Banana Triathlon

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Date of event

Saturday 27th June 2020


Dorney Lake, Berkshire


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Distances & Prices


  • Children’s Banana Split (11-14 years): 200m Swim, 5.3km Bike, 1.8km Run £32.50
  • Banana Split (Taster for 15+ years): 200m Swim, 5.3km Bike, 2.5km Run £32.50
  • Half Banana (Novice): 400m Swim, 10.6km Bike, 2.5km Run £52.50
  • Banana Fritter (SuperSprint): 400m Swim, 21.2km Bike, 5km Run £52.50
  • Whole Banana (Challenge): 800m Swim, 31.8km Bike, 7.5km Run £52.50
  • Jumbo Banana (Olympic): 1500m Swim, 42.4km Bike, 10km Run £52.50
  • Bunch of Bananas Relay: 800m Swim, 31.8km Bike, 7.5km Run £77.50 per team
  • Duathlon: 5km Run, 21.2km Bike, 2.5km Run £42.50
  • Scootathlon: 390m Scoot, 390m Bike, 250m Run £19

* Booking fee of 7.5% of entry cost applies

**Competitors age 17 to 19 year of age are eligible to compete in the Junior category

***All entries for the Male and Female Youth and Junior Super Series Elite races are subject to approval by the BTF Performance Team. Applications will open on 11 March and will close on 24 May. All entrants will be emailed on or around 30 May and successful applicants will have until 21 June to enter. Apply here.

  • Entering in a group of 10 or more? You could save up to 25% – click here for more information.
  • If you would like to enter as a corporate group, click here for booking and enquiries.

About the event

Go multisport Bananas! 

The Banana Triathlon is back. There are a total of SIX different takes on the triathlon theme which means there is something for everyone 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 Banana 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!

Last year’s winners

Click here to see a list of 2018 male and female winners.

Event Benefits

  • Iconic Olympic venue
  • Clean, calm lake waters
  • Fast, flat closed road bike and run course
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Renowned for its electric and supportive atmosphere
  • A pre-event Scootathlon for age 4 – 8 years


  • Finisher’s medal
  • Free bananas for all!
  • Free Parking
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Results texted to your mobile phone as you cross the line


You can pre-order all your digital photos for just £15 (normal price £25) – click here to find out more.


Below are the approximate wave timings for 2019. These times are subject to change.

Start List

Please find the start list here.


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Age Requirements

Banana Split – Minimum Age 11 at 31 December, 2020

Half Banana and Banana Fritter – Minimum Age 15 at 31 December, 2020

Whole Banana, Bunch of Bananas Relay & Team Time Trial – Minimum Age 17 at 31 December, 2020

Duathlon – Minimum Age 16 at 31 December, 2020



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.


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.


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.”


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.



Your finish time will be automatically updated on the results page. Please allow 45min after finishing for your result to appear here.

Please note; if you check this link within 45min of finishing, you may show as DNF as the system has not had time to update.

Do not worry if you see this, simply wait 30min and then check again.All participants who entered a UK mobile number will also receive their result via text message as soon as you finish. Alternatively, you can see all our results here.

Live Tracking

For immediate provisional results, please use Live Tracking.

Any questions or queries regarding race times, please contact our timing team at



Europe’s leading wetsuit brand, Zone3 has built its reputation on a deep-rooted passion for triathlon and ensuring that their wetsuits offer market leading performance, innovation and functionality.

Zone3 has won more industry design awards than any other wetsuit brand, including the first ever and only 10/10 review from 220 Triathlon Magazine and many others including Best in Class, Top Value and Game Changer of the year.

Their product-first philosophy and commitment to excellence ensures a range suitable for athletes of all levels, helping maximise performance and enjoyment within the sport.

You can reserve your month or season hire Zone3 wetsuit to make sure you’re fully prepared for your event at the Zone3 interactive race hub here. The deadline to reserve your hire is 2 weeks before the event.

Zone3 have taken their expertise and transferred the technology to make kids’ wetsuits as well. Check out the kids options here.


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 read the Official BTF rules here.


British Bike Hire will be providing bike hire at Human Race events up and down the country.

British Bike Hire is one of the UK’s largest bike hire businesses who specialise in event-based bike hire, and with years of experience they know exactly what it takes to have the bike ready for your day, with as little hassle as possible.

Their service includes delivery to your event as well as fitting onto your bike by an experienced mechanic so you’re as comfortable as possible for the ride. They have a fleet covering all bases, from basic alloy road bikes to race-ready carbon fibre machines, as well as road oriented hybrid bikes and mountain bikes. All bikes arrive fully serviced and cleaned with the aim to take as much stress out of your day as possible.

Visit and book via the online portal or email for more information.


Wiggle Kit List

As Official Group Partner of Human Race events, Wiggle have put together a handy kit list to get you ready for the day itself. Click on the image below to check it out.



Awol Adventure



Your Official Photos are now ready…









We’re pleased to announce that your Official Photos are now ready to view.

Simply click the button below to find images by NAME or RACE NUMBER:



Note on Tagging:

AWOL have tagged you in every photo where your Race Number is visible. However, it’s very likely you will be in other photos, if your race number is blocked by an arm, another runner, or your bib has folded over / come off!

Don’t despair, you can ‘tag’ yourself in any photo, and AWOL will review it shortly after and add it to your bundle.

Please follow these simple steps to get more photos:

  1. Search by Chip Time (Link to
    – enter your name and scroll through the photos until you find yourself. Then….
  2. TAG yourself! The photo will then be added to our review queue. An operative will review the tag within 24hrs and it will be added to your Official Tags.

  3. Search:
    You can also BROWSE the albums freely – if you know the approximate time you passed a point, adjust the time slider tool in any album to get close. Once you find yourself, don’t forget to TAG!

Pre Ordered Competitors

If you pre-ordered photos, please check your emails for a message from – full instructions are given.

Having Problems?

If you have any issues at all, please raise a support ticket with AWOL and they will serve you as quickly as possible.



You can personalise your medal with an iTAB, engraved with your name and finish time.

If you ordered your iTAB whilst entering the event, it will arrive in the post shortly after race day.

Don’t worry if you haven’t ordered your iTAB. You will have set up a MyActive account when registering for the event. You can simply log back into your account to order it. We’ll also share the iTAB website order link with you after the event!

Travel & Accommodation

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The official 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.

Heathrow/Windsor Marriott Hotel
Ditton Road

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


Accommodation 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

Charity & Fundraising


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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