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Regional school sporting event underway in Nottinghamshire

Over 1,000 children from 90 school teams have arrived at the University of Nottingham for the opening ceremony of the 2013 Nottinghamshire School Games.

Paralympic swimmer, Charlotte Henshaw, who won a silver medal at 2012 Paralympic Games, is on hand to offer advice.

The Mansfield-born athlete says the Nottingham School Games will keep the spirit of the Olympics alive.



More Guinness Record Breakers in the Midlands

Today's release of the 2013 Guinness World Records lists a number of record breakers from the Midlands. Here are a few more with the rest posted here:

  • Most push ups in one minute with a 40 lb pack, most push ups in one minute carrying an 80 lb pack & most step ups in one minute with a 100 lb pack - West Midlands
  • Fastest marathon in a nurse's uniform (male) - West Midlands
  • Longest tongue - West Midlands
  • Largest chocolate bar - Derbyshire
  • Highest altitude by taxi - Staffordshire
  • Longest journey by taxi - Staffordshire
  • Most Toe Wrestling World Championships won - Men - Stoke on Trent
  • Oldest newspaper delivery person- female - Shrewsbury

Details of Midlands Guinness World Record breakers released

The 2013 Guinness World Records is released today and has revealed the details of record breakers living in the Midlands. They include:

  • Largest garden spade - Worcestershire
  • Most microlights flying simultaneously - Telford
  • Heaviest onion & heaviest potato - Two individual records - Nottinghamshire
  • Oldest active boxer - Nottinghamshire
  • Fastest escape from a straitjacket - Leicestershire
  • Most gravy wrestling wins - Leicestershire
  • Largest trousers - Leicestershire
  • Heaviest weight lifted with an eye socket - Leicestershire
  • Fastest marathon dressed as a fairy - Leicestershire
  • Youngest person to row the Indian Ocean solo (female) & first female to row the Indian Ocean solo - Leicestershire
  • Longest tongue - West Midlands
  • Fastest cycle across Europe (North Cape to Tarifa) - individual - Leicestershire
  • Oldest living bearded dragon - Leicestershire
  • Oldest locomotive roundhouse - Derbyshire
  • Longest rail grind - snowboard - Staffordshire
  • Oldest wing walker - West Midlands
  • Fastest marathon in a nurse's uniform (male)
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