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comment by someguyfromcanada

That is incredibly awesome! Best of luck. I am very jealous as it sounds like a great adventure.

22 kms a day sounds manageable. But doing that for 90 days straight, you know you will have days, or for me it would be mornings, where you just have to power through.

Have you been in contact with the people at Guinness? Have they approved the attempt and the record keeping requirements? In my experience it is arduous to get them to officially recognize a record (unless you pay them to have a representative witness it) and they have to pre-approve everything. It took me about 18 months or something and lots of negotiation to get recognition for an act that was clearly a record. I would hate to see you not be recognized over some paper work problem or miscommunication.

But regardless, even if you do not get a record, raising awareness and money for a worthy cause is a great thing to do.





steve  ·  1324 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    lots of negotiation to get recognition for an act that was clearly a record.

uh... is this story posted somewhere we can read?

someguyfromcanada  ·  1324 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Not really. This article touches on it though. What it does not touch upon is the fact that GWR first simply would not respond to me, then we had to work out the record definition, then work out the method for verifying the record (which was the hardest part as it was a lot more complicated than just measuring the size of one's foot or something), then we had to complete lots of paperwork for the application, then present them with the evidence and hope they would OK it.

AnSionnachRua  ·  1323 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yep! I've had an application up since last year and I've been getting some minor clarifications over the past few months. Since it's already an established record, I guess they already have all of the guidelines set, which makes my life a little easier.