Corby Town FC signs up to be part of world record attempt

The players practising their sit-ups
The players practising their sit-ups

Corby’s Steelmen Corby Town FC have started practising their sit-ups to be part of a Guiness World Record attempt in celebration of National Fitness Day.

Guys from the main team, reserves and management will all be working out their abs in order to help Corby break the record for the most amount of people doing sit ups at one time.

The World Record attempt will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday, September 9, at Corby Town Football Club and would require more than 414 people to take part in order to take the title.

All participants that take part must do continuous sit ups for one minute in order for the attempt to count.

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.

Steve Noble, chairman of Corby Town Football Club, said: “We are excited to be taking part in the World Record attempt and hope that many of our fans and community will come out to join the lads.”

Corby Council’s lead member for community, Cllr John McGhee, said: “I for one will be joining Corby Town FC on the 9th and encourage everyone to do the same so Corby can have its very own world record.

“We need a lot of people to sign up in order for this to be a success so please sign up with your friends, family and colleagues.”

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