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Lidl BananaMan Triathlon

When is the eventDate TBC in 2016 Where is the Event Dorney Lake, Berkshire

  • Dad's back! He and @armytriathlon won the Bananaman @humanraceevents ! #triathlon #armybethebest @boutique_cycles

    Humphrey IronDog - @IronDogUK
  • Great day today, very enjoyable and the rain held off too. Great marshals. Will be back tomorrow for the kids Supertri, I have a very excited 8 year old.

    Joanne Neath
  • @HumanRaceEvents Very excited for Bananaman today and especially that my soon 2b 64 year old Dad is doing his first #triathlon with me!

    Ellie Alexander - @EllieXander

Lidl BananaMan Triathlon Event Information

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!

Garmin are offering all participants the opportunity to take one of their latest timing devices for a test run at Lidl BananaMan. Their GPS watches are the ideal training and race day companion, helping you to maintain pace, analyse your technique, monitor your heart rate and recovery times and can even estimate your VO2 max! Click here for free hire.


OFFICIAL CHARITY - HOW YOUR MONEY HELPS

Every day 10 children and young people hear the shocking news they have cancer. CLIC Sargent  provides clinical, practical and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life.

Here are some examples of how your sponsorship could make a real difference:

£33 - could pay for a family to stay overnight in one of CLIC Sargent's eight Homes from Home. Staying in a Home from Home ensures a family can be close to their child during treatment. The atmosphere in a Home from Home is friendly and welcoming. If they are well enough, the child or young person can stay there too.

£170 - could pay for a CLIC Sargent grant. Cancer can have a huge effect on a family’s finances and a CLIC Sargent grant is offered to children and young people with cancer, and their families, as soon as they come into contact with us to help meet the sudden extra costs that a cancer diagnosis can bring.

£210 - could pay for a CLIC Sargent Nurse for a day. So that they can coordinate clinical and non-clinical care for children with cancer, to maximise the amount of time they can safely spend at home, and ensure that treatments can be given closer to home where possible.

£570 - could pay for a CLIC Sargent Play Specialist for a week. so that they can help a child prepare for and cope with treatment, by using models, toys and photos to explain what will happen.

£821 - could pay for a CLIC Sargent Social Worker for a week. They will aim to meet children and young people with cancer, and their families, soon after diagnosis helping them to understand and cope with the emotional, practical and financial effects of cancer, through treatment and beyond.


EVENT DETAILS

DISTANCES & PRICES
Banana Split (15+ years): 200m Swim, 5.3km Bike, 2.5km Run
Banana Split (11-14 years): 200m Swim, 5.3km Bike, 1.8km 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 (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
Parent and Child Relay Scootathlon: Adult (390m scoot, 250m run) and Child (390m Scoot, 390m Bike, 250m Run) 

N.B. Adult scooters will be provided for the Scootathlon Relay


WHAT'S GREAT ABOUT THIS EVENT

•    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
•    Free Garmin hire


EVENT INCLUDES

•    Event T-shirt
•    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


PROVISIONAL START TIME: TBC

AGE REQUIREMENTS:
Banana Split - Minimum Age 11 at 31 December, 2016
Half Banana and Banana Fritter - Minimum Age 15 at 31 December, 2016
Whole Banana, Bunch of Bananas Relay & Team Time Trial - Minimum Age 17 at 31 December, 2016
Duathlon - Minimum Age 16 at 31 December, 2016

Event Information Pack and Maps
AS SOON AS THE EVENT INFORMATION PACK IS AVAILABLE THE BUTTON OPPOSITE WILL TURN RED: Lidl BananaMan Race Information Here
Lidl BananaMan Triathlon Course Map
Event Rules

British TriathlonBRITISH 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."

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.

Travel/Accommodation

MarriottWindsorx120Event Hotel
The official event hotel is the Heathrow/Windsor Marriott Hotel and we have secured a special discounted rate for all Human Race entrants of just £65 for a single room or £72 for a twin room. This price includes breakfast.

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.

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

To book click here. Booking deadline: 08/07/2015.


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

WindsorCrestx120Accommodation 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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bike & Wetsuit Hire

WETSUIT HIREblueseventy wetsuits

blueseventyblueseventy are the Official Wetsuit partner for all Human Race swims and triathlons this year. blueseventy wetsuits are available in a range of sizes to either hire or purchase from the Human Race Shop.

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.


BIKE HIRE

British Bike HireBritish Bike Hire Off-Road BikeBritish Bike Hire are the official bike hire supplier for all Human Race Triathlons. They will attend all events where you can collect your pre ordered bike and will do a bike fit and explain the workings of the bike. This is a great opportunity to ride a quality bike at the fraction of the cost of buying one. They will also have mechanics on site to assist all competitors with any last minute problems and bike safety checks.

