Guinness Book of World Records
Katie Poole, Sinead McCready and Donna Elcock, three fast moving fitness instructors from Rochdale, have spun themselves into the Guinness Book of World Records, after breaking the female world record for running the fastest mile while hula hooping. Katie, Sinead and Donna made the record breaking attempt last October, but this month discovered their hard work had been worth it after receiving official confirmation that they had all beaten the existing 20 minute world record. Sinead completed the mile in 14 minutes 24 seconds, Donna in 17 minutes seven seconds and Katie in 19 minutes 14 seconds, during a gruelling afternoon in the wind and rain at Kingsway Park Sports Centre. They were urged on by spectators, observed by official verifiers and a record keeper from Guinness.