Burntwood park to host another world record attempt

Burntwood will play host to another world record attempt in May.

Fresh from last year’s world’s shortest fun run bid around Princes Park, KP Events will hold what they hope to be the world’s shortest ‘try-athlon’ on May 5.

Matt Lancaster, Julian Fisher, Sue Wright, Kevin Wilson, Dan Toth, Andy Alden, Chris Brooks, Ian Dempsey and Gemma Howells celebrate the launch of the try-athlon world record attempt at Virgin Active

Matt Lancaster, Julian Fisher, Sue Wright, Kevin Wilson, Dan Toth, Andy Alden, Chris Brooks, Ian Dempsey and Gemma Howells celebrate the launch of the try-athlon world record attempt at Virgin Active

The event will raise money for the We Love Lichfield Fund.

Kevin Wilson from KP Events said: “Princes Park is the UK’s smallest park and we had over 300 people run around it last Spring Bank Holiday. The weather was fantastic and everybody had a great time, raising money for We Love Lichfield so I thought we’d have another go.

“But this time I thought we’d be a bit more adventurous. Triathlons are normally for the super-fit, our event is about ‘trying’ a triathlon and in true British style everyone taking part will have a great time and achieve something special.

“Not only will participants attempt to become record-holders but they can also raise money for our favourite charity, We Love Lichfield, which gives away grants of up to £1,000 to local groups and projects across the District.”

The ‘try-athlon’ will at Princes Park off Farewell Lane will feature a ten-second cycle on an exercise bike followed by a 55 pace run before swimming the final leg in a specially designed pool. The challenge is expected to last between 25 and 45 seconds.

Julian Fisher from the We Love Lichfield Fund said: “What a brilliant idea and another unusual family fun event to add to the area’s extensive sporting calendar.

“I’m delighted that the organisers have chosen the We Love Lichfield Fund as its charity and I hope that lots of people can take part in what will be a fun occasion.”

People can register for £5 through www.kpevents.net/enter-an-event and a percentage of the entrance fee plus collections on the day will go to We Love Lichfield.

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3 Comments

  1. Bob

    25th March, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    I wonder how much of the We Love Lichfield fund actually gets spent outside of Lichfield itself? I suspect it’s not very much!

  2. Marty B Robets

    25th March, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Last years event was great fun for everyone involved and this years plans seem like even more fun!!

  3. Some Bloke

    25th March, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    It all gets spent in the District, Bob. Many groups in Burntwood, and the villages, get a grant. It’s a good thing! Be pleased for it!