Catriona Morrison Awarded MBE

15th Jun 2015 | Written by Gemma Simpson

triathlonscotland are delighted to announce that Catriona Morrison has been awarded an MBE for services to sport and voluntary service in Scotland.

Catriona is the most successful triathlete in Scottish history and has had a direct and lasting impact the role of triathlon, duathlon and multisport in Scotland. This has not been just because of her remarkable international success but also because of her unwavering willingness to give freely of her busy schedule to promote her sport and other sports in Scotland.

Catriona recognised early on that her individual success can be used as an opportunity to develop a healthy Scotland and despite no formal media training has regularly made herself available to all areas of the media, often at her own personal expense.  Catriona has inspired both fellow athletes and the public with her enthusiastic commitment and determination to improve not just herself,  but also her fellow Scots, especially children and women.

Despite a glittering career, there have been the difficult times as well, particularly through injuries. Whatever the disappointments, Catriona has always faced them and seen them as a challenge to be accepted rather than be avoided. Catriona regularly gives talks to junior athletes on how to manage their disappointment and importantly what not to do during those difficult times.

To recognise Catriona’s incredible contribution to triathlon (highlighted below), in 2012 she was awarded a Gold Pin by the British Triathlon Federation. This is an awarded which is given for outstanding service to triathlon and is very rarely given to an athlete that is still competing. The fact that Catriona received such an award was a measure of the high esteem in which she is held within the triathlon community.  Still in her thirties, Catriona has given back to sport more than many will give in a lifetime.

So massive congratulations Catriona on your MBE, it is very much deserved!

As a triathlete first competed for Scotland in 2001 and GB in 2004.

2002 Team Scotland Commonwealth Games

2005 Silver Medal World Duathlon Championship

2006 Team Scotland Commonweathl Games

2006 Gold Medal World Duathlon Championships, Silver Medal World Long Course Duathlon

2007 Gold World Long Course Duathlon Championships, Gold European Duathlon Championships, Bronze World Long Course Triathlon Championships

2008 Gold World Long Distance Duathlon Championships, Silver World Duathlon Championships

2009 Gold European Duathlon Championships

2010 Gold World Duathlon Championships

2009 1st Ironman 70.3 UK, 1st Ironman 70.3 St Croix, Fastest Debut Time for a woman completing an Ironman distance event 3rd Challenge Roth

2010 1st Ironman Lanzarote, 1st Ironman 70.3 St Croix

2011 1st Ironman Texas, 1st Alpe D’Huez Long Distance Triathlon, 1st Ironman 70.3 Texas, 1st Ironman 70.3 St Croix

2007 Winning Scotland foundation,  role model for Champions in schools programme. A role model programme that inspires and motivates young people through sport

2009 Evening Times Sports Personality of the Year

2010 Scottish Sports Personality of the Year Runner up

2010 Launched Go for it Scotland

2012 Gold Pin Award

2015 MBE services to Sport and Voluntary service in Scotland

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