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WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT AT 2018 WORLD BARGE PULLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

As the World Barge Pulling Championships are held annually in Beverley, the fastest times set in pulling the 64-ton ‘Syntan’ over a 200m course are world records. But records are made to be broken, aren’t they?

The fastest time was set by a team of four men from the BBC - but this year, Just Beverley hears that there are plans to break it! And that team won’t be made up of 4 men - but of 2 men and 2 ladies!

Just Beverley has tried to get to the nub of this rumour but has discovered that mouths are clamped firmly shut! We can find no information whatsoever about the 2 men in the team although the ladies involved have been slightly more forth-coming.

The grapevine tells us that a team known as ‘The Sexy Bulls’ have lodged their entry with the organisers, with 2 ladies who
were in a team last year named on the team-sheet. Both are serious contenders! ‘Ana’ came 6th in the ‘Britain’s Strongest Woman’ competition in July and trained pulling trucks for the Truck Pulling Championships last month. ‘Lynne’ is in training for the Northern Masters Weightlifting Competition in November. Neither of them will admit that lifting weights and pulling trucks is to prepare them for pulling the ‘Syntan’, such is the secrecy surrounding this world record attempt. 

All we can suggest is that if you want to find out who the Sexy Bulls are, and whether they are successful, you head along to Beverley Beck on Sunday September 23rd, 11am onwards.

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