Awards night at Stirling Castle!

November 30th, 2009 by

Last Wednesday the annual Stirling Sports Council Awards evening was held in the very impressive venue that is Stirling castle. I was lucky enough to have been nominated by my club – Stirling Tri for the Senior Sports Person category. Having been won by a very distinguished group of athletes over the years – including winter and summer olympians, world champions and rugby internationalists to name but a few, it was a real honour to be awarded with the 33 year old lead crystal trophy and added to the list myself.

Undoubtedely the star attraction of the eveing was the guest speaker – Kelly Holmes …. or that should be Dame Kelly Holmes. For someone who has been treading the boards as a motivational talker for nearly 5 years now, I was surprised and intrigued to hear some nerves in her voice as she began what turned out to be a very passionate and motivational speech which charted her career highs and lows.

Once again I must say a big old thankyou to the good folks at Stirling Triathlon club – for people outside of my family to have such strong belief in me is quite something and I appreciate it so much more than I can express here, or indeed managed to on Wednesday.

 – To be able to do what I do is fantastic, but to be recognised for that at home is equally gratifying.

Not as short as I thought she may have been 🙂

Thanks, as always go to ImacImages for the photies – cheers Iain.