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Berkshire duo see-saw into the record books

On a high: Michael (left) and Richard celebrate beating the record Credit: Tony Phillips

From four days of ups and downs to a celebratory high - a duo from Berkshire are celebrating beating the world record for non-stop see-sawing.

Richard March, 38, and Michael Jones, 36, beat the current 80-hour record by more than ten minutes, racking up a total of 80 hours, 10 minutes and 6 seconds. Bouncing 78, 871 times.

They completed the feat between Saturday 13th to Tuesday 16th April.

The original record had been set by Twyford Youth Club members David Turner and David Sutch fifty years ago. They'd bounced continuously for 80 hours, bouncing 57,810 times, propelling them into the Guinness Book of Records.

Organiser and previous record holder David Turner Credit: Tony Phillips

It was David Turner's idea to create this latest challenge, in a bid to raise money for the village's new community centre.

Richard and Michael said they've been "amazed" and "overwhelmed" with the amount of interest in their challenge.