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Competitor Stories – Tristan Williams

                       

A regular look at some of the inspirational stories from some of our amazing DB Maxers……

This week it’s Tristan Williams who took part in the Portishead Sprint Triathlon with us.

‘In February 2017, after going to the doctors because I was suffering from the flu, I was rushed to Southmead Hospital because the doctor could not hear any air getting into my left lung. After a number of X-Rays and scans, I was told that I needed to be put into an induced coma due to having a serious infection in my lung along with suspected pneumonia. I was in the coma for 4 days and in the intensive care unit for 2 weeks. I’m sure that people will appreciate that this was a very stressful and worrying time for my family and friends.

However, thanks to the extraordinary care and support that I received from the staff in the intensive care unit, I managed to walk out of hospital and eventually get back to full health. I took part in the Portishead Triathlon and other events to raise as much money as possible for the unit so they can continue their life saving work.  The staff in the ICU are real life everyday heroes!’

To see what fabulous work Tristan is part of please visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tris-williamsSaveSave

DB Max Portishead Sprint Triathlon welcome Pulsin as their nutrition partner

We’re delighted to announce that Pulsin will join us as nutrition partner at the Portishead Sprint Triathlon this Saturday.

Pulsin are becoming a regular at DB Max’s events in 2018 and their top-draw nutrition bars will be on hand to fuel  all our DB Maxers at the finish line.

This also gives us a great opportunity to introduce you to a couple of Pulsin’s key products which can be used in both triathlon training and racing.

Bars
Raw choc brownies. Anyone who’s tried these will know that despite managing to create a nutritionally packed snack, Pulsin have gone to great lengths to ensure taste isn’t compromised. The choc brownies come in a range of sweet and savoury flavours and are dairy, sofa and gluten free.
Protein boosters. With 13g of plant protein, these bars are ideal for post-training (or race) recovery. A little tip for you…with a cookie dough taste and texture, we highly recommend the vanilla choc-chip flavour.
Porridge oat bars. The goodness of porridge. In a bar. Simple. Using 100% natural ingredients and 30% less sugar than other oat bars, we particularly love the Apple and Cinnamon flavour.

Pea protein powder
Protein is a key nutrient, particularly for anyone taking part in sport. Some of us get enough in our diet naturally, but there’s certainly a place for supplementation. The protein supplement market is saturated with many brands claiming to make the best, tastiest flavoured powder. But the problem with most protein powders these days is they taste very synthetic and artificial. You might be getting the grams of protein you need, but it doesn’t necessarily feel like you’re doing your body a favour. And that’s where Pulsin’s pea protein powders come in.

You can choose from four vegan powders or three natural whey powders, so whatever your diet you know you’re covered. And rather than create the most appealing sounding flavour, they’ve gone natural (flavourless) on them all. It’s a bold statement, but it leaves you with ultimate versatility on how to use them. Chuck a scoop in your morning smoothie, add some to your cereal or even throw some in your spaghetti bolognaise for an extra protein punch.

We hope all you DB Maxers taking part in the Portishead Sprint Triathlon will try some of the products and say hi to the Pulsin team – it’s great to have them on board.

See you Saturday!

 

Pulsin joining DB Max at the Officers’ Association Inter-Services Triathlon

We’re delighted to announce that Pulsin will join us as nutrition partner at the Officers’ Association Inter-Services Triathlon on 25th July.

Pulsin are becoming a regular at DB Max’s events in 2018 and their top-draw nutrition bars will be on hand to fuel  the Inter-Services triathletes at the finish line on Wednesday.

This also gives us a great opportunity to introduce you to a couple of Pulsin’s key products which can be used in both triathlon training and racing.

Bars
Raw choc brownies. Anyone who’s tried these will know that despite managing to create a nutritionally packed snack, Pulsin have gone to great lengths to ensure taste isn’t compromised. The choc brownies come in a range of sweet and savoury flavours and are dairy, sofa and gluten free.
Protein boosters. With 13g of plant protein, these bars are ideal for post-training (or race) recovery. A little tip for you…with a cookie dough taste and texture, we highly recommend the vanilla choc-chip flavour.
Porridge oat bars. The goodness of porridge. In a bar. Simple. Using 100% natural ingredients and 30% less sugar than other oat bars, we particularly love the Apple and Cinnamon flavour.

