Team Scotland has confirmed today that Hazel MacLeod has been selected to guide Alison Peasgood in the Para Triathlon for this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
MacLeod and Peasgood are no strangers to each other having first made their Paralympic debut together back in Rio in 2016, in which the pair went on to win the silver medal in the PT5 (now renamed) event. MacLeod was also a guide for Melissa Reid at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and the duo finished in seventh place.
MacLeod herself is originally from Newcastle Upon Tyne and now lives in Edinburgh. A former Scottish national age group swimming champion and rower for Durham University, she was selected as a reserve for the Scottish Commonwealth Games Triathlon Team in 2014.
Peasgood commented on the partnership and selection “Hazel and I have been through so much over the years it’s exciting to be back racing a major games together”.
The paratriathlon (for athletes with a visual impairment – PTVI) events will take place within the beautiful surroundings of Sutton Park, a 2,400 acre National Nature Reserve located 6 miles north of the city centre. It’s one of the largest urban parks in Europe. Athletes will race over the sprint distance of 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run.
The Commonwealth Games will see individual triathlon taking place on Friday 29 July and individual paratriathlon and mixed relay triathlon taking place on Sunday 31 July.
Team Scotland Triathlon and Paratriathlon Squad:
Team England Triathlon and Paratriathlon Squad:
Team Wales Triathlon and Paratriathlon Squad: