Professor Greg Whyte

Professor Greg Whyte - After Dinner Speaker

Professor Greg Whyte, a former international modern pentathlete, competed in two Olympic Games and is a European World Championship medallist.

He is an expert in the field of sports science, graduating from Brunel University. He furthered his studies with an MSc in human performance and completed his PhD at St Georges Hospital Medical School.


Greg is the pre-eminent authority on Exercise Physiology and Sports Performance and Rehabilitation in the UK.  An internationally recognised expert in the field, Greg has extensive professional experience assessing, treating and improving the performance of athletes and sporting enthusiasts ranging from celebrities attempting their first mountain summits to Gold medal seeking Olympians.

Greg is well known for his involvement with Comic Relief.  Since 2006 he has applied his sports science expertise to assist various celebrities take on some of the toughest physical challenges of their lives.

He most notably trained, motivated and successfully coached comedian David Walliams for his epic swim across the English Channel.  Other celebrities who have benefited from his training and support include James Cracknell for his run, cycle and swim to Africa;  Cheryl Cole, Chris Moyles and Gary Barlow for their climb up Mount Kilimanjaro; Eddie Izzard for his gruelling challenge to run 43 marathons in 50 days; Christine Bleakley to waterski across the Channel; and a whole team of celebrities to cross the driest desert in Africa.

Greg is an intelligent and charismatic figure in the world of sport. His knowledge and experience of both coaching and participating in ultra-endurance sports are reflected in his exciting and awe-inspiring presentations which give a fascinating perspective into what it means to participate and succeed in any challenge an individual or a team may face.