Want to be a Guinness World Record holder? Here comes the chance! The Department of Accommodation and Commercial Services (ACS) of the University of Sheffield is holding the “Big Flip” event on this Wednesday at the Endcliffe Village. It calls on students, staff and local residents to come together to smash the Guinness world record for the most people flipping a pancake.
The objectives of this Guinness world record attempt, according to Miss Ruth, Marketing and Communications Coordinator of ACS, are to unite people in the community and to celebrate the great British tradition of flipping pancakes, especially with international students. Also, it’s a good chance for common people to become a world record breaker.
The current Guinness World Record for the most people flipping pancakes, which was achieved in 2008 by a TV show, is 405. Up to now, there are already over 1,400 people registered for the Big Flip, said Miss Ruth.
Another objective is to raise as much money as possible for three local charities - AACT: Asperger’s Children and Carer’s Together, Project Buzz and Paces Sheffield.
What I need to do to take part in?
No pan or pancake is needed to bring with you if you want to take part in. Just come and register on the day. It’s free to take part and free food and drinks, such as pancakes, jacket potatoes, soup, coffee, and bottle of Lyle's Golden Syrup are available for participants. But three local charities are waiting for your donation.
Miss Ruth said all the pancakes will be sponsored by a local pancake company called “Engays” and pans by various different local groups.
You are advised to arrive before 1pm to register and get basic information about what to do during the attempt. The record attempt itself will last just 30 seconds and will start at 1.30pm prompt.
What else I can do?
Apart from the Guinness world record attempt, activities like the Pancake Eating Competition, How Many Flips in a Minute Competition, Pancake Race or Pancake Masterchef will also keep you entertained. If you're a student and want to take part in these events, email email@example.com.
How to get there?
There will be a free coach service running from campus to The Endcliffe Village for University staff and students. The first pick-up is at 12pm from Opal 2. And another three will be from Durham Road (at the back of University House) at 12.15pm, 12.30pm and 12.45pm. But coach availability will be on a first come, first served basis.
1. 12.45pm Free soup given out to participants
2. 12.15pm Registration, collect wristband, pan and pancake, read "Ten steps to becoming a Guinness World Record Holder" in your Official Programme
3. 1.15pm Registration closes
4. 1.30pm The Big Flip commences
5. 2.00pm Collect souvenir certificate; Pancake Eating Competition
6. 2.15pm How Many Flips in a Minute Competition; Pancake Masterchef; Pancake Quiz
For more information: http://www.shef.ac.uk/acs/worldrecord