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Cyclesmith Duathlon

No Race in 2016

Cyclesmith will not offer the Duathlon in 2016. It has been a great run of 29 years; the duathlon has been a huge success. More people are riding than ever before. 

Many multisport events are available or planned in our area. Athletes have so many choices, that the field has shrunk significantly. Keeners are going long: training for Epic Dartmouth or ChallengeNB, or tapering for Tremblant 70.3. New athletes are fewer as they can now do a Police Chase or a Tough Mudder, or similar. Multisport is no longer a novelty, like before the Sydney Olympics, and much more a part of our culture. Back when our event was one of the few, it thrived. Now, as we have kept it the same basic race - a run/bike/run without medals and glitz - our event is less compelling. This past June, I would rather have had 100 athletes, than 45. It's the same amount of work for the organizers: getting permits, gathering tables and food, and coordinating volunteers.  

Mid June is a great time to ride and race, and our first priority at Cyclesmith in the Spring is helping our many customers get out on their bikes.  Organizing the race in our busiest season meant not being fully available to fix bikes and talk to customers.

Cyclesmith may again host another duathlon, but not in 2016, and not in a Spring.

Have fun riding and running. We will see you in the store, on the road, and at the races - new and old. trins.ca/races/schedule
c
heers, Paul

2015 Results

Congratulations to everyone who came out. A big thank you to the many TriNS officials and our customers who volunteered and made it all work. We had fun!

Please let us know if there are any large timing errors as some bibs were missed with the whipping of the wind.

Stay tuned for the 2016 version. It may be held late in September instead of June, a quieter time in the local tri schedule. Many athletes are now drawn to the other events which did not exist back in the early years of this race. Let us know!

Download as a pdf here

Cyclesmith Duathlon 29 – 14 June 2015, Lawrencetown Beach NS, conditions – big whitecaps
Sprint Distance           5km 20km 2.5km  
Final Position age gp Bib Number Last Name First Name Group FINAL Run 1 Bike run2 BIKE+Run1
1 1OA 210 Butler Bob SM4 01:07:17   00:36:47 00:11:18 00:55:59
2 2OA 218 Kerr Gregory SM3 01:07:45 00:19:12 00:36:45 00:11:48 00:55:57
3 3OA 219 Loughead Ian SM4 01:08:31 00:21:36 00:35:52 00:11:03 00:57:28
4 1 206 Aldred Adam SM3 01:08:35 00:18:38 00:38:32 00:11:26 00:57:09
5 2 215 Gillen Martin SM3 01:14:11 00:21:36 00:41:17 00:11:18 01:02:53
6 1 222 OReilly Norm SM4 01:15:47 00:21:36 00:41:20 00:12:51 01:02:56
7 1 213 Doran Kevin SM5 01:16:23 00:25:48 00:37:35 00:13:00 01:03:23
8 2 220 Mayer Rick SM4 01:17:31 00:20:17 00:44:23 00:12:51 01:04:39
9 3 228 Edwards Charles SM3 01:17:50 00:23:05 00:41:21 00:13:24 01:04:26
10 3 223 Oliver Paul SM4 01:18:04 00:21:36 00:43:30 00:12:59 01:05:05
11 1OA 209 Bauld Hali SF4 01:18:45 00:22:05 00:43:00 00:13:40 01:05:05
12 2 208 Atherton Frank SM5 01:20:39 00:20:46 00:46:39 00:13:14 01:07:25
13 3 216 Graham Doug SM5 01:23:58 00:22:36 00:47:26 00:13:57 01:10:02
14 2OA 227 Small-Legs Nagge Caryn SF5 01:24:42 00:22:32 00:47:55 00:14:14 01:10:28
15 3OA 211 Chiasson Dianne SF5 01:25:08   00:45:55 00:39:13 01:10:58
16 4 212 Coates Matthew SM3 01:25:08 00:24:16 00:45:46 00:15:06 01:10:02
17 1 229 Snow Sarah SF3 01:28:13 00:24:46 00:49:05 00:14:23 01:13:51
18 1 217 Halliday Theresa SF4 01:32:54 00:23:25 00:54:54 00:14:35 01:18:19
19 2 225 Rubin Naomi SF4 01:33:08 00:25:11 00:52:03 00:15:54 01:17:14
20 4 224 Roberts Derek SM5 01:35:38 00:26:29 00:51:29 00:17:40 01:17:58
21 2 214 Ellis Danica SF3 01:37:36 00:23:18 00:57:51 00:16:27 01:21:09
22 1 226 Carpenter Jeff SM2 01:38:18 00:26:12 00:53:55 00:18:11 01:20:07
23 1 221 Murdock-Moore Shawna SF5 01:49:11 00:29:18 01:02:00 00:17:53 01:31:17
                     
