Monday, 2 August 2010

Record Breaker

My Darling Eileen

You won't be surprised to learn that Adrian did what he set out to do in his attempt on the Guinness World Record for 'Pushing a Car' on Saturday.

He broke the existing record of 17.06 miles after 5 hours 45 minutes.

The first few meters  

After a short break and a small swig of champagne, he then went on and finished up pushing the car the full marathon distance of 26.2 miles.

His total time for that was an amazing 9 hours 20 minutes.

The course at St. John the Baptist School in Woking was perfect and big enough to lay out a circuit

With everything set up and the judges in position with stopwatches and log sheets Adrian started clocking off the laps starting at 09.26am

He set a nice steady pace which he was able to maintain right through the day, broken only by stops to change drivers and for rest breaks.  He needed to use a number of drivers as no driver was allowed to exceed a maximum of four hours.

Passing the judges at the end of Lap 8 

 A change of driver

Still going strong

There goes the record @ 15.32

255 laps (17.06 miles) completed


After breaking the record he pushed on to try and reach the marathon distance of 26.2 miles which he completed at 18.46.

Company on the last few laps

The Finish

Glad that's over 

Now back to a normal life 

A distance of 26.2 miles in 9 hours 20 minutes - a truly Marathon effort.

Now Adrian has to collect all the witness statements and other evidence and sent it off to Guinness World Records for it to be ratified.

He was tired after his efforts on Saturday night but was not too sore or aching.

No question of taking an extra day off.

He has gone back to work today after conducting a telephone interview on BBC Radio this morning at 7.25am!

I'm sure you would approve. 

So far he has raised well over £5000 and I'm sure there is more to come.

I am enormously proud of his efforts on your behalf and also the Stroke Association and World Cancer Research Fund.

I know you will be too.

Just to make sure everyone was aware of why we there and why Adrian was doing it, this poster was displayed around the course.

We all wish you could have been there.

Missed you so much.

Love you,

For ever