8th Apr, 2020

Malvern woman's world record attempt to pull a car 'the weight of a hippo' for 24 hours

Malvern Editorial 11th Feb, 2020

A MALVERN woman is hoping to smash a world record by attempting to pull a car the same weight as a hippopotamus, non-stop around a circuit for 24 hours, writes Ashton Price.

Emma Chetwynd Jarvis will also be raising funds for St Richard’s Hospice when she pulls the 1.5tonne vehicle containing a driver at the Three Counties Showground in March.

The 41-year-old will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for ‘The farthest distance pulling a car over 24 hours.’

She said: “It’s been pretty tough, especially when you are a working mum.

“But this is something that I’ve wanted to do for a little while now.

“I have been training six-days-a-week for this world record attempt for ten months now.”

The record only turned into a reality in recent months due to the difficulty of finding a suitable venue which was completely flat.

“The Three Counties Showground have been incredibly generous in allowing me to use their site,” she added.

The current record stands at 21.08miles, broken by Slovakian Juraj Barbaric in 2018.

Jayne Sargeant, fund-raiser at St Richard’s, said: “We are very grateful she has chosen to support our care, as it only thanks to the tireless generosity of our community that we can continue to be there for patients and their loved ones when they need us most.”

Di Walton, Three Counties’ head of shows, said: “We were delighted to accommodate Emma’s world record attempt.

“Adding to our giant vegetables at our Malvern Autumn Show we are becoming quite the record-breaking venue.”

Emma is no stranger to tough challenges, she has completed ultra-marathons across moors, mountains, coastal paths and even tackled a 24-hour run.

Visit justgiving.com/fundraising/emma-chetwynd-jarvis for more on Emma’s challenge and to donate.

Those who pledge £5 can estimate how far Emma will pull the car and the person with the closest guess will win a prize.

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