Easy Peasy for triathlete George
PUBLISHED: 09:50 19 November 2015 | UPDATED: 09:50 19 November 2015
George Peasgood has been crowned the 2015 British Triathlon Male Paratriathlete of the Year at a ceremony at Chessington World of Adventures.
The event was held to celebrate triathlon throughout Great Britain and the home nations; acknowledging achievements of age-group and elite competitors, coaches, officials, volunteers and event organisers, who have succeeded in their personal triathlon challenge in 2015.
Peasgood had been shortlisted for the award along with fellow paratriathletes Andy Lewis and Ryan Taylor.
Members of the British Triathlon Federation were able to vote for whom they thought was worthy of the award, and the Saffron Walden athlete was the recipient.
He has had an excellent race season, which began in March with a race in East London, South Africa, where he finished in second place, bringing home a silver medal.
In May the athlete won his first triathlon at The National Paratriathlon Championships, held in Llanelli, South Wales.
He went on to win silver two weeks later, at another of the World Series races, held in Hyde Park, London.
In July the squad travelled to Geneva for the European Championships but Peasgood suffered heat stress and finished ninth. Two weeks later he was lucky to travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the Paralympic Test Event, where he was sixth.
Two weeks further on Peasgood travelled to Detroit, where, with a beautiful backdrop, he achieved his third silver of the season.
Unfortunately he had a serious fall from his bike during training 10 days before his last race of the season, the World Championships, in Chicago.
Despite suffering a haematoma to his thigh, a minor whiplash, road rash and soft tissue injuries to his shoulder, Peasgood managed to finish in ninth position.
Winter training is now underway as he works towards qualifying for the 2016 Paralympic Games.