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S4C celebrates eight Guinness World Records


S4C celebrates eight Guinness World Records

The records were broken as part of the St David’s Day celebrations on March 1st…

You can watch the eight new Guinness World Records titles being broken in Wales in a special S4C programme over Easter presented by Alun Williams and Rhianna Loren including a record for Rhianna – the first time in Guinness World Records Cymru‘s history that a presenter has broken a world record.

This is the fourth year that S4C has teamed up with Guinness World Records to celebrate Wales’ patron saint with record-breaking activities. They include back-breaking monster truck pulls, a surprising number of rabbit tattoos and a pair of boxing brothers with very quick hands. Andrew Conway and Nicola Walters combined their strength to set the fastest time to pull a monster truck 20 m (team of two) in just 19.5 seconds.

Nicola also teamed up with Bethan Grice, Lisa Marie Hassall and Sam Taylor to smash the record for fastest time to pull a lorry/truck 20 m by a team (female).The lorry weighed a massive 20,240kg (44,621 lb) but they did it in just 20 seconds.

Jamie Kelly, Andrew Taylor, David Todd and Gareth Pugh took on the same vehicle for the fastest time to pull a lorry/truck 20 m by a team (male) in 18.10 seconds. Boxing twin brothers Ioan and Garan Croft, who are both Commonwealth Games medallists, went head-to-head to claim the title of most full extension punches wearing boxing gloves in one minute. Ioan claimed the record with a total of 279. The brothers then went on to set a record together, breaking the most boxing duck and weaves by a pair in one minute with a whopping 138.

Presenter Rhianna Loren also bounced into the record books the fastest 20m on a space hopper (female) with a time of 11.77 seconds.

Rhianna Loren:

“I’m so thrilled to have been part of this fun, celebratory series. It’s an honour to watch people attempt some truly incredible records, and to meet the phenomenal talent we have right across Wales. Being involved in this programme is such a joy – and it’s a joy to watch, too!”

Bunny fan Craig Evans will also appear on the show to celebrate his unique record. With a total of 69, he has record for the most rabbits tattooed on the body (male). Ski4All Wales, a charity that helps adults with physical and neurological impairments enjoy skiing, also got involved in the celebrations, smashing the record for greatest distance adaptive skiing in one hour by a relay team, with a distance of 13.75 km (8.54 mi).

Members of the Young Farmers Clubs travelled from all over Wales to Cefn Sidan to stage the longest distance game of tug of war, which was staged over a massive 516.35 metres (1,694 ft). They were joined by students from Coleg Sir Gâr and team captains – Wales rugby legends Scott Quinnell and Elinor Snowsill. 100 people took part, and it was Elinor’s team who came out on top.

Alun Williams:

“I’m really proud to be involved in this programme once again. The interesting people we meet along the way, and the amazing and challenging records that are attempted is a credit to everyone that takes part. It’s definitely worth a watch.”

Guinness World Records Cymru 2024 will broadcast on S4C on April 1st at 8 pm and will also be available on S4C Clic and BBC iPlayer.

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