The weird and wonderful world records set in Wales on St David's Day

St David's Day was marked with seven Guinness World Records being set across Wales - including the largest Welsh cake, fastest 50m pulling of a narrowboat, and the most candles extinguished by heel clicks in a minute.

The record-breaking feats took place on and before St David's Day under the scrutiny of Guinness World Records Adjudicators.

A near 30kg Welsh cake was made in Carmarthen involving The Great British Bake Off's Michelle Evans-Fecci, Tan-Y-Castell Bakery, and Merched y Wawr.

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The 6ft Welsh cake was mixed by hand and then rolled out onto a 7ft griddle using several rollings pins.

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Welsh clog dancer Tudur Phillips managed to extinguish 55 candles with with just heel click in one minute.

Tudur used a traditional form of Welsh clog dancing to achieve the feat at Swansea Waterfront Museum.

At Aberystwyth Promenade, 164 pairs helped form the longest human archway relay.

A human archway is a popular feature of traditional Welsh folk dance.

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The full list of World Records confirmed by Guinness World Records are:

  • Longest human archway relay - 164 pairs on Aberystwyth Promenade.

  • Largest Welsh cake - 6ft in Carmarthen.

  • Fastest 50m pulling a narrowboat (female) - by Nicky Walters at Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

  • Most candles extinguished by heel clicks in one minute - Tudur Phillips extinguished 55 in a minute.

  • Largest Welsh folk dance - a 'Twmpath' involving 287 pupils and adults at Pennard Primary School on Gower.

  • Most football 'hot stepper' ball control tricks in one minute - 56 by Cardiff's Ash Randall at Portmeirion, bouncing a football with the soles of his feet.

  • Most football knee catches in 30 seconds - 23 by Ash Randall at Portmeirion.

A programme featuring each record-breaking attempt with be produced by Cardiff-based Orchard and broadcast on S4C.