Sunday - May 18, 2014
Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury CT
Start Time: 7:30 AM (Duathlon & 3.3 Mile)
- The transition area is located at Glastonbury High School.
- The start is in front of the school on Hubbard Street, Glastonbury, CT.
- The finish is located a short walk away at the Hubbard Green.
Both runs follow the same course, a flat, double loop in neighborhoods surrounding the Hubbard Green. You will run on well paved, wide roads in an area that doesn’t see much traffic on an early Sunday morning.
Bike course is a 26k loop of rolling hills through the apple orchard country of Glastonbury. Long straight-aways, a couple of steady climbs, and a few quick turns makes this early season course a good test of endurance. Seasoned athletes will find the course fast and exhilarating while beginners will enjoy the challenge of the ride yet be very comfortable with the wide shoulders and manageable distance.
3.3 Mile Run
The 3.3 mile run runs with the first leg of the Duathlon until you reach Hubbard Street just before Mile 3. The 3.3 will turn left and finish on Hubbard Green.
- This race is timed using the B Tag computer system - 5 splits and finish time recorded.
- Official timer is Bay State Race Services
- Accurate and safe race course
- USAT sanctioned race
- USAT Officials
- Fluids located throughout run course. Fluids at start/finish and transition. No fluids offered on bike course.
- Portalet Locations: race start/finish
- Motorcycle and medical support
- Custom designed, technical wicking shirt
- Finisher medal
- Custom awards
- Delicious, healthy post-race buffet
- The best volunteers and staff anywhere
Course Time Limit:
As a courtesy to the communities impacted by the races, the volunteers who serve and in consultation with our local police jurisdictions, we have established Course Time Limits of 3 hours for the Shamrock Duathlon. The limit on the 17-mile bike course is 1 hour and 45 minutes (5:40 minute per mile pace) and 50 minutes for the final 3.1-mile run course (16 minute per mile pace).
Along the race course, roads will reopen to traffic and water/aid stations will close down as the race moves by on the above time limit pace.
Race officials will advise those athletes beyond the Course Time Limits that roads are reopening to traffic and that water/aid stations are being disbanded. All athletes biking or running beyond Course Time Limits are doing so at their own risk. If you think your pace will be slower than those stated above for each segment, please be prepared and carry your own fluids and energy gel with you throughout the race.
We will stay at the finish line until the last runner crosses the line. All duathlon finishers will be awarded a finishers medal regardless of their finish time.
- Fluids located throughout run course.
Male: 1:14:46 set in 2013 by Eneas Freyre
Female: 1:32:49 set in 2012 by Rebecca Stephenson
Male: 17:45 set in 2012 by Brian Colonnese
Female: 21:29 set in 2012 by Madelyn Williams
Olde Burnside Brewing is synonymous with their popular flagship brew, "Ten Penny Ale" The microbrewery was founded in 2000 by the McClellan family of East Hartford, as a spinoff of their century-old ice manufacturing company, The Burnside Ice Co. "Ten Penny Ale" is a malty light Scottish ale style; for the darker palate, they brew a black'n'tan called "Dirty Penny Ale," and a rich wee heavy, "Ten Penny Ale Reserve," as well as distinctive seasonal offerings.
Olde Burnside Brewing is pleased to sponsor The Ten Penny Ale Shamrock Duathlon, as well as The Hartford Wanderers Rugby Team, The Manchester Regional Police & Fire Pipe Band, and each September they host "The Pipes in the Valley" Celtic Music Festival on the riverfront in downtown Hartford. Check them out at www.pipesinthevalley.com or at www.oldeburnsidebrewing.com.