Greg Whyte OBE
Our programme was founded by Professor Greg Whyte – otherwise known as ‘Super Greg’ – the former Olympian, World Championship medallist, and expert in the field of sports and exercise science.
As a Professor of Applied Sport & Exercise Science, Greg has extensive professional experience assessing, treating and improving the performance of patients, sporting enthusiasts and athletes ranging from cancer sufferers to Gold-medal seeking Olympians. He was previously a Director of Research at the British Olympic medical Centre and Director of Science at the English Institute of Sport, and now currently serves as an executive member and musculoskeletal lead on the Intensive Care Society and National Rehabilitation Forum.
Well-known for his work with Comic Relief, Greg has applied his sports science work to assist various celebrities in completing some of the toughest challenges. He has trained, motivated and successfully coached 23 Sport and Comic Relief Challenges including: training David Walliams to swim across the English Channel; leading a team of 9 celebrities including Cheryl Cole, Chris Moyles and Gary Barlow to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro; training Eddie Izzard to run a remarkable 43 marathons in 50 days; and helping John Bishop cycle, row and run from Paris to London in ‘Bishop’s Week of Hell’.
In 2014 Greg was awarded an OBE for his services to Sport, Sport Science & Charity, and was voted as one of the Top 10 Science Communicators in the UK by the British Science Council. As a result of his work, Greg has helped to raise over £45 billion for charity.