Transcendent triathlon for Ceevacs

Colleen Vanderheide led the way as three members of the Ceevacs Roadrunners took part in the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence Triathlon.

Colleen Vanderheide led the way as three members of the Ceevacs Roadrunners took part in the 36th Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence Triathlon and Duathlon at Elk Lake on Aug. 2.

Vanderheide placed first in her age group, while Mylisa Evans was third in her age group, and Danna Hadden finished sixth in her category, taking nine minutes off her previous best time.

Less than a month before, Vanderheide and her husband Jake competed in the fifth annual Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan in Penticton on July 12. Colleen finished first in her age group, 61st among women, and 610th overall, while Jake was 707th overall. The Granfondo is a gruelling 160-kilometre race that begins in Penticton and winds its way through Summerland, Okanagan Falls, Oliver and Kaleden.

Later this month, Hadden and Colleen Vanderheide will head back to the South Okanagan for the Challenge Penticton half-iron triathlon.