Friday, August 17, 2012

Eggstra-ordinary opportunity to break a record.

This challenge in no yolk (pic courtesy of Colin Hurworth)..

Pssst! Enjoy a pickled egg and fancy having a go at setting a brand new world record? Egg eaters from around the region have been invited to try and poach a world record from New York.

At the next Saltburn Farmers' Market on Sat 8 September stallholder David Laing and market organiser Lorna Jackson are inviting people who fancy their chances of smashing the current world record for eating three pickled eggs in the fastest time to register for a new world record attempt.

The current world record stands at an impressive 58.16 seconds, and was set by American Ashrita Furman at the Panorama Café in New York on 12 July 2010. Beat that - and your new world record will be verifed by the Guinness World Records people within weeks. So, not only could you be bringing a new world record home to Saltburn - you'll also be nipping it away from the clutches of New York. Can't be bad.

You'll need to register before Wednesday 29 August to book a time slot for your record attempt - and there's a £5 fee to cover admin costs. (It's all done under Guinness World Record rules - official timekeepers, the lot).
Drop an email at to apply, and you'll be allocated a timeslot and provided with the specific rules & info you'll need for your record attempt.

Lorna, of Farmers Market organisers Food First said, "We've just enjoyed a fantastic Olympics so wouldn't it be great to set a new world record of our own right here at Saltburn market in September?"

The event is the brainchild of stallholder David Laing - and eggs will be provided by his 170 free-range chickens wandering around the woods happy as Larry over at Grewgrass Lodge in Marske. If those chickens were any more free-range they'd need their own motorbikes!

Postscript: 31st August:
GREAT NEWS! We've already had a cracking response to this, but we've managed to ditch the £5 admin fee. So, anyone who fancies trying to smash the Guinness World Record for 'Eating 3 pickled eggs in the fastest ever time' can now have a go ...absolutely 100% FREE!
You can just turn up on the day if you like (Sat 8 Sept), but it would be miles better to register in advance and save waiting around on the day.
Drop us and email at, or leave us a private message thingy on our facebook page at Saltburn Farmers' Market and we'll give you all the info you'll need.

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