you like the classic TV series Ripping Yarns
– and who doesn’t – then you are
sure to be excited by the forthcoming Ripping
To mark the DVD release of the series, and as homage
to the episode Tomkinson's School Days,
Network DVD are looking to recruit members of the
public to set a World Record for the largest group
400 metre hop as well as a 400 metre relay hop. Yes,
there is such a thing.
Taking place at the Hampstead Heath Athletics track
on Saturday 3 March, the event will see Michael Palin
and Terry Jones in attendance to present prizes to
the overall winners and their chosen charities.
To break the existing record, 250 people need to take
part (which rather makes you wonder what sort of event
took place to set the existing record), and needs
a set time of seven minutes to achieve the fastest
400 metre hop on one leg.
Participants must be over 18 years of age and in sound
physical health (no such restrictions on your mental
capacity though…). Full details about registration
are available at facebook.com/NetworkDVD
– so hop to it!