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 4th of April 2020 at 9.00am
When is the closing date?
ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON THURSDAY THE 2ND OF APRIL IF NOT SOLD OUT BEFORE THEN.
Do I need a Triathlon Ireland license?
Yes. As a TI sanctioned event you need either a full license or a one day license. For a team only one member needs a license.
Will my number be posted out beforehand?
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?
ill the bike racks be numbered?
Do I get a t-shirt?
Only if you chose one when registering online.And also only if you turn up.
What about medals?
Is registration available on the day?
Only if there are places still available.