After the incredibly successful King of the Wind event right here in the UK, the EFTP caught up with organiser and competitor Adam Sims to take a look behind the scenes.
EFPT: Adam your name appears everywhere on Facebook at the moment with people complementing you for the first ever EFPT event in the UK. Looking back now on the event, how satisfied are you with it?
Adam Sims: Yeh that’s kind of cool but it was by no means just my effort. To set-up something that works like this took the help of Sam Burnett as well, he was a huge benefit to the event and I think we both enjoyed working together, we drew a lot of motivation off one another and hope to have set-up something that lasts. I guess time will tell.
In terms of satisfaction, yeh I’m really happy with what we achieved in just two months but still the critic in me knows what needs to be worked on in order that next year can happen.
EFPT: What was the hardest part concerning organization and running it?
Adam Sims: I think setting up that damn marquee. The rest was easy enough just time and commitment. I just wanted to pull together everything that was cool about other events into our event. It’s a shame the budget was limited to what it was as I would have liked to have done a lot more…
EFPT: You have been an EFPT competitor on the whole tour and you organized the event. For most of the people one of these two things would have probably been enough. How did you manage all of this?
Adam Sims: Haha, I think I learnt that the two most important things to make something like this happen are having a mobile phone and an internet connection. The rest was just making sure I had enough time in the day to achieve what needed to be achieved. Fortunately I was part of a good team and a lot of people were behind the event and offered their support to pull it together so really they are the ones to thank and I wish I could find a way to thank them all properly!