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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.

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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.

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!

 

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. 

The proto-col Chilly – Latest Sponsor News

The proto-col Chilly is fast approaching DB Maxers and so we’re very excited to share our latest news regarding our sponsors and partners below:

 

Proto-col Advanced Nutrition

The team at proto-col naturally advanced nutrition is delighted to be supporting the Chilly in 2017. They are passionate about training and performance and they will be on site on race day, ready to refresh and revive you once you cross the line.

The proto-col team will also be selling their products at special race day prices, as well as sharing product samples with you. There’ll be spot prizes on the day such as drinks bottles, t-shirts and mystery prizes too. And if you race fast enough, you just might top the podium and walk away with a bundle of proto-col sports-tested nutrition. This event is another important landmark in the partnership between DB Max and proto-col which is now set to continue into 2018 and 2019 too. So if you’ve got ideas about how they can make their on-site involvement even better, contact them with your ideas – find out more here.The Triathlon Shop 

The Triathlon Shop is an independent, athlete owned specialist shop based in the centre of Bristol in a huge purpose built store. With a massive range of hand picked, tried and tested brands, they know they have the best kit for you, the athlete. From Felt, Cube, Argon 18, Genesis and Willier bikes to running shoes from Adidas, Brooks, Hoka, ON and Mizuno. A massive wetsuit range including Zone 3, Sailfish, Zoot and Aquasphere is complimented by world class gear from Oakley, Compressport, Zipp, Mavic and Garmin.

They test everything so you can trust what they offer and they cut through the gimmicks, to provide what they believe is the best value, best performing kit around. Not convinced..? Then test your wetsuit in their elite endless pool. Trial your footwear in one of their custom designed Gait Analysis Suites. Have your bike position checked and refined in their stunning, bespoke Newfit Shimano Bike Fitting Studio. With staff experienced in all distances and all types of racing and with mechanics who worked at the 2012 Olympics, they have left no stone unturned in creating the ideal destination for someone who loves to swim, cycle, run, or do any combination of those great sports.

If you are passing then please drop in, or if you are further away then check them out the website at www.thetriathlonshop.co.uk. They help you get to your finish line.

The team at the Triathlon Shop are proud to be working once again with DB Max at the season-ending proto-col Chilly Duathlon, BUCS Champs and proto-col Chilly 10k. Please pop along and say “Hi” to them at their race day pop-up shop. The team wish all the  competitors good luck with their final race preparations and look forward to seeing you on race day.

Up and Running

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 such as Garmin, Brooks, Asics, Mizuno, Saucony, Inov-8, Sub 4 and Ronhill. They will also have the brand new running shoe from Brooks Levante with them, which has been designed to give the most energy return. Levantes DNA AMP midsole technology gives energy nowhere to go but up, straight back to you.

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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.

 

Marshfield Bakery

Marshfield Bakery flapjacks are becoming a very popular snack with DB Maxers on race day. Baked in their fully accredited, award-winning and nut free bakery on the Cotswold Way. Grab them at the finish line!

Marshfield Bakery currently manufacture over fifteen different flavours across shortbread and flapjack products, a range of loaf cakes, sponges and  brownies influenced by the local Cotswold area. They are able to produce private label or bespoke recipe products and pride themselves in their flexibility to meet the needs of the customers, but always with full attention to meeting detailed quality standards. Marshfield Bakery offer tours of the bakery, free of charge for up to 15 people which last approximately an hour and also Christmas open evenings. Keep a look out on their social media pages for tour dates and open evenings over Christmas.

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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.

Forth Edge

DB Max are pleased to partner with Forth and offer this innovative service to our race participants. Forth Edge is the first of its kind in the UK, allowing athletes of all levels to have access to biomarker profiling, along with a comprehensive digital platform to track changes and patterns. Rather than a short-term snapshot, this offers a long-term insight enabling you to build your unique biomarker profile so you can understand how your body is responding to your training and lifestyle choices.

Biomarker testing and tracking experts Forth Edge launched back in July, and since then the business has been going from strength-to-strength; with the recruitment of several high-profile ambassadors and positive reviews from the media and athletes alike.

Race Fit

The team initially launched with three different package options, ‘Endurance’, ‘Power’ and ‘HIT’, but are very excited to announce the addition of three further package options – ‘Race Fit’, ‘Training Load’ and ‘Recovery’:

The ‘Race Fit’ package has been put together for those who are ‘at the beginning of their fitness journey’, or are looking to take on a new challenge and want to ensure they are fit and healthy. It tracks the impact that training can have on the body, ensuring optimum health for race day.

So if you’ve recently signed up for your first sprint triathlon, or are taking on London Marathon for the first time next year, then this is the package for you.

Training Load

Overtraining can show itself in many forms – often characterised by fatigue, illness and poor performance amongst others. In extreme cases, the only solution is to rest for a considerable period of time. The ‘Training Load’ profile measures the body’s key indicators for stress, inflammation and immunity, making it easier to identify when you are at risk of ‘overcooking it’.

Perfectly suited for endurance athletes, or those who take on frequent intense training and put their body under a good deal of stress.

Recovery

Following a heavy training block or hard race, the body sustains damage, and in turn becomes fatigued. It is often very difficult to identify the extent of this until starting upon the next hard session.

The Recovery package is unique in that it features three test kits. Test kit one as a starting test, to establish a baseline. Test kit two for 24 hours after a race/hard training block. And test kit three, two weeks later.

