Professor Greg Whyte OBE PhD DSc FBASES FACSM
As a scientist and a performer, Professor Greg Whyte OBE has had a life-long passion for Sport, Exercise, Human Performance, and Exercise Physiology.
Most of you will recognise Greg for his involvement with Sport Relief and Comic Relief, where he has applied his experience, expertise and knowledge to help countless celebrities complete some of the toughest and demanding physical challenges.
Greg’s passion for sport started at an early age, and what many of you may not know is that he is a highly respected and decorated athlete in his own right. Greg is an Olympian in the sport of Modern Pentathlon, having represented Great Britain at the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games, and is a European and World Championship medallist. This passion for sport still sees Greg taking on personal sporting challenges including: The Marathon des Sables (MdS); The Race Across America (RAAM); and swimming The English Channel, the Gibraltar Straits, and The Bosphorus. IN his most recent challenge, Greg successfully completed The Norseman Xtreme Triathlon, widely regarded as the world’s toughest triathlon race, with competitors trying to secure the coveted black finisher t-shirt. Greg secured his black t-shirt with a mountain top finish in 2019.
Having graduated from Brunel University, Greg furthered his studies with an MSc in human performance in the USA and completed his PhD at St. Georges Hospital Medical School, London. Greg is currently a Professor of Applied Sport and Exercise Science at Liverpool John Moore’s University and id Director of Performance at his clinic, The Centre for Health and Human Performance (CHHP), on Harley Street, London.
As a highly sort after authority on Exercise Physiology and Exercise Performance, Greg travels all over the world giving his extensive professional experience to athletes and sporting enthusiasts, ranging from celebrities attempting a charity challenge to gold medal seeking Olympians.
Since his first involvement with sport relief in 2006, helping David Walliams to swim across the English Channel, Greg has been involved in 32 Sport & Comic Relief Challenges including: Eddie Izzard’s remarkable 43 marathons in 50 days; Davina McCall’s 'Beyond Breaking Point' 506 mile ultra-triathlon; John Bishop’s 'Bishops Week of Hell’ that involved John having to cycle, row and run from Paris to London; and Radio 1's Greg James on his 5 triathlons in 5 cities in 5 days, and Pedal to the Peaks. As a result of his work, Greg has helped raise over £45million for charity. In 2014, Greg was awarded an OBE for his services to Sport, Sport Science & Charity.
Joining forces with his fellow international competitor, colleague and friend James Greenwell, Greg is dedicated to supporting the U Perform family in achieving their goals through the use of evidence based practice, based upon contemporary, innovative science and research.