Could Market Harborough see world record in truck pull?

Thousands are expected to attend the truck pull event
Thousands are expected to attend the truck pull event

Guinness World Records experts will be on hand later this month, when the Truck Pull Challenge UK comes to Market Harborough.

Event organiser Gary Gardner said he is confident that a world record will be broken at the town event on Sunday, August 30.

“I know that Harborough will be holding the world record after that day” he told the Mail.

“At least one of the teams unofficially broke the record last year when we held the event in Medbourne.”

Teams of 15 will pull the trucks a mile from the edge of town by The Point business park to the finishing line by The Square in the town centre.

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The Truck Pull is part of a big family fun day, which includes an afternoon and evening of entertainment on a town centre stage, led by X Factor runner-up from 2013, Nicholas McDonald.

If local companies want to offer sponsorship or raffle prizes to the event, they can contact organiser Gary on 07809 635014.

All profits from the day go to three charities: the British Heart Foundation, Action for Children and Fusiliers Aid Society.