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.
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!!
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.
SWAG - 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.
Participants and Spectators of the 2015 Duncan Hadley Triathlon/Duathlon may make reservations with the Delta Fredericton for the weekend of by calling their Reservations Office at 1-800-268-1133 or ONLINE by clicking here. 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.