SKIP BEATZ 24 HOUR WORLD RECORD
Pete Thompson, 36 from Bedford UK, 5 x world skipping record breaker and father of one, is attempting the 24-hour skipping world record in July 2022. He can’t do it all on his own however, so a whole community is skipping along to the beat with him!
Following the death of his father in 2006 in a tragic flying accident, Pete's lifestyle choices spiralled out of control, suffering with depression and anxiety for many years to come.
After a dramatic transformation through exercise and nutrition, Pete first grasped the ropes in 2012, jumping to the beat with every turn of the rope, creating 'Skip Beatz', and discovering a therapeutic form of exercise.
'Skipping to the beat' every day, led to an elevated mindset and the achievement of 5 x world records, all of which are currently held simultaneously, defending the records from competition from Japan and India. To this day skipping is the exercise that enables the skipping enthusiast to regulate thoughts and feelings, creating his most creative state. See the action of a world attempt here.
The organisation 'Skip Beatz' which teaches children the fundamentals of jumping and skipping, and why exercise is so beneficial to our wellbeing, has seen the 36-year-old tour the UK to promote this important message and revolutionise community participation in the sport. Watch the school tour.
The 24-hour world record attempt will be the biggest challenge yet, with the aim of helping children and young people realise their full potential and providing free skipping ropes and clothing to facilitate sustainable change.
Across the 24 hours Pete will attempt 3 world records: 1) The most skips in 8 hours (70,030), 2) The most skips in 12 hours (100,364), and then completing the challenge over night to reach, 3) The most skips in 24 hours (168,394), All whilst children and young people from the community become excited and engaged, skipping along to the world record.
Pete states, " I decided to attempt the world records across the 24 hours to transform activity in thee community and show people what we are capable of when you are really in tune with your body and mind, participate in exercises that benefit your wellbeing and provide our bodies with the correct nutrition.
Being the father of a one year old little girl, I also decided that I would push on even further to compete this feat, to leave a lasting legacy and inspiration for her. It's not without its challenges, training on little sleep and occasionally completing some conditioning sessions hold her in one arm or incorporating her play sessions into my stretching and recovery.
I am deep in the preparation currently; I am confident I can secure the results, but not without help from an entire community to complete this great feat!”