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7 Sep 2015

Bounce-a-thon world record attempt at Loughborough University

Loughborough University will be the location for a world record attempt this week.

Graduate enterprise ambassador Becky White is hoping to hold the biggest ever ‘bounce-a-thon’ to break the world record for the most people bouncing simultaneously.

Becky and members of the University and local community set a new world record back in 2012 as part of the University’s Olympic Torch Relay celebrations, however this record has since been broken. To regain the record, more than 300 people will need to take part.

Becky, who is also the owner of onesixeight fitness, is hoping to have 500 people on board for the bounce-a-thon, which also coincides with National Fitness Day. So far, 200 people have signed up, with more expected to register on the day.

Staff, students and members of the local community are all welcome to take part in this family-friendly event.

The bounce-a-thon will take place from 1–2pm at Shirley Pearce Square on Wednesday 9 September.

Becky said: “I want to help as many people as possible to improve their fitness, health and mental wellbeing so what better way to do it than on trampolines?

“The event is going to be fantastic. I’m really looking forward to sharing the excitement of bouncing with so many people.”

For more information and to sign up, visit: www.onesixeightfitness.com/world-record-bounce

Notes for editors

Article reference number: September News

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named University of the Year in the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2015. Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. It was 2nd in the 2015 THE Student Experience Survey and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In 2015 the University will open an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will offer postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.