Professor Greg Whyte PhD FACSM has had an international sporting career of note, followed by a career in Sports Science at the highest elite level.
However, Greg is best known for his work guiding many celebrities through their paces for Comic Relief and Sport Relief challenges. These have included training and coaching David Walliams to swim across the English Channel and along the River Thames, John Bishop for his Week of Hell, James Cracknell to run, cycle and swim to Africa, Cheryl Cole, Chris Moyles and Gary Barlow to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, Davina McCall on her £1m Bike Ride, Eddie Izzard to run a remarkable 43 marathons in 51 days and helping Mel C, Dara O Briain and others to raft 110k down the Zambezi river.
In 2019 Greg trained Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly for a 24 hour Danceathon and raised over £700,000 for Comic Relief.
10 years on since Greg took the original 9 nine celebrities to Kilimanjaro, he found another 9 celebrities to attempt the challenge the list included Dani Dyer, Osi Umenyiora, Dan Walker, Alexander Armstrong, Shirley Ballas, Ed Balls, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Anita Rani.
Greg and the celebrities completed the challenge overcoming some obstacles with the main one being altitude sickness.
As a result of his work, Greg has helped raise over £45million for charity.
Greg’s sporting career saw him represent Great Britain as a Modern Pentathlete (combining the sports of Swimming, Shooting, Fencing, Equestrian and Running) from 1986 to 2000.
His most notable achievements include representing Great Britain at the Olympiads of 1992 in Barcelona and 1996 in Atlanta, USA. His career also includes 10 World Championship appearances with a SILVER medal performance in 1984.
Greg’s professional career includes posts/consultancy as follows:
- Professor of Applied Sport & Exercise Science, John Moores University, Liverpool
- Director of Science & Research, English Institute of Sport
- Director of Research, British Olympic Medical Unit
- British Olympic Association Performance Management Group
- Commonwealth Games Advisory Panel
Greg Whyte OBE has also consulted with Benetton and Renault Formula 1 teams, Liverpool FC & West Ham FC, Subaru Rally Team and many leading Track & Field Athletes.