Greg
Cackett

Age28

Greg joined the GB Bobsleigh set up in the summer of 2016 with a background in high-level athletics.

He finished fourth in the UK U23 60m Championships and fifth in the 100m in 2011 and set a personal best of 10.24 seconds in Switzerland two years later, the same year that he set his 60m best of 6.65 seconds indoors in Newham.

Injury issues blighted his progress on the track for part of 2014 and all of 2015 but he returned to action prior to joining GB Bobsleigh, winning the Surrey County Indoor Track & Field Championships 60m title in a championship record of 6.69 seconds in February 2016.

Greg made his GB Bobsleigh debut on the Europa Cup circuit in Konigssee in December 2016, pushing Olly Biddulph to ninth-place with Ashley Watson and Toby Olubi. His World Cup bow followed in mid-January  2017when he pushed Biddulph to 14th in the European Championships in Winterberg with Tremayne Gilling and Mark Lewis-Francis.

He made the World Championship squad in his first season on ice as he teamed up with Brad Hall, Bruce Tasker and Joel Fearon in Konigssee in February 2017. A top ten finish appeared to be on the cards in that competition before a crash derailed their hopes in the second run. He went on to end that season with an eighth-place finish in the World Cup 4-man event in Pyeongchang. 

GREG IN HIS OWN WORDS...

  • Nickname: The Greatest Of All Time, given to me by Brad Hall
  • Most likely to be spotted: Trying to gain weight
  • Least likely to be found: Gaining weight
  • Me in three: Fast but light
  • Hero: Muhammad Ali
  • Random fact: I started sport late at 20/21 years old and prior to that I was a chef 
  • If I wasn’t a slider: I'd be a fireman
  • Career highlights: Pushing a start record on the Olympic track in Korea and finishing eighth at the Olympic test event