Sports

Distances & Prices

  • Banana Split (11-14 years): 200m Swim, 5.3km Bike, 1.8km Run
  • Banana Split (Taster for 15+ years): 200m Swim, 5.3km Bike, 2.5km Run
  • Half Banana (Novice): 400m Swim, 10.6km Bike, 2.5km Run
  • Banana Fritter (SuperSprint): 400m Swim, 21.2km Bike, 5km Run
  • Whole Banana (Challenge): 800m Swim, 31.8km Bike, 7.5km Run
  • Jumbo Banana (Olympic): 1500m Swim, 42.4km Bike, 10km Run
  • Bunch of Bananas Relay: 800m Swim, 31.8km Bike, 7.5km Run
  • Bunch of Bananas Team Time Trial (drafting allowed): 800m Swim, 31.8km Bike, 7.5km Run
  • Duathlon: 5km Run, 21.2km Bike, 2.5km Run
  • Scootathlon: 390m Scoot, 390m Bike, 250m Run

A booking fee will be added to the prices shown above

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About the event

Go multisport Bananas! 

The Lidl BananaMan Triathlon is back. There are a total of SIX different takes on the triathlon theme which means there is something for everyone (males and females alike – BananaMen and BananaWomen) and anyone who wants to swim, bike and run in the UK’s most Bananas multisport event! Whether you get a triathlon taster with the Banana Split or take on the Whole Banana, there’s something for all abilities and ages. The Lidl BananaMan Triathlon is all about getting involved in as many different ways as possible and to help you rope your friends, family and enemies in, there’s a relay option, the Bunch of Bananas Relay. Extra points for anyone who wears yellow on the day!

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Event Benefits

  • Iconic Olympic venue
  • Clean, calm lake waters
  • Fast, flat closed road bike and run course
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Thanks to Lidl, there’s more free food than you could ever eat!
  • Renowned for its electric and supportive atmosphere
  • A pre-event Scootathlon for age 4 – 8 years

EVENT INCLUDES

  • Finisher’s medal
  • Free post-race BBQ for all participants and spectators thanks to Lidl
  • Free bananas for all!
  • Free Parking
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Results texted to your mobile phone as you cross the line

Timings

Below are the 2017 wave timings for the event. The 2018 timings will not be confirmed until one month before the event.

 

Age Requirements

Banana Split – Minimum Age 11 at 31 December, 2018

Half Banana and Banana Fritter – Minimum Age 15 at 31 December, 2018

Whole Banana, Bunch of Bananas Relay & Team Time Trial – Minimum Age 17 at 31 December, 2018

Duathlon – Minimum Age 16 at 31 December, 2018

Rules

BRITISH TRIATHLON:

Human Race triathlons and duathlons are governed by British Triathlon. All entrants are required to abide by all applicable British Triathlon rules and regulations.

The relevant rules and regulations can be read in the BTF Rulebook.

BRITISH TRIATHLON FEDERATION MEMBERSHIP FEE:

If you are not a current member of Triathlon England, Triathlon Scotland or the Welsh Triathlon Association, you will be liable to pay a£6 day membership fee at registration (£3 for Youth & Juniors). Regret cash only, no credit cards. Please show your race licence at registration.

MP3 PLAYERS ETC:

British Triathlon Rule Number 8.1 states “Any equipment that acts as an impediment to hearing or concentration is prohibited from use during an event (including transition). This includes, but is not limited to, mobile telephones (which should be switched off if stored in transition), personal stereos and MP3 players.”

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Whilst having a BTF licence covers your liability to take part in our events it doesn’t cover your equipment. Why not check out the equipment section and our partner Yellow Jersey Cycle Insurance to see what they can offer?

WETSUIT RULE:

We are often asked if wetsuits have to be worn at our events. But the wearing of wetsuits in triathlon is governed by British Triathlon rules and is totally dependent on water temperature one hour before the start of the event. Read the wetsuit rule for triathlons HERE.

Maps

Results

These results are provisional, and any queries should be sent to our Results Crew. These are compiled and any changes are shown in the final results here around a week after the event. If you are looking for results from previous years, please visit the main Human Race Results page.