Standard Distance           9km 35km 5km  
Final Position age gp Bib Number Last Name First Name Group FINAL Run 1* Bike run2 BIKE+Run1
1 1OA 453 Besner Kevin OM4 01:53:12 00:31:33 01:00:47 00:20:52 01:32:20
2 2OA 473 Phillips Nicholas OM4 01:54:06 00:32:17 01:00:51 00:20:58 01:33:07
3 3OA 456 Burger Andreas OM3 01:55:45 00:30:07 01:05:21 00:20:18 01:35:27
4 1 459 Conley Kevin OM5 01:58:53 00:32:43 01:03:49 00:22:21 01:36:32
5 1 470 Mitchell Jeff OM2 02:06:11 00:33:14 01:10:22 00:22:35 01:43:36
6 1 463 Fougere Michael OM4 02:07:19 00:35:45 01:07:56 00:23:38 01:43:41
7 2 454 Boudreau Mathieu OM2 02:07:55 00:34:16 01:10:34 00:23:06 01:44:49
8 1 466 JonCyclesmith Anthony T 02:12:41 00:39:31 01:06:51 00:26:20 01:46:21
9 1 451 Aggett David OM6 02:13:43 00:37:33 01:09:38 00:26:32 01:47:11
10 1 475 Van Limbergen Johan OM3 02:16:56 00:39:39 01:09:36 00:27:41 01:49:15
11 2 474 Shore Paul OM4 02:17:24 00:39:41 01:09:57 00:27:45 01:49:38
12 2 458 Colter Keith OM5 02:18:42 00:38:21 01:13:01 00:27:20 01:51:22
13 2 462 Egerton Frazer OM3 02:19:32 00:32:51 01:20:52 00:25:48 01:53:43
14 3 467 Lawson Scott OM5 02:21:06 00:40:16 01:15:23 00:25:28 01:55:39
15 1OA 460 Cooke Heidi OF3 02:22:43 00:34:16 01:23:15 00:25:11 01:57:31
16 3 464 Gillis Aaron OM3 02:25:06 00:41:01 01:13:29 00:30:36 01:54:30
17 3 461 Crowell Ken OM4 02:29:50 00:39:24 01:21:15 00:29:12 02:00:38
18 2OA 471 Penney Sarah OF3 02:30:25 00:40:43 01:23:06 00:26:36 02:03:49
19 2 455 BlairCabot CatherineBoyd T 02:32:13 00:45:06 01:17:42 00:29:25 02:02:48
20 3OA 452 Beazley Karen OF5 02:33:25 00:41:24 01:23:36 00:28:25 02:05:00
21 1 468 McDougall Victoria OF2 02:40:33 00:40:52 01:30:10 00:29:31 02:11:02
                     
    465 Hughes Austen OM4   00:37:46 dnsb    
    469 Michie Craig OM4   00:35:21 dnsb    
                     
* Std Run1 time taken at finish line, but Run1 continued ~1km, so Bike time includes long run down parking lot and back into T1, Sprint R1 to beach hut and back to TZ

Introduction

A Duathlon is a Run/Bike/Run or multisport race. Try some running with your cycling.

Held Annually on a Sunday Morning mid June at Lawrencetown Beach Provincial Park, 30 km east of Halifax harbour on highway #207.

two distances:

  • ITU Olympic duathlon length (10k/40k/5k) or as close as we can with the constraints of the course.
  • Sprint Duathlon race of 5k/20k/2.5k starting 15 minutes later.

Directions to the beach

Take Portland Street from Dartmouth. This becomes Cole Harbour Road, which becomes Hwy 207. Keep going until you hit the beach

here is an overview of the first run course, which is along the rail trail, not on the #207

new run course for 2013

Volunteers

Volunteers are crucial to the success of any event like this. Last year's volunteers have free entry into this year's race. If you would like to help out, let Andrew know - 902-425-1756 

Race Day

early registrants can pick up bib number at Cyclesmith Saturday 9 - 5

Bring warm clothes to the beach. We have requested a warm day with no wind or fog, but ...

Race Day Registration will be under the tent beside the Finish Area, starting at 7:30 am.

  • for Race Day registration pay $60, plus $20 if not a TNS member. Complete the paper entry form.
  • if you registered online or instore, confirm Standard (Olympic) distance, or Sprint distance, and age group. Teams may race either distance.
  • enter your name for a draw prize.
  • Pick up Race Kit with Bib number - to be pinned to Front of shirt, Body marking on shoulders, bike number goes on seatpost. Teams: 2nd runner wears Bib number.
  • Race Swag
  • If you want your time recorded, your number must be visible.

