Brad
Hall

Place of birthCrawley

Age28
Height6' 2"
Weight98kg

Brad Hall represented Team GB in both the 2-man and 4-man competitions at the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang in February 2018, piloting Joel Fearon to 12th place before driving Nick Gleeson, Joel Fearon and Greg Cackett to 17th in South Korea.

He piloted Fearon, Cackett and Bruce Tasker to a World Cup bronze medal in Park City in November 2017, having come through the Accelerated Driver Programme after initially joining British Bobsleigh as a brakeman in 2012.

Brad has regularly competed in both the 2-man and 4-man version of the sport and achieved a top 20 finish on his first World Cup outing as a driver in early 2015. 

He competed in both the 2-man and 4-man events at the 2016 and 2017 World Championships, finishing 11th as a brakeman in the 4-man competition in Igls in 2016. After placing 28th with Sam Blanchet in the 2-man competition at the 2017 Worlds, Brad was on course to pilot GB to a top 10 finish in the 4-man alongside Bruce Tasker, Fearon and Cackett before a crash ended their race prematurely.

A silver medalist on the Europa Cup circuit in late 2015, Brad drove his 4-man team to a podium place in the North American Cup a year later but injury interrupted his 2016/17 campaign and he only just made it back in time to compete at the World Championships in Konigssee.

Brad played county level rugby in his teens and represented the South of England at college having been encouraged to start playing sport at the age of 14 after consistently misbehaving at school! He turned his attentions to athletics from the age of 16-21, setting a national record in the decathlon and achieving a top five UK ranking for the U23 discuss.

His first winter sports experience came in skeleton after applying through a UK Sport Talent TD campaign but he switched to bobsleigh shortly after his maiden trip to Lillehammer in 2011/12.

Brad in his own words...

  • Nickname: Bradders
  • Most likely to be spotted: knocking down some pins on a bowling alley
  • Me in three: enthusiastic, intellectual, extraordinary
  • Hero: my Dad. He always inspired me by the way that he lived and taught me how to be happy and successful in life
  • Random fact: I have a first-class honours degree in Sport Science (Human Performance) from Brunel University
  • If I wasn’t a slider: I’d probably do my Masters in Applied Physiology and start my own business
  • Career highlights: my debut race as a pilot on the World Cup circuit in La Plagne in my first year of learning to drive. I placed in the top 20 in the world with the seventh fastest start time