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Fastest journey from Land’s End to John-O’-Groats by unicycle (male)

The fastest journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats by unicycle was 6 days 8 hr 43 min achieved simultaneously by Sam Wakeling and Roger Davies (both UK) from 12-19 September 2009. The duo rode to raise funds and awareness for ‘Wake Up! Uganda,’ a charity working for community development and education in Uganda. The attempt was also ratified by the Land’s End John O’Groats Association.

Largest quiz – multi-venue

The largest simultaneous quiz at multiple venues involved 2,679 participants at an event organised by Oundle Macmillan Support Group (UK) at 39 venues across the UK on 24 February 2012. The quizzes started at 7:45 p.m. GMT. The same quiz was used at all locations, and consisted of 8 rounds of 10 questions each.

Most Quadtrac tractors cultivating simultaneously (single field)

The most Quadtrac tractors cultivating simultaneously in the same field is 50 was achieved by Helen Rainthorpe (UK) in Hemswell, Lincolnshire, UK, on 28 July 2012. The record attempt was organised by Helen Rainthorpe in memory of her father John Rainthorpe, with the aim of raising money for Cancer research. All the tractors were Case IH Quadtracs. Participants came from afar to take part, some as far as Aberdeen.

Most people performing ‘see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil’ in 24 hours (multiple venues)

The most people performing ‘see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil’ in 24 hours (multiple venues) was 12,588 participants, in 42 venues across the globe and was achieved by the World Hepatitis Alliance, on 28 July 2012. The venues were located in Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, UK, Ukraine and USA. The World Hepatitis Alliance is a not-for-profit international umbrella Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) whose membership is composed of Continue reading →

Karting – greatest distance in 24 hrs outdoors (individual)

The greatest distance by kart in 24 hrs outdoors is 1,696.8 km (1054.34 miles) achieved by Howard Kayman (UK) at the Teeside Autodrome, Middlesbrough, UK, on 27-28 August 2010. Howard took part in the 24 hr ‘Help for Heroes’ fundraising challenge in 2010 and is planning to also challenge other prominent racers from the US and UK for the 48 hour record attempt.