A British mother gave standard race footwear the boot on Sunday, opting as an alternative to run Sunday’s Royal Parks Half Marathon in London in a pair of Wellington boots in a bid to set a Guinness World Document.
Aileen Raynos, who lives within the village of Cowfold in West Sussex, endured an agonizing slog to the end line at Hyde Park, finishing the course in a single hour, 55 minutes and 4 seconds, permitting her to assert the primary official Guinness World Document for the quickest half-marathon run in a pair of rubber boots.
Raynos’s time falls safely inside the two-hour-cutoff Guinness World Document officers informed her she must beat to determine the brand new race file.
Whereas Guinness World Information has by no means had an official pace file on the books for working the gap in wellies, it did not too long ago file the quickest marathon time run by a girl within the footwear. That file was set by fellow Brit Becky Lafford at this yr’s TCS London Marathon, who turned the primary individual to carry that title after crossing the end line in 3:59:57.
Guinness World Information is reviewing Raynos’s half-marathon try as a part of the usual course of for ratifying her file.
Proud as she is to be blazing a brand new path within the weighty wellies, Raynos informed the Impartial she’s not about to do a victory lap within the footwear.
“I’m not going to be sporting wellies for a very long time. My little toe is fairly blistered,” stated Raynos, who works in advertising and marketing at pet meals firm Purina. “Usually the legs would damage extra, since you push the muscle groups extra, however my toes have been in ache. I don’t often get blisters from trainers.”
Raynos stated she was informed by Guinness World Information that to qualify for the file, the rain boots she wore must be manufactured from rubber or PVC and never altered in any approach for the race.
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She stated along with the intense ache they inflicted on her toes, the boots made her toes very popular, on account of their lack of breathability, and their lack of cushioning made for some painful shins.
Regardless of these challenges, Raynos completed the half-marathon in a time that may have been respectable even in standard footwear. Her 1:55:04 landed her in 152nd place amongst 1,123 runners within the F40 division, and she or he completed within the high 27 per cent of the race’s subject of 16,000 runners.