Alison Peasgood

Alison is a Paralympic silver medal winner and has been a member of the UK Sport Lottery funded World Class Paratriathlon Squad since 2014. She is based in Stirling.

Alison was recruited to triathlon from an athletics background in 2013. She is visually impaired (less than 10% vision) and races in the PTVI class with a guide athlete. Alison and her guide are tethered during the swim, ride a tandem bike and run with a tether.

She was working as a physiotherapist when she first joined the paratriathlon programme but has subsequently taken a career break from to train full time.

The move from athletics to paratriathlon paid off almost immediately with an ITU Paratriathlon world title in 2014 - guided by Jenny Manners. She won the Rio Paralympic test event in 2015, guided by Grace France and achieved automatic qualification for the Paralympic Games. In Rio, she won silver in her Paralympic debut with Hazel Smith guiding her. She also won the ITU world title in 2016 and the ETU European title in 2018. 

Alison enjoyed success in 2019 as she won gold in the PTVI category at the Milan ITU World Paratriathlon Series in April and claimed silver at the Groupe Copley World Paratriathlon Series Montreal in June.

Major Results

Date Event Position
6th Oct 2019 2019 Alanya ITU Paratriathlon World Cup 3rd
28th Jun 2019 2019 Groupe Copley World Paratriathlon Series Montreal 2nd
27th Apr 2019 2019 Milan ITU World Paratriathlon Series 1st
15th Sep 2018 2018 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast 2nd
19th Jul 2018 2018 Tartu ETU Triathlon European Championships 1st
30th Jun 2018 2018 Iseo - Franciacorta ITU World Paratriathlon Series 1st
28th May 2018 2018 Eton Dorney ITU Paratriathlon World Cup 1st
8th Jul 2017 2017 Iseo - Franciacorta ITU Paratriathlon World Cup DNF
16th Jun 2017 2017 Kitzbühel ETU Triathlon European Championships 4th
13th May 2017 2017 Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Series 1st
11th Sep 2016 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games 2nd
24th Jul 2016 2016 Rotterdam ITU Paratriathlon World Championships 1st
19th Jun 2016 2016 Besançon ITU World Paratriathlon Event DNF
27th May 2016 2016 Lisbon ETU Triathlon European Championships 1st
20th Mar 2016 2016 Buffalo City ITU World Paratriathlon Event 1st
18th Sep 2015 2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago 2nd
1st Aug 2015 2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Paratriathlon Event 1st
10th Jul 2015 2015 Geneva ETU Triathlon European Championships 1st
7th Jun 2015 2015 Besançon ITU World Paratriathlon Event 1st
16th May 2015 2015 GBR Paratriathlon National Championships 1st
30th Aug 2014 2014 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton 1st
21st Jun 2014 2014 Kitzbühel ETU Triathlon European Championships 3rd
31st May 2014 2014 London ITU World Paratriathlon Event 2nd
17th May 2014 2014 Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Event 3rd

Alison was drawn to triathlon when injuries prevented her from running as much as she wanted to, and friends persuaded her to have a go. She had previously swum as a junior and raced in the 800m and 1500m on the track at international level. Over 800m she won an IBSA world title. She also represented Scotland as an able-bodied runner at the World Mountain Trophy.

Alison was based full time in Loughborough between 2014 and 2017 and then moved to Stirling. She married Jack Peasgood in Scotland in October 2018.

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