After getting the “OK” from Horn Harbor Marina, two Club Members – Christine & Doug – were first to try out this course on 7/19/2014. The HH Biathlon is two legs: a 4.75 mile run followed by a 0.85 mile swim.
We staggered the run start time – departing from the Johnson’s house on Brush Neck Road – to arrive at Horn Harbor Marina at same time. This made it easy on the support crew in the water (swimmers closer together). Once in the water at Marina, we simply followed the Navigational Markers in Horn Harbor heading toward Chesapeake Bay. Support crew guided us to the right turn into the cove and we finished on my dock.
Start/finish at Johnson’s house on Brush Neck Road. From Brush Neck Road right turn on to Borum Creek Road, then another right onto VA Rte 14 (New Point Comfort Hwy). At approx 3 mile point, right turn onto Hunts Road, then the final right turn onto Railway Ave which dead ends at Horn Harbor Marina.
Run to end of the dock and transition to swim (swim suit is under running clothes). The water support in canoe and/or kayak will guide you across the harbor into the cove and the Johnson’s dock at the finish.
Pictured here, Doug & Christine were neck-and-neck in Horn Harbor. Course times: Doug 1hr 16 min, Christine 1hr 28 min
The Inaugural Event was followed by a post-race party
– plenty of food & drink and celebration!