26.2 Miles, and going for a Guinness World Record

Guinness World Record Attempts

For some people running 26.2 miles Virgin London Marathon course isn’t quite enough of a challenge. We caught up with some of the Guinness World Record attemptees at the Friday Press Conference down at the London Marathon Media Centre.

David Lawrenson will be attempting to complete the course dressed as the Blackpool Tower for Scope “it’s not the height of the bridges I’m worried about, it’s the length of them.”

Brothers Tom and Billy Casserley will be running, or galloping the course dressed as ‘Bonzo’ the pantomime horse. “I’m the older, taller brother, so I get the front” Tom said. They’re hoping to beat 5 hours.

Lee Ryan will be attempting the course with a 20lbs pack on his back. He has a target time of 3 hours 49 to beat.

Brother and sister due George and Charley Phillips are taking to the streets of London, aiming to complete the course on stilts. They’re hoping to complete the course in 7 hours 30.

Sasha Kenney is hoping to hula-run the whole 26.2 miles. As well as running Sasha has to keep her hula hoop spinning around her waist for the full distance for the NSPCC.

Look out for these and all the fancy dressed runners taking part on Sunday!

2 Responses to “26.2 Miles, and going for a Guinness World Record”


  1. 1 Darren April 21, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Good luck, I’ll be keeping an eye out for you all!


  1. 1 Running the marathon and breaking records « Virgin Money Giving Blog Trackback on May 4, 2012 at 9:51 am
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