Greig Farmer

 

Introducing Greig 
I have known Greig for over 15 years and what’s not to love about him. A positive, energetic, light hearted family man who completely adores his family who in turn support him in all his fitness challenges.

Greig was always fit and I recall competing in the same triathlon as him and being super impressed at the speed and style of his swim, undoubtedly my weakest discipline!

Greig’s sprint triathlon grew into ultra distance and when I say ultra I mean ultra – swim, run, kayak and cycle, the run element alone being over 7 mountain tops as part of the Kindrochit Quadrathlon. Greig now has his sights set on Triathlon X in 2018 (http://wasdaletri.co.uk) recognised as the worlds toughest extreme triathlon.

Supporting him all the way, The Art of Communication is delighted to be part of his support team.


Greig's Story


I first discovered Triathlons in 2009, when I agreed to take part in a super sprint event with my brother in law. It was a fun event and like many I immediately caught the triathlon bug. All seemed well but in December 2010, I was struck down with Viral Meningitis and spent just over a week in hospital.

For three months, I struggled to get back on my feet and begin walking again. My family were absolutely amazing and my wife Katherine coped amazingly well having me as a patient, working and looking after our 2 girls. Thankfully, the physical effects weren’t as severe as they could have been and I was able to start back to fitness but it was a slow process. I began by setting myself, small achievable goals, which slowly progressed to goals that would require plenty of training and will.

I completed my first half Ironman in September 2012 and raised money for Meningitis UK. Since then I have continued to challenge myself and my event list has grown. My ultimate goal has always been to complete an Ironman Distance event and the search was then on to find the right one. Little did I know that Cathy was waiting for me to choose so that she could offer me sponsorship. I guess, if you are going to do an Iron Man event it really needs to be ‘AN IRONMAN’ event and my final choice was Triathlon X

Billed as; “THE WORLD'S TOUGHEST 'IRON MAN' BY 220 MAG 2016 - 140 MILES WITH ALMOST 17,000 FEET OF CLIMBING. FOLLOWING THE RENOWNED FRED WHITTON CYCLE SPORTIVE ROUTE AND FINISHING WITH A RETURN MOUNTAIN RUN TO SCAFELL PIKE SUMMIT, THE FULL X PUNISHES YOU LIKE NO OTHER TRIATHLON”

It sounded like the ideal way to round off my Triathlon “journey” and with Katherine’s blessing I am now signed up for the 2018 race. It’s been a long journey since that hospital bed and I cannot wait to line up at the start line at 0430 on 16th June 2018.