A PAIR of Thame squash players are attempting to break the world record for the longest competitive match.
Guy Fotherby and Nick Wynd are aiming to complete more than 31 hours against each other as they try to break a Guinness World Record currently standing at 31 hours and two minutes.
The two marathon-like athletes will only be allowed a five minute break every hour and need to be in constant competition to break the record.
If successful, Guy and Nick will raise more than £10,000 for Cancer Research UK and Chiltern Centre for Disabled Children which are charities close to their heart.
Guy said: “Both of us have known people who have cancer so it is very close to our hearts and my niece is autistic and benefits from the charity.”
The pair are holding their attempt at Racquets in Thame on January 13 and are asking for as much support from the community as possible so they can raise money for the two great causes.
The team require official timekeepers and witnesses to help with the effort as every second needs to be documented and submitted to Guinness. They are also welcoming sponsors from local business.
Helping out are ThameTV.com who will be recording the whole event and making it available online.
They will also be submitting their videos to Guinness as part of the official bid.
To volunteer email martin@Racquets-fitness-centre.com
To donate visit www.justgiving.com/30hours
The Gazette will be following their progress.