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.
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 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
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