It’s official: RAF Honington sets new world record

Personnel from RAF Honington gather on the airfield in order to attempt to break the Guinness World

Personnel from RAF Honington gather on the airfield in order to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most number of participants in the bleep test. - Credit: Gregg Brown

Staff and airmen at RAF Honington are now officially the world record holders for the most participants in a bleep test in one go.

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- Credit: Gregg Brown

The record-breaking charity event took place in June, with the Guinness Book of World Records taking several months to verify and authenticate the attempt as the worlds’ biggest.

A total of 593 people took part in the en-masse fitness challenge, which saw competitors run back and forth across the runway, beating a record of 576 set by a school in Hong Kong.

The bleep test is a multi-stage fitness test and involves running between two points, with the pace progressively getting quicker.

The event raised £1,000 for the SSAFA, the oldest military charity in the world which has been previously known as the Soldiers and Sailors Families’ Association.


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