The organisers acknowledge the invaluable support of Rothiemurchus Estate, Glenmore Forest Park and Pityoulish Estate in helping us ensure that as well being competitive and enjoyable that the CAT is also environmentally sustainable.
Following CAT 08, the organising committee chose to support a very promising 17-year old - triathlete John Rutledge from Nethy Bridge. He received a grant award of £700 and has made great progress. See below for more information about John, his achievements to date and his ambitions for the future.
"I thank the CAT committee for the generous funding of £700, which has assisted my triathlon training and competition.
From the funding I received, I have used it on a variety of triathlon specific equipment like aero bars, cycling shoes, running shoes, tri suit and wet suit. I have used everything I purchased on a regular basis in the MPH Aberdeenshire triathlon series this year. I also competed in my first international event the Alpe d’ Huez triathlon in July. Earlier in the year I entered and won the Scottish Schools triathlon.
I have been achieving some excellent results recently. I was second overall in the Grantown Try Tri, second junior and fourth overall in the Westhill Sprint Triathlon. However my most impressive result so far was in the Huntly Standard Distance (1500 metre swim, 40k Bike and 10k run) where I was first junior and eighth overall with an impressive time of 2 hours 12 minutes, 58 seconds.
For the future I hope to keep up my fitness over the winter by taking part in duathlons. Next year I intend to compete at a higher level in larger events throughout the UK and abroad."