About B-Fit Racers
B-Fit Racers was created for athletes looking for a dedicated coaching experience with an inclusive team community to race alongside. Our ethos is simply B-Fit and B-You! We want you to enjoy your training and racing experience and be the best version of you.
We are avid supporters of the Women For Tri Foundation and we want to encourage and engage more female athletes to get involved no matter the race distance or athletic ability. We train and race hard but we also train and race smart!!
The bee has a great significance to us all in the Manchester area and as such all profits from the B-Fit Racers team kit will be donated to The Lord Mayor Charity Appeal Trust – We Love MCR and we will be exploring
other ways to raise funds for the charity as the team grows. Visit www.welovemcrcharity.org to
see some amazing work they do.
© 2020 We Love Manchester Charity | The Lord Mayor of Manchester’s Charity Appeal Trust, registered charity number 1066972
Head Coach &
Founder of B-Fit Racers
Don wanted to create an environment where coaching was made accessible to a larger section of the sports and fitness community without being triathlon specific. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience gained from representing Team GBR at ITU & ETU Age Group World and European Championships, along with numerous Ironman 140.6 and 70.3 events.
All this served alongside a wealth of experience as a swim coach, personal trainer and British Triathlon coach.
Our Worker Bee History
The worker bee is one of the best-known symbols of Manchester. It was adopted as a motif for Manchester during the Industrial Revolution, at a time when Manchester was taking a leading role in new forms of mass production, and symbolises Mancunians' hard work during this era and Manchester being a hive of activity in the 19th century.
HMS Manchester was nicknamed Busy Bee after the Manchester bee symbol, and the bee is depicted on the ship's crest, which is also present on the ship's funnel. In the early 1970s the famous Boddingtons logo was introduced, depicting a barrel and two bees. The University of Manchester's coat of arms features three bees. The bees are depicted on many structures in Manchester such as lampposts and bollards.
Following the May 2017 Manchester Arena bombing, the bee emblem gained popularity as a public symbol of unity against terrorism, appearing on protest banners and graffiti. Tattoo parlours both in and outside Manchester began to take part in the Manchester Tattoo Appeal, in which they offered bee tattoos to raise money for the victims of the attack.
Source: Wikipedia, see link for more information.
Wny not visit Manchester Bee who are dedicated to celebrating one of Manchester’s most enduring icons. Here you can find a wealth of information about the bee, from its history to its presence around the city centre, from appearing on buildings to the streets. There’s also details about upcoming and past events and also about Manchester’s urban beehives.