Tunnel vision of new record

Volunteers are being sought to help defend a wacky world record set in Northumberland.

Volunteers are being sought to help defend a wacky world record set in Northumberland.

Hundreds of people are needed to stand in line in an Alnwick field next week, while four dogs attempt to run through a tunnel of human legs.

In 2004, four dogs from the Northumberland Dog Training Centre entered the Guinness Book of Records, by managing to run through 222 pairs of legs at the Alnwick Castle Tournament.

Others have since set their sights set on the record, and only last month a bid to steal Alnwick's glory was made by a dog agility team in Leicester.

Although it fell far short, Alnwick club leader Jacquie Hall is hoping to stave off any future challenges by smashing their own record at this year's tournament, to be held on August 27. A training run is being planned for a week on Thursday at the pastures beneath Alnwick Castle.

Jacquie said: "Our club has 40 members, so we really need extra pairs of legs to support our bid. We really want to up the ante and make it even harder for anyone to beat our record."

Ring Jacquie on (01665) 720763.

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