Congratulations to Catriona Morrison who has been named as the Evening Times Scots Sportswoman of 2009. The 33 year old European Duathlon Champion received her award at last night’s glamour dinner held in the majestic surroundings of Glasgow City Chambers.
The Broxburn based Glaswegian has had a great few years culminating in recording the fastest-ever debut ironman distance triathlon time and also the sixth-fastest time in history in 2009. Prior to this she held the World Duathlon Championship for three years in a row 2006, 2007 and 2008. She has also won the European Duathlon Championship twice, in 2007 and 2009.
At the moment Catriona is concentrating on the ironman distance triathlon (a 3.9k swim, a 180km cycle and a marathon run) and the World Duathlon Championships, which will be held in Edinburgh in September this year.
She is also a regular visitor at schools in West Lothian, where she is now based, through the Winning Scotland Foundation’s Champions in Schools project to promote and inspire pupils through sport to achieve their potential.
Catriona took some time out of her busy schedule to speak to www.scottishrunningguide.com “I’m well chuffed and very surprised but it’s great that the triathlon has made it into the mainstream media. I’m visiting Deans Primary School in Livingston on Monday, to help launch their fun run project, and the kids will love to see the pictures from the awards night and the prestigious trophy\".
Other nominees included leading golfer Catriona Mathew and elite swimming coach Eileen Adams.