World Records for Barrel Rolling


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LONGEST DISTANCE

50 METRES (50 LITRES)

male record: 12.9 seconds, Jiří Plevka (Czech Republic), 25 April 1988, Festival of Records in Pelhřimov
female record: 16.4 seconds,  Marta Štěpánová (Czech Republic), 25 April 1988, Festival of Records in Pelhřimov

1 MILE, TEAM OF 6

The Rules

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  1. A metal barrel, containing 163.7 litres (36 UK gallons) of liquid, must be used, and any attempt must be made on a flat tarmac road surface.
  2. The barrel must be moving at all times.
  3. It is to be rolled by a team of six, with two pushing at any one time. Once the event has begun no substitution is allowed.
  4. The event must be made on a pre-measured course that is perfectly level.

The Records

Time
Record Breakers
Date and Venue
12:29.5 min
"The Fletch" A Team
Coventry, West Midlands, UK, 13 October 1974
 9:52 min
Haunchwood Colliers Institute and Social Club
Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK, 30 October 1977
 8:07.2 min
Haunchwood Colliers Institute and Social Club
(Phillip Randle, Steve Hewitt, John Round, Trevor Bradley, Colin Barnes and Ray Glover)
Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK,15 August 1982

50 KILOMETRES, TEAM OF 6

The Rules

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  1. A barrel, containing 100 litres of liquid, must be used.
  2. It is to be rolled by a team of six. Once the event has begun no substitution is allowed.
  3. Rolling downhill is not allowed.

The Records

Achim Biegler, Christian Gerke, Mathias Gerke, Wolfgang Meier, Volker Schmidt, Günter Hauers from Langewiese bei Winterberg (Germany) rolled a barrel containing 100 litres of beer over a distance of 50 km in 8:33 hours from Krombach to Bad Berleburg (Germany) in October 1981.

24 HOURS, TEAM OF 10

The Rules

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  1. This barrel rolling record is for a team of 10, with only one person pushing at any one time. No substitutes are permitted. A maximum of two people may drop out. If a third person has to, the attempt is invalidated.
  2. The barrel must weigh at least 63.5 kg [140 lbs] and any attempt is to be made on a flat tarmac road surface.
  3. The record is for the distance covered in 24 hours, so it may be best to use a measured circular course and go over the same route the required number of times.
  4. The barrel must be moving at all times.
  5. It is permitted to cushion the barrel with something such as conveyor belt rubber on either end to reduce the noise.

The Records

km
miles
Record Breakers
Notes
190.1
118.1
team of Chlumčany (Czech Republic)
27/28 October 1982, on the way to another record for pushing a barrel 240.35 km in 30:31 hours
200.1
124.3
Tęcza Sports Club, Łódź (Poland)
1/2 September 1995, from Łódź to Poznań
263.9
164.0
team of Groningen (Netherlands)
28/29 November 1998, municipal park in Rotterdam.



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