Lidl BananaMan Triathlon
8 July 2017 • Dorney Lake, Berkshire
Go multisport Bananas! The Lidl BananaMan Triathlon is back. There are a total of SIX different takes on the triathlon...
Saturday 9th September
Sunday 10th September
*Distances are approximate and subject to change. Please note that Human Race are acting as agents for tri for life (the charity) and, as such, will both take bookings and collect payment for them as an agent.
Although there is no minimum fundraising requirement to enter this event, participants are asked to donate or raise sponsorship monies to help tri for life’s partner charities Great Ormond Street Hospital and Melanoma Focus Cancer Research. You can make a one off donation when you enter or set up a fundraising page.
tri for life presents The Woburn Abbey Triathlon, set in one of the most spectacular locations in Bedfordshire. One of the UK’s most loved triathlons, it has become famed for its iconic venue and unrivalled family experience. Highlights of the event include stunning views of The Abbey and deer park, great event village and the stunning cycle route through the picturesque roads surrounding Woburn. Now in its 9th year, tri for life has raised over £2m for its charity partners. In 2016, we raised money for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and Melanoma Focus.
2016 saw the event take a leap into becoming of the UK’s largest triathlons with the event expanding to two days of racing and the introduction of a new half iron distance.
2016 Wave Times – please note that these are here as a guide only and we cannot guarantee the same times in 2017.
SuperSprint and Sprint Distances – Minimum Age 15 at 31 December 2017
Olympic and WoBurner Half-Iron Distance – Minimum Age 17 at 31 December 2017.
British Triathlon Federation: The Woburn Abbey Triathlon is governed by the British Triathlon Federation. All entrants are required to abide by all applicable British Triathlon rules and regulations, which 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.
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?
We’ve teamed up with Zone3 to offer you some of their great range of wetsuits that are perfect for the event for you to hire or purchase.
Zone3 has quickly become one of the most exciting and successful brands on the market thanks to its high performance products which year on year have achieved the highest industry reviews based on speed, comfort, price point and innovation.
Zone3 are offering their Advance wetsuit as part of their hire service for Human Race. 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. More details about how to book yours will be added soon.
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.
You can hire a fully serviced and cleaned bike perfect for the event from our partners British Bike Hire.
British Bike Hire is one of the UK’s largest bike hire businesses who specialise in delivering great product for all categories of riders and provide excellent service. They offer a range of bikes to hire or purchase including: leisure, hybrid, mountain, racing and triathlon specifications.
The event is located at Woburn Abbey, Woburn Park, Bedfordshire, MK17 9WA
Follow signs to Woburn Abbey from the M1 junction 13. From the A5, follow signs to Woburn village. Woburn Abbey is signposted from here. There is a £5.00 charge for parking which contributes to the fundraising for our charity partners. This can be paid on the day in cash (if you haven’t already paid for it with your entry). Access to the park is free on the day of the event for all participants and spectators. You will however have to pay to enter the Abbey and Gardens.
By Public Transport
Woburn Abbey is approximately 15 minutes from Flitwick train station, the nearest station to Woburn. Flitwick train station has a taxi rank but there is no public transport directly available to Woburn Abbey from the station.
tri for life was set up in 2007 as a registered charity with a simple ambition. Provide a fantastic multisport event for participants and their families and encourage them to raise money for charity along the way. With eight events under our belt, it’s clear that sometimes the simple ideas are the most effective. Our vision has paid off with increasing demand for the Woburn Abbey Triathlon and, most importantly, an increasingly significant contribution to our charity partners.
With your support and fundraising we have pledged to fund specific projects for our charity partners Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Melanoma Focus Cancer Research. Create your tri for life fundraising page here.
We continue along this incredibly ambitious and exciting journey combining family fun, health and fitness and charity support and we wouldn’t be anywhere without your continued support so we would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to everyone!
tri for life is a registered charity (charity number 1122677) and distributes all profits from its events to other charities. Profits from the 2016 Woburn Abbey Triathlon will be distributed 50% to Great Ormond Street Hospital, 25% to Melanoma Focus, 10% to a charity or charities nominated by the participants and 15% at the discretion of the trustees. A donation will also be made to the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia.