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Awesome foursome go for record bid

Lee Hortonhttps://squashmad.com
Former Sun, Mirror, People and Sunday Express sports executive. Knows a bit about newspapers and the art of talking a good game. Brighter than some but a way to go to match others.

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Four players from Hallamshire Squash Club in Sheffield are looking to break the Guinness World Record for the longest game of squash singles.                               

 Josh Park, 19, Thomas Murton, 26, Adam Snow, 21 and Alex Lewis, 21 will attempt to play against each other for 36 hours, running two games concurrently in case of injury, with only a short five-minute break allowed every hour.

Their aim is to raise money for the ChildLine Schools Service, as part of the NSPCC’s ‘GO Green’ day in Sheffield.

The current world record for the longest squash match is held by Guy Fotherby and Darren Withey for 31 hours, 35 minutes and 34 seconds which was set in Thame, Oxfordshire in January 2012.

For more information about the fundraising activities being held at the club in the lead up to 19 and 20 November, please visitwww.hallamshire.net

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3 Comments

  1. I don’t mean to take anything away from this effort, but my Amir Shaikh and I broke the Guinness World record back in 1985 with a time of 122 hours and 44 minutes – that’s just over 5 days.

    We were the only two players and had the 5 minutes for every completed hour, although we were allowed to accumulate the breaks if we wanted.

    A few years later it was broken again by a couple of players from Australia. Not long after that Guinness stopped the endurance records due to a death and they removed them from the books.

    More details of can be found here: http://www.coachphillip.net/#worldrecord including a scan of the 1986 Guinness Book of World Records page.

  2. Actually, the feet were the least of our worries, it was the hallucinations during the event and the trouble with our sleep patterns afterwards that was the real issue.

    Nearly 30 years after the event I have not slept a full 8 hours without waking up at least couple of times.

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