About Us

Who are we...

First and foremost, we aim to do everything with a smile on our faces!

Durty Events - Paul McGrealWe pride ourselves on events that are well-put together and professionally organised, but that retain a sense of humour, chilled-out atmosphere, are very inclusive, and great value for money. This is all supposed to be fun – right?.

Durty Events grew out of the first Durty Triathlon held in 2008. The company is run by Paul McGreal, and is based in the glorious Scottish Borders. Paul has been an active multisport racer for longer than he’s prepared to admit. His sporting journey began when he discovered Orienteering whilst at school thanks to an inspirational and generous teacher. That led to hill racing, mountain marathons, adventure racing, mountain bikes, road bikes, cyclocross, (poor) swimming, and triathlon – including racing for the GBR Age Group Team at four European and one World Championships (but not being anywhere near the medals!).

Paul was the Race Director for the ITU World Duathlon Championships held in Edinburgh in 2010, and the ITU World Paratriathlon Series race held at Strathclyde Park in 2016. He was Event Director of the IOF World Orienteering Championships 2015 (an event with an economic impact of £9.5M and involving 1500+ volunteers).

He was a member of the Triathlon Scotland Board of Directors with responsibility for the development of off-road racing in the country from 2008-2015. Whilst we’re banging on about this kind of thing, Paul was also the GBR Age Group Team Manager for the European and World Cross Triathlon Championship teams for 3 years.

Paul and the Durty Crew also work on the background delivery of a number of ‘white label’ external events including the triathlons, swims and cyclo-sportive of the Keswick Mountain Festival.

Here’s a nice profile that Scotland Outdoors magazine (www.scotoutdoors.com) carried in their Autumn 2012 issue – LINKY

Paul also works as a freelance/contractor Event Manager – see www.paulmcgreal.com for more details.