Pea protein powder
Protein is a key nutrient, particularly for anyone taking part in sport. Some of us get enough in our diet naturally, but there’s certainly a place for supplementation. The protein supplement market is saturated with many brands claiming to make the best, tastiest flavoured powder. But the problem with most protein powders these days is they taste very synthetic and artificial. You might be getting the grams of protein you need, but it doesn’t necessarily feel like you’re doing your body a favour. And that’s where Pulsin’s pea protein powders come in.

You can choose from four vegan powders or three natural whey powders, so whatever your diet you know you’re covered. And rather than create the most appealing sounding flavour, they’ve gone natural (flavourless) on them all. It’s a bold statement, but it leaves you with ultimate versatility on how to use them. Chuck a scoop in your morning smoothie, add some to your cereal or even throw some in your spaghetti bolognaise for an extra protein punch.

So all the competitors taking part in the Inter-services Triathlon on July 25th week will get to try a protein recovery bar and it’s great to have Pulsin on board for another one of our events!

 

Competitor Stories – Neil Wheeler

                                              

A regular look at some of the inspirational stories from some of our amazing DB Maxers……

This week it’s Neil Wheeler who took part in the Chippenham Longest Day 10k with us.

‘I decided to run 52 marathons in 52 weeks for the police treatment centres just after the Manchester attacks and decided I wanted to give something back to those who risk their lives each day for us. As part of my fundraising I ran the Chippenham 10k race in Wellington boots filled with baked beans. So far I have done 27 marathons this year.’

To see what fabulous work Neil is part of please visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/neil-wheeler7 

 

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Competitor Stories – Hayley Clarke

 

A regular look at some of the inspirational stories from some of our amazing DB Maxers……

This week it’s Hayley Clarke who took part in the Pulsin Westonbirt Sprint Triathlon with us.

‘Myself and Jimmy Deane both work for Sporting Family Change and are very passionate about the charity. We work with families in the Bath area to support them through difficult times. A large part of the charity is around physical activity, so it made sense to challenge ourselves and take ourselves out of our own comfort zone. We try to create as many positive opportunities for the whole family by providing gym sessions, family sessions and mentoring.’

To see what fabulous work Hayley and Jimmy are part of please visit sportingfamilychange.

 

 

Competitor Stories – Lucinda Dixon

 

A regular look at some of the inspirational stories from some of our amazing DB Maxers……

This week it’s Lucinda Dixon who took part in the blueseventy #51Fiver with us.

‘I am raising money for two charities; Crohn’s and Colitis UK and Above and Beyond (the charity for Bristol city centre hospitals) both of which are very important to me.

I have Crohn’s Disease and over the years had quite a rough time with it (I have tried and failed a number of medications, had four surgeries and had life threatening complications). Thankfully at the moment I am in remission and probably the most well I’ve been in years. I am very fortunate to be looked after by the fantastic IBD team at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, which is why I’m raising money for Above and Beyond.

I am also fundraising for Crohn’s and Colitis UK as their information and support was particularly invaluable when I was first diagnosed; without it I would have felt very lost and isolated.

I decided that in 2018 I would challenge myself and attempt to take part in one challenge a month for the whole year.

My main events are swimming the Dart 10k and the #51Fiver!!

I chose the #51Fiver as I love DB Max events; everyone is so supportive and friendly and there is such a fantastic atmosphere. I was a marshal (and for several other races) last year and really wanted to have a go this year! It was my first Olympic distance triathlon so I was pretty nervous, but I had my husband and lots of friends from my tri club doing it too so I was encouraged all the way round!’

 

 

blueseventy #51fiver Cotswold Triathlon latest sponsor news

DB Max are delighted to welcome the following sponsors to the blueseventy #51fiver Cotswold Triathlon:

blueseventy #allabouttheswim

One of the UK’s top suppliers of wetsuits, swimwear and goggles, making products to enhance your swimming experience. 70% of the earth is covered in water, hence the name and blueseventy make products that empower swimmers to achieve their personal bests. Since 1993, they have been designing, testing, refining and crafting products using superior materials and revolutionary details that equate to comfort, freedom from restriction and ultimately a competitive advantage in the water.

As title sponsors, blueseventy have generously given all our winners some fabulous prizes.

And there’s more DB Maxers…… blueseventy are also giving away a spot prize. 

Pulsin

Pulsin are a local based UK company who go above and beyond to deliver highly nutritious foods that transform everyday eating occasions into health optimising opportunities.  Each product range has been crafted and nurtured by Ben, Nick and Simon – three university friends who, for the past decade, have shared their view that all people, of all ages, should be able to eat healthy foods without compromising on taste.

The nutritious Pulsin bars will be on hand to fuel DB Max’s endurance triathletes at the finish line. The place to look for a special post-race treat!

