About

Presenter, Speaker, Athlete and Adventurer

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Huw really likes Vaseline. He also likes to be out of his comfort zone (if he even has one); and when
these two things collide he is in his element!

Most recently, his adventure film Ar Gefn Y Ddraig (Riding the Dragon) won the People’s Choice Award
at Kendal Mountain Festival 2018 and came second at Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2019. Someone
even asked him for an autograph, but things took a turn when Huw tried to charge him. For some
ridiculous reason he’s been given his own adventure TV series which will be out in the Autumn of 2019
on S4C & BBCiPlayer.

Away from the sporting field, his sheer determination and lust for life has led him to become a respected
university lecturer, published sports writer and memorable speaker (mainly due to not having a filter –
come prepared for anything).

Talk Summary: Old Man in the Chair

When you’re 80 years old and sat in a rocking chair stroking a cat or micro pig – how would you like to
look back on your life? This is the question that adventure athlete Huw Jack Brassington explores in his
unfiltered talk, Old Man in the Chair.

Filled with funny anecdotes and light-hearted stories, Huw shares the secrets to his racing triumphs and
catastrophes while explaining how he uses his engineering background to conquer some of the hardest
challenges in the world. Huw has competed at a high level in numerous sports, from ultramarathons,
rugby to triathlons, so everything he says is based on hard earned experience. He completed the
grueling Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race, the Coast to Coast NZ, was a BBC Ultimate Hell Week finalist,
came 5th in the world Aquathlon Championships and has even dabbled in a spot of Cumbrian Wrestling
once. He beat a 15-year-old and won £7.

Above all, Huw’s self-deprecating humor and go-for-gold attitude aims to leave people feeling inspired to
back themselves, to take their chances and in so doing become the best they can be.

A Word From Huw:

“We’re only here once, so fear of failure is a luxury we can’t afford. I have a knack for making all the
stupid mistakes, but who cares! When I’m 80 years old, I want to be content in the fact that I’ve left
nothing out on the pitch – no unanswered questions.”

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