There is no bike check, although mechanical assistance is available.

Standard Run 1 - 10km - 08:45 am start

Run 1 into the dunes like Run2 has done for the past several years. We do not run on the Highway.

Description. Start on the rail trail at the east end of the parking lot, and run out and back. Sprint turnround is at 2.5km. Olympic athletes run past this, over bridge at Rocky Run (3.5km), then right onto pavement of Graham's Settlement/Lower Three Fathom harbour road. Turnaround is at 5km, at end of pavement.

Run Finish: run under the banner and onto the board walk, past the transition area, do a U turn and run into transition. Ensure helmet chin strap is fastened, then grab your bike and walk bike through the transition to cones which mark the mount line. You may then Run or Ride your bike along the 80 metres of gravel to the highway. Turn right onto the road. The gravel is often potholed but can be ridden.

Assembly and Race Meeting at 8:30 in the transition area. A 5 minute warmup will be offered after the briefing.

Standard Bike - 35 km

Description: Eastwards on the 207 without turning to the Dept Highways/Public Works (17.4km). Seaforth is at 5 km, Grand Desert at 10 km. Go over the 101 highway and just before Porter's Lake, turn around the cone in the parking lot of the Nova Scotia Dept of Transportation truck garage, and return on to Hwy 207 to the transition. alternate map at http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5824760

Standard Run 2 - 5km

Dismount just before the transition area, and run your bike around the outside of the TZ. Transition flow is always west to east, it does not reverse as in previous years.

Run 2 is the same route as Run 1, but half the distance. Atlantic View Trail to Turnaround (2.5 km; Water table; sign). Retrace route to finish-line (5km; water table; food).

Sprint Start and Run1 - 5km - 09:00 start

Sprint race starts at 9am.

Run Start: Out and back on the same route as the Olympic Race, but half the distance. Start just in front of the finish line on Atlantic View Trail. The trail goes off to the east. Water station at the turnaround (2.5km).

Sprint Bike Course - 20km

Description: Eastwards on the 207 to the Rose&Rooster (10.6 km) in Grand Desert. U-turn in parking lot on right, in front of the mailboxes. Rejoin 207 (left turn across carriageway) and retrace route to TZ (21.2 km). turn in front of mailboxes

When not racing, drop by the Rose&Rooster for some great coffee and treats. Sarah and Jeff love cyclists!

Sprint Second Run - 2.5km

After dismounting, run with your bike around the outside of the transition area and enter from the west end. After hanging up your bike in the same spot you started, head out east on the Atlantic View Trail. The turn is at 1.25 km, just past the rocks and Wyndenfog Lane.

Rules

This race is sanctioned by Triathlon Nova Scotia and is conducted by Race Officials, or Technical Delegates. The purpose of the sanctioning is to ensure the race is fun and everyone plays fairly. Police and marshalls are on scene, but the road is not closed.

  • Bicycle helmets are required.
  • Bicycles must have at least one brake (single speed and fixies are allowed)
  • Drafting is not permitted while riding
  • Run facing traffic, ride with traffic
  • Run, Ride, Sweat, Smile!

Complete rules are at http://triathloncanada.com/en/page.ch2?uid=Technical

2014 Results

Congratulations to all who participated. Rain, then cold windy fog made for motivated athletes! A couple folks Did Not Show, but everyone who started Finished! Thank you to all who volunteered and cheered. 

