There was fun for all ages last Saturday (11 July) as 800 participants took to Dorney Lake, Buckinghamshire, to take part in triathlon and duathlon events.
Glen Barlow (M25-29) racing the Banana Fritter
Team Bumblebee from Berkshire Tri Squad won The Team Time Trial, beating fellow Berkshire Tri Squad team Windsor Old Boys. Team Bumblebee posted the quickest bike split of the whole race of 49:33mins. Feegle, Bingo & Snorky, also representing the Berkshire Tri Squad, completed the top three.
Team Banana Cake, also from Berkshire Tri Club, won the women’s relay race. The Ultimate Threesome team claimed second and Team Bloomberg Women took third spot.
Berkshire Tri Club also featured heavily in the Bunch of Bananas Relay, taking both first and second. Team Simple Minds won the race, 38secs ahead of their Tri Club partners Team Woodland Animals. Team Turning Horse School took third place, ensuring that the podium wasn’t completely Berkshire Tri Squad.
For the athletes who prefer running, the BananaMan Triathlon offered a 200m swim, 5.3km bike ride and 25km run. Sam Atkins won the men’s category and Anja Heijnen won the women’s.
Young teens were given the chance to have a go on a course consisting of a 200m swim, 5.3km bike ride and a 1.5km run. Harry Gurney took the title completing the 200m swim in just 2:29, the quickest swim over 200m.
No confirmed sightings of Eric though…
BananaMan Triathlon 2015 champions
Men’s Whole Banana (800m swim/31.8km bike/7.5km run)
Matt Clarkson – 1:33:56 (Over 40’s)
Mark Chamberlain – 1:36:03 (under 40’s)
Women’s Whole Banana
Carol Bridge – 1:36:08
Men’s Duathlon (5km run/ 21.2km bike/ 2.5km run)
James Repper – 1:08:40
Kate Sharland – 1:21:04
Men’s Banana Fritter (400m swim/ 21.2km bike/ 5km run)
Jason Emmet – 1:01:53 (over 35’s)
Tom Scott – 1:08: 57 (under 35’s)
Women’s Banana Fritter
Sonia Spearing – 1:06:45
Men’s Team Trial Race
Team BumbleBee – 1:34:34
Women’s Team Trial
Girls Going Banana’s – 1:56:04
Men’s Relay Race
Team Simple Minds – 1:34:00
Women’s Relay Race
Team Banana Cake – 1:40:00
Full results of all races can be found here.
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