Every December, Glasgow Triathlon Club comes together to celebrate a great training and racing season and to kickstart the festivities.
The annual awards for adults and juniors are also announced and presented. This year, professional athlete Beth Potter, who grew up in Bearsden, was invited to present the awards. (Thanks to Alan Anderson for organising this.)
The awards were also sponsored.
Female Athlete of the Year 2019
Sponsored by Annibale & Lynne Coia’s company, Coia & Associates Dental Practice. Their aim is for good oral health and a bright confident smile.
Winner: Rachel Hunt.
Male Athlete of the Year 2019
Sponsored by Vicky Begg Coaching & Sports Psychology. Helping athletes to achieve their potential through discipline-based programmes, combined with sport psychology support and counselling. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winner: Craig Armour.
Best Race performance (short course) 2019
Sponsored by Alan Kennedy’s company, Surface+. Offering to source, supply and professionally install bespoke timber, stone, natural fibre and microcement flooring.
Winner: Amy Ritchie.
BEST Race performance (long course) 2019
Sponsored by Crawford Whyte’s company, Project 3. An experienced triathlon coaching service, offering coaching plans, technique analysis and endurance specific training sessions. New training centre coming early 2020.
Winner: Bruce Greenhalgh.
Most improved Athlete of 2019
Sponsored by Fiona Maurer’s company, Fit + Fabulous, Fiona is an experienced qualified personal trainer, helping clients succeed in juggling a busy home and work life with healthy living.
Winner: Hilary Glen.
GTC Coach of the year 2019
Sponsored by Paul Gallagher’s company, Keys Galore. If you need an emergency locksmith, an extra set of keys, lock repair or a new safe, Keys Galore can help.
Winner: Vicky Begg.
Ongoing commitment to the club
Sponsored by Sarah Heward’s The Real Food Cafe. An award-winning cafe in Tyndrum, serving a delicious handmade and carefully sourced menu. There is a GTC discount button on their till.
Winner: Sean Webster.
Best Volunteer 2019
Sponsored by David Wilson ‘s company, OLA. He offers a full range of architectural services, from inception to completion, providing a personal service and bespoke design solutions.
Winner: Duggie Mac.
Junior Awards 2019
These were presented at an earlier social event.
Best Female Athlete
Sponsored by Catherine Macneil’s company, Adamswell Business Consultants. They have more than 20 years of experience in management systems.
Winner: Mirren Stewart.
Best Male Athlete
Sponsored by Crawford’s dad at Salen Bay Campsite. The Isle of Mull’s newest campsite offers sea and mountain views. It has 10 fully serviced hard-standings, two electric grass pitches and a further 28 standard grass pitches.
Winner: Rory Treharne.
Most Improved Female Athlete
Sponsored by Mark Cohen’s company, Mark’s Deli. It is the only kosher deli & cafe in Scotland with an unrivalled selection of kosher delights in store. Also, the supplier of buffet at the GTC Christmas party.
Winner: Erin Burnett.
Most Improved Male Athlete
Sponsored by Ian & Tamara Hockey’s company, The Big Bobble Hat. Having spent many years trying to find the perfect beanie or bobble hat, both on the ski slopes and in the great outdoors, it finally occurred to them to create their own.
Winner: Findlay Adler.
New club captains
Sponsored by Alan Anderson at The Rotunda Comedy Club, which is Scotland’s biggest comedy club. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday you can dine in one of four restaurants, enjoy a two-hour show featuring top award winning comedians, then relax late into the night in the cocktail bar.
- Male junior captain: Callum Miller.
- Female junior captain: Ellie Wallace.
Thanks to David Wilson and Paul Glen for the photographs.