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Lidl BananaMan Triathlon

When is the eventDate TBC in 2015 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

DISTANCES
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

2015 EVENT DATE TO BE CONFIRMED. TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST IN THIS EVENT AND TO BE EMAILED AS SOON AS THE EVENT IS LIVE, CLICK HERE.

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

AGE REQUIREMENTS:
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 TriathlonBRITISH 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.

Event Information Pack and Maps
AS SOON AS THE EVENT INFORMATION PACK IS AVAILABLE THE BUTTON OPPOSITE WILL TURN RED: “Lidl
Lidl BananaMan Triathlon Course Map
Travel/Accommodation

MarriottWindsorx120Event Hotel
The 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.

Marriott Heathrow/WindsorHeathrow/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

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
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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.

Charity and Fundraising

Marie Curie Cancer CareMarie Curie Cancer Care are the Official Charity of the Lidl BananaMan Triathlon. Marie Curie Cancer Care provides free nursing care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes. Our nurses work day and night ensuring patients can spend their final days where they want to be most – in familiar surroundings, close to family, friends and neighbours.


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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Lidl BananaMan Triathlon Sponsors

2014 September Sprints Triathlon
Cyclist
Micro Scooter
Human Race Wetsuit Shop
Windsor Triathlon 2015
2014 Wiggle Etape Cymru
2014 Diamond Tri
2014 Macmillan Cycletta Series
Great Training Destinations in Switzerland
Wiggle - Official Retail Partner of Human Race
Garmin Kingston Run Challenge

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