Hardman Duathlon Killarney
April 4, 2020
The perfect test before the triathlon season opens, the Hardman Duathlon is held on a fast, flat course in Killarney. It starts with a 10km run through Killarney National Park, followed by a fast cycle to Killorglin and back. The race then finishes with a quick 5km run, again through the beautiful park. The race will start and finish at the Castlerosse Hotel.
10k Run Route
Description: The run starts opposite transition on the new Fossa way path. Follow this path in the direction of Killarney town passing the playing fields and playground on the right. At the end of the path (2km) you will turn right, run past the coffee shop and take a sharp left. Run over the bridge and take a sharp right (2.25km). Follow this river path for roughly 3kms to a t-junction where you turn right. Run along here until you reach the jarvey stop after 700m(5.9km) taking a left through the gate where you run along the car park path coming onto the Ross road. Run along the path on the Ross road for 600m where you turn left back into the park at Reen cottage(6.8km). Keep running until you come to the hydration stop(7.6km) and keep straight. After 400m take a left over the cattle grid and run straight until you reach the bottom of the hill (9.2km). Run straight on into the forest and follow the path back to transition.
40k Bike Route
Description: Retrieve your bike from it’s rack and follow the sign for transition exit. Mount your bike at the mount line and cycle towards the gate. At the gate turn left onto the N72 main Ring of Kerry Road. Follow this road straight for 18kms until you reach the roundabout at Killorglin. Take the 3rd exit from this roundabout and take the road back to Killarney. Follow this road all the way to Killarney passing the entrance to the Castlerosse hotel on your right. At 37kms you will come to the Ballydowney roundabout. Take the third exit on the N72 in the direction of Killorglin. When you come to the Castlerosse hotel turn left and dismount at the line.
5k Run Route
Description: On racking your bike leave transition in the direction of the longer run. Follow this path in the direction of Killarney town passing the playing fields and playground on the right. At the end of the path (2km) you will turn right, run past the coffee shop and take a sharp left. Run over the bridge and take a sharp right (2.25km). Follow this river path for roughly 1km where you turn right at the hydration stop. After 400m take a left over the cattle grid and run straight until you reach the bottom of the hill (9.2km). Run straight on into the forest and follow the path back to the finish line.
Frequently Asked Questions
When does the duathlon take place?
Saturday the 6th of April 2019 at 9.00am
When is the closing date?
ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON THURSDAY THE 4TH OF APRIL
Do I need a Triathlon Ireland license?
No. We now carry our own event insurance so a TI license is not a requirement.
Will my number be posted out beforehand?
No. Race numbers and t-shirts will need to be collected before the race. There are 2 options for collection:
1) between 6 and 8pm on Friday at the Castlerosse hotel and
2) Between 7.00 and 8.30am on the race morning also at the Castlerosse Hotel.
How will I know my race number?
Race numbers will be listed at registration when you arrive. If you have your entry confirmation with you that will be a huge help.
ill the bike racks be numbered?
Do I get a t-shirt?
Yes. When you collect your race number.
What about medals?
Only when you finish.
Is registration available on the day?
Only if there are places still available. In this case the entry fee will be 55 euros.
Is my entry transferable/refundable?
No. Once you enter there is no refund and no transfer.
Is there parking available?
Parking is available at the smaller Liebherr car park at the entrance to the Golf club, 400metres from the race venue. There is no parking available at the Hotel.
What about showers?
You may use the showers at the hotel for a small fee.
What about massage?
Available at the finish area.
Where does the race begin?
The Castlerosse Hotel.
What is the race route?
Both run routes and the bike route are available here: http://hardman.ie/races/hardman-duathlon-killarney/ The run routes will be well signposted and there will be stewards at the main junctions as well as a lead bike at the front of the field. The bike route is very straightforward, will have signs on it and will be explained at the pre-race briefing.
Are there toilets at the start?
There are toilets at the transition/finish area. There are also toilets at the playground which you will pass on both runs.
Where does the race finish?
The Castlerosse Hotel.
Are there hydration stations on the course?
Yes, at 3kms and 7.5kms on the first run. At 3kms on the 2nd run and at the transition area.
What is at these stations?
Are there prizes for the top finishers?
There are prizes for the top 3 men and the top 3 women.
Are there any good viewing points for spectators?
Many. The finish/transition area is the best. Deenagh Lodge is very good as the athletes will pass this on each run leg.
Will the park be open to other users?
Yes. Killarney National Park will be open as usual. Other park users are aware that the marathon is taking place. Please be aware of other runners, walkers, jaunting cars, children etc. and remain courteous and respectful at all times. The only section that takes place on the public road is between Ross Castle and Reen Cottage on the first leg of the run. Please use the footpath on this section and be aware of traffic.
What happens at the finish line?
When you finish you will be presented with your medal. There is a finisher’s area at the line where competitors can relax and enjoy a hot drink, fruit, chocolate bars etc.
When is the prize-giving?
In the main bar at the Castlerosse Hotel from 1.00pm.
Is there food available in the hotel?
Yes. The main bar in the hotel will be serving pub grub from about midday.