Who was Duncan Hadley?

We all need champions to bring more joy to our lives and to provide the inspiration to overcome the vicissitudes of life. For everyone who knew him, Duncan Hadley was a champion. He was a put-your-head-down-and-get-it-done kind of guy whose quick smile and self-deprecating humour made everyone comfortable. For Duncan, life was large and obstacles were small.

Duncan was born in Fredericton, the second of three sons. He attended Fredericton High School and completed an undergrad degree in Science at UNB.

His intellectual curiosity drew him to the far reaches of the planet, initiated by a Commonwealth Scholarship to study marine biology at the University of Queensland, Australia. Duncan's zest for travel continued throughout his life with extensive explorations, with Susan and later family in tow, to Oceana, Europe, the Caribbean and most of North America (by RV and bicycle).

Along the way, Duncan attended medical school at Dalhousie University in Halifax and became one of Fredericton's most well-loved and dedicated physicians, known for his willingness to listen carefully and attentively to his many patients.

Duncan had the rare ability to balance his passions and his responsibilities, while maintaining a razor focus on the priorities that really matter in life: his family, his patients and his friends. He was a loving and devoted husband to Susan, a proud and doting father to his three wonderful girls Kate, Jenny and Maggie.

Duncan was a superb and naturally talented athlete excelling in a wide variety of sporting endeavours. A determined competitor, he was equally at home windsurfing the howling trade winds off the coast of Barbados, kayaking the frothing rapids of the Madawaska River in northern Ontario, slogging the meandering trails of the Canadian Ski Marathon in Quebec, or jogging a simple 'easy 10K' with his running mates along his beloved St. John River in Fredericton.

An energetic and accomplished, but modest individual, Duncan lived life well, laughed often and loved much. He will be remembered as someone who worked seriously but lived playfully, gave it everything he had, and made us all a little happier.


2018 EVENT - SUNDAY, JUNE 17th


About The Triathlon

This event will take place on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at the Killarney Lake Lodge in Fredericton, NB.  The event is well established as it has been hosted in the Fredericton area for over 25 years. Typically, 200+ athletes participate in all the events, which makes it one of the largest Triathlon / Duathlon events in Atlantic Canada.  

The swim start is at the Killarney Lake Beach, which is adjacent to the lodge.  The water temperature on race day typically ranges between 20 to 24 degrees Celsius.  The 10 Km bike course loop has two nice climbs and is closed to traffic. The 2.5 Km run course is a very scenic loop around Killarney Lake.  This is a very spectator friendly event so bring some friends and family members to cheer you on.


2018 Events:

Try-a-Tri (375m Swim-10K Bike-2.5K Run)

Sprint Triathlon (750m Swim-20K Bike-5K Run)

Team Sprint Triathlon (750m Swim-20K Bike-5K Run)

Sprint Duathlon (5K Run-20K Bike-2.5K Run)

Olympic Triathlon (1500m Swim-40K Bike-10K Run)

Junior Sprint Triathlon (750m Swim-20K Bike-5K Run)

Olympic Aqua Bike (1500m Swim-40km Bike) 

Swim Equipment: In the event that the water temperature is too warm and wet suits are not legal, the following ITU and Triathlon Canada rules will apply (4.6.b.) - Click here!

Swim Cut Off Times:
- Junior Sprint (with temp below 31c) - 20 minutes
- Age Groupers: Sprint - 30 minutes (air temp above 31c is 20 mins), Olympic - 1hr 10 mins

AWARDS- Awards will be given to the top 3 females and top 3 males in the Olympic Tri, Sprint Tri, and the Sprint Duathlon. Medals will be given to the top three Jr Sprint finishers, and the top finisher in each 10 year age group for the Olympic Tri, Sprint Tri and Sprint Duathlon.

The top Team Sprint team will receive medals.  Medals will be given for the top 3 males and top 3 females in the Aqua Bike categories.

CASH PRIZES - $50 for each male and female with the fastest swim, bike and run split in the Olympic distance race.

FREE photos will be taken of each athlete throughout the race. You will be able to download the electronic photos via our electronic photo website after the event. 

SWAG - Participant item (TBD) guaranteed for the first 200 registrants. More details to come....

DOOR PRIZES - Up to $2000 worth of door prizes to give away!!

POST RACE FOOD - Pizza for all participants!!


Host Hotel

Info coming soon!


2018 SCHEDULE (To be confirmed, please check back closer to the race date)

PLEASE NOTE!!   EXTRA early start again this year!!  Due to the increase of Sunday morning traffic (as a result of earlier Sunday shopping hours) we will begin at the following times: 7am for the Olympic Tri and Olympic Aqua Bike, 8am for Team Sprint Tri, Sprint Tri, Jr Sprint Tri, Aqua Bike and Sprint Du, 8:30 for the Try-a-Tri. Regardless of which event you participate in, Transition and Registration close at 6:30am!!  Thanks!  

The following info will help your race day go smoother:

Get your TriNB membership here which is required in order to race. Athlete can purchase an annual or one day membership.

Sunday, June 17

5:15am – Transition Opens. Race kit pick up and body marking opens (do this before going into transition!)

6:30am – Transition Closes, as well as race kit pick up and body marking.

6:35am – Mandatory pre-race brief from Race Director and TriNB Technical Director.

7am – Olympic Tri & Olympic Aqua Bike Start. (Must be 18+ to participate as of Dec 31 of this year)

8am – Team Sprint Tri, Sprint Tri, Jr Sprint, Sprint Duathlon Start. (Must be 16+ to participate as of Dec 31 of this year)

8:30am – Try-a-Tri Start (This race is for ages 14+ as of Dec 31st of this year)

9am – 1st Pizza order will arrive.

10am – 2nd Pizza order will arrive.

10:30am (approx) – Awards and Photos

11am (approx) – Door Prize Draw!


FREE Race Photos

Info coming soon!

  Click here for 2017 photos!


Previous Race Picshttps://pauljordanphotography.smugmug.com/Triathlon



Fox Subaru, The Radical Edge, Isaac’s Way, Ben’s Trophies & Awards, City of Fredericton, Avalon Salon Spa, University of Fredericton.


Hope you have a great race!




Event Facebook Group: Duncan Hadley Triathlon & Duathlon.


Transition closes at 6:30 - athlete meeting is at 6:40

Membership to Tri-NB is mandatory. Click here!

Cancellation Policy:
If you are unable to participate in the race, you may transfer your entry to another racer, OR defer your race entry to the following year.  If choosing to defer, this must be completed prior to the event date of the current year. Please email cpeppin@gmail.com to complete this process.

Important Information

Race Director: Jacques Paynter -  jacques.paynter@woodplc.com



Killarney Lake Lodge location on Google Maps: here

Fredericton Accomodations: http://www.google.ca/search?q=fredericton+accomodations&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a




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