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Lidl BananaMan Triathlon open for entries

Supermarket chain to sponsor Dorney event

Human Race, organisers of the BananaMan Triathlon, have announced that supermarket chain Lidl are on board as the new title sponsor for the event taking place on 15 September 2012.

Now known as the Lidl BananaMan Triathlon, the event is one of the first to take place at 2012 Olympic Venue Dorney Lake after the games and is now open for entries via the Human Race website. An established name on the UK Triathlon circuit, the addition of Lidl as the new title sponsor has seen the BananaMan grow with more distances on offer for beginners and those new to the sport.

There are now a total of five different takes on the triathlon theme, all with a nod the BananaMan’s traditional ‘fun’ approach to multisport. The Banana Split is the shortest distance on offer with a 200m swim, 5km bike and 2.5km run.

Longer than the Banana Split but not quite the full Banana, the Half Banana is right down the middle with a 400m swim followed by a fast and furious 10km bike ride and 2.5km run. Lastly there is the full Lidl BananaMan with 800m open water swim, a six-lap bike course covering 30km, and the final 7.5km run follows a three lap loop.

In the tri-relay three people per team each complete one discipline of the swim, bike, run event and then hand over to the next. In the Team Tri Time Trial, or ‘4T’ event, all three athletes race together as a team. All three 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!

Entries are now open for the Lidl BananaMan Triathlon at www.humanrace.co.uk.

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.