#51fiver Cotswold Tri, 21st May 2023

Sunday, May 21, 2023. 06:30

The #51fiver is back in 2023. After yet another sell out year in 2022, we are excited to go again at our awesome Standard Distance Triathlon event held at Lake 32 of the Cotswold Water Park.

The race sells out year on year, so enter early to ensure your place for 2023 on one of the fastest standard distance courses in the UK..!


Enter HERE

The event starts as always with a 1500mtr swim in the famously clear waters of lake 32 and consists of a 1 lap swim. It is then out of the swim ramp and in to the nearby transition.

It is then out on to the fast, flat bike course of 40k. The route takes in some of the most picturesque areas and villages of the Cotswold including Ewen, Kemble, Crudwell, Charlton, Minety and Ashton Keynes. The road surfaces in the area are very good, and there are long stretches of the course to really open up the taps and go for it.

After a quick dash back in to transition it is out on to the 1 lap run of the local area.  The course is pancake flat and is all on tarmac so is super fast and was a big hit in 2022 when the event took on this route in 2022.

All these things combine to make this the perfect venue for a Triathlon and mean the #51fiver Cotswold Standard Distance Triathlon is the ideal event for beginners, the experienced athlete and those looking for a standard distance PB.

Race Information

Race Distances
1500mtr lake swim, 40k bike, 10k run

Race Start Time
You will have a choice of race starts within the wave you are selected in. At the start line you will be able to head in for the mass start, or you can hold back and be in the rolling start where competitors start one at a time every 2 or 3 seconds.. This worked really well in 2022 and we are keen to continue it in 2023 to give every single competitor the swim they want.

Race Entry


Early Bird 1, 15th August until 31st August – £50

Early Bird 2, 1st September until 31st October – £55

Standard Entry price 1, 1st November until 31st January – £60

Standard Entry Price 2, 1st February onwards – £65



Early Bird 1, 15th August until 31st August – £80

Standard Entry price 1, 1st November until 31st January – £95

Standard Entry Price 2, 1st February onwards – £110


Spectators are permitted at this event.

Club Entry

If you would like to make the #51fiver Cotswold Standard Distance Triathlon a club race, please contact us for more details. We also offer discounts for club group entries. We can also guarantee racking together and same wave starts. Please contact James on 07929 059 796 or james@dbmax.co.uk to register your interest.

Race Routes

To view the #51Fiver Cotswold Standard Distance Bike route, please click here

Take an ‘Erecce’ of the #51fiver Cotswold Standard Triathlon Bike Route HERE.

To view the #51Fiver Cotswold Standard Distance Run route, please click here


For details on the venue and how to get there, please click here. The postcode for Sat Navs is GL7 6DF.

Getting Here

Getting to the venue couldn’t be easier and it is situated only a short distance from Jct 17 (Chippenham) or Jct 16 (Swindon) of the M4. Car journey times from major cities are:-

London – 2 hours
Birmingham – 1 hour 30 minutes
Bristol – 50 minutes
Cardiff – 1 hour 20 minutes
Swansea – 2 hours
Exeter – 2 hours
Nottingham – 2 hours 30 minutes


Parking the will be available a walk of approx. 1000 metres from transition. Please follow the signage from the main road.

Registration and Briefing Times

Please note there will be no registration on the day. You will receive your race numbers by post before the event and collect your timing chip from transition on the morning of the event itself.

For any late entries you will be emailed details of pack collection if you have entered outside the postal window.

There is a short briefing on the day at waters edge and  you will be sent a race video briefing which is compulsory to watch.

What do you get from DB Max at the #51fiver Cotswold Standard Distance Triathlon?

  • Chip timing including splits and run laps
  • Medal and goodies for all finishers
  • Beginner friendly racing
  • On-site catering with hot food and drinks
  • Live to web results along with smart phone app
  • Race Photography from Charles Whitton Photography

Marshals and Volunteers

To successfully run our events we require the help and support of marshals and volunteers. If you are able to assist at one of our events or have friends, family, work colleagues or enemies who may be able to help, then please contact James Higgs on james@dbmax.co.uk in return we offer free entry in to future DB Max events

And finally

The DB Max event team look forward to welcoming you to Lake 32 of the Cotswold Water Park on race day.

If you have any questions or queries regarding the #51fiver then please do not hesitate to contact Enquiries@dbmax.co.uk or call 01225 632 103.

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