The Series

Hever Castle - Speakers Tent

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September 2018

Hever Castle Speakers Tent

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September 2018

For the first time at Hever Castle we’re thrilled to bring you a Speaker’s Tent with celebrities, industry experts and event professionals talking about their passions – from training tips to getting your mind ready to take on a triathlon challenge.

Each session will include a short talk and the chance to ask the experts about their subject in a ‘campfire’ style Q&A Session.



Saturday 22nd September
Group Captain C.B Adcock
Jason Allan Scott
Evie Serventi
Sarah Appleby
Louise Minchin
Sunday 23rd September
Group Captain C.B Adcock
Louise Minchin
Lara Morgan

Group Captain C.B Sid Adcock, RAF Pilot

Saturday 22nd September, 11.15 and Sunday 23rd September, 11:30

Title: Looking Up at the Sky: 50 Years of Flying with the RAF

In his talk entitled ‘Looking Up at the Sky’ Group Captain C B ‘Sid’ Adcock (and father of Race Director Brian Adcock) looks back on a remarkable career in the Royal Air Force spanning half a century.

Graduating as a pilot from the RAF College Cranwell in 1962 he first served as a co-pilot on the Hastings aircraft with No 70 Squadron at RAF Nicosia in Cyprus, operating in the air transport role around the Mediterranean and the Middle East. After a subsequent tour as a Qualified Flying Instructor he was then posted to RAF Brize Norton to the fly the VC10, progressing over several years from Co-pilot to Captain, Flight Commander and eventually Commander of No 241 Operational Conversion Unit.

His next appointment was as an Exchange Officer with the United States Air Force where he became a Flight Examiner with the Military Airlift Command. Retiring from the regular Air Force in 1996 he re-mustered into the RAF Volunteer Reserve, flying air cadets with No 2 Air Experience Flight at RAF Boscombe Down. He finally retired at the age of 69, having served in the RAF for over 50 years and accumulating more than 8,500 flying hours. From such a long and varied career, Sid has many stories to tell, and these are related with style, good humour and a sharp eye for detail.

Jason Allan Scott – Serial Entrepreneur and Founder of The Calisthetics Games

Saturday 22nd September, 12.15

Title: Calisthetics: What makes an athlete?

Jason Allan Scott is an award winning event professional, serial entrepreneur who has created and sold several companies on three continents.

A professional speaker, best selling author, contributor, start up impresario and a part of Tim Ferris’s NR set. Not to mention his work in the fitness space with Holmes Place and then the fat loss industry with Lokkima an Aesthetic Technology company and franchise with 29 locations globally.

Scott then took his knowledge of fitness, fat loss and psychology to start Calisthetics, an online coaching program for corporations and individuals that is trying to define Athleticism so he can teach it and test for it. He also runs the Calisthetics Games where him and his team test athleticism and athletes against one another of all disciplines to crown the Greatest Athlete.

Evie Serventi, Deputy Editor of Outdoor Fitness Magazine and Sports Psychologist

Saturday 22nd September, 12:45

Title: Sports Psychology: Create a plan to run your best

Evie Serventi is Deputy Editor of Outdoor Fitness Magazine and a sport and exercise psychologist (BPS Stage 2) based in East Sussex/Kent.

She helps athletes and teams develop the mental aspects of their performance, particularly in terms of building confidence, motivation, managing pressure, and pre-performance preparation.

A competitive triathlete herself, she understands the importance of balancing sport with everything else, of spending time training your brain as well as your body, and of keeping a healthy perspective. Visit: to get in touch directly.

Louise Minchin, BBC Breakfast Presenter and Author

Saturday 22nd September, 2.15pm and Sunday 23rd September, 12:30pm

Title: Dare to Tri: My Journey from the BBC Breakfast Sofa to GB Team Triathlete

Louise Minchin is one of the UK’s best known news presenters and television broadcasters. For more than six years she has been the anchor of BBC Breakfast, the UK’s most popular breakfast programme.

She has presented the One O’clock News, guest presents on BBC Radio Four’s You and Yours and is the BBC’s triathlon presenter. She has two daughters and is a GB Age-Group Triathlete. Minchin’s book ‘Dare to Tri’ details her journey from beginning triathlon in 2012 to wearing the colours of Great Britain at the World Triathlon Championship in 2015 – this is the story of how a newly discovered sport became a passion and then an obsession.

Sarah Appleby, Founder and Chairperson, Team Phoenix Foundation

Saturday 22nd September at 2.00pm

Title: Mind, Body, Soul: Team Phoenix Foundation and Triathlon

Sarah Appleby is the Founder and Chairperson of Team Phoenix Foundation, a charity which provides women who have had cancer with the chance to take part in triathlon.

Many women on their cancer journey are lost and alone. They find very little external support, and have little desire to confess to their families that they need it for fear of
burdening them.

Team Phoenix Foundation provides women who have had cancer a chance to regain physical and mental wellbeing through the sport of triathlon. Our Mind, Body, Soul programme is a truly holistic service for these women. The MIND portion of our programme gives women a chance to meet up frequently with other women like them but for a positive reason: triathlon training. The BODY portion of our trilogy supports our women through a 6 month programme, all equipment, training and group activities free of charge.

Our women laugh and cry together, can speak about the ups and downs of living after cancer diagnosis and as a bonus get fit together. Our Firebirds ultimately partake in the SOUL portion of our programme by completing a sprint distance triathlon as a team, achieving something they once thought impossible. After this experience, the friendships and bonds formed are lifelong and deep and last far beyond the finish line. Team Phoenix is not just a service, it is a family.

Lara Morgan, British Entrepreneur

Sunday 23rd September, 13:30

Title: If at first you don’t succeed Tri, try and try again. Peaks, perks & planning for life balance and performance.

Lara Morgan is a British Entrepreneur with a track record of delivering exceptional accelerated growth Her investment strategy is pinned to improving life’s journey and she is currently CEO/MD of a portfolio of seven consumer services businesses. Lara invests in British brands including KitBrix, the modular sports kit bags and Dryrobe, the ultimate change robe.

Lara has been a finalist of the Ernst Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award three times and a finalist in the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the year Award. In 2009 Lara received the much-coveted Cranfield University Entrepreneur Alumna Award. She is a published author of the Amazon best-selling business book “More Balls Than Most” and is a co-founder of Start Up Britain. Taking all this in her stride, she also manages to train for charity bike rides and triathlon, coming 10th in the 2011 World Triathlon Championships in Beijing.

With more speakers to be confirmed, check back here for more details and keep an eye on our Twitter account too for more news.

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