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The 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 UKs most Bananas multisport event! Whether you get a triathlon taster with the Banana Split or take on the Whole Banana, theres something for all abilities and ages.

The 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, theres a relay option, the Bunch of Bananas Relay.

Extra points for anyone who wears yellow on the day!

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

EVENT INCLUDES

- Finishers medal

- Free bananas for all!

- Free Parking

- Electronic chip timing

- Results texted to your mobile phone as you cross the line

Review summary

4.7
3 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Natalie W
"Well organised event from registration to transition to briefings. Great..."

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Sarah C
"Eton Dorney is a flat, fast course on a closed circuit. Bananaman this year was..."

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Alison B
"Fantastic experience, I am in my second year of triathlons and this was my..."
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How to enter the BananaMan Triathlon

  1. Half Banana (Novice)

    Triathlon: Swim 0.4km, Bike 10.6km, Run 2.5km
    £62.50
    Event passed
  2. Banana Fritter (SuperSprint)

    Triathlon: Swim 0.4km, Bike 21.2km, Run 5km
    £67.50
    Event passed
  3. Whole Banana (Challenge)

    Triathlon: Swim 0.8km, Bike 31.8km, Run 7.5km
    £75
    Event passed
  4. Jumbo Banana (Olympic)

    Triathlon: Swim 1500km, Bike 42.4km, Run 10km
    £82.50
    Event passed
  5. Duathlon

    Duathlon: Run 5km, Bike 21.2km, Run 2.5km
    £53
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Event Details

FAQs

HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM IN THE RACE?

When you enter through our online system, you will receive an acknowledgement email confirming your entry. You will receive email updates and a link to the race information as race day approaches. Please make sure the details we have for you are correct.

CAN SOMEONE ELSE REGISTER FOR ME?

For our one day events, you have to register yourself in person, and you must show some form of photo identification when you register. However, for the Windsor Triathlon, you must register the day before the race. On this occasion, we allow someone else to register for you, but they must bring a signed letter of authority from you and they must show your race licence (if you have one) and your ID. Your friend must also bring your cycle helmet for checking and your bike for racking.

CAN I WEAR A NUMBER BELT?

Yes, but your number must be clearly visible at all times otherwise you may be subjected to a two-minute penalty as per British Triathlon Rules. You mustn’t fold or cut down your race number in any way. Do write any medical information on the back of your number.

DO I HAVE TO WEAR A WETSUIT?

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.

CAN I WEAR MY RACE NUMBERS UNDERNEATH MY WETSUIT?

Yes. The race numbers we supply really are waterproof and tearproof. Take care when you put your wetsuit on over the numbers ~ ask a friend to help you. When you take your wetsuit off, your numbers should remain intact, provided you have pinned them securely in all four corners.

DO I HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF TRIATHLON ENGLAND, TRIATHLON SCOTLAND OR THE WELSH TRIATHLON ASSOCIATION?

No. If you are not a member of the sport’s governing body, you must bring some form of photo ID with you and you will be required to pay a day membership fee at registration. You are recommended to familiarise yourself with British Triathlon’s rules and regulations that will be applied to this race, otherwise you may be penalised for breaking any rule. See British Triathlon’s Website for more information on rules, membership and much, much more. For further information phone British Triathlon on 01509 226161.

 

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY RACE NUMBERS?

For most of our events, you will only receive your race numbers when you come to registration. We generally do NOT post out race numbers. There are a few exceptions, such as our running and cycling events, where we do post out numbers.

 

WHAT IS THE ENTRY PROCESS?

The system is built around setting up an entrant profile. You will be prompted to enter your email address and a password at the start of the process. The system will then store your details for future purchases.

CAN I ADD FAMILY MEMBERS OR ADDITIONAL ENTRIES TO MY BOOKING?

It is important to note that only ONE email address can be stored in the system against ONE person’s name. Therefore, any additional family members who wish to enter an event using the same email address need to be linked to the primary profile before they can enter.

  1. Click REGISTRATION
  2. Select ENTRY TYPE
  3. Enter email address & password information. (These are the details to your profile and need to be kept somewhere safe for future use.)
  4. Fill out INFORMATION part of form.
  5. Fill out QUESTIONS
  6. Add MERCHANDISE (if required)
  7. Complete CHARITY SECTION (if required)
  8. Once complete and BEFORE MAKING PAYMENT, please select ADD ANOTHER REGISTRATION.
  9. Then select NEW PERSON LINKED TO (insert name)
  10. Complete processes again a second time for the NEW PERSON who will then be LINKED TO THEIR ACCOUNT.
  11. You can add as many people to your account as you require.

Once the individual family members have been added the first time, their names are stored in the system against the primary profile (and same email address) and can simply be ‘selected’ when entering any events in future.

Any members connected to a person’s account, will appear in a drop-down menu after logging in (located on the right-hand side). They can then be selected when registering for any events in future. You can add people to your account (and therefore under the same email address) at any time, and when entering for events in future. Once the ADD ANOTHER REGISTRATION button has been clicked, you can simply select ‘Who is this registration for? – Someone else’.

WHAT TYPE OF BIKE IS PERMITTED FOR A SPORTIVE?

The following cycles are permitted in the Human Race Sportive Series:

  • Road bikes
  • Single-speed (both fixed and freewheel) bicycles are permitted provided they have fully functioning brakes
  • Hybrid and Cyclocross bikes
  • Mountain bikes are allowed – however we do advise that you fit slick tyres to them to help you save energy
  • Folding bicycles
  • Handcycles
  • Recumbents
  • Tandem bikes – if you are planning to ride a tandem, you do need two entries as there are two of you riding
  • Electric bikes (remember, a sportive is not a race!)

The following are not permitted in the Human Race Sportive Series:

  • Fixed wheel with no brakes
  • Fixed wheel with only a front brake
  • Any bicycle with only one brake
  • Penny Farthings
  • Quadcycles
  • BMX bikes
  • Towed trailers
  • Child carriers
  • Tag-a-long trailers bicycles
  • Trailer bicycles
  • Cargo bicycles
  • Specialist time-trial bicycles are not allowed as they do not allow for immediate control of the bicycle
  • Any bicycle without 360° rider visibility
  • Unconventional handlebars (including triathlon bars, aero bars, clip-ons, prayer bars, Spinaci bars and cow bars) are not allowed
  • Handlebars without bar-end plugs are not permitted

BananaMan Triathlon weather forecast

Humid throughout the day.

31°C
Predicted highs
14°C
Predicted lows
IconLight breeze possible, up to 7mph

Meet the organizer

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Human Race are ranked #25 in the UK out of 553 organizers

BananaMan Triathlon reviews (3)

4.7 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Half Banana (Novice) in 2019

    Well organised event from registration to transition to briefings. Great volunteers and excellent finish line. Loved every minute of this event!
  • Did the Banana Fritter (SuperSprint) in 2019

    Eton Dorney is a flat, fast course on a closed circuit. Bananaman this year was hot but the hottest day of the year. Race was generally well organised but racking could be better- bikes were all racked the same way, with large bags in transition and some people were even in an overflow field.
    Good briefing and safety. Wasn’t ideal that they ran out of water on the run but it was super hot and they did get additional water.
    Good fun but wish they still had the bunch of bananas team time trial!
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    Alison B

    Did the Whole Banana (Challenge) in 2019

    Fantastic experience, I am in my second year of triathlons and this was my second BananaMan tri, first was last year