For more information and to hire a bike contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Free Garmin Hire

GARMIN HIRE

GarminGarminEnter the Lidl BananaMan Triathlon, then fill out this form to reserve your Garmin. Your chosen GPS model will then be ready for you to pick up from the Garmin tent on the day of the event.

Whether you’re into running, walking, cycling, or triathlons – the important thing is to get moving, keep active and train consistently. Garmin is here to record every moment you've trained for. Book now and borrow a Garmin for the big day!

The Garmins are limited in quantity, so sign up early to reserve yours before they run out!

Wiggle Event Checklist

You’ve done all the hard work and training and with the big event fast approaching now’s the time to double check you have all the equipment you need to perform at your best. Wiggle has put together this handy check list to make sure there are no surprises on the morning. Everything is available with the click of a mouse with free UK delivery – Wiggle can even guarantee next day delivery for a little more!

SWIM:
Wetsuit: click here
Goggles: click here
Bodyglide: click here
Tri Suit: click here
Swim Accessories: click here
Towel: click here

BIKE:
Bike: click here Wiggle Logo
Helmet: click here
Cycle Shoes: click here 
Sunglasses: click here
Tools: click here
Spare Tubes: click here
Puncture Repair & Pump: click here
Race Number Belt: click here
Bottles & Hydration: click here
Watch/GPS: click here

RUN:
Shoes: click here
Elastic Laces: click here
Cap: click here
Nutrition: click here

For the biggest range of the best Triathlon brands and products at unbeatable prices visit www.wiggle.co.uk

Nutrition and Hydration

ZipvitZipvit Sport fuels male and female elite, amateur and recreational cyclists and triathletes from around the world. They supply them with high performance energy and recovery drinks, nutritional energy and protein bars, high carbohydrate gels and great tasting energy chews, plus a complete range of vitamins and supplements.

All Zipvit Sport products are specially formulated by leading experts in performance and endurance, and developed in conjunction with elite athletes from world class professional racing teams. Feel stronger, recover faster with ZIPVIT SPORT.

There will be Zipvit Sport high performance energy products for you to use at this event and you can try the products beforehand for a special 25% discount by using the code HR1 at their online checkout. Shop now at www.zipvitsport.co.uk


SpatoneFeeling tired?

Finding it hard to keep up with your training programme? Low iron levels can cause fatigue and tiredness making it hard for you to keep up with your training programme however one sachet a day of Spatone natural liquid iron has been scientifically proven to help top up your iron levels!

Request your free sample of Spatone here!

 


ErdingerThe importance of isotonic sports drinks

ERDINGER Alkoholfrei takes hydration one step further.  This natural, isotonic sports recovery drink provides the perfect balance of vitamins of minerals, which enables both short and longer term energy releases. 

The ERDINGER Alkoholfrei team will be at the finish line for this event to ensure that your body recovers completely.  With easily digestible natural sugars and slow absorbing dextrins, this truly is a perfectly natural isotonic recovery drink for everyday runners and Olympic athletes alike.

Click here for more information about ERDINGER Alkoholfrei.

Charity and Fundraising

CLIC SargentJoin Team CLIC Sargent. CLIC Sargent is the Official Charity for this event.  Every day 10 children and young people hear the shocking news they have cancer.  CLIC Sargent provides clinical, practical and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life.

Here are some examples of how your sponsorship could make a real difference:

£33 - could pay for a family to stay overnight in one of CLIC Sargent's eight Homes from Home. Staying in a Home from Home ensures a family can be close to their child during treatment. The atmosphere in a Home from Home is friendly and welcoming. If they are well enough, the child or young person can stay there too.

£170 - could pay for a CLIC Sargent grant. Cancer can have a huge effect on a family’s finances and a CLIC Sargent grant is offered to children and young people with cancer, and their families, as soon as they come into contact with us to help meet the sudden extra costs that a cancer diagnosis can bring.

£210 - could pay for a CLIC Sargent Nurse for a day. So that they can coordinate clinical and non-clinical care for children with cancer, to maximise the amount of time they can safely spend at home, and ensure that treatments can be given closer to home where possible.

£570 - could pay for a CLIC Sargent Play Specialist for a week. So that they can help a child prepare for and cope with treatment, by using models, toys and photos to explain what will happen.

£821 - could pay for a CLIC Sargent Social Worker for a week. They will aim to meet children and young people with cancer, and their families, soon after diagnosis helping them to understand and cope with the emotional, practical and financial effects of cancer, through treatment and beyond.

To join their team just tick the option to fundraise when entering the event or create a fundraising page here


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.

Make your Lidl BananaMan Triathlon JustGiving page

Lidl BananaMan Triathlon Sponsors

2015 September Triathlons
Garmin Kingston Run Challenge
Wiggle - Official Retail Partner of Human Race
Great Training Destinations in Switzerland
Trick or Treat Run London
The inaugural l’Etape London by Le Tour de France
Human Race Wetsuit Shop
Micro Scooter
Cyclist
Human Race 2015-2016 Off-Road Series

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