PT1 - Wheelchair
Phil Hogg was recruited to Paratriathlon via a British Triathlon Talent IT initiative. He is one of the most promising wheelchair racers in the country. Phil broke his back in 1991 after being involved in a cycling accident. This left him paralysed from the waist down.
This has not stopped his love of sport whatsoever, and his achievements in a racing chair include a 3rd place at the Bupa Great North Run in 2012 and a 1st place at the Bupa Great Birmingham Run in 2010, 2011 and 2012. He also has 13 caps as a GB international wheelchair basketball player.
2013 has been an important and successful year for Phil who has been nominated for a couple of awards. He recently won the impressive British Male Paratriathlete of the Year 2014 title and has also been granted the Freedom of the Borough of Derbyshire, where he lives. This distinction dating back to Middle-Age is an honour bestowed by a community upon valued members of this community.
In 2014 Phil was training and competing hard in several prestigious events including the Lisbon Half Marathon, Portugal on 16th March, the Silverstone Half Marathon on 2nd March, the British Duathlon Championships, the Virgin London Marathon 13th April, the European Paratriathlon Championships 19th to 22nd June, the British Paratriathlon Championships and the World Paratriathlon Championships. After winning gold at the 2015 GBR Paratriathlon National Championships in 2015, Phil reach other podiums and even participated in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.
Phil says “I am 100% dedicated to this sport and am privileged to have the full support of my wife and family. Sponsorship from SALTO Systems and the free2move.org social project is fantastic, for with its financial help I can really focus hard on training and achieve my sporting goals."