Lions smash water records

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The Lions of England and Sandcastle Waterpark are celebrating after breaking two Guinness World Records.

On March 6, a team of 10 Soldiers from the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment rode the Thunderfalls Waterslide for 24 hours at Sandcastle Waterpark in the attempt to break four different Guinness World Records, including the longest distance travelled on a waterslide in 24 hours by a team of 10 and by an individual.

This event also raised £10,000 split equally between Trinity Hospice, the Army Benevolent Fund and Brian House.

The team were off to a flying start and only 17 hours in, they were already 70 per cent of the way through with a cumulative total of 2,357 slides.

Family and friends turned up throughout the day and night to show their support and give the men a much-needed boost.

The team of 10 broke the Guinness World Record for the longest distance travelled on a waterslide in 24 hours with a whopping 9,576 slides between them covering a total distance of 859.45km.

The team needed to slide greater than 843.33km to achieve this and they smashed it by achieving 179 slides over the record.

The second world record broken was the longest distance travelled on a waterslide in 24 hours by an individual, and Kingsman Amir Amalik broke this in 21 hours 15 minutes.

The record equated to 1,054 slides and Amir smashed this with a total of 1,138 slides.

John Child, of Sandcastle Waterpark said: “I am delighted that the soldiers have smashed not one, but two Guinness World Records at our venue.”