It’s by nature an underground sport that only appears at Christmas (some 6 months after the World’s strongest man final has taken place). It often takes place in a hot and humid Country far away – that baffles me, but everyone talks about it. It’s a come and go kind of sport.
Some of the competitors stand at 6 feet 9 inches tall and most weigh over 20 stones regardless of height. These guys have to be big to shift the enormous weights that fascinate us all and that’s why they are such a draw. I am 6 feet 1 inches and 14 stones but in our meetings dwarfed in size and stature.
But as we only see the strongmen at Christmas on our TV screens have you ever wondered where they disappear to? Well unless you are a fan of the sport and know where to look for them you would assume they train in a cave for 12 months – out of sight, out of mind.
However if you know about Man Beast you will know we drag the guys out of their training caves and bring them to Cities, towns and galas across the UK so you can meet them, see their immense strength in action and get selfies being lifted up by them!
However what’s the attraction? Well I think it has something to do with the everyday objectives that are lifted and pulled. The car we may drive to work or take the kids to schools in gets lifted off the ground in a deadlift event as many times in a set amount of time. Awe inspiring stuff.
The bus we catch into town, weighing up to 20 tonnes is pulled by one strongman across 20 meters in an amazing fete of strength. How can this be possible? Leg power, body weight and upper-body strength is the key.
And this is why the sport has such a growing appeal. Powerlifting is a great sport, but bar bells and dumbbells don’t resonate with people as much as the weight of everyday objects we are used to seeing.
To see that bus being pulled, car being lifted or quad bikes being carried is superhuman. That’s the appeal of the sport. That’s why at my shows spectators want their pictures taken with their heroes.
With this appeal comes a unique opportunity for different sponsors to come on board with Man Beast. Man Beast is the only outfit in the UK that brings the athletes into retail parks, town centres and at events to showcase the sport. Fully isnured and fully equipped we offer a professional service.
Traditionally sponsors have tended to be supplement companies or gyms. But recently it has included Colleges (young person and student appeal or to promote sports courses), and more recently car dealerships.
We did a mock up media stunt for Mitsubishi and their L200 with a two times Guinness World Record Holder on an athletics track in South Yorkshire – SEE HERE.
Our most popular service are vehicle pulling stunts with the Nation’s strongest men. At the request of the MD of Blackpool Transport we took England’s strongest man and Yorkshire’s strongest man to the resort to pull their specially painted bus – SEE HERE
In West Yorkshire we pulled a new community bus through a housing estate to the amazement of onlookers opening their front door to see a 25 stone strongman pulling a bus in front of their house!
We also made it possible for Blackpool Transport’s chosen charity, the guide dog association, to have one of their partially sighted members pull the bus with her dog – SEE HERE
We are also in discussions to pull a 50 tonne steam train in Staffordshire in Autumn 2017 and setting up England’s first National strongman bus pulling competition for summer 2017. Sponsors see opportunity HERE
Man Beast are now an official member of ‘Welcome to Yorkshire’ – the tourism agency for the county. We are the UK’s only strongman roadshow with regular clients such as Matlock Farm Park and Doncaster Lakeside shopping village booking us for 2017. See testimonials HERE
With the potential for such media coverage we tend to generate when we attend events or customer premises we can also help with social media to maximise opportunities.
By visiting our website ‘MANBEAST’ you can read about all we can offer. You can bolt on our social media package to a service where we can set your business up with it, or provide your communications department with the content for you to publicise internally.
Anyway back to the interesting stuff. We can lift, pull, deadlift, provide autographs, selfies, appearances, seminars, workplace challenges, dress up for themed events and much more.
We fit with the construction industry, vehicle accessory and parts suppliers (to endorse or front product campaigns), car dealerships and rental companies, recovery operations and towing companies, tyres (for grip), clothing or any products with a USP around strength, power on longevity.
Contact Andy on 07887400202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or see MAN BEAST