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.
FREE 2015 RACE PHOTOS - CLICK HERE - THANK YOU PAUL JORDAN PHOTOGRAPHY!!
2016 SAVE THE DATE - SUNDAY, JUNE 19TH
About The Triathlon
This event will take place on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at the Killarney Lake Lodge in Fredericton, NB. The event is well established as it been hosted in the Fredericton area for over 20 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 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.
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)
Sprint Aqua Bike (750m Swim-20K Bike)
Olympic Aqua Bike (1500m Swim-40km Bike) - NEW!
AWARDS- Placques 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 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. A big thank you to Paul Jordan Photography for this service!!
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!!
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.
Comfort Inn - Fredericton
Event price of $99/night plus tax for 1-4 adults
Includes free hot breakfast, free wifi, guest fitness room, newly renovated in 2013, rooms with 2 doubles, 1 queen plus pull-out couch, or 1 king size bed