HQ
  • Check the weather and dress appropriately and make sure you are well hydrated.

That’s all for now. Good luck with your final race preparations and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 22nd June.

 

 

Race Letter – Titan Brecon, 18th June 2022.

It’s fantastic to be back in Wales at Parc Bryn Bach for the incredible Titan Brecon.

Please take the time to read your race letter in full HERE.

You can view your race number and details on the result page HERE from next week (type your name in the search box at the top). 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.

Please note there are no refunds, deferrals or transfers available now as the deadline has passed. Please do not email with requests on this as emails on this subject will not be responded to.

Start times have now been allocated to participants and cannot be changed.

Important race day information:

  • Please follow the DB Max Car Park Signs and then park with consideration to others in the venue.
  • To get to Race HQ/Transition please follow the signs.
  • Please ensure you have put your race numbers on your bike and helmet before arriving at transition.
  • Spectators are permitted.
  • Remember to bring a high viz top and also front and rear lights for your bike. The moors have their own weather system so we may ask you to use these for your own safety. If we do decide to implement rules on high viz and lights, those not bringing or using them will be disqualified and not permitted to race (just ask the guys from 2019).
  • Please ensure you prepare physically and mentally for this event.

That’s all for now. Good luck with your final race preparations and we look forward to seeing you at Parc Bryn Bach on Saturday 18th June for Titan Brecon.

 

Race Letter – Westonbirt Sprint Triathlon, 2nd June 2022.

It’s fantastic to be back at Westonbirt House on Thursday 2nd June for the awesome Westonbirt Sprint Triathlon.

Please take the time to read your race letter in full HERE.

Your race video briefing will be sent to you a few days before the event and is compulsory to to watch. Please ensure you watch it before race day.

You can view your race number and details on the result page HERE from next week (type your name in the search box at the top). 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.

Please note there are no refunds, deferrals or transfers available now as the deadline has passed. Please do not email with requests on this as emails on this subject will not be responded to.

Start times have now been allocated to participants and cannot be changed.

Important race day information:

  • Please follow the DB Max Car Park Signs with the pink/orange arrows when you get close to the location, please do not drive through Westonbirt Village.
  • To get to transition please follow the signs. Please take care when crossing the road as this forms part of the bike course.
  • Please ensure you have put your race numbers on your bike and helmet before arriving at transition.
  • Spectators are permitted.
  • Remember it is up to a 12 minute walk from transition to the swimming pool.

That’s all for now. Good luck with your final race preparations and we look forward to seeing you at Westonbirt House on Thursday 2nd June for the Westonbirt Sprint Triathlon.

 

Race Letter – #51fiver Cotswold Standard Triathlon, 15th May 2022.

It’s fantastic to be back at Lake 32 in the Cotswold Water Park for the awesome #51fiver Cotswold Standard Triathlon on 15th May.

Please take the time to read your race letter in full HERE.

Your race video briefing will be sent to you next week and is compulsory to to watch. Please ensure you watch it before race day.

You can view your race number and details on the result page HERE (type your name in the search box at the top). 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.

Please note there are no refunds, deferrals or transfers available now as the deadline has passed. Please do not email with requests on this as emails on this subject will not be responded to.

Start times have now been allocated to participants and cannot be changed.

Important race day information:

  • Please note we are using a different parking location this year. Please follow the DB Max Car Park Signs with the pink/orange arrows.
  • Please ensure you have cash for the car park. It is £5.
  • To get to transition please follow the signs. Please take care when walking to and from the car park and walk in single file as you will be walking along the road outside the venue itself.
  • Please ensure you have put your race numbers on your bike and helmet before arriving at transition.
  • Please also note that we will be offering two types of start in each wave. Firstly, there’ll be the traditional, in-water, mass start. Secondly, for those not comfortable with a mass start, we will offer individual starts, with competitors entering the water every few seconds. You do not need to decide which option until race day.
  • There is a new run course for 2022, please ensure you check out the route HERE.
  • Spectators are permitted. Please note this this does not give access to the Country Park and Beach end of the lake. If you wish to go in to this area you will need to pay the entry fee
  • Remember it is up to a 12 minute walk from the car park to transition.
  • Check the time transition opens for your wave and the time you need to be at the start.

That’s all for now. Good luck with your final race preparations and we look forward to seeing you at Lake 32 on Sunday 15th May for the #51fiver Cotswold Standard Triathlon.

 

Race Letter – Westonbirt House Easter Half and 10k

It’s time for the  Westonbirt House Easter 10k and Half Marathon! Good Friday, 15th April 2022 sees the us back at Westonbirt House for this awesome event.

Please click and read the race letter HERE. The race line-up and live result pages will be available HERE from Friday 8th April.

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 enter car parks as directed from the road and do no try to enter through Westonbirt Village.
  • Park as directed by the parking attendants.

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

 

 

Race Letter – Chippenham Spring 10 Mile.

It’s time for the Chippenham Spring 10 Mile. Sunday 13th March 2022 sees the us back in Chippenham for this awesome new event.

Please click and read your the race information HERE. The race line-up and live result pages will be available HERE by Wednesday 2nd March.

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 park in one of the car parks detailed in the race information.
  • Dress appropriately for the conditions on the day.

That’s all for now. Good luck with your final race preparations and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday 13th March.

 

Black Friday Offers from DB Max

We have some great offers for you this Black Friday DB Maxers..!

First up, you can enter the Hair of the Dog Trail Run on 3rd January 2022 for just £20. This price won’t be around for long, and nor will the spaces as we are limiting entries to just 180 this year, so to secure your place click HERE. This offer runs to Midnight on Friday 26th November.

Next up is Escape Lockdown on Sunday 20th March 2022. An epic 7 mile run on some of the muddiest and hilliest terrain around. Grab an entry for just £20 by clicking HERE. This offer runs to Midnight on Friday 26th November.

We also have on offer available on the February edition of the Castle Combe ‘Chilly’ 10k and ‘Chilly’ Sprint Duathlon. The 10k will be registered with Run Britain for the first time in 2022 meaning that you will be able too submit the results to the Power of 10. The duathlon promises to be a little different in February with a proper sprint distance event taking place. The event will start with a 5k run, followed by a 7 lap, 20k bike and then a final 3k run. All the events at Castle Combe are traffic-free and super-speedy. So if you are looking for that new PB, Castle Combe is the place to be.

The ‘Chilly’ 10k is discounted to just £20 from 8am on Friday 26th November to Midnight on Monday 29th November, entries are available HERE and the ‘Chilly’ Sprint Duathlon is available for only £35 within the same time frame, entries are available HERE.

Our last offer is a cracker. The Battle of Lansdown OCR (Obstacle Course Race) is a firm favourite on the mud run calendar and we are excited to announce that the 2022 event will be taking place on Sunday 16th October. And, we have gone crazy with the price, from 8am on Friday 26th November to Midnight on Monday 29th November entries are available for just £34… That is over £30 less than past years price!!! So don’t miss out, get your friends and family together and come join the muddy fun. Enter HERE.

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.

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