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Melksham Town FC 10k – Race Letter

DB Max will be at the Melksham Town FC stadium and ground for the inaugural Melksham Town FC 10k on Sunday 30th June. We are looking forward to welcoming you to this brand new 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 not be eligible for prizes.

Things to remember for race day:

  • Please note that you must arrive before 09:10 as the main drive will close at this point ready for the race.
  • Please make sure you are well hydrated before the race and use sun cream if it looks like it is going to be a warm evening.
  • Your bib numbers will be collected on race day. You do not receive anything by post.
  • Don’t forget the #finishinthebar after your run – lots of great food and drinks available in the MTFC bar.

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

Melksham Motor Spares, at the brand-new Melksham Town FC 10K

Award winning local motor factor, Melksham Motor Spares, are proud to be announced as the lead sponsor of the brand-new Melksham Town FC 10K. 

As the leading independent automotive parts distributor in the region, the company celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018 and were awarded the prestigious industry accolade of ‘Distributor of the Year’ from the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation.

Melksham Motor Spares boast the largest stockholding in the region, which combined with a large fleet of modern delivery vehicles and a highly trained, experienced technical sales team, ready to meet customers’ demands, means you are assured of the best all round service. Their trade counter and large retail shop on Bowerhill, stocking an extensive range of trusted and recognised brands from the leading suppliers in the industry, completes their commitment to bring you the best.

Phil Dodd, Melksham Motor Spares Managing Director, said, “As a local business, we love supporting the community however we can, so we’re delighted to be sponsoring the inaugural Melksham Town FC 10K and are confident it will become a well anticipated fixture on the Wiltshire Road Race League for years to come.”

Competitors taking part can receive a free goody bag from Melksham Motor Spares by visiting their stand on the day with their race number.

Will Whitmore, DB Max Managing Director, said, “DB Max has been based in Melksham since 2012, so launching a local event at the great local Melksham Town FC venue, is very exciting for us. To top it off, we have a fantastic local partner too now, in Melksham Motor Spares. It’s turning into the perfect launch for this inaugural local event! ”

There’s still time to enter the Melksham Town FC 10k in association with Melksham Motor Spares here.

For more information about Melksham Motor Spares visit

ARC Chilly South West Road Relays – Latest News

With the launch announcement this week of the ARC Chilly Road Relays on January 20th, the DB Max email inbox and the office phone have been red hot! This tells us two things:

  • Firstly, we’re excited that we look to be launching an event that excites the local event community.
  • Secondly, there are lots of questions you DB Maxers have and it might be a good idea to try and answer them all in one place.

So before we get down to the nitty gritty, a few words about our sponsor, the ARC.

DB Max have been organising running events since November 2006. From day 1, the support and advice we have received from the ARC has been exemplary. We have learned a great deal about how to make what we do better along the way, but working with the ARC and Michael White, has been a pleasure all along that road – by far the most supportive, fair and generous governing body DB Max has ever been affiliated to. Visit the ARC website for more information here.

Questions, Answers and Updates

  • Initially, we hadn’t viewed this event as one that we would get finisher medals for. Well, from the feedback we’ve had so far, a DB Max medal is very important to you runners, so with the interest we’ve had as well, we are now viewing this run as a major event and as such, we have designed finisher medals for the adult runners as below. There will also be similar finisher medals for the juniors.

  • The main awards at the event are the ARC medals which will be for ARC registered clubs only. The event is still open to everyone, but the main category prizes will be for the ARC clubs with gold, sliver and bronze medals as below:

Open (overall) Male and Female Teams.

Vet Male and Vet Female Teams.

Junior Male and Female Teams (Juniors are classified as under 16 on the day of the race).

  • In the interest of making the event fully inclusive, we want to encourage groups of friends to enter, or maybe triathlon clubs that are not ARC affiliated. So there will also be minor DB Max prizes for an ‘open’ prize giving as below (winners only and only one prize per team with roll down):

Open Male, Mixed and Female Teams.

Vet 40 Male and Female Teams.

Vet 50+ Male and Female Teams.

Juniors – U8’s. U10’s, U12’s, U14’s, U16’s. The categories for juniors are based on the age of the oldest member in the team.

Hopefully, that has answered all your questions at this stage. The main event page with all the important information and timings for the day can be viewed here. We are already excited about welcoming you to the inaugural ARC Chilly South West Relays and if your preparation keeps you running over the festive period, well the event is a winner already!