Banana Split: 200m Swim, 5.3km Bike, 2.5km Run
Half Banana: 400m Swim, 10.6km Bike, 2.5km Run
Banana Fritter: 400m Swim, 21.2km Bike, 5km Run
Whole Banana: 800m Swim, 31.8km Bike, 7.5km Run
Bunch of Bananas Relay: 800m Swim, 31.8km Bike, 7.5km Run
Bunch of Bananas Team Time Trial: 800m Swim, 31.8km Bike, 7.5km Run
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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!
Get a Triathlon taster with the Banana Split
The Banana Split is the shortest distance on offer with a 200 metre swim, 5.3 kilometre bike and 2.5 kilometre run which means it’s perfect for children (11 or older on 31/12/15), beginners or anyone who wants to blast round the course in the quickest time possible.
For youngsters it’s a great way to experience the thrills of a proper open water triathlon and mix with adult competition for the first time. For beginners it’s the perfect way to take away the fear of the first time race and for everyone else, well why not challenge your friends to a sprint-off! Even the elites are getting in on the short and sharp action and the Banana Split is your chance to do the same!
Anyone for Half a Banana?
Longer than the Banana Split but not quite the full Banana, the Half Banana is right down the middle! A 400 metre swim is followed by a fast and furious 10.6 kilometre bike ride and rounded off by a 2.5 kilometre run.
The Banana Fritter
The traditional SuperSprint distance for those wanting a something in-between distance: 400m swim, 21.2km bike, 5km Run.
Take on the Whole Banana!
The distance isn’t the norm, but then that’s kind of the point! First up you’ve got an 800m open water swim in the clear, clean waters of the rowing lake before taking to the closed, flat road circuit for a 6-lap bike course covering 31.8k. The final 7.5k run follows a 3 lap loop along the side of the rowing lake on smooth tarmac paths.
Team up and join in the Bunch of Bananas Relay...
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 we’ve added a relay option, the Bunch of Bananas Relay. Three people per team with each one completing one discipline of the swim, bike, run event and then handing over to the next.
Then we have the Bunch of Bananas TeamTimeTrial. The Tri TTT is a new innovation where all three athletes race together as a team. You’ll all swim, cycle and run together as a unit, and all three have to finish together to score. Normal drafting rules do not apply, in fact its actively encouraged here!
Relay teams can be from pubs, clubs, work, college, uni, anywhere really! They should try to wear the same race kit or T-shirt if possible with extra style points for anything yellow on the day!
PROVISIONAL START TIME: 9:00am
Banana Split - Minimum Age 11 at 31 December, 2015
Half Banana and Banana Fritter - Minimum Age 15 at 31 December, 2015
Whole Banana, Bunch of Bananas Relay & Team Time Trial - Minimum Age 17 at 31 December, 2015
BRITISH TRIATHLON FEDERATION: Human Race triathlons and duathlons are governed by the British Triathlon Federation. 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."
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.