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Kamloops Olympian Catharine Pendrel to compete in enduro finale at Sun Peaks

FILE PHOTO - Canada's Catharine Pendrel competes during the women's mountain bike final at the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
September 17, 2016 - 3:35 PM

SUN PEAKS - This Sunday, Sept. 18, Sun Peaks Resort plays host to the first annual Osprey Canadian National Enduro Championships.

Enduro is a biking discipline defined by having un-timed climbs combined with timed descents over a variety of terrain.

This is the third year of the B.C. Enduro Series, which is broken up into 'East' and 'West' categories spanning destinations from Vancouver, B.C. to Canmore, Alta. However, this year is the first time ever for the national championship series to crown the nation's best enduro racers.

Event Director, Ted Morton says, "We couldn't be happier to be hosting our first ever National Enduro Championship in Sun Peaks, the quality and diversity of trails offered set the mountain resort apart as one of the premier destinations for enduro. It's also the first time ever a mountain resort has opened up exclusive off-season chairlift access for our athletes."

Attracting the best enduro athletes from across the country, the four-race championship series hosted events in Rossland, Mont-Sainte-Anne, Que., and Revelstoke before making their way to Sun Peaks for the finale.

The event will also feature Kamloops local, recent World Cup winner, Olympic bronze-medalist, and cross-country superstar, Catharine Pendrel. Pendrel will be racing in the Pro Women category on Sunday, after which Sun Peaks Resort will be hosting a ceremony to recognize her recent achievements on the world's stage.

Event Schedule:

Sunday, September 18

8:00am  30-39 Men (First Wave)

8:15am  21-29 Men (Second Wave)

8:30am  Pro Women - Open Women

8:40am  U21 and 15 & Under

8:55am  39-40 Men

9:05am  40-49 & 50+ Men

9:15am  Pro Men

12.30pm - 2.45pm  Riders finishing

3:00pm  Catharine Pendrel recognition ceremony

3:15pm Public meet and greet with Catharine Pendrel

3:30pm  Awards (approx.time based on when last rider arrives)

For additional information, please contact visit the event page.

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