Getting out and about with the little ones in the stroller is a great form of exercise but there are some that have taken this to a whole new level.
On the 12th June 2005, UK’s Neil Davison set the record for the fastest half-marathon by a male whilst pushing a pram, incredibly achieving a time of 1 hour 15 mins and 8 secs for the 13.1 mile race which took place in Norwich.
Travis Boyd went a step further by recording a time of 1 hour 13 mins and 50 secs on the 24rd April 2013 in Washington at the Heroes Half Marathon, not only did he achieve the pram pushing record but won the marathon and set a record course time in the process – all whilst pushing his 11 month old daughter in the pram!
The records don’t stop there when it comes to pram pushing, Nancy Schubring made history with a time of 1 hour 30 mins and 51 secs when she participated in the Mike May Races Half Marathon in September 2001. Fellow American Michael Wardian finished the Frederick Full Marathon in Maryland, having pushed his 9 month old son around the entire route, together they secured 3rd place at the annual event recording a record time of 2 hours 42 mins and 21 secs.
Strolling record attempts are taking place globally and Sydney Australia was the location of the Sydney Striders 10km Pram Pushing Race in March 2008, where Russell Stokes was victorious setting an unbeatable time of 34 mins and 19 seconds and features in the Guinness Book of World Records as the Champion 10km Pram Pusher.
Whilst in December last year yet another stroller striding record was set when 746 people congregated to achieve the record for Most People Pushing Prams, with the Baby Kingdom Environmental Protection Education Fund making history at the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade in Hong Kong.
In May 2006 amazingly 2,015 prams in locations throughout Europe were pushed complete with child for 1 mile, and as a result the Mother Centres International Network for Empowerment now holds the world record for the “Largest pram/stroller walk in multiple locations”.
While most of us are not likely to break records with our strollers, these sunny days offer a great chance to venture out with the little ones and explore the many delights of nature that the summer brings us – all at our own pace.
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