For all the low down on the great-tasting Pulsin bars, check out their website at Pulsin.co.uk

 

 

Made from Plants not Plastic!

                           

As a company DB Max are very eco-conscious and over recent years have researched ways that we can help our environment and reduce our carbon footprint.

DB Max are advocates of the three R’s: reduce, reuse, and recycle. We dispelled with plastic carrier bags at our event finish lines around four years ago and feel that no matter how small or insignificant our actions may seem, they do make a difference and do matter.

So, we are incredibly happy to announce that we have just taken delivery of 20,000 event drinking cups which are made from natural, renewable plant materials and can be composted together with organic food waste after use. They have been independently certified 100% compostable by leading European and US authorities. DB Max have been increasingly concerned with the volume of plastic cups and bottles used at our events each year and even with us recycling as much as possible, this change in our business practices, represents a significant positive in reducing our carbon footprint.

So DB Maxers, look out for our new environmentally friendly water cups at all our events and the special green bins. These will be located at the finish and any used cups at our water stations will be collected by staff and transferred into the bins. Join us in helping to positively shape our environment!

 

A MOUTHWATERING RECIPE FROM OUR NUTRITION PARTNER PULSIN

Pulsin, our new nutrition partner for the blueseventy #51fiver Cotswold triathlon would love to share one of their fabulous recipes with you. Purchases for the ingredients can be made online and they are offering all DB Maxers a 25% discount (terms and conditions apply).

These chocolate truffle protein bars look incredible and are super easy to whip up!

VEGAN CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE PROTEIN BARS

Preparation Time – 30 minutes

Servings – 16 bars

Approx. Macros Per Bar – 14C 9P 7F

Approx. 155 kcals

For coating…

Directions

  1. Blend together all ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Place into a 9 inch loaf tin that has been lined with baking paper. Allow to set in the freezer for 2 hours.
  3. Slice into 8 or 16 bars…. I made 8 and coated them before slicing half when I realised how jumbo they were so I’d recommend creating 16!
  4. Melt chocolate with coconut oil in a large 2 litre jug with a wide base in the microwave. Heat for 30 seconds, stir, heat for 30 seconds more; it should take 90 – 120 seconds total.
  5. One at a time place the bars into the melted chocolate.
  6. Coat and then remove with a large spoon. Transfer to a fork, tap off excess chocolate and return to a plate or tray lined with baking paper.
  7. Sprinkle with freeze dried raspberries and some puffed amaranth, or whatever your heart desires.
  8. Store in the fridge for up to two weeks or at room temperature for one week in a seal tight container. You can also freeze them for up to one month.

The discount code below needs to be entered in the ‘coupon code’ box at the basket stage of the checkout process. Please note the following terms and conditions apply:

Discount Code – DBM25

Terms and Conditions:

* Discount applicable on web net prices only

* Discount applicable on orders over £20 only

* Discount not applicable on Gift Hampers, Limited Edition or Subscription Products

* Discount code cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount code or offer

* One use per customer only

* Discount expires 13th June 2018

 

 

DB Max announce new nutrition partner at the blueseventy #51fiver Cotswold Standard Triathlon


DB Max have a new nutrition partner on board for 2018! We’re very excited to welcome Pulsin!

Pulsin are a local based UK company who go above and beyond to deliver highly nutritious foods that transform everyday eating occasions into health optimising opportunities that maintain and enhance the natural balanced state.  Each product range has been crafted and nurtured by Ben, Nick and Simon – three university friends who, for the past decade, have shared their view that all people, of all ages should be able to eat healthy foods without compromising on taste.

Whether you’re battling the crowds on that rush hour train, bossing a mid-morning meeting or powering through your cross fit session, Pulsin’s range of products will help to maintain your energy levels, increase your protein intake and enjoy some guilt-free snacking!

The nutritious bars will be on hand to fuel DB Max’s endurance triathletes at the blueseventy #51fiver Cotswold Standard Triathlon finish line.

For all the low down on the great-tasting Pulsin bars, check out their website at Pulsin.co.uk

They would like to offer all our DB Maxers a discount code for purchases online. Please enter DBM25 into the ‘coupon code’ box at the basket stage of the checkout process.

Please note the following terms and conditions apply:

* Discount applicable on web net prices only

* Discount applicable on orders over £20 only

* Discount not applicable on Gift Hampers, Limited Edition or Subscription Products

* Discount code cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount code or offer

* One use per customer only

* Discount expires 13th June 2018