One legged record attempt at Limerick racecourse this Thursday

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

Limerick Racecourse will this Thursday be the place where hundreds of people stand together - on one leg!

Limerick Racecourse will this Thursday be the place where hundreds of people stand together - on one leg!

It is all part of a world record attempt being carried out by students attending Spin South West’s student race day.

From 2.30pm onwards, buses will begin to head to Patrickswell in preparation for the stunt, expected to begin around 6pm.

At the moment, the record for the most number of people standing on one leg is 339, following an event in Portland, Oregon.

It is hoped that this Thursday, this record will be smashed, with Limerick colleges reportedly selling around 700 tickets a day since they went on sale this week.

The world record attempt will take place in front of the main stand at 6pm and there will be €400 worth of cash prizes for the six best male and female ‘posers’, as judged by Captain Morgan, the sponsors of the event.

Everyone who participates will also receive Captain Morgan’s signature Captain hat as a memento of the record attempt.

Russell Ferris, the general manager of Limerick Racecourse said the anticipation ahead of the day is “electric.”

“It is already our fastest selling event and I for one cannot wait for the raceday. My advice is get here early and enjoy the atmosphere, because this event is a very special racing experience that should not be missed by students or the general public,” he said.

As well as racing, SPIN South West DJ Colm O’Sullivan will broadcast live from the races and then after racing popular student band “Recoil” shall take to the stage.

Prizes on offer also include tickets to see The Saturdays play live in June.

Tickets can be purchased on www.limerickraces.ie or on the gate on the day. More information available on 061 320000.