Tag Archives: New Zealand

Most backflips on a bicycle (single leap)

The most backflips on a bicycle in a single leap was 3 performed by Jed Mildon (New Zealand) at the Unit T3 Mindtricks BMX Jam at Spa Park in Taupo, New Zealand, on 28 May 2011. Mildon rode his BMX bike down a ramp that stood at a 45-degree angle and a height of 20 m (65 ft 7 in) to gain momentum before pulling off his triple backflip. Mildon is, naturally, the first person monitored to complete a triple backflip on a bicycle. The Continue reading →

Most generations to complete a half marathon

The record for the most generations to complete a half marathon is 4 and was set by Syd Taylor and three generations below him (all New Zealand) who ran the Fullers Kerikeri Half Marathon, New Zealand on 19 November 2005. The four generations were: Syd Taylor (89) 3:26:09 his children: Robert Taylor (62) 1:53:18 Dot Cubitt (nee Taylor) (65) 2:16:33 Peter Taylor (56) 2:39:23 Dot’s son: Mark Cubitt (41) 3:36:28 Mark’s Daughter and nephew: Brendan McCann (15) 1:51:40 Melissa Cubitt (18) 3:13:14

Most national croquet titles

The most national croquet titles won by an individual is 14 by Bob Jackson (New Zealand), who won the New Zealand Open Championship Singles title in 1975, 1978, 1982-84, 1989, 1991-92, 1995, 1997-99 and 2002-03. Nicknamed ‘The Master’ Jackson also holds the distinction of completing three octuple peels in competition.

Most people firewalking consecutively – single venue

The most people firewalking consecutively is 608 people and was achieved by Eastbourne Scouts, in Eastbourne, Wellington, New Zealand, on 28 April 2012. The event was organised by Eastbourne Scouts as a way to raise money for charity, promote scouting and to try to show local scouts that they can achieve anything if they put their mind to it. Members of the Eastbourne and surrounding Wellington community walked across hot coals in an effort to raise money for charities ‘So They Can’ and ‘The Orphans Continue reading →

Most people wearing paper hats

The most people wearing paper hats is 3,045 and was achieved by SCOUTS New Zealand (New Zealand) in Manfeild Park, Feilding, New Zealand, on 1 January 2014. SCOUTS New Zealand broke this record at their 20th New Zealand Scout Jamboree, which occurs every three years, and includes scouts and leaders from New Zealand, Cook Islands, Australia, Korea, Tonga and Samoa.