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.


About The Triathlon

This event will take place on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at the Killarney Lake Lodge in Fredericton, NB.  The event is well established as it been hosted in the Fredericton area for approximately 20 years. Typically, 225+ athletes participate in all the events, which makes it one of the largest Triathlon / Duathlon events in Atlantic Canada.  

The swim start is on 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.


2015 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)

Aqua Bike (750m Swim-20K Bike) - NEW!!

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!

Placques will be given to the top 3 females and top 3 males in the Olympic Tri, Sprint Tri, and the Sprint Duathlon. The top Team Sprint team will receive medals.  

Finishers photos will be taken of each athlete. You will be able to download the electronic photos via our electronic photo website.

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

 Participant items guaranteed for the first 200 registrants!

$2000 worth of door prizes to give away......

Pizza for all participants!!

Last minute bike service will be provided by the Radical Edge.  It is the responsibility of each participant to ensure that their bike is in good working order and safe to race.


Host Hotel

Participants and Spectators of the 2014 Duncan Hadley Triathlon/Duathlon may make reservations with the Delta Fredericton for the weekend of June 21-23, 2014 by calling their Reservations Office at 1-800-268-1133.  For ease of booking callers must identify themselves as being with the Duncan Hadley Triathlon/Duathlon to receive the special rates starting from $115+hst.  Online booking option:  https://www.deltahotels.com/Groups/Delta-Fredericton-Groups/Duncan-Hadley-Triathlon-Duathlon



PLEASE NOTE!!   EXTRA early start 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, 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. http://trinb.ca/ The membership fee is covered in your race fee registration.

Saturday, June 20 - Race Kit pick-up time TBA.

Sunday, June 21

5am - Race kit pick up and body marking opens (do this before going to the transition zone!!).

5:15am – Transition Opens.

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 Start. (Must be 18+ to participate as of Dec 31st)

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

8:30am – Try-a-Tri Start (This race is for ages 16 and up as of Dec 31st)

9am – 1st Pizza order will arrive.

10am – 2nd Pizza order will arrive.

10:30am (approx) – Awards and Photos

11am (approx) – Door Prize Draw!


Race Photos

Paul Jordan Photography will be photographing the event.  Please approach Paul and get some pre-race and post race photos.  The photos (electronically) will be free.  Paul is going to place them on his website so you can down load them shortly after the event.  Again, take advantage of this opportunity and get some cool individual shots, team photos, family race photos with your kids, etc.  The photos will be located here shortly after the event:  http://pauljordanphotography.smugmug.com/

2014 Race Pics - Thanks Paul Jordan! :-)




Fox Subaru, The Radical Edge, Isaac’s Way, Ben’s Trophies & Awards, River Valley Therapeutic Treatment Clinic, City of Fredericton, Delta Fredericton, Surety Partners


Hope you have a great race!




Event Facebook Site:



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


Membership to Tri-NB is mandatory and FREE. Go to http://trinb.ca/

Important Information

Race Director: Jacques Paynter  jacques.paynter@amec.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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