Banana Cup

The annual Banana Cup Duathlon (Run-Bike-Run) Championship took place at the Chuo Shinrin Koen cycling course, designed for the 1991 Asian Games. Luckily, the rain held off for the kids races.

This event is usually held twice a year, once in the spring and once in autumn, and it’s not only one of the few opportunities to do a duathlon in the Chugoku area, but also a great chance to let kids get their first taste of multi-sport.

We were there to cheer on our 9 year old son in his first race, so the video below is focused mostly on him, but parents and school teachers should be able to get an idea of what the event is like and whether they want to think about signing up their own kids.

Paul Walsh

Paul arrived in Hiroshima "for a few months" back in 1996. He is the co-founder of and loves running in the mountains.