WOC 2022 appoints Event Director

The Steering Group for the Sprint World Orienteering Championships 2022 has announced that Paul McGreal has been appointed as Event Director. Paul is well known to many as the Event Director who helped stage the successful World Orienteering Championships in 2015.

Paul McGreal
Paul McGreal

Paul will fit in this part-time role with his responsibilities managing Durty Events, a company staging triathlons and adventure races and more recently associated with the Keswick Mountain Festival. Paul has also been a key member of organising the upcoming JOK Chasing Sprint, which will be broadcast live on BBC Scotland on 28 June.

Acting Event Director Colin Matheson, who led the successful bid to stage the Championships, will take on the Assistant Event Director position alongside his current role working as Events Manager for the Scottish Orienteering Association and as a key member of the team delivering the popular Scottish 6 Days Orienteering event.

Paul, a member of Roxburgh Reivers Orienteering Club, was one of over 25 potential candidates who applied for this exciting and potentially challenging role.