On a slow ice track, Greig was able to make a powerful start and reach the crossover in a season best time, in positive signs for the 24-year-old.
Greig also had a faster time than a number of competitors who he had not beaten all season, which was particularly pleasing to coach, Desly Hill.
“Dan skated two season best races on the opening day, and even though the (overall) times don’t show that, as the ice is slow here, we are pretty pleased with how he is improving,” Hill said.
“We are sure he is fit and fast, although we have to give him more time in that low position to get all his power into the ice.”
The Championships consisted of two 500m and 1,000m races over the two days, with Russia’s Pavel Kulizhnikov winning both of the 500m’s and Dutchman Kjeld Nuis victorious in both the 1,000m events.
Greig finished in 21st place in the overall classification, with performances of 22nd and 25th in the 500m races and 17th and 19th in the 1000m races.
IMAGE: Daniel Greig in action earlier in the season © Martin de Jong