New Event Director for WOC2015
Paul McGreal has been appointed as the Event Director for the 2015 World Orienteering Championships to be hosted in Scotland.
Paul may be better known in triathlon circles due to a number of recent awards for his off-road triathlon events like the Celtman and Craggy Island, but he has been an orienteer for over 25 years, and is currently a member of Roxburgh Reivers.
Paul runs a company called Durty Events, which puts on off-road triathlons and multi-sport races. He has 13 years experience of putting on major events, including the ITU 2010 Edinburgh World Duathlon Championships.
As an orienteer for over 25 years, I’m really excited about the opportunity that WOC2015 brings – both personally to help develop a sport I love, and also to help orienteering achieve the maximum positive exposure from a highly successful and professional event. I’m especially keen to see WOC2015 providing a legacy not only in terms of participation and profile, but also in terms of volunteers. It’s a great opportunity to ensure that skills, quality and enthusiasm benefits are spread across a wide area and longer timescale.
Orienteering is the sport that started me on my personal journey to an active, fulfilled, outdoor, sporting lifestyle. I’m therefore passionate that WOC2015 presents a huge opportunity to present the sport in its true competitive yet accessible light.