Alison Peasgood

Alison, who is based in Stirling, is a Paralympic silver medallist, double ITU World Champion and three-time ETU European Champion.

Alison has been crowned European Champion three time (2015, 2016, 2018) and World Champion twice (2014, 2016). On top of this, she has also competed at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics (2016) in which she took silver in the PTVI category.

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.

When injuries prevented her from running as much as she wanted to, her friends persuaded her to give triathlon 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.

She was working as a physiotherapist when she first joined the paratriathlon programme but has subsequently taken a career break to train full time. After becoming a member of the UK Sport Lottery funded World Class Paratriathlon Squad, Alison was based full time in Loughborough between 2014 and 2017 before moving to Stirling.

The move from athletics to paratriathlon paid off almost immediately with an ITU Paratriathlon world title in 2014 - guided by Jenny Manners. Alison also won the Rio Paralympic test event in 2015, guided by Grace France and achieved automatic qualification for the Paralympic Games.

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

In Rio, she won silver in her Paralympic debut with Hazel Smith guiding her. That same year Alison won gold at ITU events in Buffalo City and Rotterdam as well as holding off British teammate Melissa Reid to become European champion at Lisbon.

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.

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