Delta triathletes helping Canuck Place
A pair of Delta triathletes are in training to give their best effort for the kids at Canuck Place.
Tammi Mannering and Andrew Do are going to be in the field Sept. 16 at the Innovative Fitness Canuck Place Adventure Challenge at Cultus Lake.
Mannering says the fundraising event involves a 5 km kayak, 50 km road bike and 5 km trail run.
Another Canuck Place fundraising triathlon is also being held Sept. 15 in Deep Cove.
Mannering says that event features more of a mountain biking section with a 6 km kayak, 32 km bike and 10 km run.
"It looks like it's going to be quite enjoyable. It's sort of like an alternative triathlon," said Mannering who lives in Ladner and is a relative newcomer to triathlons. "There's no swimming involved with this, hopefully."
Both she and Do, a personal trainer at Innovative Fitness and Tsawwassen resident, belong to the South Delta Triatlon Club and Steveston Athletic Association and regularly log training distances of up to 100 km on their bikes.
"Sometimes we go a little longer, like the Seattle to Portland ride in July which was about 300 km," Mannering said, laughing. "This will be a little bit of a different challenge because I don't kayak often. It will be an interesting one."
So is the cause the pair are supporting through pledges.
"Definitely, the Canuck Place Childrens Hospice is something that tugs on your heart strings when you hear stories about it."
While she has not had first-hand experience with the work done at Canuck Place Mannering said she knows enough about it to be motivated for the Cultus Lake event.
The two are hoping to raise $1,000 each and racers can be sponsored by visiting the event's website at cultuslake.adventurechallenge.ca/.