The Guinness World Record for the 3 Legged Race is officially back in the Isle of Man following a ceremony held at Barclays Wealth and Investment Management in Douglas.
The official Guinness World Record Certificate was presented to the Chief Minister, Allan Bell, who accepted the certificate on behalf of the Isle of Man. The race organisers, Barclays Wealth and Investment Management community investment committee, Home Strategic, Event Solutions, and The Douglas Development Partnership were also presented with official copies of the Certificate. The Worshipful Mayor, Mrs Carol Malarkey accepted the certificate on behalf of The Douglas Development Partnership.
The record attempt, which took place in May, saw 649 pairs compete over 200 metres and was watched by an estimated 7,000 spectators. Previously, a school in Morecambe had held the Record for 551 pairs.
The money raised during the 3 Legged Race was matched by Barclays Wealth and Investment Management and, during the evening, a cheque was presented by Simon Scott, Managing Director, to the Isle of Man Children’s Centre for £6,500. Mr Scott also presented a cheque for £300 to Terry Holmes, from the TT Marshals Association, as a thank you for the association’s help in marshaling the race.
Mr Bell said: “Thank you and congratulations for bringing the World Record back to the Isle of Man; it truly is a remarkable achievement and has also helped raise money for charities.”
“The event was a remarkable team working event and shows the Isle of Man at its best. I will ensure the World Record Certificate that I have been presented with has pride of place at Government offices. I would like to thank Barclays Wealth and Investment Management and all other parties for their help in organising the event.”
Mr Scott added: “The 3 legged race was excellent and saw many people coming together and working together as a team to ensure the event was a success.”
“We not only brought the World Record back to the Isle of Man, but we brought the community together and raised a fantastic amount of money for charity.”
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