Brad
Hall

Place of birthCrawley

Age29
Height6' 2"
Weight98kg

Brad Hall is a 2018 Olympian who has won World Cup medals as a pilot in both 2-man and 4-man bobsleigh.

Brad finished fifth in the 2-man world rankings in 2019/20 and was seventh in the 4-man competition at the World Championships in Altenberg in March.

His silver medal alongside Greg Cackett in Igls in January was Great Britain's first 2-man World Cup medal for more than 30 years, with the pair also finishing fourth, fifth, sixth, eighth and 12th in their six 2-man races together in 2019/20.

Brad equalled the country's best 2-man result at a World Championships for 53 years when he placed joint fourth with Nick Gleeson in Whistler in 2019 and he recorded six successive personal bests in the 2-man event across the end of the 2018/19 season and the start of his 2019/20 campaign.

He 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 Gleeson, Fearon and Cackett to 17th in South Korea.

Having come through the Accelerated Driver Programme after initially joining British Bobsleigh as a brakeman in 2012, he made his first World Cup outing as a driver in early 2015 and went on to compete at both the 2016 and 2017 World Championships before piloting Fearon, Cackett and Bruce Tasker to a World Cup bronze medal in Park City in November 2017.

Brad played county level rugby in his teens and represented the South of England at college. 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 discus.

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