Hardman Duathlon Killarney
April 1, 2023
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
Below are some details to help you with race preparation. This list is not definitive and is not subject to change. A much more detailed brief will be sent out in advance of the race. In the meantime contact us if you have any more questions.
When does the race take place?
Saturday the 1st of April at 9am.
Is there a limit on numbers?
When does registration close?
When we reach the above number.
What time and where is number pickup?
On Friday evening at the Portwest store 94 New Street, Killarney. On race morning at the transition area between 7am and 8.30am.
Do I need a Triathlon Ireland license?
Yes you need either a full license or a One Day license. These are available only from the TI website.
What are the race cutoff times?
Run 1: 10am (1 hour)
Cycle: 12pm (3 hours)
Run 2: 1pm (4 hours)
Are the routes signposted/marshalled?
Routes are signposted with marshalls on the main junctions. Maps are available on the website.
Are there water stops?
Yes at 3k and 8k on the run. Also at the transition area.
Are there prizes on the day?
Yes for the top 3 male and female finishers.
Alan Ryan, 33 Hawthorn Avenue, Killarney,
Co Kerry, Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)87 625 9892