Jonny Brownlee, Lucy Gossage, Non Stanford and British Paratriathletes Faye McClelland and Phil Hogg were amongst the winners at the British Triathlon Awards Dinner in Birmingham on Saturday night.
Faye McClelland (pictued) is the only paratriathlete to have won a world title four years in a row. Competing in the Tri-4 category in Hyde Park in September, Faye was part of a brilliant 1-2-3 by the British team with Lauren Steadman and Clare Cunningham. Despite missing the European Championships this summer to focus on her University physiotherapy qualification, she came to London determined to win her fourth world title and achieved that in style.
Phil was new to paratriathlon last year yet in his first ever triathlon he won the European title in Turkey and in his next race he won the British title in Liverpool. Phil came to paratriathlon through British Triathlon’s talent ID scheme, which is continuing to actively look for aspiring Rio 2016 medal winners.
The Great Britain Paratriathlon Team won six world titles at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in London’s Hyde Park in September.
Other winners on the night included Britain’s new ITU World Champion Non Stanford and rising long-distance starlet Lucy Gossage taking two gongs apiece, Jonny Brownlee winning the Male Elite Triathlete of the Year and the Deva Triathlon winning the Event of the Year.
British Triathlon Annual Award Winners
British Triathlon Female Age-Group Triathlete of the Year – Gill Fullen
British Triathlon Male Age-Group Triathlete of the Year – Brian Forster
Leigh Day British Triathlon Volunteer of the Year – Dave Wardle
Leigh Day British Triathlon Official of the Year – Maisie Bancewicz
Leigh Day British Triathlon Coach of the Year – Andrew McMenigall
British Triathlon Female Elite Duathlete of the Year – Lucy Gossage
British Triathlon Male Elite Duathlete of the Year – Richard Horton
British Triathlon Event of the Year – Deva Triathlon
British Triathlon Female Elite Long Distance Triathlete of the Year – Lucy Gossage
British Triathlon Male Elite Long Distance Triathlete of the Year – Ritchie Nicholls
British Triathlon Female Elite Junior Triathlete of the Year – Georgia Taylor-Brown
British Triathlon Male Elite Junior Triathlete of the Year – Marc Austin
British Triathlon Female Paratriathlete of the Year – Faye McClelland
British Triathlon Male Paratriathlete of the Year – Phil Hogg
Peter Holmes Award for Inspriational Performance in International Competition – Non Stanford
British Triathlon Female Elite Triathlete of the Year – Non Stanford
British Triathlon Male Elite Triathlete of the Year – Jonathan Brownlee
Olympic Athlete of the Year – Non Stanford
Gold Pin Winners – Professor Sarah Springman CBE and Leanda Cave