This is the ideal test for those who want scientific insight into their own personal recovery profile, so that it is possible to properly manage their return to training.

Sarah Bolt, Founder of Forth Edge says,

“We are really excited to be in a position to launch our new Forth Edge packages, which are a direct result of the feedback obtained from our partners and customers in these early months. Our aim is to make biomarker testing and tracking available to all athletes, irrespective of the sport they do, or the level to which they compete. By introducing these new tests we are offering a greater level of specialism, making it possible for athletes to have the ‘full picture’ rather than individual ‘snapshots’. This is an integral component of how the Forth Edge platform works.”

Interested to find that “missing piece” in your performance jigsaw?

To learn more, please visit Forth Edge on their stand and get a 15% race day discount.

 

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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Race Letter – proto-col Chilly November 2017

Chilly Duathlon, DBMax Events

It’s Chilly time folks! Sunday 19th November 2017 sees the proto-col Chilly 10k and proto-col 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 proto-col 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.
  • 10k athletes – Please ensure you remember your photo ID.
  • 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 19th November.

 

 

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Timer Intro Day with DB Max!

DB Max Sports Timing are running a Race Timing/Timer Introduction Day at our offices in Melksham.

If you are looking for an exciting, new and well-paid challenge this could be the start of an exciting opportunity!

The day will be limited to 6 attendees and there will be full time and part time timer job  opportunities for those that attend and perform well. The date will be set once the 6 attendees have been chosen.

Please register your interest by emailing will@dbmax.co.uk.

              Join the DB Max timing team.

Should I try to run on my toes?

The Physio Clinic Bristol will be writing regular columns for DB Max throughout the 2017 and 2018 event season, in their first column we discuss whether you should run on your toes.

2017 is rapidly coming to a close but it’s all systems go here at The Physio Clinic Bristol.  This is now our 5th year supporting DB Max providing sports massage at several of their events and we are delighted to be working with them again in 2018 on even more events.  Next year’s schedule looks bigger and better than ever and it’s great to be part of the support team.

For those who don’t know, we are a private physiotherapy practice in North Bristol.  Established in 2007 we are a multi room, multi practitioner clinic with a special interest in sports injuries, movement analysis and exercise rehabilitation.  Our services range from assessment and diagnosis of injury, sports massage, strength and conditioning programming, to running analysis and rehabilitation.

Should I try to run on my toes?

Over the years we’ve worked with hundreds of runners and one of the main questions we get asked is should I try to run on my toes?  Forefoot running, toe running or barefoot running, whatever you want to call it are all terms we read a lot about and the general consensus seems to lean towards a mid to forefoot running technique as ‘more desirable’.   As conscious beings we can easily choose what part of our foot we land on be it our heel, mid foot or toe – don’t believe me – just try it!  I personally feel that the question about what part of the foot you should land on is the wrong question!  The more important question should be where should my foot land?

Just because we land on a different part of the foot doesn’t mean it changes things for the better elsewhere in the bio-mechanical chain.  If you are over striding when you land on your heel, just because you now choose to land on your toe doesn’t necessarily stop you from over striding.  What part of your foot you land on really isn’t too important (although as your speed increases you will naturally move towards a mid to forefoot tendency).  What I’m trying to say is that it’s more important where your foot lands and to work on landing your foot underneath you not over striding out in front.

Why is this important you ask? Well foot placement is one factor in helping us to reduce our ground contact time and increase our cadence and therefore our speed and who doesn’t want to shave a few seconds or minutes of their PB!’

For more updates from The Physio Clinic Bristol follow them on Facebook here.

The Flying Monk Malmesbury Carnival 10k – Latest Sponsor News

So with the The Flying Monk Malmesbury Carnival 10k on Sunday, we’ve got the latest news about our amazing sponsors and partners below….

Flying Monk Brewery

The Flying Monk Brewery  produce some of the most popular beers around, but more goes on in their micro-brewery than you might think! You can see it all in action, with bespoke tours available for groups of all sizes, for special occasions, or just a bit of fun.

The brewery offers a ‘try before you buy’ with tasters straight from the barrel and a ‘take your brew home’ service with barrels, bag-in-boxes and bottles available to purchase on-site. To book a tour or place your order, you can contact them on 01666 838 415.

The Flying Monk Brewery will have an onsite bar at the The Flying Monk Malmesbury Carnival 10k and wait for it……. will be providing all our competitors with a #freebeer to quench their thirst at the finish line!

 

Up and Running

Our 2017 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 such as Garmin, Brooks, Asics, Mizuno, Saucony, Inov-8, Sub 4 and Ronhill.

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.

Up and Running are also offering all our competitors a 15% discount on running trainers on race day. So if you need an upgrade or a replacement you can runaway with a fantastic saving!

Proto-col Nutrition

One of DB Max’s newest friends are suppliers of an award-winning range of nutrition, including selected products backed by Informed-Sport test certification. Proto-col will be providing protein and electrolyte recovery samples to our competitors at our Malmesbury event.

Marshfield Bakery

Marshfield Bakery flapjacks at becoming a very popular snack with DB Maxers on race day. Baked in their fully accredited, award-winning and nut free bakery on the Cotswold Way. Grab them at the finish line!

Bosom Buddies

Here at DB Max, we love tits! Bosom Buddies supply ethical sportswear that performs and each item is designed with sports in mind. All their products are made from upcycled materials and 100% British Made . They will be offering all our competitors a 10% discount on sports bras, tops and bottoms.