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Professor Greg Whyte PhD FACSM

Professor Greg Whyte is an Olympic Sport Scientist, celebrity trainer and adviser, one of his biggest feats training Eddie Izzard to run 42 marathons in 51 days. Greg is available as a conference speaker and after-dinner speaker, as well as an awards presenter and host. He has had a series of engaging and challenging roles in his career and uses these experiences during his speaking engagements to prove that success is not a question of chance and leave the audience hanging on his every word.


About Professor Greg Whyte

Professor Greg Whyte comedian David Walliams to swim the Thames and TV’s Dermot O’Leary to dance for 24 hours for comic relief in 2015. He also assisted John Bishop and Davina McCall in their extraordinary charity feats; trained James Cracknell to run, cycle and swim to Africa and Cheryl Cole, Gary Barlow and Chris Moyles to climb Mount Kilamanjaro. Greg’s talks give an inspiring insight into what it means to prepare for, participate in and achieve any challenge. He has generated vast media attention over the years and has become the go-to man for all things sports science!


Professor Greg Whyte has had an international sporting career of note, followed by a career in Sports Science at the highest elite level.  In 2014, Professor Greg Whyte was awarded an OBE for his services to sport, sport science and charity. He was also voted as one of the top 10 science communicators in the UK. Greg is the preeminent authority on Exercise Physiology and Sports and Exercise Performance in the UK. An internationally recognised expert in the field, Greg had extensive professional experience assessing, treating and improving the performance on patients, sporting enthusiasts and athletes.

An internationally recognised expert in the field, Greg has extensive professional experience assessing, treating and improving the performance of patients, sporting enthusiasts and athletes. He has worked with clients ranging from cancer sufferers to celebrities attempting their first mountain summit to Gold medal seeking Olympians. 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, Spain and 1996 in Atlanta, USA. His career also includes 10 World Championship appearances with a silver medal performance in 1984.

Greg Whyte is available for all types of public speaking and is popular, having been booked by some of the biggest corporations to speak at both internal and external events covering subjects such as team-work, motivation, planning, strategy, goal setting and leadership.

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"Greg took on the brief extremely well, and related his presentation to challenges we all face in both business and sporting environments. He was very well received. I received comments that his presentation was extremely interesting, and could be related to on a personal level."


"Greg Whyte was superb and I am going to pitch him again!"

Production Bureau Ltd

"Thanks so much again for sorting Greg Whyte for us – he really was brilliant and the delegates absolutely loved him. He went beyond the call of duty by sitting with our group and having lunch with them, after he had spoken for the best part of an hour – it’s not something we asked him to do – it was just his good nature. He was very polite and came to say goodbye to me, just a very down to earth and nice guy! All round a great success (as is the man himself!) So thanks for such a good recommendation."


"Greg was excellent and very much fitted in with the theme of the day. We will be getting formal feedback from all attendees but all the ad hoc comments we have received so far have been very positive. Please pass on our thanks to Greg."


"How well did Greg meet your objectives? Very well. Tailored his presentation to focus on the team working aspect of and the importance of individual contributors to the overall team objective."

Roche Products

"Greg was excellent. His ability to mix the sessions with appropriate humour, emotion and key messages was welcomed hugely by our audience. To quote some members of our audience Greg was ‘Spine tingling’. Greg was very approachable and stayed post session to answer delegate’s questions. Greg also responded to each tweet that he received from delegates at our event – certainly more that we could have asked for."

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