Equipment

WETSUIT HIRE

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Continuing our partnership with Zone3 for 2017, they are here to offer you one of the fastest ranges of wetsuits on the market to hire or buy, perfect for our events.

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Zone3 are offering their Advance wetsuit as part of their hire service for Human Race events. The Advance has won many awards including 220 Triathlon magazine’s “Best Buy” award and has become the market leader for first-timers and those on a budget. The suit is made from super flexible, highly buoyant neoprene for an assured swim performance.

You can purchase or hire a Zone3 wetsuit to make sure you’re fully prepared for your event at the Human Race Hub here.

Please note: the booking deadline to get your wetsuit in time for the event is 5.30pm the Wednesday before the race.

WETSUIT RULE:

We are often asked if wetsuits have to be worn at our events. But the wearing of wetsuits in triathlon is governed by British Triathlon rules and is totally dependent on water temperature one hour before the start of the event.

Water Temperature Wetsuit Rule
Water Temp less than 14 degrees Wetsuits are COMPULSORY
Water temp 14 – 22 degrees Wetsuits are OPTIONAL
Water temp above 22 degrees Wetsuits are BANNED

We do say that wetsuits in fact help with buoyancy and warmth, so we strongly recommend that you wear one if they are optional. We will keep you updated with water temperature as we get closer to the event but at Dorney Lake it is almost always an optional wetsuit swim.

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British Bike Hire will be providing bike hire at Human Race events up and down the country.

British Bike Hire is one of the UK’s largest bike hire businesses who specialise in event-based bike hire, and with years of experience they know exactly what it takes to have the bike ready for your day, with as little hassle as possible.

Their service includes delivery to your event as well as fitting onto your bike by an experienced mechanic so you’re as comfortable as possible for the ride. They have a fleet covering all bases, from basic alloy road bikes to race-ready carbon fibre machines, as well as road oriented hybrid bikes and mountain bikes. All bikes arrive fully serviced and cleaned with the aim to take as much stress out of your day as possible.

Visit www.britishbikehire.co.uk and book via the online portal or email info@britishbikehire.co.uk for more information.

Travel & Accommodation

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The official event hotel is the Heathrow/Windsor Marriott Hotel.

Located within easy reach of Heathrow Airport, 20 minutes from Twickenham Stadium, Royal Windsor & close to Dorney Lake, M4 and M25 motorways, the Heathrow Windsor Marriott Hotel is a convenient hotel to be based when exploring the local area and is ideal for before or after your event. Royal Windsor is only 5 minutes by car where you can see Windsor Castle and all this lovely historic town has to offer, and London is also within easy reach by bus or train. Other local attractions near this hotel include Eton, Legoland and racecourses at Ascot and Windsor.

After a day of sightseeing, take a dip in the hotel swimming pool, sauna or steam room and indulge in one of their superb dining options, including the Brasserie Centrale Restaurant, Pizza Da Marco or Chats Bar.

Heathrow/Windsor Marriott Hotel
Ditton Road
Langley
Slough
SL3 8PT

Eton College Rowing Centre, Dorney Lake, Windsor, SL4 6QP

The event will be held at the Olympic rowing venue for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Full on-site parking means you can come and go while the event is taking place, we have showers and toilets aplenty and there is catering in the Boathouse.

Detailed Road, Rail and Taxi Instructions HERE

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Accommodation Booking Service

If you require accommodation we recommend using the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead’s accommodation booking service.

The service operates seven days a week and offers you:

  • Extensive local knowledge of Windsor, Maidenhead, Ascot and surrounding areas
  • A match service for your personal requirements
  • Preferential prices
  • A fast and efficient service
  • Known availability
  • Confirmation of booking.

Tickets to major attractions are also available through the Concierge box office service so why not let them help you to make the right choice and ensure your stay is a memorable one!

Accommodation Hotline: +44 (0)1753 743907
Email: windsor.accommodation@rbwm.gov.uk

Charity & Fundraising

NSPCC is the official charity partner for the Lidl BananaMan Triathlon. They are the leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. They help children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening. Support the NSPCC as you take on your challenge and together we can fight for every childhood.

Just GivingIf you’re looking for a way to make your event count, why not raise money for a cause you care about? Head to JustGiving, make a fundraising page in a few simple steps, and share it far and wide by email and social media.

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