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Lincolnshire darts players break world record by playing non-stop for 48 hours

By Sleaford Target  |  Posted: February 06, 2013

  • ALL OVER: Dave Newman and Shaun Robinson after playing darts continually for 48 hours with staff from The Nags, timekeepers and official witnesses.

  • ENERGY NEEDED: Energy drinks and coffees were on hand to keep Dave and Shaun awake during the world record attempt.

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A WORLD record was successfully broken in Helpringham last weekend when two local darts players played continually for 48 hours.

Dave Newman and Shaun Robinson took on the challenge at The Nags pub and raised £1,030 for the Waddington Cancer Ward at Lincoln Hospital where Shaun's mother passed away in 2011.

Dave said: "Both of our right arms were swollen when we'd finished and you couldn't even see Shaun's knuckles.

"It was all mind over matter. I wasn't tired once over the 48 hours and didn't once nearly fall asleep on my breaks. There was just body pain in my legs, feet and arms."

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The pair are also auctioning the darts board they used this weekend to raise more money and hope to bring the total amount to more than £1,100.

Dave added: "We had energy drinks and coffee on offer during the 48 hours and snacks.

"Loud music also kept us going and the constant support from the locals was just outstanding - we had people turning up at 2am."

For their next challenge the pair plan to break the current doubles darts record which only stands at 36 hours.

Dave also plans to climb the three peaks in less than 24 hours next year in aid of Lincolnshire Air Ambulance.

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