CAT offering grant funding for
talented young local athletes

Preparations are well underway for the ninth annual Cairngorm Adventure Triathlon (CAT) this September.

Once again grant funding from the proceeds of the event is available to help young local athletes.

Up to £1000 is up for grabs to pay for equipment, training, travel to events and other costs which can be a real barrier to progress for many of the talented youngsters our area produces.

Over the years, CAT funding has been put to good use by cyclists, mountain bikers, skiers, snow boarders, biathletes, footballers and others, some of whom have gone on to national and international success.

The only requirement for applicants is that you are aged 16 to 21, live in the National Park, and have bucket-loads of talent, commitment and ambition in your sport.

CAT Organiser Penny Lawson commented: “Last year we had record profits from the CAT and were delighted to be able to hand out a total of almost £3000 to eight deserving young athletes from a variety of disciplines. As usual, this year’s event is a sell-out and we anticipate having a good amount of cash available for grants again, so we would strongly encourage any eligible young people to apply in good time.

“We know there is no shortage of talent and keenness in our area, and a cash boost can be very welcome as unavoidable costs continue to rise.”

The application is very straight forward and details can be found on the CAT website at or by emailing All applications must be submitted in full by the date of this year’s CAT, Saturday 12th September.

The CAT is a non-profit event run entirely by volunteers.

Anyone willing to give a few hours of their time to marshal in return for a fun day out, free drink and snack and the chance of a spot prize should contact