Alex Preston and Michael Pearce will be attempting to break the world record for the longest ever squash marathon, on 16th (and 17th!) September at Tring Squash Club …
Why this challenge ?
Alex and Michael are attempting to break the world record for the longest ever squash marathon. It’s madness, total madness!
Alex has been around squash his whole life and have much to be thankful for with regards to this. He grew up within Thame Squash Club in the 80/90s including a stint of living in the building.
Squash has given him a great social life and a competitive outlet no matter where in the world. His motivation in this stems from losing his amazing Mum last year to cancer. She provided everything to Alex and siblings including building Thame Squash Club with raw spirit and determination, at enormous financial risk to herself and my older siblings in 1975.
They both like to challenge themselves physically and mentally and believe that this challenge would certainly tick both of those boxes. Both are very competitive so will be taking the match element of the challenge seriously and will be playing to win, obviously while trying to pace ourselves!
The attempt will be from 4am on Friday 16th Sept to (hopefully) around 8pm the following day at Tring Squash Club.
Supporters at the club are welcome and there is an overnight team squashathon on Friday night (8am-8pm) and a party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Tring Squash Club on Saturday as well.
An AMAZING SQUASH EVENT for an amazing cause!