Corby’s World Record bid for number of people taking part in continuous sit-ups

The World Record bid is taking part at Corby Town FC
The World Record bid is taking part at Corby Town FC

People are being urged to sit up and be part of a Guinness World Record attempt in celebration of National Fitness Day.

Corby Council’s health and fitness team is looking for people to join in with setting a new World Record for the most amount of people doing sit-ups.

Let’s show what Corby can do

Cllr John McGhee

To break the current world record, they would need more than 414 people taking part in continuous sit-ups for one minute.

The attempt will be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday, September 9, at Corby Town Football Club and anyone taking part needs to arrive between 6.30pm and 7pm.

The attempt will be monitored and recorded as evidence in order to submit the attempt.

Each sit-up must be from lying down on the floor with knees bent and shoulder blades touching the floor, moving to sitting up with elbows touching knees and then lying back down again.

It doesn’t matter how quickly you do them but you must be continuously moving for the full minute.

Corby Council’s lead member for community, Cllr John McGhee, said: “National Fitness Day is a day to encourage people to take part in physical activity and help get the nation moving, so this year we wanted to do something different that will really make Corby come together and get active.

“For this to work we need as many people as possible to sign up and be part of the World Record challenge, so please join in with your friends, family, colleagues and groups.

“Let’s show what Corby can do.”

To sign up as a participant or a volunteer to help on the day go to or contact Gemma Lynch on 01536 400033.

There is no age limit although participants under the age of 16 years will be required to seek parental permission.

All participants must be able to perform sit ups.

Full Terms and Conditions are available when signing up online or from contacting the above.