Ben has competed in Track and field for well over a decade. He loves the variety of the sport and naturally found success in the multi events. Ben progressed through the age groups improving steadily up the rankings year on year, and represented team GB at junior and senior level in European Cup matches and went on to his first Major Championships, the Commonwealth Games 2010 in Delhi, setting a new personal best and placed 6th with a new commonwealth record in the pole vault (within the decathlon) of 5.20m amongst other new lifetime best performances.
Since 2010 it's been a bumpy road for Ben battling injuries and setbacks, he got himself in one piece for the season of 2014 where again placed 6th in the Commonwealth Games, Glasgow. He set another new lifetime best and was just 2 points shy of the Welsh National Record.
2016 was a great year , unfortunately not making the Rio team was obviously a disappointment but nonetheless had a great season. After a long camp at Altis in Arizona, Ben competed at the Mount Sac Relays & won the Decathlon with a New Welsh National Record, creeping ever closer to the 8000 point barrier.
Along side the full time track and field training schedule, Ben has a great team at W model Management in London who continue to represent him with modelling jobs all over the world.
‘I've got a great team and support from my friends at Get Buzzing always making sure I'm stocked up on bars for training and competition & believe me when your in Delhi , they are priceless tasty, healthy, safe, snacks to keep me going.’
Follow Ben on Twitter @bengregz
Favourite Bar - Wowbutter ‘I'm quite strange in that I like it when it's gone a bit warm and soft so I'll keep it in my pocket for 5-10mins before I demolish it!’