download as a pdf

Place Bib Last Name First Name Cat Overall Time Run 1 Time Bike Time Run2 Time
Olympic 10km 35km 5km
1 349 John Kooto/Matt Webb Team Jill OTEAM 01:54:39 00:34:40 01:02:15 00:17:43
1 334 Deveaux Corey OM3 01:56:41 00:37:14 01:00:22 00:19:04
2 339 MacKenzie Allan OM3 02:00:02 00:37:14 01:02:40 00:20:08
3 331 Burger Andreas OM3 02:00:17 00:37:14 01:03:22 00:19:41
4 333 Conley Kevin OM5 02:04:10 00:40:39 01:01:01 00:22:29
5 343 Noftall Shawn OM4 02:06:19 00:41:27 01:03:02 00:21:48
6 338 Leckey Richard OM4 02:07:09 00:44:07 00:59:29 00:23:32
7 341 Mitchell Jeff OM2 02:09:27 00:40:39 01:07:11 00:21:37
8 345 Romkey Joey OM2 02:12:18 00:42:45 01:06:48 00:22:44
9 346 Ronalds Jeremy OM2 02:17:48 00:41:22 01:13:48 00:22:37
10 347 Viens Jean-Charles OM4 02:21:10 00:47:05 01:09:26 00:24:38
11 335 Hughes Austen OM4 02:23:43 00:46:59 01:10:53 00:25:50
12 336 Kennedy Pat OM6 02:31:36 00:47:24 01:16:12 00:27:59
1 348 Bauld Hali OF4 02:31:56 00:49:44 01:14:30 00:27:42
14 344 Rodger Allan OM6 02:36:07 00:51:56 01:15:56 00:28:13
15 342 Nickerson Jody OM3 02:48:19 00:52:35 01:24:15 00:31:28
16 337 Laurie Mark OM3 02:59:51 01:02:37 02:12:47 00:47:04
2 340 MacKenzie Lisa OF3 03:30:27 01:07:12 01:44:12 00:39:02
Sprint 5km 20km 2.5km
1 303 Besner Kevin SM4 01:04:17 00:18:26 00:20:14 00:10:37
2 312 Loughead Ian SM4 01:05:31 00:17:41 00:22:26 00:10:24
3 329 Medaglia Tyler SM2 01:07:50 00:18:18 00:23:39 00:10:53
4 301 Aldred Adam SM3 01:11:20 00:21:06 00:23:36 00:11:38
5 315 Oliver Paul SM4 01:12:22 00:21:06 00:23:46 00:12:31
6 305 Corbin Peter SM1 01:12:56 00:19:50 00:26:00 00:12:06
1 325 Cooke Heidi SF3 01:15:09 00:20:07 00:28:24 00:11:38
8 302 Atherton Frank SM5 01:15:18 00:19:37 00:28:12 00:12:29
9 327 Egerton Frazer SM3 01:16:45 00:19:52 - -
10 313 MacDougall iRon SM4 01:17:13 00:21:46 00:26:52 00:13:35
11 310 Graham Doug SM4 01:18:15 00:21:43 00:28:34 00:12:58
12 328 Keller Wade SM4 01:19:05 00:23:01 00:28:42 00:12:22
2 319 Snow Sarah SF3 01:22:28 00:23:01 00:31:07 00:13:20
14 324 Ritter Marcel SM3 01:23:16 00:22:52 00:32:31 00:12:53
15 307 Douglas Ian SM2 01:24:29 00:22:16 00:33:22 00:13:51
16 320 soucoup Daniel SM6 01:24:33 00:23:07 00:30:39 00:15:47
17 306 Davis Rick SM4 01:25:10 00:24:17 00:30:27 00:15:27
18 316 Osburn Andy SM5 01:25:31 00:26:17 00:27:19 00:16:55
3 317 Penney Sarah SF3 01:25:44 00:23:43 00:32:58 00:14:04
20 308 Fine Adam SM3 01:26:14 00:24:17 00:34:05 00:12:53
21 309 Flinn Mark SM4 01:27:31 00:24:38 00:32:38 00:15:16
4 311 Jobin Tori SF3 01:31:36 00:25:47 00:36:38 00:14:11
5 326 Ellis Danica SF3 01:36:19 00:24:40 00:41:50 00:14:49
6 323 Stromberg Anna SF3 01:38:35 00:27:46 00:39:10 00:16:39
7 314 McCarthy Katherine SF3 01:44:38 00:28:48 00:44:01 00:16:50
8 322 Meisner Karen SF3 01:44:38 00:28:48 00:43:53 00:16:57
9 321 TeKamp Wendi SF3 01:44:38 00:28:48 00:44:01 00:16:50
28 304 Bowes Adam SM3 02:03:36 00:41:27 00:42:38 00:24:31

The Saturday deluge and Sunday North Wind added to the challenge of the new longer run. Congratulations to all the participants and another BIG thank you to the many friends and athletes who volunteer their time to help us put on our event.

Here is a link to the results as a pdf.

History

Cyclesmith has held this race every year we have been open and we are pleased to have so many athletes return year after year. The first two events were held at Kearney Lake before moving to Lawrencetown Beach in 1989. In the '90's, the bike ride was a loop around Porter's Lake and the run was out and back twice toward West Lawrencetown. In 1997 to 1999, the Race was held in Portuguese Cove with a ride to West Pennant.

The race site moved back to Lawrencetown Beach in 2000, and took over the east parking lot. With the rebuilding of the bridge on the rail trail to Three Fathom Harbour in 2003, a trail run option became available.

With increased vehicle traffic on Highway 7, the ride was changed in 2004 to an out and back. It is now easier to see your arch-rivals! ...and to encourage your friends as they pass. The path on the second run was improved in 2011, allowing the second run to be out and back, all on the rail trail, instead of looping around.