Saturday, June 22, 2024

Glasgow hockey club bids to set two endurance world records in four days

Clydesdale Hockey Club, on the south-side of Glasgow, is attempting two world records over May bank-holiday weekend in a bid to fund a new playing surface at their ground.

The first is for the longest continuous game of hockey played. The current record is 56 hours, 18 minutes and 44 seconds. They are going for 60 hours continuous. That will run from 8am on Friday May 24 until 8pm on the Sunday — a considerable feat of endurance for the 32 players.

Not stopping there, they are then attempting the second world record – the most number of players taking part in a seven-hour exhibition match. The current record is 367; Clydesdale will be attempting to field over 440 players.

The club aims to generate funds for a new, state-of-the-art facility and playing surface; much of the old playing surface will be reused in other areas around the club or donated to local causes.

There are around 1,000 pairs of feet cross this pitch weekly – from local schools and community clubs. This ground is used by cricket, netball and swim teams as well as a salsa dance group.

If this facility is not upgraded, many people in the community will be impacted.

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